Imperial Valley News Center
Imperial, California - Bianca Flores, 20 Years Old, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 150 pounds, Dark Brown curly hair, Brown Eyes, Last seen in Heber on May 22, 2015. Possibly in the Riverside Area.
Sacramento, California - Pundits here in drought-stricken California have become fond of proclaiming that farms consume 80% of the state’s water and generate only about 2% of its gross domestic product. “Why devote so much of our water to an industry that contributes so little fuel to our economic engine?” they ask.
Washington, DC - This Friday, June 5, is World Environment Day (WED) which celebrates positive environmental action and calls on each of us to create change. The theme of WED “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care” reminds us that we only have one planet, and that the Earth’s natural resources are finite, not unlimited.
Houston, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Houston Seaport stopped a stolen 2011 Land Rover, May 28, pending export to Benin.
New York - A growing number of extremist groups from Africa to southeast Asia are shifting their allegiance to the Islamic State group, leading to greater risks for "cross-pollination" among conflicts beyond Syria and Iraq, the head of Interpol said Friday.
First Tennessee Bank N.A. Agrees to Pay $212.5 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Liability Arising from FHA-Insured Mortgage Lending
Washington, DC - First Tennessee Bank N.A. has agreed to pay the United States $212.5 million to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly originating and underwriting mortgage loans insured by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Federal Housing Administration (FHA) that did not meet applicable requirements, the Justice Department announced today. First Tennessee is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.