Important Press Releases

U of T celebrates the opening of One Spadina Crescent

University of Toronto's picture

Toronto, ON – Today, the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design celebrated the official opening of its new home — the Daniels Building — at historic One Spadina Crescent.

Help Remains after Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Matagorda County

Federal Emergency Management Agency's picture

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Bay City will close permanently at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA app away.

One Week Remains for Homeowners, Renters and Businesses in Florida to Apply for Disaster Assistance

Federal Emergency Management Agency's picture

ORLANDO, Fla. – Just one week remains for Florida homeowners, renters or business owners who sustained property damage or loss caused by Hurricane Irma to register and apply for federal disaster assistance.

Dulles CBP Seizes $40k in Unreported Currency from Ghana-bound Man

U.S. Customs and Border Protection's picture

STERLING, Va., — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized $40,900 from a man boarding a flight to Ghana last Thursday at Washington Dulles International Airport.

Border Patrol Arrests MS-13 Gang Member

U.S. Customs and Border Protection's picture

WILLISTON, N.D. - A Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member was arrested by Border Patrol agents assigned to Grand Forks Sector.

Agents Arrest Tucson Residents for Human Smuggling

U.S. Customs and Border Protection's picture

TUCSON, Ariz. – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents from the Nogales Station arrested two United States citizens from Tucson, Arizona for smuggling one illegal alien in the trunk of a car stopped at the Interstate 19 immigration checkpoint Thursday evening.

University of Texas and Monterrey Tech Join Forces to Improve Electric Power in Mexico

University of Texas's picture

AUSTIN, Texas & MONTERREY, Nuevo León — The University of Texas at Austin (UT) today signed a partnership agreement with Monterrey Tech, one of Mexico’s top universities, to work together to develop a reliable, clean, sustainable and affordable electric power sector for Mexico.

Patrulla Fronteriza y DPS Rescatan a Mujer de Montana

U.S. Customs and Border Protection's picture

TUCSON, Ariz. – Agentes de la Patrulla Fronteriza de las estaciones de Tucson y Three Points rescataron a una mujer de las montañas al oeste de Three Points, Arizona el Miercoles.

LAWA, TSA officially debut first five automated screening lanes as part of major upgrade to Tom Bradley International Terminal Security Checkpoint

Transportation Security Administration's picture

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today formally unveiled the first five Automated Screening Lanes (ASLs) to be installed as part of a $12.3 million project to upgrade 14 lanes in the Tom Bradley International Terminal security screening checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Help Remains after Mobile Disaster Recovery Center Closes in Jefferson County

Federal Emergency Management Agency's picture

AUSTIN, Texas – A State of Texas/Federal Mobile Disaster Recovery Center (MDRC) in the city of Hamshire will close permanently at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. However, help is just a mouse click, phone call or a tap on the FEMA app away.

Shellfish biotoxin alert - Bay of Plenty

Ministry for Primary Industries (New Zealand)'s picture

The Ministry for Primary Industries today extended the public health warning against collecting shellfish in the Bay of Plenty region. The warning now covers the coastline from the northern end of Waihi Beach south-eastward to Opape.

Agents, DPS Rescue Migrant Woman From Mountain

U.S. Customs and Border Protection's picture

TUCSON, Ariz. – Border Patrol agents from the Tucson and Three Points Sub-Station rescued a woman in distress, requiring helicopter extraction from a treacherous mountain top west of Three Points on Wednesday afternoon.

OAS and American University Offer Scholarships for Masters in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

Organization of American States's picture

The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States and American University Washington College of Law signed today, November 17, a five-year agreement that will allow for the granting of scholarships (partial financial assistance) that consist of seven academic credits to study a Master of Laws Degree in Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law.

Arctic drilling acreage reveals the oil sector overreach

The Wilderness Society's picture

Grizzly bears are just one of the iconic Alaska species—including polar bears, wolves, caribou and Dall sheep—that would be threatened by drilling in the pristine and beautiful Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Volunteers sought for knee pain study

University of Queensland's picture

Researchers at The University of Queensland’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences are seeking participants for a kneecap pain research project.

