Washington, DC - The Department of State has renewed the charter of the U.S. Advisory Panel to the U.S. Section of the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC) for another two years, effective September 29, 2017.

Arlington, Virginia - Georgia Tech and the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute, sponsored by the Office of Naval Research are sponsoring the development of a series of new specialized tests to assess cognitive abilities and personality traits, and identify potential Navy and Marine Corps unmanned aviation systems (UAS) operators. It's called the Selection for UAS Personnel, or SUPer.

Los Angeles, California - The Federal Trade Commission has ended an operation whose telemarketers in Peru used deceptive and abusive tactics to sell products for learning English to Spanish-speaking consumers in the United States.

Washington, DC - Educator and award-winning author Robyn Gioia encourages the use of historical fiction to stimulate a love of reading and--more important--of learning, says David Bruce Smith, co-founder of the Grateful American Book Prize.  

Washington, DC - The United States has fully implemented the decision by the Government of the Russian Federation to reduce the size of our mission in Russia. We believe this action was unwarranted and detrimental to the overall relationship between our countries.

Norfolk, Virginia - Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, Adm. Phil Davidson, has ordered the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) and dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) to get underway from their Norfolk, homeports to support federal, state and local authorities ongoing relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.