Yuma, Arizona - The Federal Trade Commission has charged the operators of a fake prize scheme with mailing phony prize notifications that tricked people into thinking they had won $1 million or more if they paid a $25 fee to collect the prize. Those who paid received nothing.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "I have been focused on climate change for decades – not just because I’m a proud environmentalist, but because scientists have been crystal clear that climate change is likely to have significant security implications over the world, including in the United States.

Washington, DC - The Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) for Forensic Science has approved the National Fire Protection Association Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations for inclusion on the OSAC Registry, which serves as a trusted repository of high-quality, science-based standards and guidelines for forensic practice. This is the first guideline to be included on the OSAC Registry, where it joins the first standard, which was listed earlier this year.

Norfolk, Virginia - CAPT Andrew Bishop, Commanding Officer, Navy Operational Support Center San Antonio, Texas, relieved Command Master Chief Jermaine Rawls of his duties as Command Master Chief, due to loss of confidence and his ability to continue to serve effectively as member of the command triad.

Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State, in collaboration with The Kavli Foundation, The U.S. National Science Foundation, and the Global Partnerships Forum, hosted a side event during the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) high level week to elevate brain science as a foreign policy priority.

Washington, DC - Yesterday, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts: