Washington, DC - Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State: "The United States has long been committed to the prevention of, and accountability for, conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV) as well as efforts to support and protect survivors. On this International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, the United States proudly stands with the global community in commemorating the thirteenth anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1820, which for the first time recognized sexual violence, including rape, as a threat to international peace and security that deserves – and demands – action from the international community.

Memphis, Tennessee - Two former Tennessee Department of Corrections (TDOC) Correctional Officers were sentenced Thursday for assaulting an inmate in violation of a federal civil rights statute. 

New Orleans, Louisiana - A former U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) special agent and a former DEA task force officer were convicted Tuesday by a federal jury in New Orleans, Louisiana, in connection with a long-running scheme to steal personal property and money from individuals who had been arrested.

Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of Justice filed a civil antitrust lawsuit Wednesday to block Aon’s $30 billion proposed acquisition of Willis Towers Watson, a transaction that would bring together two of the “Big Three” global insurance brokers. As alleged in the complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the merger threatens to eliminate competition, raise prices, and reduce innovation for American businesses, employers, and unions that rely on these important services.

Boston, Massachusetts - A Massachusetts man was convicted by a federal jury Tuesday in connection with placing a lit firebomb at the entrance of a Longmeadow senior health care facility in April 2020.

New York - A New York woman was sentenced Wednesday to 198 months, about 16 and a half years, in prison for her role in planning a terrorist attack in the United States.