National News for 1/20/17

01/21/17 Trump issues executive order to start rolling back Obamacare Trump puts Churchill bust back in the Oval Office White House orders ‘immediate regulatory freeze’

Mexican Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ Headed to US to Face Charges

Mexican Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ Headed to US to Face Charges

(Courthouse News) – 1/19/17 – Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman-Loera has been extradited to the United States, where he will face six separate indictments for his leadership role in the Sinaloa cartel, federal prosecutors said on Thursday. For years, Guzman has evaded authorities looking to arrest him as the suspected leader of an […]

Texas Tells Judge Why It Should Kill Planned Parenthood Funding

AUSTIN (Courthouse News) – 1/19/17 – Texas officials told a federal judge Wednesday they should be allowed to eliminate $4 million in Planned Parenthood’s annual Medicaid funding, though they acknowledged they have no evidence that its doctors have altered an abortion procedure to procure fetal tissue for research. U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks told the state’s attorneys Tuesday that […]

Don’t Tell Us How to Hunt, Alaska Tells Washington

Don’t Tell Us How to Hunt, Alaska Tells Washington

ANCHORAGE (Courthouse News) – 1/19/17 – Alaska sued the United States for telling it how its subsistence hunters and trappers can hunt bear, caribou and wolves on its 100 million acres of federal land. “Alaskans depend on wildlife for food,” the state’s attorney general said, and Washington cannot “control Alaskans’ way of life and how Alaskans […]

Southern California Residents Plead Guilty to Hiding Millions of Dollars in Secret Foreign Bank Accounts

Southern California Residents Plead Guilty to Hiding Millions of Dollars in Secret Foreign Bank Accounts

Failed to Report Swiss and Israeli Accounts Held for Over a Decade 1/18/17 – Three Orange County, California residents pleaded guilty today to willfully failing to report their foreign bank accounts in Switzerland and Israel, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Caroline D. Ciraolo, head of the Justice Department’s Tax Division. Dan Farhad Kalili, 55, […]

Vice Lords Associate Sentenced to 48 Months in Prison for Obtaining and Disclosing Private Hospital Information of Victims and Their Families

Vice Lords Associate Sentenced to 48 Months in Prison for Obtaining and Disclosing Private Hospital Information of Victims and Their Families

1/18/17 – An associate of the Vice Lords street gang was sentenced to 48 months in prison today for witness tampering by obtaining and disclosing the private health information of Vice Lords shooting victims and victims’ family members to a member of the gang. Acting Assistant Attorney General David Bitkower of the Justice Department’s Criminal […]

GAO ISSUES FIRST ANNUAL REPORT ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S FISCAL HEALTH

GAO ISSUES FIRST ANNUAL REPORT ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S FISCAL HEALTH

Washington, D.C. (January 17, 2017) – Beginning an effort to examine the nation’s fiscal heath at the start of each year, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) today issued its first annual outlook on the nation’s fiscal future. The work warns of mounting debt and other challenges, urges prompt action to address those challenges, and […]

Wife of Pulse Nightclub Shooter Charged With Aiding and Abetting Her Husband and Obstruction of Justice

Wife of Pulse Nightclub Shooter Charged With Aiding and Abetting Her Husband and Obstruction of Justice

Noor Salman, 30, formerly of Fort Pierce, Florida, was charged by indictment with aiding and abetting Omar Mateen’s attempted provision and provision of material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization, and obstruction of justice. If convicted on all counts, Salman faces a maximum penalty of […]

Teen’s Prison Murder Wasn’t the First, His Parents Say

Teen’s Prison Murder Wasn’t the First, His Parents Say

BATON ROUGE, La. (Courthouse News) – 1/17/17 – A slightly built 17-year-old boy with no charges filed against him was strangled to death in the “violent, racist, drug-infested” East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, his parents say in a federal lawsuit. Tyrin Colbert was murdered by his cellmate on Feb. 18, 2016, his parents say in their Jan. 12 […]

Will I receive mail delivery on the day of the Presidential Inauguration?

Will I receive mail delivery on the day of the Presidential Inauguration?

WASHINGTON DC Presidential Inauguration USPS – The following offices will suspend all operations during the presidential inauguration on Jan. 20. Any residential addresses served by these units will not have mail delivery on this day.  We will resume normal operations on Jan. 21. Tech World Finance Unit – 800 K Street NW  20091 McPherson Station […]

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