FBI Warns Against Counterfeit Cosmetics, Fragrances

Arsenic in your lipstick? Carcinogens in your perfume? Real possibilities, if you buy counterfeit cosmetics and fragrances, warns the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the U.S. government agency that has investigative jurisdiction over violations of more
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U.S. to Destroy Six Tons of Illegal Elephant Ivory

On November 14, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) destroyed six tons of elephant ivory seized over the years by its special agents and wildlife inspectors in connection with violations of U.S. wildlife laws and treaties. “The United States believes that it is important to destroy ivory (more...)

After A Building Collapse In Philadelphia

To ensure the safety of all citizens of the City of Philadelphia, the Department of Licenses and Inspections has performed proactive inspections of multiple private construction and demolition sites in response to the June 5, 2013 building collapse at 2136-38 Market Street. “The Department of Licenses and Inspections is (more...)

State Dept. on Magnitsky List of Human Rights Violators in Russia

STATEMENT BY PATRICK VENTRELL, ACTING DEPUTY SPOKESPERSON Release of Magnitsky List Today the State Department, in concert with the Treasury Department, submitted to Congress, as required by the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act, a list of persons who have been determined, based on credible information, to meet (more...)

Philadelphia Announce Mobile App To Access L&I Property Data

Mobile app is part of the Philly311 app, City encourages building on L&I app’s source code The City of Philadelphia announced the Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I) mobile app, a new civic engagement tool that is part of the existing Philly311 app.  Now residents can both report (more...)

U.S. Elected to Another Term on U.N. Human Rights Council

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer The United States will serve a second three-year term on the U.N. Human Rights Council, elected by the members of the U.N. General Assembly in a November 12 vote. The council is a 47-nation panel in the U.N. system responsible for strengthening and promoting human (more...)

U.S. at OSCE on Freedom of Expression in Russia

United States Mission to the OSCE Statement on Freedom of Expression and Association in the Russian Federation As delivered by Ambassador Ian Kelly to the Permanent Council, Vienn The United States is deeply concerned by the apparent harassment of Russian political opposition figures on the eve of the planned demonstrations on (more...)

Humanity Never Forgets Atrocities Like the Holocaust

Surrounded by survivors of one of the worst mass slaughter of humankind, state Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams declared that Pennsylvania children and adults should “never forget,” announcing introduction of Senate Bill 1523. If enacted, public schools would be required to teach about the Holocaust, (more...)

U.S. Sanctions Major Mexican Drug Traffickers

The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) April 12 designated Ezio Benjamin Figueroa Vasquez and his son, Hassein Eduardo Figueroa Gomez, as “Specially Designated Narcotics Traffickers” pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) for their significant role in international narcotics trafficking, (more...)

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