Washington, DC - The United States welcomes the Polish Parliament’s passage of amendments to its Institute of National Remembrance Law.

Washington, DC - The FTC has been issuing warnings to industry members for years to stay miles away from phantom debt collection – the practice of pressuring people to pay debts they don’t owe. Don’t collect phantom debts. Don’t traffic behind the scenes in questionable portfolios. And definitely don’t buy or sell portfolios known to be bogus. The FTC and the New York Attorney General’s Office have filed a lawsuit alleging that Buffalo-based Hylan Asset Management has done just that by “placing” portfolios of bogus debt with debt collection agencies or selling them to other brokers or collectors. In addition, the complaint charges that Worldwide Processing Group, another Buffalo area outfit, has illegally collected on phantom debts, including many obtained from Hylan.

Washington, DC - This week, the United States will co-host three side events on the margins of the UN General Assembly biennial review of the UN Global Counterterrorism Strategy and the High-Level Conference of Heads of Counterterrorism Agencies of Member States that follows it.

Washington, DC - Aunt Kitty’s Foods, Inc., a Vineland, N.J. establishment, is recalling approximately 10,805 pounds of canned chicken gravy products due to a possible processing deviation that may have led to under-processing of products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.

Sacramento, California -  To help alleviate physician shortages in his district, Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D- Coachella) requested $40 million to expand the UC graduate medical education program. This request was successfully approved by the Legislature yesterday and incorporated into the 2018-2019 Budget.

Boulder, Colorado - Retired West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller, himself the scion of a long and storied family tree, is among those to whom the National Institute of Standards and Technology has bestowed a scion of a different sort: a clone of an apple tree that was growing next to the house in Lincolnshire, England, where Isaac Newton was born in 1643.