Escondido, California - It was a double celebration this World Elephant Day (Aug. 12, 2019) at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park as animal care staff and volunteers celebrated the first birthday of baby elephant Umzula-zuli, better known as “Zuli,” while at the same time raising awareness about the plight of elephants worldwide. Safari Park staff prepared a colorful party for the pachyderm herd this morning—filling their exhibit with paper boxes of hay, frozen cakes made of fruits and vegetables, paper streamers and a clay bog that will allow the elephants to cool off when the day gets warm.

Washington, DC - Ten of the biggest stars in Latin music – including Carlos Santana, Gloria Estefan, Julio Iglesias, Sheila E. and Jose Feliciano – give exclusive interviews and share private  stories as part of AARP The Magazine’s special music issue, dedicated to honoring Hispanic Heritage Month. These pioneers of pop and rock music reveal the moments that defined their careers and the moments that helped bring Latin American music into the mainstream.

Washington, DC - Last week, Acting Deputy Secretary David P. Pekoske attended the Five Country Ministerial in London, England, alongside Attorney General William P. Barr to represent the U.S. and to discuss the protection of each nation from active and emerging security threats.

South China Sea - The commanding officer of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 102 completed his 1,000th carrier arrested landing aboard the Navy’s forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) August 6.

Washington, DC - A new rule finalized by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) makes unprecedented changes to how public charge is interpreted and administered. Public charge is a term used by U.S. immigration officials to refer to a person who is considered primarily dependent on the government by either receipt of public cash assistance for income maintenance or institutionalization for long-term care at government expense.

Washington, DC - Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a final rule that clearly defines long-standing law to better ensure that aliens seeking to enter and remain in the United States - either temporarily or permanently - are self-sufficient and rely on their own capabilities and the resources of family members, sponsors, and private organizations rather than on public resources.