Miami, Florida - A set of Florida-based entities and their owner are settling Federal Trade Commission charges that advertisements for their MSA 30X sound amplifier deceptively claimed the device is “independently tested to help you hear up to 30 times better.” Under a court order settling the FTC’s complaint, the defendants will be barred from making similar unsupported claims in the future, and from representing their claims are based on scientific evidence if they are not.

Washington, DC - Presidential Memorandum for the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Energy:

Washington, DC - During Jewish American Heritage Month, we celebrate the profound contributions that the Jewish faith and its traditions have had on our Nation.  Two hundred years ago, in April 1818, Mordecai Noah delivered his famous discourse before the members of America’s first synagogue, Congregation Shearith Israel, upon the consecration of their new house of worship.  Reflecting on Jewish history as well as on the unique rights and privileges afforded to American Jews, Noah proclaimed that, “for the first time in eighteen centuries, it may be said that the Jew feels he was born equal, and is entitled to equal protection; he can now breathe freely.”

Washington, DC - Remarks by Vice President Pence at Meeting with NASA Senior Leadership:

Las Vegas, Nevada - A father and son pleaded guilty in federal court today to committing six smoke shop robberies and two bank robberies in early 2017, announced U.S. Attorney Dayle Elieson for the District of Nevada.

Miami, Florida - A Miami, Florida man was sentenced to 97 months in prison today for his role in an approximately $10 million health care fraud scheme involving a now-defunct home health clinic and two sham physical rehabilitation clinics located in Miami. 

Scottsdale, Arizona - If you've ever felt sick after traveling on an airplane, you may want to consider some of your behaviors and movements. Where you sit and what you touch on a plane may contribute to disease transmission, according to a recent study.

Trenton, New Jersey - The fifth defendant to plead guilty in a multi-state dog fighting case was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Trenton, New Jersey, for his role in dog fighting activities that took place in New Jersey and Virginia. Acting Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey H. Wood of the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division and U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito of the District of New Jersey made the announcement.

Grand Rapids, Michigan - Jay and Kateri Schwandt of Grand Rapids, recently had a baby boy. It wouldn’t be so newsworthy except for the fact that the infant is the couple’s 14th son, a feat that doctors said was nearly impossible.

Flint, Michigan - Two former police officers of the Flint Police Department (FPD) pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan to conspiring to commit theft from an organization receiving federal funds, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division.