President Obama Statement on the Death of Benjamin Bradlee

Washington, DC - President Barack Obama: "For Benjamin Bradlee, journalism was more than a profession – it was a public good vital to our democracy.  A true newspaperman, he transformed the Washington Post into one of the country’s finest newspapers, and with him at the helm, a growing army of reporters published the Pentagon Papers, exposed Watergate, and told stories that needed to be told – stories that helped us understand our world and one another a little bit better. 

In the bag?

Washington, DC - When you think about places lacking in oxygen, outer space might come to mind. But there’s another location right here on Planet Earth. And it’s the subject of 15 warning letters just sent by the FTC staff to companies making certain environmental marketing claims for plastic bags.

Former Campaign Coordinator Pleads Guilty to Embezzling

Austin, Texas - In Austin today, 58-year-old political consultant Kenneth Barfield (aka “Buddy Barfield”) pleaded guilty to stealing approximately $1.8 Million in campaign funds from Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst announced United States Attorney Robert Pitman, Christopher Combs, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Special Agent in Charge of the San Antonio Division, and IRS Criminal Investigation Acting Special Agent in Charge William Cotter.

National Security Division Announces New Senior Leadership Hires and Restructuring of Counterespionage Efforts

Washington, DC - John P. Carlin, the Assistant Attorney General for National Security, announced strategic changes within the Justice Department’s National Security Division (NSD) designed to put additional focus on the protection of national assets from the threat of state-sponsored economic espionage and proliferation, including through cyberspace. 

Zion National Park Climbing Fatality Name Released

Springdale, Utah - Christopher H. Spencer, age 47 and a resident of San Jose, California, died Sunday afternoon, October 19, 2014, after taking a fall in Zion National Park. The cause of the incident is currently under investigation by the Washington County Sheriff's Office in cooperation with the National Park Service.