Iranian National Sentenced for Illegally Exporting Military Sensitive Items

Houston, Texas - An Iranian national was sentenced Tuesday to 63 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA).

Department of Justice Announces Department-Wide Policy on Chokeholds and 'No-Knock' Entries

Washington, DC - The Department of Justice Tuesday announced written department-wide policies explicitly prohibiting the use of “chokeholds” and  “carotid restraints” unless deadly force is authorized, and limiting the circumstances in which the department’s federal law enforcement components are authorized to use unannounced entries. The announcement follows a review with the department’s law enforcement agencies led by Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco.  

Border Patrol Agents Assist Woman in Burning Vehicle

Brownsville, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents from Brownsville Station agents helped a motorist escape from her smoking vehicle shortly before it was engulfed in fire.

Dar al-Farooq Mosque Bomber Sentenced to 53 Years in Prison

Bloomington, Minnesota - Emily Claire Hari, 50, f/k/a Michael Hari, was sentenced to life in prison for the August 5, 2017, bombing of the Dar al-Farooq (DAF) Islamic Center in Bloomington, Minnesota.

NIH providing $185 million for research to advance understanding of how human genome functions

Washington, DC - The National Institutes of Health is providing approximately $185 million over five years to the Impact of Genomic Variation on Function (IGVF) consortium, initiated and funded by NIH’s National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). NHGRI will fund 25 awards across 30 U.S. research sites. IGVF consortium investigators will work to understand how genomic variation alters human genome function, and how such variation influences human health and disease.