Ventura, California - The American Red Cross is providing shelter and support to help people in the path of fast-moving wildfires which broke out yesterday in Southern California, forcing people from their homes.

Dallas, Texas - A shipment of drinking water, water filters, medicine and medical supplies for hospitals and clinics arrived last night to the Muñiz Air Force Base in San Juan Airport, as a humanitarian effort of the American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease.The arrival of this medical aid to the island, was made possible through the American Heart Association’s $100,000 donation, granted to the Ricky Martin Foundation in contribution to Puerto Rico’s relief and recovery post-Hurricane Maria.

Washington, DC - Recent events - including the disruption of a high-level corruption investigation, the arrest of officials from the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU), and the seizure of sensitive NABU files - raise concerns about Ukraine’s commitment to fighting corruption. These actions appear to be part of an effort to undermine independent anti-corruption institutions that the United States and others have helped support. They undermine public trust and risk eroding international support for Ukraine.

Rochester, Minnesota - Huperzine A, a dietary supplement derived from the Chinese club moss Huperzia serrata, is sparking some interest as a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease.

Jacksonville, Florida - Much of the globe couldn’t access LinkedIn yesterday because of an SSL expiry.

If you had trouble yesterday logging into LinkedIn – the social network for professionals – you are not alone. LinkedIn let its SSL certificate expire yesterday, a blunder that kept millions from accessing the website and left those who were able to log on without a secure connection.

Washington, DC - The United States and China have negotiated compatible signal characteristics that will both protect and enhance service for users of the U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS) and the equivalent Chinese system. The achievement resulted from several years of discussions between U.S. and Chinese experts in global navigation satellite systems (GNSS).