Princeton chemists share science with local kids at 'Chemistry Rocks!'

Princeton University's picture

Sisters Maya (11), Willa (5) and Zara (9) dissolve sugar cubes encased in putty to see how caves and fossil impressions are formed while attending the “Chemistry Rocks!” event at Princeton University’s Frick Chemistry Laboratory on Oct.

Chapter Support Specialist Civil Rights

Council on American Islamic Relations's picture

Position: Full-time salaried. This is a one-year, grant-funded position with potential for renewal.

From Vietnam to MSU, a Spartan's journey

Michigan State University's picture

The continuation of the Vietnam War commemoration period, which began in 2015 and included this year’s PBS broadcast of the new Ken Burns documentary “The Vietnam War,” brought America’s involvement during one of the most difficult periods in history to the forefront. Rarely mentioned are the Vietnamese children who escaped the violence of the region.

ALA and REFORMA create Adopt a Library program to assist libraries in the Caribbean

American Library Association's picture

CHICAGO — Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated much of the Caribbean and libraries were not spared.

Molecular guardian defends cells, organs against excess cholesterol

Harvard Public Affairs & Communications's picture

A team of researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has illuminated a critical player in cholesterol metabolism that acts as a molecular guardian in cells to help maintain cholesterol levels within a safe, narrow range. Known as Nrf1, it both senses and responds to excess cholesterol, and could represent a potential new therapeutic target in a multitude of diseases where cholesterol metabolism is disrupted.

FDA approves first telehealth option to program cochlear implants remotely

Food and Drug Administration's picture

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a remote feature for follow-up programming sessions for the Nucleus Cochlear Implant System through a telemedicine platform. The remote programming feature is indicated for patients who have had six months of experience with their cochlear implant sound processor and are comfortable with the programming process.

A.G. Schneiderman Announces Indictment Against Pharmacy Owner, Pharmacist, And Three Pharmacies For Allegedly Defrauding Medicaid Of Over $3 Million

New York Attorney General's picture

NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced the indictment of Hin T. Wong (“Wong”), 49, of Manhattan, Mery Gooden, 58, of the Bronx, and three pharmacies. The indictment charges Wong, the owner of three Manhattan pharmacies – New York Pharmacy Inc.

Hear How Were All Makers a LITA webinar

American Library Association's picture

Chicago -- One oft-overlooked aspect of making and makerspaces is its potential for empowerment, especially among populations that are otherwise marginalized or underrepresented. This 90 minute webinar will discuss why making is important for these populations, and what libraries can do to ensure their makerspaces are safe spaces of diversity, inclusion, and accessibility.

U.S. - EU Statement Following the U.S. - EU Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Meeting

United States Department of Homeland Security's picture

WASHINGTON – On 17 November 2017, the U.S - EU Ministerial Meeting on Justice and Home Affairs took place in Washington, D.C. The meeting reaffirmed the importance of the long standing partnership between the United States and the European Union in addressing common threats to security, and of practical outcomes of this cooperation.

Plant respiration could become a bigger feedback on climate than expected

Centre for Ecology and Hydrology's picture

New research, led by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, suggests that plant respiration is a larger source of carbon emissions than previously thought, and warns that, as the world warms, this may reduce the ability of Earth’s land surface to absorb emissions due to fossil fuel burning.

NAACP Files Legal Brief in Fight against Muslim Ban 3.0

National Association for the Advancement of Colore...'s picture

This executive order, like its predecessors, should be struck down as violating the guarantee of equal protection under our Constitution,” said Bradford Berry, NAACP General Counsel.  “Just like the old Jim Crow laws, the executive order attempts to mask the discriminatory intent leading to its creation, but the President’s campaign promises make abundantly clear that the intent here is to discriminate against individuals based on religious and ethnic identity,” added Berry.

HKS students offer innovative ideas for tackling climate change impacts on Arctic

Harvard Public Affairs & Communications's picture

To much of the world, the Arctic is seen as a faraway, isolated region populated by polar bears and not much else.

