El Centro, California - More than 4,400 Red Cross volunteers from throughout the U.S. are currently en route to or on the ground in the Southeast assisting with the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Twenty-nine of them are from the American Red Cross of San Diego/Imperial Counties.

Washington, DC - Do you ever hear from customers or employees who want you to know that they’ve been affected by identity theft? If so, you’ll probably start seeing them use the new FTC Identity Theft Report. It tells you that someone important to your business is a crime victim, has alerted law enforcement, and is working to resolve the financial and emotional disruption that identity theft causes.

Washington, DC - Beginning November 1, 2016, applicants for U.S. passports and visas must remove their glasses for their application photos. This change will help eliminate glares and shadows that can lead to delays in processing visa and passport applications. Applicants may wear glasses only in rare circumstances of documented medical necessity during urgent travel.

San Diego, California - On October 7, 2016, the American Red Cross of San Diego/Imperial Counties held the 14th Annual Real Heroes Breakfast aboard the USS Midway Museum. Nearly 500 people were in attendance. Every year, the Real Heroes Breakfast honors ordinary people with extraordinary courage.

Washington, DC - They’re overhead, on consumers’ minds, and under consideration this afternoon at the latest installment of the FTC’s Fall Technology Series. The topic is drones and experts on drone technology are gathering at the FTC right now to talk over the implications for consumer privacy. The event, which is free and open to the public, takes flight at 1:00 ET at the FTC’s Constitution Center conference facility, 400 7th Street, S.W., in Washington.

Washington, DC - The following is a statement released today by Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook on U.S. military strikes against radar sites in Yemen: