Washington, DC - Taylor Farms Northwest LLC, a Kent, Washington establishment, is recalling approximately 276 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) pork carnitas bowl products that contain tomatillos that may be adulterated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Wednesday.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - First Lady Melania Trump traveled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to visit Thomas Jefferson University Hospital to deliver welcoming remarks at the National Convening on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) hosted by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  She was joined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar.  The convening was designed to help with the launch of a new HHS initiative with the intention of measuring the long-term health outcomes and needs of infants suffering from NAS.

Washington, DC - On October 21, 1995, by Executive Order 12978, the President declared a national emergency with respect to significant narcotics traffickers centered in Colombia, pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States constituted by the actions of significant narcotics traffickers centered in Colombia and the extreme level of violence, corruption, and harm such actions cause in the United States and abroad.

Long Island, New York - An individual who defied court orders by operating a multimillion mass-mailing fraud scheme pleaded guilty on Friday, in federal court on Long Island before a magistrate judge, the Department of Justice announced.

Detroit, Michigan - A health care CEO pleaded guilty Monday to a superseding indictment as part of an investigation into a $300 million health care fraud scheme that involved the distribution of over 6.6 million dosage units of controlled substances and the administration of medically unnecessary injections that resulted in patient harm. 

San Francisco, California - Announced by California and France at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, the Global Soil Health Challenge calls on national and sub-national governments (like Baja California) to include ambitious programs of action on soil health in their Nationally Determined Contributions submitted to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in 2020, and in sub-national climate initiatives as part of broader climate action plans.