Washington, DC - Secretary of State, Antony J. Blinken: "Tomorrow, the United States joins the international community in celebrating World Press Freedom Day.  Information and knowledge are powerful tools, and a free and independent press is the core institution connecting publics to the information they need to advocate for themselves, make informed decisions, and hold governmental officials accountable.  The United States advocates for press freedom online and offline, and for the safety of journalists and media workers worldwide.

Sacramento, California - Jaziz Jesahias Cea, 23, formerly of Galt, pleaded guilty Thursday to transportation of child pornography and receipt of child pornography, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

Washington, DC - A dual Russian-Swedish national was arrested Tuesday at Los Angeles International Airport on criminal charges related to his alleged operation of the longest-running bitcoin money laundering service on the darknet.

Detroit, Michigan - A federal grand jury in Michigan returned a superseding indictment Wednesday that adds new charges of conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction against three defendants and adds federal firearms violations against two defendants in the case alleging a conspiracy to kidnap the governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer.

Los Angeles, California - On behalf of the Los Angeles Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force in the San Gabriel Valley, the assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles Field Office, Kristi K. Johnson, and Chief Michael Ellis of the Pomona Police Department, announced the results of last week’s multi-day operation, which included the recovery of three children.

New York - A former Minister of Industry and elected member of Parliament of Barbados was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison for his role in a scheme to launder bribe payments from a Barbadian insurance company through bank accounts in New York.