Escondido, California - For a second time this year, and just in time for World Rhino Day Sept. 22, researchers at the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research announced today (Sept. 18, 2018) that they have confirmed a pregnancy in another one of the six southern white rhinos living at the Nikita Kahn Rhino Rescue Center: 10-year-old Amani. The pregnancy, made possible through artificial insemination with sperm from a male southern white rhino named J Gregory, is important to the ongoing work to develop scientific knowledge required to genetically recover the northern white rhino, a close relative of the southern white rhino. Only two northern white rhinos currently remain on Earth and, unfortunately, both are female.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: "On behalf of the Government of the United States, congratulations to the people of St. Kitts and Nevis on your 35th anniversary of independence on September 19.

International Falls, Minnesota - In two separate incidents, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations officers working at the International Falls Port of Entry targeted a pair of rail containers prior to their arrival in Ranier that resulted in the seizure of counterfeit items and toys containing prohibited levels of lead.

Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Agriculture yesterday approved a waiver that will allow participants in the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in North Carolina to buy hot foods with their benefits through October 31, 2018.

San Diego, California - The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the San Diego Violent Crimes Task Force are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the individual responsible for a bank robbery in San Diego, California.

San Diego, California - San Diego Zoo Global’s Mariana Islands Bird Species Recovery Center aviaries were severely damaged by Typhoon Mangkhut, which moved through the region Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Animal care staff sheltered in the center, located on Rota, bringing in all of the critically endangered aga birds that are housed at the facility.