San Juan, Puerto Rico – Nineteen alleged members of a major international drug trafficking and money laundering organization responsible for the importation of multi-kilogram quantities of cocaine into the United States and the laundering of millions of dollars were arrested Thursday in Colombia, Puerto Rico and Florida. Dubbed “Bullfighter,” the joint investigation was led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

Washington, DC - Two defendants who participated in an alleged multi-million dollar telemarketing fraud that targeted U.S. seniors and withdrew money from their accounts without authorization have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges. The settlement orders bar them from using remotely created checks drawn on consumers’ bank accounts, require them to obtain consumers’ consent before debiting their accounts, and prohibit them from misrepresenting any goods or services.

Washington, DC - The recent Imperial Valley News article about a lawsuit filed against Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is misguided and wrong. The HSUS is the nation’s leading animal protection organization, with a strong presence in Oklahoma, where we investigate animal cruelty, support law enforcement and local groups, and advocate for enhanced legal protections for animals.  Pruitt’s attempts to strong-arm The HSUS are nothing more than politically-motivated fishing expeditions against us.

Los Angeles, California - One of nature’s fascinating questions is how zebras got their stripes.

Los Angeles, California - A breakthrough by a team of researchers from UCLA, Columbia University and other institutions could lead to the more precise transfer of information in computer chips, as well as new types of optical materials for light emission and lasers.

Davis, California - Women assigned an overweight avatar in a video tennis game didn’t play as hard as those assigned a slim one - regardless of the player’s actual size, according to a new study by the University of California, Davis.