Washington, DC - A training program will help approximately 35,000 first responders and workers, whose jobs may expose them to infectious diseases, protect themselves while also minimizing the spread of disease to others. The three-year, $9 million program is being launched by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of the National Institutes of Health, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal agencies.

Washington, DC - President Barrack Obama: "On June 5, 1981, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a report on what would later be understood as the first documented cases of AIDS.  The past 35 years tell a story that bends from uncertainty, fear, and loss toward resilience, innovation, and hope.

San Francisco, California - A weapon that was stolen from an FBI agent’s vehicle on Pierce Street in San Francisco over last weekend has been recovered.

West Lafayette, Indiana - Randy Roberts, Purdue University distinguished professor of history, can talk about Muhammad Ali from a historical perspective.

Newark, New Jersey - Six New Jersey residents were among nine individuals charged in four states for their alleged roles in a dog-fighting network, spanning from New Mexico to New Jersey. The charges stem from a probe by multiple agencies, including U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

Washington, DC - Today, President Barack Obama granted commutation of sentences to 42 individuals.