Two Freight Forwarding Executives Plead Guilty To Fixing Prices

Miami, Florida - Roberto Dip and Jason Handal pleaded guilty Friday in Miami, Florida, for their roles in orchestrating a nationwide conspiracy to fix prices for international freight forwarding services, marking the first convictions in this investigation, the Department of Justice announced.

Former Justice Department Employee Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Deceive U.S. Banks

Washington, DC - A former employee with the U.S. Department of Justice pleaded guilty Friday for his role in a conspiracy to deceive banks in the United States about the source and purpose of millions of dollars sent from overseas to finance a lobbying campaign on behalf of foreign interests, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.

Secretary of State Pompeo's Meeting With Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel

Washington, DC - Secretary Pompeo met with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel today in Brussels. They discussed ways the U.S. and Belgium can cooperate on matters of global security as Belgium prepares to join the UN Security Council next month.

Same-sex penguins

Sydney, Australia - Sydney’s Sea Life Aquarium boasts what may be the first known pair of gay penguins to deliver an offspring. The Association of Mature American Citizens reports that the Aquarian provided two male penguins with a fertilized egg, which they successfully hatched. 

San Diego County Medical Examiner Offers Resources for Camp Fire Recovery

San Diego, California - The San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office has offered to support recovery efforts in Butte County by sending personnel and its specially designed mobile morgue truck and trailers. Butte County has not requested the assistance yet, but it will remain available as officials continue their search for victims.

Santa’s Checking Receipts, He’s Checking Them Twice, You Should Too

San Diego, California - Cash registers ring, are you listening? Black Friday’s back, sales are glistening! Make sure your shopping is sweet, double check your receipts.