A rare bird, indeed

New York City - It might look like a colorful decoy, but it is a real, live duck. New York City was abuzz recently with the news that a genuine Mandarin duck had found a home in a lake in Central Park. 

German Shipping Operator Sentenced to Pay $3.2 Million for Obstruction of Justice and Falsifying Official Logs to Hide Deliberate Oil Pollution

Portland, Maine - A German shipping company, MST Mineralien Schiffahrt Spedition und Transport GmbH (MST), pleaded guilty and was sentenced Friday in Portland, Maine, for obstruction of justice and for maintaining false official records to conceal deliberate pollution from one of its ships, the M/V Marguerita, announced Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey B. Clark for the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division and United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank for the District of Maine.

Three Puerto Rican Men Arrested on Federal Charges in Dish Network Services Piracy Scheme

San Juan, Puerto Rico - On November 2, a federal indictment against three Puerto Rican men was unsealed after their arrest for their roles in a conspiracy to provide pirated DISH Network (DISH) services to thousands of Puerto Ricans, announced Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodriguez-Velez for the District of Puerto Rico.  DISH is a Colorado based company that provides satellite television to its customers for a fee and has invested heavily in measures to ensure that its services are not intercepted by copyright infringers, also known as pirates.

Hey, big tipper

Greenville, North Carolina - A customer tipped his waitress at the Sup Dogs Restaurant in Greenville, after paying for the bottled water he’d ordered. It was a big tip. It was a very large gratuity. It was enormous, says the Association of Mature American Citizens. 

Navy Celebrates American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage, Contributions

Washington, DC - The Navy honors National American Indian Heritage Month in November celebrating achievements of American Indians and Alaska Natives and recognizing the central role they have played in the nation’s history. The theme for the month this year is “Sovereignty, Trust and Resilience.”

Assistant Secretary of State Fannon Travel to Singapore

Washington, DC - Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources Francis R. Fannon will travel to Singapore October 29-31.