Washington, DC - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: "On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I extend my best wishes and congratulations to the people of Portugal as you celebrate the Day of Portugal.

Washington, DC - Each year the Department of State helps protect sea turtles around the world by certifying to Congress that the governments and authorities of shrimp-harvesting nations and economies have programs in place to reduce the incidental taking of sea turtles in shrimp trawl fisheries. For 2018, the Department of State certified 39 nations and one economy, and granted determinations for nine fisheries as having adequate measures in place to protect sea turtles during the course of commercial shrimp fishing. This permits the importation of their wild-caught shrimp into the United States pursuant to Section 609 of Public Law 101-162 (“Section 609”).

San Diego, California - If a friend or loved one were contemplating suicide, would you know it? If you knew it, would you know what to do?

Jackson, Mississippi - A Biloxi, Mississippi physician was sentenced Thursday to 42 months in prison for his involvement in a $3 million compounding pharmacy fraud scheme. 

St. Paul, Minnesota - A U.S. citizen was sentenced to 72 months in prison for paying a 14-year-old girl for sex on multiple occasions in 2007.

Boston, Massachusetts - John “Jake” Bell, a resident of Lakeville, Connecticut, pleaded guilty Wednesday to illegally trafficking teeth from endangered sperm whales. The guilty plea was announced by Acting Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey H. Wood for the Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division. 

Norfolk, Virginia - The Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit (CNATTU) Norfolk provided more than 100 hours of familiarization training on the E-2C New Propeller 2000 (NP2K) engine to Japanese Air Self-Defense Force (JASDF) airmen, May 7-25.