Washington, DC - Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State: "I’d like to extend my deepest condolences to all those affected by the massive explosion at the port of Beirut today. 

Riverside, California - You’d have a hard time guessing what Robina Asti of Riverside, did for a living up until now. At “the ripe, young age” of 99, Ms. Asti is the world’s oldest active pilot and was employed as a flight instructor at the NextGen Flight Academy at the Riverside Municipal Airport, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens. 

Washington, DC - Unemployed Americans need cash. We go to work in return for a paycheck. With unemployment we lose the paycheck.  It's a simple but very painful formula for millions of Americans.

Paradise Valley, Arizona - Joyce Rockwood, CCH interviews the ultimate Photographer David M. Spindel for America NewsCape about the "Dark Ages of Photography".

Washington, DC - As part of its commitment to ensuring fair and competitive markets for the livestock, meat and poultry industries, Thursday the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a Boxed Beef and Fed Cattle Price Spread Investigation Report on its ongoing boxed beef and fed cattle price spread investigation.

Washington, DC - A Lebanese national wanted in Florida who is alleged to have conspired to engage in, and actually engaged, in the laundering of drug proceeds through the use of the black market peso exchange in support of Hezbollah’s global criminal-support network and a Cypriot national who is wanted in the Northern District of Georgia and the District of Arizona for cyber intrusion and extortion, were both extradited yesterday from the Republic of Cyprus to the United States.