Evacuation of Americans from Wuhan, China ~ Morgan Ortagus

Evacuation of Americans from Wuhan, China ~ Morgan Ortagus

Washington, DC…This morning, a flight from Wuhan carrying U.S. government personnel and some private Americans safely landed in California. As we have previously noted, these travelers will be carefully screened and monitored by the health experts at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Health and Human Services (HHS). All appropriate steps […]

Coronavirus Update & Press Briefing from HHS

Coronavirus Update & Press Briefing from HHS

Washington, DC…We’ve been monitoring this virus and preparing a response since back in December, but it’s more than that. Preparing for these kinds of outbreaks is part of daily life at HHS and for America’s public health professionals. Preparedness is a day job around here. We are constantly making investments, training personnel at all levels, […]

U.S. Contributing $2 Million in Additional Funds to Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation

U.S. Contributing $2 Million in Additional Funds to Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation

Washington, DC…To honor Holocaust victims, to preserve the Auschwitz and Birkenau Memorial and Museum so future generations never forget, and to further efforts to combat contemporary forms of anti-Semitism, the Department of State, working with Congress, intends to contribute an additional $2 million to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation. This contribution is in addition to the $15 […]

Los Angeles Lakers Legend Kobe Bryant Dies at 41 in Helicopter Crash

Los Angeles Lakers Legend Kobe Bryant Dies at 41 in Helicopter Crash

Los Angeles, CA…(AP) — Kobe Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. He was 41. Bryant died in a helicopter crash near Calabasas, California, a person familiar […]

Tanker Crash That Claimed Three Americans Lives Was Part of California’s C-130 Program

Tanker Crash That Claimed Three Americans Lives Was Part of California’s C-130 Program

Sacramento, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement today on the loss of American firefighters who were the crew on one of California’s critical firefighting aircraft, while fighting wildfires in Australia: “Jennifer and I are heartbroken to learn of the air tanker crash in Australia that claimed the lives of three heroic American firefighters. We […]

Queen Supportive of Harry & Meghan’s New Role

Queen Supportive of Harry & Meghan’s New Role

London, UK…An official statement…”Today my family had very constructive discussions on the future of my grandson and his family. My family and I are entirely supportive of Harry and Meghan’s desire to create a new life as a young family. Although we would have preferred them to remain full-time working Members of the Royal Family, […]

Largest Cancer Death Rates Drops Ever in Latest Numbers

Largest Cancer Death Rates Drops Ever in Latest Numbers

Atlanta, GA…The death rate from cancer in the US declined by 29% from 1991 to 2017, including a 2.2% drop from 2016 to 2017, the largest single-year drop ever recorded, according to annual statistics reporting from the American Cancer Society. The decline in deaths from lung cancer drove the record drop. Deaths fell from about 3% […]

President Trump on Iran Situation

President Trump on Iran Situation

Washington, DC…From the White House earlier this morning…”As long as I am President of the United States, Iran will never be allowed to have a nuclear weapon. Good morning. I’m pleased to inform you: The American people should be extremely grateful and happy no Americans were harmed in last night’s attack by the Iranian regime. […]