Washington, DC - Happy Birthday Clara Barton!

The American Red Cross celebrates the birthday of its founder, born 196 years ago on Christmas Day in Oxford, Massachusetts.

Imperial, California - Most people know that drinking too much alcohol can lead to health problems. But not everyone knows that one of those health problems may be cancer. With alcohol, the key to staying healthy is moderation.

Washington, DC - A promising approach to post-operative incision-site pain control uses a naturally occurring plant molecule called resiniferatoxin (RTX). RTX is found in Euphorbia resinifera, a cactus-like plant native to Morocco, which is 500 times more potent than the chemical that produces heat in hot peppers, and may help limit the use of opioid medication while in the hospital and during home recovery.

San Francisco, California - Joel Zweig, an attorney who resides in New York, was sentenced to 56 months in prison for obstruction of justice and perjury, announced United States Attorney Brian J. Stretch, Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Agent in Charge John F. Bennett, and U.S. Postal Inspection Service Inspector in Charge Rafael Nuñez.  The sentence was handed down yesterday by the Honorable William H. Orrick, U.S. District Judge, following Zweig’s guilty plea to the charges on Tuesday.

Edinburg, Texas - Agents throughout the RGV recovered the remains of an unusually high number of immigrants that perished during the near-freezing temperatures in the last week.

Sacramento, California - As Christmas approaches this year, I’ve been on the road quite a bit and I’ve spoken with a lot of farmers and their families. On the drive back from Monterey, and before that from Napa and Sonoma, and up and down the Central Valley, I’ve seen the lights strung along fence lines, and the festive decorations at our wineries and dairies and so many other kinds of farms and ranches and agricultural operations.