Washington, DC - U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement on the seizure of Backpage.com:

Washington, DC - President Donald J. Trump met today with the top defense and military leaders of the United States to review progress in protecting America and our interests.  The President reiterated his commitment to rebuilding the U.S. Armed Forces, including through the budget agreement he made with the Congress that delivers more than $1.4 trillion in defense spending over the next two years. 

Cambridge, Massachusetts - With novel optoelectronic chips and a new partnership with a top silicon-chip manufacturer, MIT spinout Ayar Labs aims to increase speed and reduce energy consumption in computing, starting with data centers.

Nashville, Tennessee - The Department of Justice today announced that Christopher Beckham, 32, of Nashville, Tennessee, was indicted by a federal grand jury in the Middle District of Tennessee on charges of violating the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act and lying to the FBI. Acting Assistant Attorney General John Gore of the Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorney Don Cochran of the Middle District of Tennessee made the announcement.

Topock, Arizona - Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents in Blythe, California seized sizable amounts of methamphetamine and fentanyl following a vehicle stop early Wednesday morning near Topock, Arizona.