Washington, DC - Facial hair has become a popular personal statement among Americans and the Navy publishes grooming standards for service members in Navy Uniform Regulations and also conducts studies on the safety science behind these standards.

Venice, Florida - Three Venice, Florida-based companies and their owners have settled Federal Trade Commission charges that they deceptively marketed and sold dietary supplements to prevent or treat everything from the common cold to high blood pressure and HIV/AIDS. The court order settling the FTC’s complaint bars them from similar future misrepresentations and prevents them from using fake testimonials or certification seals.

San Diego, California - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at ports of entry along the California/ Mexico border seized almost 842 pounds of narcotics valued at $8.3 million over the busy holiday weekend.

Irvine, California - Taco Bell announced Monday that Melissa Lora, President, Taco Bell International, will be retiring in the summer of 2018 after 31 years with the company.

Jacksonville, Florida - A second U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon multi-mission maritime aircraft will deploy to Bahia Blanca, Argentina, today to join an ongoing international search for the Argentinean Navy's submarine A.R.A. San Juan in Southern Atlantic waters.

Los Angeles, California - A concert promoter who operated in Dallas, Texas and West Hollywood pleaded guilty to a federal fraud charge for defrauding investors, promoters and performers who invested in concerts and World Wrestling Entertainment events.