Chicago, Illinois - A Canadian national wanted for crimes committed in Québec was deported Wednesday and turned over to Canadian law enforcement authorities to face criminal charges there.

San Francisco, California - Just one week after Consumers Union launched its new campaign to help consumers stop unwanted and illegal robocalls, more than 200,000 Americans have already signed a petition calling on the top phone companies to offer customers free call-blocking tools.

Washington, DC - The Justice Department announced the findings of its two civil rights investigations related to Ferguson, Missouri, today.  The Justice Department found that the Ferguson Police Department (FPD) engaged in a pattern or practice of conduct that violates the First, Fourth, and 14th Amendments of the Constitution.  The Justice Department also announced that the evidence examined in its independent, federal investigation into the fatal shooting of Michael Brown does not support federal civil rights charges against Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson.

Tampa, Florida - A Colombian man was sentenced Friday to 11 years and three months in federal prison for conspiring with others to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, knowing and intending that it would be unlawfully imported into the United States. This case was investigated by the Panama Express Strike Force - North, which includes U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

Promontory, Utah - The largest, most powerful booster ever built for NASA's new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), will fire up for a ground test at 11:30 a.m. EDT (9:30 a.m. MDT) Wednesday, March 11, at Orbital ATK Propulsion Systems’ test facilities in Promontory, Utah.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - A federal jury in Oklahoma City convicted three Florida men and a Florida corporation today for their participation in an illegal international gambling and money laundering enterprise, announced Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Sanford C. Coats of the Western District of Oklahoma.

Washington, DC - As the nation’s biggest cable and broadband provider, Comcast has earned a poor reputation in customer satisfaction surveys year after year.  But consumers can expect things to go from bad to worse if Comcast expands its national dominance by merging with Time Warner Cable, according to a new ad campaign launched by Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports.

Washington, DC - In a speech at the 2015 National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference today about the extent of childhood hunger in America and the impact of USDA programs on reducing food insecurity, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced more than $27 million in grants to fund innovative projects designed help end childhood hunger. The announcement was part of USDA efforts during National Nutrition Month to focus on poverty and food insecurity among children, especially in rural areas. These projects will be tested in Kentucky, Nevada, and Virginia, as well as the Chickasaw and Navajo tribal nations.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) confirmed today that a recent U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) termite interception in Philadelphia was the area’s first recorded interception of that termite species.

Las Vegas, Nevada - In its annual Top Picks list, Consumer Reports has crowned four new vehicles the Buick Regal, Chevrolet Impala, Subaru Legacy, and Toyota Highlander with the top honor in each of their respective categories. Domestic automakers picked up two new spots.