Washington, DC - Historically accurate books of fiction and nonfiction published between July 1, 2017 and July 31, 2018 are now being considered for the 2018 GRATEFUL AMERICAN BOOK PRIZE. Submissions will be accepted until July 31. There are no fees to enter. The winner will receive $13,000 and a medallion created by renowned American artist, Clarice Smith. 

Chicago, Illinois - In a room filled with Gucci handbags, Rolex watches, Nike Air Jordan shoes, and Oakley sunglasses, a fashionista may go hog wild and buy as many of these items as they can. There is one slight catch– they are all fake.

Jamaica, New York - An arriving passenger at John F. Kennedy International Airport did not enjoy a ‘Happy Hour’ as U. S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized her illegal cocktail.

Seattle, Washington - David D. Delay, 52, of Lynnwood, Washington, was sentenced today in a U.S. District Court in Seattle to 33 years in prison for his predatory and exploitive scheme to recruit young women and teens to prostitution for his own enrichment, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General John Gore of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes of the Western District of Washington, and Special Agent in Charge Jay S. Tabb, Jr. of the FBI’s Seattle Field Office. Delay was also ordered to pay $76,700 in restitution to his victims, plus additional costs for counseling and medical care.

Hidalgo, Texas - A man wanted out of Oakland, California for a sex offense, continuous sexual abuse of child, is now in custody after returning from visiting family in Mexico.

Miami, Florida - A Miami escort service owner pleaded guilty today to filing a false tax return, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Benjamin G. Greenberg for the Southern District of Florida.

Washington, DC - The Department of Justice today announced that Phil Keith will serve as the Director of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office). The COPS Office is the division of the Justice Department responsible for advancing the practice of community policing by the nation's state, local, territorial, and tribal law enforcement agencies through information and grant resources.

Washington, DC - Remarks by President Trump on Tax Cuts for American Workers:

Cleveland, Ohio - Ibrahim Zubair Mohammad, 38; Asif Ahmed Salim, 38; and Sultane Room Salim, 43, pleaded guilty this week to one count of concealment of financing of terrorism, for their roles in concealing the provision of thousands of dollars to Anwar Al-Awlaki in an effort to support violent jihad against U.S. military personnel in Iraq, Afghanistan and throughout the world.

Washington, DC - Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan: "On behalf of President Trump and the American people, I wish a festive New Year to all Nepalis across the globe.