Washington, DC - Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon, Under Secretary for Political Affairs, met with Secretary General Galvao to address common interests in our bilateral relationship and the region.

Atlanta, Georgia - Gregory McLeod, 44, of Atlanta, Georgia, a former correctional officer with the rank of lieutenant at the U. S. Penitentiary in Atlanta, pleaded guilty today to abusing an inmate by punching him in his face without any justification.  McLeod also admitted that he intentionally obstructed a federal investigation into the matter by writing a false incident report.

Yuma, Arizona - When it comes to reducing your cancer risk, one important step could be right under your nose, or below your feet. Getting your home tested for radon can help protect you and your family from a key cause of lung cancer.

Atlanta, Georgia - Major US tobacco companies will publish and broadcast messages beginning November 24 that clearly state they designed their products to be more addictive, even while knowing their health effects were deadly. The court-ordered messages will appear in big city newspapers, on national network television stations, websites, cigarette package inserts, and places where cigarettes are sold. These “corrective statement” advertisements are a result from a federal case that found cigarette makers guilty in 2006 of violating racketeering laws.

Tucson, Arizona - This holiday season, give a child the gift of discovery. On November 28, WNPA will participate in Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving following Black Friday. WNPA’s goal is to raise $8,000 to help 8,000 children become Junior Rangers.