Imperial, California - Only about half of medicines prescribed by health care providers are taken correctly, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Reasons why patients may misuse medications can include forgetting to take them, not understanding the directions, and disliking the side effects. But the FDA also says many people stop taking their medicine, skip doses, or delay filling a prescription to save money.

Chicago, Illinois - On April 11, 2018, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers assigned to O’Hare International Airport intercepted one male subject concealing $107,360 during an Outbound Enforcement Operation.

Washington, DC - President Trump is announcing that the Administration has finalized technical requirements to allow the export of U.S. pork to Argentina for the first time since 1992. This announcement concludes a process started by the President in April 2017 when he first raised the issue of U.S. pork exports during a meeting with Argentine President Mauricio Macri.

Washington, DC - The United States announced nearly $16 million in humanitarian assistance for Venezuelans who have fled their country due to the crisis there.

Escondido, California - The Ione and Paul Harter Animal Care Center nursery at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park received a trio of new arrivals this week: three red-necked wallaby joeys. The female joeys, ranging in age from 5 to 6 months, are being hand raised until they are old enough to join the Safari Park’s mob of wallabies.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments: