Former Oroville Resident Sentenced to Home Detention for Making a False Bomb Threat

Sacramento, California - U.S. District Judge Troy L. Nunley sentenced Kao Xiong, 34, of Saint Paul, Minnesota, Thursday to time served plus five months of home detention and three years of supervised release for making a false bomb threat, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott said today.

Special Representative for Syria Engagement Ambassador James Jeffrey Travels to Belgium

Washington, DC - The Secretary’s Special Representative for Syria Engagement, Ambassador James F. Jeffrey, will travel to Brussels, Belgium, to attend the Third Brussels Conference on “Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region,” co-hosted by the European Union and United Nations March 12-14. The Department’s participation in this conference underscores that, as the largest single donor of humanitarian assistance, U.S. support for the Syrian people remains unwavering.

Carl Vinson Earns 2018 Battle "E"

Bremerton, Washington - Nimitz-Class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) was awarded the 2018 Battle Efficiency "E" for West Coast-based aircraft carriers in an announcement released by Commander, Naval Air Forces, March 7.

San Diego County Man Who Laundered Ransom Money Paid by Kidnapping Victims’ Families Sentenced

Los Angeles, California - A National City man convicted of conspiracy was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison today for laundering the money of a violent kidnapping organization that held two dozen Mexican nationals hostage.

Fasten your seat belts

Blackpool, England - Some people will do just about anything to make it into the Guinness Book of World Records. Take the 103 or more Brits who plan to break the record for the most nudist riders on a roller coaster, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens. 

Secretary of State Pompeo's Meeting With Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh

Hanoi, Vietnam - Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met Tuesday with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh in Hanoi. Secretary Pompeo thanked the Deputy Prime Minister for Vietnam’s partnership in hosting the President’s February 27-28 summit with D.P.R.K. Chairman Kim Jong Un.