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Nearly 80 Juveniles Recovered in Nationwide Operation Targeting Underage Prostitution

Nearly 80 Juveniles Recovered in Nationwide Operation Targeting Underage Prostitution

WASHINGTON, D.C–Hundreds of FBI special agents partnered with thousands of local police officers, deputy sheriffs, state troopers, and other law enforcement personnel throughout the United States this past week, arresting those responsible for exploiting underage children [...]

U.N. tribunal transfers case of former Rwandan mayor to national authorities

U.N. tribunal transfers case of former Rwandan mayor to national authorities

NEW YORK — The United Nations tribunal trying key suspects implicated in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, today transferred to Rwandan authorities the case of Aloys Ndimbati, a former local government official charged with crimes against [...]

Maryland Man Sentenced to More Than 11 Years in Prison Following Investigation into Drug Trafficking Ring

Maryland Man Sentenced to More Than 11 Years in Prison Following Investigation into Drug Trafficking Ring

WASHINGTON ,D.C — Keith Gaston, 40, was sentenced today to 11 years and three months in prison for his role in a drug trafficking ring that operated in the Washington, D.C. area, announced U.S. Attorney Ronald [...]

Massachusetts Woman Charged with Traveling to West Virginia to Have Sex with a Minor

Massachusetts Woman Charged with Traveling to West Virginia to Have Sex with a Minor

CLARKSBURG, WV—A woman from Massachusetts has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly traveling to West Virginia to have sex with a minor, according to United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II. CARISSA HADS, [...]

Mayor Bloomberg announces new business customer service initiative

Mayor Bloomberg announces new business customer service initiative

NEW YORK — Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced the launch of the City’s Business Customer Service initiative, a major effort to make it easier for businesses to deal with government as they grow and create [...]

Mayor Gray & Health Officials Release 2011 Annual Report

Mayor Gray & Health Officials Release 2011 Annual Report

WASHINGTON, D.C – Today, Mayor Vincent C. Gray and officials from the D.C. Department of Health (DOH) released the 2011 District of Columbia HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and TB Epidemiology Annual Report. Additionally, DOH officials released a [...]

German and Dutch appetite for travel to Cape Town continues to grow

German and Dutch appetite for travel to Cape Town continues to grow

CAPE TOWN — “Last year, arrivals from Germany to South Africa grew by 9.3 percent (235,774 arrivals) and by the end of February this year, arrivals were 7.8 percent up on February 2011.” This is the [...]

RIO+20: Development Banks to invest $175 billion…

RIO+20: Development Banks to invest $175 billion…

NEW YORK — The eight largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) announced today at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) that they will invest $175 billion in sustainable transportation systems over the coming decade. “These [...]

New York : An Estimated 44,000 Counterfeit DVDs & CDs Worth More Than $550,000 in Trademark Value Recovered

New York : An Estimated 44,000 Counterfeit DVDs & CDs Worth More Than $550,000 in Trademark Value Recovered

NEW YORK – Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Chief Policy Advisor John Feinblatt and Director of the Mayor’s Office of Special Enforcement Kathleen McGee today announced the results of the City’s month long investigation into a multi-story [...]

Mayor Gray Announces Over $2 Million in AmeriCorps Grants to Support Tutoring & Mentoring in District’s Public Schools

Mayor Gray Announces Over $2 Million in AmeriCorps Grants to Support Tutoring & Mentoring in District’s Public Schools

WASHINGTON, D.C -– Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Serve DC –The Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism Executive Director Patricia Evans today announced that three District-based non-profit organizations have received AmeriCorps grants from the Corporation for National and [...]

Mayor Emanuel announces Huron Consulting Group will add 400 to 600 jobs in Chicago

Mayor Emanuel announces Huron Consulting Group will add 400 to 600 jobs in Chicago

CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today that Huron Consulting Group has committed to adding 400 to 600 jobs to its Chicago headquarters office over the next three years, expanding the total number of jobs the [...]

Security Council examining request for UN mandate for African troops in Mali

Security Council examining request for UN mandate for African troops in Mali

NEW YORK — The Security Council said today it will further examine a request for a United Nations mandate for the deployment of an African stabilization force to Mali, which has been beset by political instability [...]

RIO+20: expectations remain high on last day of brazil-led negotiations

NEW YORK — Expectations to produce a strong outcome document at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) are still high, a senior UN official said today. “Delegates are sharing feedback on the consolidated text [...]

Mayor Emanuel announces first round of innovation loan fund projects

Mayor Emanuel announces first round of innovation loan fund projects

CHICAGO – Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the first round of winning Innovation Loan Fund proposals submitted by City Departments that will improve cost savings, revenue gains, and service delivery in the Department of Finance, BACP and [...]

U.S. Conference of Mayors passes resolution calling on Backpage.com to stop advertising children for sex

U.S. Conference of Mayors passes resolution calling on Backpage.com to stop advertising children for sex

SEATTLE – Today the U.S. Conference of Mayors passed a resolution calling on Village Voice Media to adopt in-person age verification for online escort ads. The resolution, sponsored by Mayor Mike McGinn, was adopted during the [...]

National Conference on Volunteering and service begins in Chicago this sunday

National Conference on Volunteering and service begins in Chicago this sunday

CHICAGO – The National Conference on Volunteering and Service begins in Chicago this Sunday June 17, 2012. From June 17-20, Chicago will serve as the host for the world’s largest gathering of volunteer and service leaders [...]

Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison for Bribery Related to Contracting in Support of Iraq War

Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Sentenced to 41 Months in Prison for Bribery Related to Contracting in Support of Iraq War

WASHINGTON — A retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army was sentenced yesterday to 41 months in prison for engaging in bribery related to his work as a contracting officer’s representative in Kuwait from 2004 to [...]

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