Washington, DC - Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its monthly Employment Situation Report, which shows continued employment growth and a low unemployment rate in October. Job gains at this point in the business cycle are particularly noteworthy considering that the United States is in the midst of the longest economic expansion in its history.

Raleigh, North Carolina - Two North Carolina men were found guilty today for conspiracy to participate in a pattern of racketeering (RICO), two counts of murder in aid of racketeering, two counts of murder with a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute controlled substances and conspiracy to commit witness tampering.

Washington, DC - Monday, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Florida and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Dorian from August 28 to September 9, 2019.

Salem, Oregon - The Department of Justice announced Monday that it reached a settlement agreement with Marion County School District 103, aka Woodburn School District, a public school district that serves suburban and rural communities in Marion County, Oregon. The settlement resolves a complaint that the Woodburn School District violated the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) when it refused to hire a work-authorized non-U.S. citizen as a teacher.

Washington, DC - In commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the enactment of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Prevention Act, the Department of Justice announced technical assistance resources to fight hate crimes across the country, including development of a new hate crimes training curriculum for law enforcement, and a hate crimes outreach and engagement program for communities entitled ‘United Against Hate: Cultivating Community Partnerships.’

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized 38 designer brand watches Tuesday in Philadelphia that, if authentic, would have had a manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) of $412,750. Instead, they’re headed to destruction.