Seattle, Washington - The number of children in foster care across the country is driven not solely by child abuse and neglect, but by states’ varying politics and approaches to social problems, a new University of Washington study finds.

New Orleans, Louisiana - Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) announced Monday that it is awarding 10 grants of $750,000 each to early-career scientists to support innovative, high-risk, high-reward projects in cancer research. The announcement was made at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, SU2C’s Scientific Partner.

San Diego, California - Sistemas Medicos Nacionales S.A. de C.V. (SIMNSA) announced plans to build the region’s first hospital aimed to meet the health care needs of the growing binational community along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Washington, DC - In early 2014, INTERPOL Washington, the U.S. National Central Bureau (USNCB), initiated a 30-day pilot program to test how INTERPOL member countries would assimilate data from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). The source of the shared information is NCMEC’s Cyber Tipline Reports, the organization’s analytical result for child abuse leads received. To start, the USNCB disseminated NCMEC information to 10 random member countries, excluding child exploitation imagery. National Central Bureaus (NCBs) in other countries could receive the images via requests to the USNCB, however.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a proclamation declaring April 24, 2016 as “A Day of Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide” in the State of California.

Santa Ana, California - Federal authorities arrested five out of 10 defendants late Wednesday who have been charged in identity theft cases tied to an international money laundering scheme involving millions of dollars in fraudulently obtained federal income tax refunds.