Las Vegas, Nevada - Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy was arrested Tuesday evening in Portland, Oregon, and faces multiple felony charges filed in the District of Nevada related to the attempted cattle impoundment operation conducted by federal law enforcement officers near Bunkerville, Nevada. in April 2014, according to U.S. Attorney Daniel G. Bogden for the District of Nevada.

Washington, DC - NIST's Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) will hold its public meetings in Las Vegas, Nevada on Monday-Tuesday, February 22 and 23, 2016. The meetings will include presentations and discussions of progress and priorities for developing forensic science standards and guidelines for each forensic science discipline.

Washington, DC - The President released his final Budget today. It builds on the progress we’ve made together over the last seven years to rebuild our economy and make it the strongest, most durable in the world. And, it lays out a path to meet our greatest challenges not just the year ahead, but for decades to come, including: accelerating the pace of innovation to tackle climate change and strengthen our economy; giving everyone a fair shot at opportunity and economic security; and advancing our national security and global leadership.  This year, read President Obama’s Budget Message like never before — now complete with videos, graphics, and stories of everyday Americans.

Washington, DC - As part of the Obama Administration’s ongoing commitment to protect students and increase accountability and transparency in higher education, the U.S. Department of Education is taking action to end the participation in the federal student financial assistance programs of 23 Marinello Schools of Beauty (Marinello) campuses in Nevada and California and three Computer Systems Institute (CSI) campuses in Illinois.

Washington, DC - Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have identified a genetic mutation responsible for a rare form of inherited hives induced by vibration, also known as vibratory urticaria. Running, hand clapping, towel drying or even taking a bumpy bus ride can cause temporary skin rashes in people with this rare disorder. By studying affected families, researchers discovered how vibration promotes the release of inflammatory chemicals from the immune system’s mast cells, causing hives and other allergic symptoms.

Washington, DC - The Bureau of Reclamation has released its study of the Truckee Basin in California and Nevada, projecting that climate change may impact water supplies in the 21st century. Now available online, this study provides water managers with information to better understand the basin’s water supply and demand from now until 2099, and also identifies potential options to help them meet future demands.

Miami, Florida - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) officers working at Miami International Airport (MIA) arrested a passenger attempting to smuggle approximately 7.7 pounds of heroin with an estimated street value of $210,000.  The individual was arriving on a flight from Colombia on January 22.

Baltimore, Maryland - Despite conventional wisdom that outpatient drug treatment centers such as methadone clinics bring violent crime into the neighborhoods where they sit, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests there may actually be less serious crime near clinics than other community businesses.

New Orleans, Louisiana - The Justice Department announced today that Granville Robinson, 27, of Memphis, Tennessee, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to commit sex trafficking and one count of sex trafficking for his role in scheme operated out of the Riviera Motel in New Orleans.  Six defendants have previously pleaded guilty in connection with the scheme, which used force and threats to compel multiple women to engage in prostitution for the defendants’ profit in New Orleans and elsewhere.

New York - The U.S. prestige beauty industry reached $16 billion in 2015, a 7 percent increase over 2014 sales*, according to global information company The NPD Group, Inc. Makeup experienced the healthiest sales growth (13 percent), while the fragrance category outperformed skincare for the first time; fragrance dollars grew by 4 percent, and skincare by 3 percent.