COOL App Empowers Sailors to Manage Their Careers

Pensacola, Florida - Sailors continue to benefit from the Navy Credentialing Opportunities On-line (COOL) program with the latest Navy COOL app update released, September 19.

Second Southern White Rhino at San Diego Zoo Safari Park Is Pregnant Through Artificial Insemination

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.

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.