Cruz For President Raised $26.5 Million Since Campaign Launch

Houston, TX–The Cruz for President campaign has raised $26.5 million since its campaign launch six months ago, with just over $12.2 million coming in during the third quarter. The campaign showed sustained momentum by doubling its total donations during the period, receiving 185,000 Q3 contributions for a total of more than 362,000 over the course […]

Airman Who Thwarted Gunman On French Train Stabbed In Sacramento

SACRAMENTO–An Air Force service member who helped thwart a gunman’s attack on a French train in August, was involved in a stabbing incident in Sacramento. Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone was out with a group of friends when a physical altercation led to him being stabbed multiple times in his upper body. Immediately after the assault the assailants […]

ICE Returns Stolen Charles Darwin Book To Owner

NEW YORK–A book written by scientist Charles Darwin on the process of natural selection is back with its rightful owner, the people of Canada. At a ceremony today at the Canadian Consulate in New York, U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) returned the book to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) […]

Governor Signs Bill To Make Cheerleading A Sport

SACRAMENTO–Governor Jerry Brown today signed into law a bill authored by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to make competition cheerleading a high school sport. Assembly Bill 949, known as the California High Schools Expanding Equality Respect and Safety (C.H.E.E.R.S.) Act, requires the California Department of Education to develop guidelines, procedures, and safety standards with […]

US Labor Dept. Files Second Lawsuit Alleging Hiring Discrimination At Pilgrim’s Pride Plant

ATLANTA–One of the world’s largest chicken processors systematically discriminated against qualified black applicants seeking entry-level jobs as laborers and operatives at its chicken plant in Marshville, North Carolina, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs alleges in a lawsuit filed against Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation. “Discrimination will not be tolerated by employers who […]

U.S., Five Gulf States Reach Settlement With BP Over Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

WASHINGTON–The United States Monday joins the five gulf states in announcing a  settlement to resolve civil claims against BP arising from the April 20, 2010 Macondo well blowout and the massive oil spill that followed in the Gulf of Mexico. This global settlement resolves the governments’ civil claims under the Clean Water Act and natural […]

New State Law Reforms Strip Searches Of Juveniles

SACRAMENTO–Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill authored by California State Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego) to prohibit law enforcement officers of the opposite sex to be in sight of a strip search being conducted at any juvenile detention center in California. After San Diego CityBeat reported the practice had occurred in local juvenile detention […]

Mexico Extradites 13 Defendants To Face Charges In The U.S.

WASHINGTON–Thirteen individuals, including alleged high-level cartel members, were extradited from Mexico to the United States to face charges pending in various jurisdictions, including the murders of a U.S. Consulate employee and two others, and other violent crimes and drug trafficking-related offenses. In their first meeting on June 16, 2015, Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Attorney […]

Teen Contractor Loses Leg, Co-Worker Loses Fingers At Case Farms

Canton, OH–A leading supplier of fast food and supermarket chicken is facing more than $1.4 million in fines this year for worker safety and health violations, including several that led a teenaged worker to suffer the amputation of his lower leg. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has levied the latest […]

Gov. Brown Signs Gonzalez Bill To Include Lifeguards In Public Safety Honor

SACRAMENTO–California’s Public Safety Medal Of Valor is the highest state award for valor given to a public safety officer, which currently includes any person serving a public safety agency, with or without compensation, such as a firefighter, a law enforcement officer, corrections or court officer, a civil defense officer, or an emergency services officer. AB […]