Explosion Kills Four Americans in Manbij

Explosion Kills Four Americans in Manbij

Manbig, Syria…Two U.S. servicemembers, one Department of Defense (DoD) civilian and one contractor supporting DoD were killed and three servicemembers were injured while conducting a local engagement in Manbij, Syria, Jan. 16, 2019. Initial reports indicate an explosion caused the casualties, and the incident is under investigation. In accordance with U.S. Department of Defense policy, […]

FCC Investigating 911 Outage That Affected CenturyLink Customers Nationwide

FCC Investigating 911 Outage That Affected CenturyLink Customers Nationwide

Washington, DC…Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced today that the agency has launched an investigation into the nationwide CenturyLink outage, which has affected 911 service for numerous consumers across the country. Chairman Pai issued the following statement regarding the situation: “When an emergency strikes, it’s critical that Americans are able to use 911 to […]

Press Conference after Capture of Suspect in Killing of Newman Police Officer Ronil Singh

Press Conference after Capture of Suspect in Killing of Newman Police Officer Ronil Singh

Newman, CA…Below is the Press Conference after Capture of Suspect in Killing of Newman Police Officer. From the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Dept…”Our search for the man who killed Newman Police Corporal Ronil Singh has ended. Kern County Sheriff’s deputies captured 32-year-old Gustavo Perez Arriaga this morning at a home in Bakersfield. Arriaga has been arrested […]

Kwanzaa Greetings from the White House

Kwanzaa Greetings from the White House

Washington, DC…Melania and I send our greetings to all those observing Kwanzaa. This annual celebration of African heritage, unity, and culture is a special opportunity for many to reflect on their shared ancestry and values. At this time, our Nation joins in honoring the important contributions of African Americans to the strength and success of […]

U.S. Retail Sales Grew 5.1 Percent This Holiday Season

U.S. Retail Sales Grew 5.1 Percent This Holiday Season

Purchase, NY…A robust shopping season from before Thanksgiving through Christmas has given retailers much to cheer about this year. According to Mastercard SpendingPulseTM, which provides insights into overall retail spending trends across all payment types, including cash and check, holiday sales increased 5.1 percent to more than $850 billion this year – the strongest growth […]

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