Imperial Valley News Center
Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission has stopped an online scheme that allegedly lured consumers with “free” access to their credit scores and then billed them a recurring fee of $29.95 per month for a credit monitoring program they never ordered. The three companies have agreed to pay $22 million for consumer refunds under a settlement with the FTC and the state attorneys general in Illinois and Ohio.
West Lafayette, Indiana - On Target Laboratories LLC and Purdue University are clinically investigating optical imaging technology that could "light up" cancer cells and help surgeons remove more cancerous tissue than previously possible during surgical procedures.
Imperial, California - The bad guys think the elderly have significant access to money. They may have gotten that wrong but, nevertheless, the scammers view seniors as easy targets, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens.
Washington, DC - Recently, Food Tank published a guide, “Rethinking Industrial Animal Production,” detailing the significant and far reaching consequences of a food system dominated by industrial animal production.
Los Angeles, California - The U.S. Air Force has replaced its non-tactical vehicle fleet at Los Angeles Air Force Base with plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) as part of a test program of the vehicles’ reliability and their ability to support the electric grid.
Sacramento, California - The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeking information that may lead to the apprehension of an armed and dangerous bank robber who has robbed three banks in Northern California. Dubbed the “Bad Breath Bandit” for his use of a disposable paper face mask during the commission of each of the robberies, the suspect is a white male who stands approximately 6’0” tall, weighs approximately 210-250 pounds with a medium build, and has dark hair.