Washington, DC - The Navy announced several updates to Navy uniform policy and several uniform initiatives in NAVADMIN 310/17, December 22.

Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission has issued its biennial report to Congress focusing on the use of the National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry by both consumers and businesses and other organizations over the past two years.

Salt Lake City, Utah - Utah-based third-party hotel room resellers have settled Federal Trade Commission charges that they misled consumers through ads, webpages, and call centers that led consumers to mistakenly believe they were reserving the rooms directly from the hotel, and failed to adequately tell consumers that their credit cards would be charged immediately, rather than after they arrived at the hotel. This case is part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to ensure consumers receive accurate information in connection with booking hotels so they can make informed choices.

Washington, DC - PFP Enterprises LLC, also doing business as Texas Meat Packers, a Fort Worth, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 7,570 pounds of ground beef products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain soy, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.

Washington, DC - How tall are you? How old? How much do you weigh? Do you care? Is it important to you that the measurements for height, age and weight are accurate? What about the measurement of the gasoline that you pump into your tank? Is it important that the 12 gallons you pay for are truly 12 gallons? Measurement is part of our daily lives, and accurate measurements make our complex society run smoothly. At NIST, we measure many vital quantities, such as time, temperature, the flow of gases and liquids, as accurately as possible, using, whenever possible, standards relating to the unchanging properties of atoms.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson: "Today, alongside the President and the Department of the Treasury, the Department of State took action against persons who have committed serious human rights abuse and engaged in corruption around the world.