CBP Intercepts 40 Unpermitted Incubated Chick-Hatching Eggs

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) now knows the answer to the long-asked question about whether the chicken or the egg came first. Hint: it’s not the unpermitted foreign egg.

70 UCSD Student-Athletes Earn CCAA Academic Awards

La Jolla, California - The University of California San Diego had 70 scholar-athletes named 2018-19 California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) All-Academic recipients. The conference announced its honorees on Tuesday morning.

U.S. Delegation Attends the 31st Pacific Islands Forum

Tuvalu, Polynesia - A high-level U.S. government delegation comprised of senior officials from the U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Agency for International Development, and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration will attend the 31st Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Leaders Session with Forum Dialogue Partners on August 16, 2019 in Tuvalu. The delegation will be led by Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt.

"Feel the Burn" Bernie Sanders satire

Washington, DC - Bernie Sanders candidate for president satired by Vultures BuzzScrap
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Micronesian Government Official Sentenced to Prison for Role in Money Laundering Scheme Involving FCPA Violations

Honolulu, Hawaii - A Micronesian government official was sentenced to 18 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release Monday for his participation in a money laundering scheme involving bribes made to corruptly secure engineering and project management contracts from the government of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and Special Agent in Charge Eli S. Miranda of the FBI’s Honolulu Field Office.

Preventing Human Trafficking on 'World Day Against Trafficking in Persons'

San Diego, California - Every year there is an estimated 8,000 new victims of sex trafficking in San Diego County, making human trafficking the second-largest underground economy after drugs, generating over $810 million in revenue per year. To bring awareness to this worldwide issue, the United Nations’ designated July 30 "World Day Against Trafficking in Persons." To commemorate this day, the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office joined the Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition and the Consulate General of Mexico in San Diego during a “Human Trafficking Awareness and Prevention” conference, where District Attorney Summer Stephan explained the impact of this crime in our region.