Texas Supreme Court may decide next plot twist in the Democratic walkout, and the fate of 2,100 state employees


Texas (July 21, 2021)---The state’s highest civil court has been asked to decide if Gov. Greg Abbott has the power to cut off funding for legislative staff, a move Abbott hoped would keep Democratic lawmakers from leaving the state and shutting down a special legislative session. The Texas legislature is…

Heavy floods in central China kill at least 18 people, force 200,000 from their homes


CHINA (July 21, 2021)--Passengers trapped in a subway are among at least 18 people killed in widespread flooding that hit China’s central Henan province on July 20, 2021. [embed]https://youtu.be/mrmJBXoVROc[/embed] Video showed people trapped in carriages and on platforms in the provincial capital, Zhengzhou, by the flooding caused when nearly a…

British warships supporting US in Asia-Pacific ‘could expand Five Eyes’ remit’


CHINA (July 21,2021)---Great Britain has decided to send two warships  to permanently support the United States  freedom of navigation operations in the Asia-Pacific could help broaden the influence of the five eyes intelligence alliance,  Chinese military observers said. Beijing-based naval expert Li Jie said the presence of the two additional…

Pelosi Rejected McCarthy’s House Special Committee Nominees To Probe January 6th Attack


WASHINGTON (July 21, 2021)- Republican leaders in the  U.S. House of Representatives withdrew their  five nominees to serve on the House's special committee to probe the January 6th  attack on the U.S. Capitol after Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected two of them Wednesday.  Pelosi has decided to micro manage…

Outbreak Investigation of Salmonella Weltevreden: Shrimp (April 2021)


CITY OF WASHINGTON (July 21, 2021)--- The FDA, along with CDC and state and local partners, investigated a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Weltevreden infections linked to the consumption of frozen cooked shrimp manufactured by Avanti Frozen Foods of India. On 7/21/2021, the CDC announced that this outbreak is over. Investigation Background On January…

EEG Testing and Private Investment Companies Pay $15.3 Million to Resolve Kickback and False Billing Allegations


TEXAS (July 21, 2021)---Two Texas companies have agreed to pay a combined $15.3 million to resolve allegations of kickbacks and other misconduct resulting in the submission of false claims to federal health care programs. According to the settlement, Alliance Family of Companies LLC (Alliance), a national electroencephalography (EEG) testing company…

Man Arrested in Connection with Alleged Role in Twitter Hack


CALIFORNIA (July 21, 2021)-- Spanish national police arrested a U.K. citizen Wednesday charged by U.S. law enforcement in connection with a July 2020 Twitter hack that compromised over 130 accounts, the Justice Department announced. The 2020 breach compromised dozens of high profile accounts including those of former president Barack Obama,…

TRAVEL GUIDANCE FOR THE FIRST LADY TO ALASKA, JAPAN, AND HAWAII: WEDNESDAY, JULY 21 – SUNDAY, JULY 25, 2021


 Tokyo(July 21, 2021)---First Lady Jill Biden has landed in Tokyo to represent the United States at the Olympics.  The First Lady  "will land at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska where she will greet with military and veteran families who are staying at Alaska Fisher House. She will then visit the…