Arlington, Virginia - William Patrick Syring, 61, of Arlington, Virginia, was Thursday sentenced to 60 months in prison for threatening employees of the Arab American Institute (AAI) because of their race and national origin, threatening AAI employees because of their efforts to encourage Arab Americans to participate in political and civic life in the United States, and transmitting threats to AAI employees in interstate commerce.

Washington, DC - Chairman Ajit Pai of the Federal Communications Commission announced Wednesday that his office has circulated a draft order approving the combination of T-Mobile and Sprint along with the divestiture of Sprint’s prepaid business to Dish Network Corp.  Just as the Department determined last month, the FCC’s draft order concludes that the merger and divestiture should move forward.  As the FCC explained, the circulation of the draft order means that the matter is now ready for consideration by the full Commission.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - A Colombian national arrested in Colombia and extradited to Pittsburgh, was sentenced Friday to 33 months in prison in federal court for his role in the Hobbs Act robbery of an employee of a New York business that sold jewelry and gemstones.

Washington, DC - White House Press Secretary: "Although we strongly disagree with the Ninth Circuit’s decision to leave in place the district court’s unjustified injunction of the Government’s lawful action to curb asylum abuse, we are glad the Ninth Circuit recognized that the nationwide application of the injunction was improper.  

Washington, DC - The creator and lead administrator of a highly sophisticated Tor-network-based website dedicated to the sexual abuse of children was sentenced Friday, along with three others, for their roles in this global child exploitation enterprise.

Washington, DC - Our great Nation’s hard-fought independence was won by citizen warriors united in purpose and possessing an unwavering commitment to liberty.  On countless occasions since, our citizen Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen have put their civilian lives on hold - leaving behind family, friends, and vocation - to defend freedom and the rights of all Americans.  During National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week, we salute the many civilian employers who recognize the indispensable role of our all-volunteer force and provide unwavering support to our Nation’s defenders.