Federal Jury in New Mexico Convicts Arizona Man on Methamphetamine Trafficking and Firearms Charges

Las Cruces, New Mexico - Friday afternoon a federal jury sitting in Las Cruces, N.M., found Matthew Maley, 46, of Tucson, Arizona, guilty on methamphetamine trafficking and firearms charges after a four-day trial. The guilty verdict was announced by U.S. Attorney Damon P. Martinez, Special Agent in Charge Carol K.O. Lee of the FBI’s Albuquerque Division, and Lt. Bobby Holden of the Las Cruces/ Doña Ana County Metro Narcotics Agency.

Department of Justice Launches National Violence Reduction Network

Washington, DC - Attorney General Eric Holder and Assistant Attorney General Karol V. Mason for the Office of Justice Programs today launched the Violence Reduction Network (VRN), a national comprehensive approach to reduce violent crime in communities around the country.

USDA Awards Over $52 Million in Grants to Grow Organic and Local Food Economies

Doswell, Virginia - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the award of over $52 million in support of the growing organic industry and local and regional food systems through five U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) grant programs. The Secretary made the announcement during an event with Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe and local farmers at the Virginia State Fair.

Syrian Crisis: U.S. Assistance and Support for the Transition

Washington, DC - The United States supports the Syrian people’s struggle for a democratic, inclusive, and unified Syria. The regime of Bashar al-Assad violently suppressed what began as a peaceful protest movement in Dar’a in March 2011, and Assad has proven through his brutal and repressive tactics that he has lost all legitimacy. His continued tenure only fuels extremism and inflames tensions throughout the region.

ASU Football Readies to Battle Men of Troy in Los Angeles

Tempe, Arizona - The Arizona State University Sun Devil football program looks to rebound on the road this week as the squad heads to Los Angeles to take on the No. 16/20 USC Trojans on Saturday, October 4 at 4:30 p.m. PT at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in another key Pac-12 South battle.

Norm Thompson Outfitters and Wacoal America Settle FTC Charges Over Weight-Loss Claims for Caffeine-infused Shapewear

Washington, DC - Two marketers of women’s “shapewear” undergarments have settled Federal Trade Commission charges that slimming claims for their caffeine-infused products were false and not substantiated by scientific evidence. The proposed orders settling the FTC’s complaints bar Norm Thompson Outfitters, Inc., and Wacoal America, Inc., from making false and unsubstantiated claims about their shapewear and require them to pay a total of more than $1.5 million for consumer refunds.