Washington, DC - At eleven AM, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 2018, the world will commemorate the end of World War I, which back in the day was called “the war to end all wars.” But, it didn’t.

Escondido, California - Throughout September, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is honoring the hard-working firefighters who help to protect people, animals and structures across the region. Through the support of California Coast Credit Union, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is offering free admission to all active firefighters and up to three accompanying guests during the entire month of September.

Washington, DC - The Department of State extends its concern and support for two U.S. citizens injured in an attack Friday in Amsterdam. We ask that all parties respect the privacy of the victims and their families at this difficult time. Dutch authorities have announced that investigations are focused on a terrorist motive for this unprovoked, horrifying attack.

Washington, DC - Thursday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced its new export certification program for certain FDA-regulated food products and fees it will assess for issuing new export certifications to U.S.-based manufacturers or exporters of these products. Export certification under the Federal Food, Drug & Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) provides U.S. exporters another tool to facilitate exports to countries that import food products from the U.S.

Lake Havasu, Arizona - Saturday evening at approximately 8:03 PM the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received several 911 calls in reference to a boating crash on the Colorado River between Pirates Cove and the Topock Marina, north of Lake Havasu. Several callers advised that multiple people were in the water, there were multiple injuries, and several people were missing.

Washington, DC - Millions of Americans take medication daily to control their blood pressure. We recently found that some generic versions of one medication, valsartan, contain an impurity that doesn’t meet FDA’s safety standards. Valsartan is an angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) that treats high blood pressure and heart failure. The FDA currently has a major operation underway to investigate and address this troubling finding.