Sacramento, California - The California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) has activated the State Operations Center to provide assistance to Lake and San Luis Obispo Counties for the Clayton and Chimney Fires, respectively.

Stanford, California - A real possibility exists that foreign hackers could throw a monkey wrench into the outcome of the U.S. presidential election in the fall, a Stanford expert says.

Durham, North Carolina - Researchers have used CRISPR, a revolutionary new genetic engineering technique to convert cells isolated from mouse connective tissue directly into neuronal cells.

Scottsdale, Arizona - Getting ready for a new school year can be exciting for children, parents and caregivers. It may also be a major cause of anxiety or stress. Whether kids are heading off to elementary school, high school or college, leaving the safety and familiarity of home can prompt feelings of fear.

Dallas, Texas - For the first time in history, people living in low- and middle-income countries have a higher prevalence of hypertension or high blood pressure, than people living in high-income countries, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.

South Dakota - Harney Peak in South Dakota will now be called Black Elk Peak on federal maps.  This unanimous decision was made Thursday by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN). The mountain is not only the highest point in the state, but is the highest peak east of the Rocky Mountains.