Washington, DC - The U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against Kwong Tung Foods Inc. (Kwong Tung Foods) doing business as Canton Foods; the firm’s president and owner, Vieta C. Wang; and vice president, Juney H. Wang, to prevent the distribution of adulterated noodles and sprouts, the Department of Justice announced Friday.

Washington, DC - Friday, in a settlement agreement with the Navajo Nation, the United States agreed to provide funding necessary to continue clean-up work at abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation.  Specifically, the United States will fund environmental response trusts to clean up 16 priority abandoned uranium mines located across the Navajo Nation.

Washington, DC - After an extensive review process and passing a major development milestone, NASA is ready to proceed with final design and construction of its next Mars rover, currently targeted to launch in the summer of 2020 and arrive on the Red Planet in February 2021.

Washington, DC - The White House Rural Council (WHRC), announced a workshop series to provide targeted assistance for rural small businesses working to grow demand through international sales. The announcement was made by WHRC Chair Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker and Deputy Postmaster General Ronald A. Stroman.

Washington, DC - U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. announced today the 2016 Promise Neighborhoods grant competition, which will award $30 million to up to five organizations to provide their communities with a coordinated, comprehensive suite of services and school supports aimed at improving the outcomes for students and their families. The program is part of ED’s continued commitment to support locally-designed initiatives to revitalize the country’s most disadvantaged communities.