Garlic on broccoli – study suggests that unfamiliar scents can disrupt invasive pests

Sacramento, California - Agricultural insect pests seek out familiar scents to find their plant hosts. However, they can also be repelled by odors from other plant species.

USS Truman Changes Command

Atlantic Ocean - The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) held a change of command ceremony on the flag bridge while conducting a composite training unit exercise, July 24.

NAVFAC EXWC Establishes New Expeditionary Programs Office

Port Hueneme, California - Naval Facilities (NAVFAC) Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (EXWC) officially consolidated the NAVFAC Expeditionary Programs Office (NEPO) and the EXWC Expeditionary Department (EX) into one organization — the new Expeditionary Programs Office or “ExPO” as they are now known.

President Donald J. Trump Announces Presidential Delegation to Attend the Funeral of His Excellency Beji Caid Essebsi

Washington, DC - Friday, President Donald J. Trump announced a Presidential Delegation to Tunis, Tunisia, to attend the funeral of His Excellency Beji Caid Essebsi, President of the Republic of Tunisia on July 27, 2019.

Metro Transit Police Officer Charged with Civil Rights Offense for Assaulting an Individual

Washington, DC - A former Washington, D.C. Metro Transit Police Officer, Andra Vance, 45, was indicted Thursday on charges that he used unreasonable force on an individual, announced Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, Jessie K. Liu, and Metro Transit Police Chief Ronald A. Pavlik.

FDA suspends facility registration of Texas-based seafood producer

Washington, DC - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced it has recently suspended the food facility registration of Topway Enterprises Inc., also doing business as Kazy’s Gourmet, of Houston, Texas. Topway now cannot sell or distribute any food into commerce. This action follows inspections conducted by the FDA and Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) earlier this year where serious sanitation issues were observed, including several samples confirming the presence of Listeria and pathogenic Listeria monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes).