Los Angeles, California - A Los Angeles man was sentenced Monday to 150 years in prison for sexually abusing three minor girls during trips to Russia over a two-year period, following a probe by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

Beijing, China - Today, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, accompanied by senior officials from the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA), the Department of Defense, and a host of international VIPs, participated with the China Atomic Energy Authority (CAEA) to commission China’s new nuclear security Center of Excellence (COE).

Washington, DC - I am deeply concerned by the deterioration in the human rights situation in Egypt in recent weeks and months, including the reported decision this week by the Egyptian government to reopen an investigation of Egyptian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) documenting human rights abuses and defending the freedoms enshrined in Egypt’s constitution. This decision comes against a wider backdrop of arrests and intimidation of political opposition, journalists, civil society activists and cultural figures.

Golden, Colorado - The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Lab-Corps program today launched its second round of clean energy entrepreneurship trainings this week in Golden, Colorado. The $2.3 million pilot, started in 2014, is based on the National Science Foundation's successful Innovation Corps model.

Washington, DC - National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice “Seizing a Transformational Moment in the Western Hemisphere” As Prepared Remarks at the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center - The Atlantic Council - Washington, D.C.:

Washington, DC - According to the recent United Nations report, Status of the World’s Soil Resources, the world can ameliorate soil degradation if more sustainable practices are promptly implemented. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) defines soil degradation as "a change in the soil health status resulting in a diminished capacity of the ecosystem to provide goods and services for its beneficiaries. Degraded soils have a health status, such that they do not provide the normal goods and services of the particular soil in its ecosystem."