FTC Proposes Repeal of Picture Tube Rule

Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission is proposing to repeal its Picture Tube Rule.

Defendant Sentenced in Multimillion Dollar Prize Promotion Scams Targeting Elderly Victims

Las Vegas, Nevada - An individual who ran multimillion dollar prize promotion scams was sentenced on March 12, 2018, to serve 87 months in prison by a federal judge in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Department of Justice announced.

Defendants Settle FTC Charges in ‘Money Now Funding’ Credit Card Laundering Scheme

Phoenix, Arizona - Michael Abdelmesseh and KMA Merchant Services LLC have agreed to settle a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit for laundering credit card charges for Money Now Funding (MNF), a business opportunity scheme that falsely promised consumers they would make thousands of dollars helping small businesses get loans.

White House Press Secretary on the Visit of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia

Washington, DC - President Donald J. Trump will welcome Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia to the White House on March 20, 2018. 

Evading in-flight lightning strikes

Cambridge, Massachusetts - Aviation experts estimate that every commercial airplane in the world is struck by lightning at least once per year. Around 90 percent of these strikes are likely triggered by the aircraft itself: In thunderstorm environments, a plane’s electrically conductive exterior can act as a lightning rod, sparking a strike that could potentially damage the plane’s outer structures and compromise its onboard electronics.