Washington, DC - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a former Rite Aid Corporation Vice President and a New Jersey businessman have been charged in connection with a $14.6 million, surplus inventory sales/kickback scheme.

Washington, DC - NASA has selected SpaceX to provide launch services for the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission. TESS will launch aboard a Falcon 9 v1.1 launch vehicle, with liftoff targeted for August 2017 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Oxford, Mississippi - The latest FNC Residential Price Index™ (RPI) shows home prices fell slightly in October, making this the second consecutive month of declines. The continued price weakening emerges amid reports of a rising pace of existing-home sales and ongoing improvement in the labor market. Based on recorded sales of non-distressed properties (existing and new homes) in the 100 largest metropolitan areas, the index dropped 0.1% between September and October.

Las Vegas, Nevada - Nevada Copper Corp. (“Nevada Copper” or the “Company”) is extremely pleased to announce passage of the Yerington Land Bill (the “Bill”) by both the United States Senate and House of Representatives.

Miami, Florida - After a week-long trial, a federal jury convicted a trucker and Florida resident of kidnapping and interstate domestic violence.  Evidence adduced at trial showed that the defendant held the female victim captive for 10 days and inflicted psychological and physical abuse that included sexual battery.  This was the first time an individual was charged with domestic violence in federal court in South Florida under the Interstate Domestic Violence statute.

Las Vegas, Nevada - Professional Photographers of America (PPA) photographer Peter Lik, M.Photog., has sold the most expensive photograph in history. LIK USA™ announced the sale Wednesday.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - A federal jury today returned guilty verdicts against four defendants charged in a loan sharking and illegal gambling ring that was run out of several Philadelphia businesses, announced Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Carson City, Nevada - Governor Brian Sandoval released the following statement today after final passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which included important legislation concerning public land use in Nevada.

Elko, Nevada - “The American people were betrayed again by the Republicans in Congress (no surprise), when they passed a budget that includes funding for both Obamacare and the new Obama Amnesty for illegals.  We can no longer pretend that there is a difference between Republicans and Democrats,” stated John Wagner, State Chairman Independent American Party.

Elko, Nevada - We have just witnessed the political assassination of Ira Hansen, Nevada Assembly Speaker designate. The bludgeon used was the “great god of political correctness” which in America today is more important than truth or our God given right of free speech.