A series of tornadoes sweep parts of Texas.
All California state courts will close Wednesday, April 21 as a cost-saving measure to help courts cope with unprecedented budget reductions in the judicial branch of government. These state courts will be closed Wednesday: the Supreme Court of California, the Courts of Appeal, and the superior courts in each of California’s 58 counties. The Administrative […]
The parents who pleaded guilty in the balloon boy hoax have agreed to pay about $36,000 in restitution to authorities who responded to the incident.
WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Department of the Interior announced Tuesday that the Bureau of Reclamation will provide $20.7 million for the Delta-Mendota Canal/California Aqueduct Intertie project under the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). “Reclamation’s ARRA projects are meeting future water supply needs, improving infrastructure reliability and safety, safeguarding our environment while creating jobs in the […]
SACRAMENTO–Students from California State University Stanislaus have uncovered several public documents pertaining to the upcoming controversial visit by former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The documents – including parts of the university’s speaking contract with Palin – were found in the dumpster outside the university’s administration building two days after Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) and […]
The ongoing economic recession and under-employment in the United States has resulted in a big increase in middle class people relying on food stamps.
WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office announced Thursday that the remains of four U.S. servicemen, missing in action from the Vietnam War, have been identified and returned to their families for burial with full military honors. A group burial for U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Kenneth L. Stancil, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Chief Warrant Officer […]
WASHINGTON, D.C.–Beginning April 9, the FTC, through its claims administrator, will be mailing more than 145,000 checks totaling over $4 million to consumers identified as victims of an illegal credit card billing scam operated by J.K. Publications and other defendants. The operators of this scam made unauthorized charges on consumers’ credit and debit cards for […]
Individuals need to be cautious when posting rental properties and real estate on-line. The Internet Crime Complaint Center continues to receive numerous complaints from individuals who have fallen victim to scams involving rentals of apartments and houses, as well as postings of real estate online. Rental scams occur when the victim has rental property advertised […]
WASHINGTON, D.C.–President Obama hailed the release Wednesday of open government plans by all Cabinet agencies – the latest milestone in his Administration’s unprecedented efforts to erase the long-standing barriers between the American people and the government. These plans are the agencies’ strategic roadmap for making transparency, citizen participation, and collaboration part of the way they […]