Scottsdale, Arizona - Pilates for beginners - is that an oxymoron? Not at all. Pilates isn't just for fitness fiends. Pilates is an accessible way to build strength in your core muscles for better posture, balance and flexibility. If you're considering a Pilates class for beginners, here's what you need to know before you head to the gym.

Washington, DC - In this week’s address, President Obama discussed the global campaign to degrade and destroy ISIL. The President stated that our coalition of 66 partners continues to grow stronger and is making vital progress in the fight against ISIL in Iraq and Syria. President Obama also noted that at home we will continue to stay vigilant. At the same time, we’ll keep working to build partnerships of trust and respect with communities to help them stay strong and resilient. The President reiterated that although the fight against ISIL will remain difficult, we will prevail – and ultimately destroy ISIL.

San Francisco, California - Former State Senator Leland Yee was sentenced to 60 months’ imprisonment and Keith Jackson was sentenced to 108 months’ imprisonment Wednesday for their respective roles in a racketeering conspiracy announced Acting United States Attorney Brian J. Stretch and FBI Special Agent in Charge David J. Johnson. 

Charleston, South Carolina - NOAA, as part of its effort to improve access to its vast trove of environmental data, has made it easier for the public to search, filter, map, discover, and download more than 40 years of studies and related data.

Flight 93 National Memorial, Pennsylvania - "Through Their Eyes," to be installed at the recently opened Learning Center at Flight 93 National Memorial on March 5, 2016. This exhibit includes children's images, words, and objects left at the Flight 93 National Memorial as tributes from 2001 to 2016. Visitors to the exhibit will be able to view never before seen tributes left by children who visited the Memorial.

San Francisco, California - Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues Cathy Russell joined representatives from Kiva and the Inter-American Development Bank today to launch the Women’s Entrepreneurship Fund at Kiva’s headquarters in San Francisco.