St. Kitts and Nevis Independence Day

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.

CBP officers seize counterfeit dolls, toys with excessive lead levels

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.

USDA Provides Additional Food Options to SNAP Participants Impacted by Hurricane Florence

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.

FBI Seeking Assistance to Identify El Cajon Bank Robber

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.

Mariana Islands Bird Species Recovery Center Hard Hit by Typhoon

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.

Cocaine Laced with Fentanyl Leads to Deaths, Overdoses

San Diego, California - Local law enforcement and health officials are warning the public about a spate of deaths in beach communities connected to cocaine laced with the highly-potent and often deadly drug fentanyl.