When Taken as Prescribed, Antibiotics Save Lives

Tennessee Government's picture

NASHVILLE – Antibiotics play an integral role in fighting bacterial infections, but lose their effectiveness if not prescribed and taken appropriately. Bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotics and experts say that increasingly causes trouble in treating some infectious diseases. During Antibiotic Awareness Week, the Tennessee Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention want to raise awareness about the importance of appropriate antibiotic use and combating the threat of resistance.

Future Man Is Gleefully Sophomoric, and That's Part of the Charm

Reason Foundation's picture

Prepare yourself for the gamer jokes and deliberately gross body humor.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Ends the Departments Practice of Regulation by Guidance

United States Department of Justice's picture

Today, in an action to further uphold the rule of law in the executive branch, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo prohibiting the Department of Justice from issuing guidance documents that have the effect of adopting new regulatory requirements or amending the law. The memo prevents the Department of Justice from evading required rulemaking processes by using guidance memos to create de facto regulations.

Officials warn of scam artists targeting North Bay wildfire victims

California Department of Insurance's picture

Officials have received reports of individuals posing as FEMA officials and approaching victims to obtain personal information. Fraudulent applications for assistance using wildfire victims' personal information have also been reported.

Governor Cuomo Announces Free Admission to All State Parks on Black Friday

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's picture

Governor Cuomo today announced free admission to all New York State parks this Black Friday, November 24 to encourage New Yorkers and their families to take advantage of the more than 335,000 acres of state-owned land next weekend. During Thanksgiving weekend, State Parks offers various family friendly events and programs at locations across the state. For a full list of state park programs on Black Friday and over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, click here.

Agritourism farms offer holiday attractions

North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consu...'s picture

RALEIGH – Whether you are looking to cut your own Christmas tree, or take a sleigh ride with Santa, North Carolina farms offer an abundance of options for family fun this holiday season.

Pioneering new course looks at business, tech, and law surrounding blockchain

University of Berkeley's picture

It’s easy enough to find a computer science class that covers the bits and bytes behind blockchain — the global digital ledger that’s linked and secured using cryptography. More difficult is finding a curriculum that tackles the potentially disruptive business, legal and regulatory implications of the complex new technology.

Beaches, bikes and bridges: Ohio State engages expert teams to re-imagine Olentangy River Corridor

Ohio State University's picture

A sun-washed beach adjacent to Ohio Stadium. A braid of bridges and paths weaving from campus to downtown. Bicycles and modern trains zipping along a path once carved by a major highway.

UCPD turkey giveaway brightens student-parents holiday

University of Berkeley's picture

Sam, a UC Berkeley optometry student, accepts her turkey dinner from Terri Castaneda, a civilian police business clerk, while Captain Alex Yao watches.

AG Derek Schmidt: FCC approves rules to block robocalls from fake phone numbers

Kansas Attorney General's picture

TOPEKA – (November 17, 2017) – A new rule adopted yesterday by the Federal Communications Commission will allow telephone providers to block calls originating from certain fake phone numbers, a move aimed at reducing the amount of robocalls consumers receive, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

CAIR Letter to GOP Leaders: Remove Survey Question Attacking Religious Principles of U.S. Muslims

Council on American Islamic Relations's picture

The term ‘Sharia’ refers to Islamic religious teachings, comparable to Catholic cannon law and Jewish Halacha.

CAIR-MN, Japanese American Group to Host St. Cloud Forum on WWII Incarceration, Islamophobia

Council on American Islamic Relations's picture

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 11/17/17) - On Saturday, November 18, the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) and the Twin Cities Japanese American Citizens League (TC JACL) will host a community forum in St Cloud, Minn., on the infamous presidential executive order 9066, which allowed the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II as it relates to today’s anti-immigration policies and the rise in Islamophobia.

AFPAAS teams poised to help Air Force families in need

US Air Force's picture

When a natural disaster or real-world event impacts the Total Force, two branches at the Air Force’s Personnel Center come together to provide comprehensive support: the Airman and Family Support Branch and the Personnel Readiness Branch.