Washington, DC - The first big case involving fingerprint evidence in the United States was the murder trial of Thomas Jennings in Chicago in 1911. Jennings had broken into a home in the middle of the night and, when discovered by the homeowner, shot the man dead. He was convicted based on fingerprints left at the crime scene, and for most of the next century, fingerprints were considered, both in the courts and in the public imagination, to be all but infallible as a method of identification.

Washington, DC - President Donald Ttump has vowed to meet more North Korea threats with "power the likes of which the world has never seen" and Kim Jong-un has responded with a plan for a nuke attack on the US island of Guam.  Plans are being made for a horror scenario we must take seriously.

Sacramento, California - On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Marine Pfc. Ruben P. Velasco, who bravely gave his life in service to our state and nation. The Governor and First Lady extend their deepest condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time.

Wesley Chapel, Florida - Employers spend a lot of time puzzling over what they need to do to attract millennials and how to retain those young employees once they hire them.

West Lafayette, Indiana - A Purdue University study confirms complex associations among plant hormones and their signaling pathways that are key to controlling plant architecture.

Arlington, Virginia - Today, at the Naval Future Force Science and Technology Expo, Chief of Naval Research (CNR) Rear Adm. David J. Hahn publicly unveiled the new strategic direction-a Framework- for the U.S. Navy's continuum of research and development.