Washington, DC - Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order resolving FTC allegations that Google, Inc., unfairly billed consumers for in-app charges incurred by children without their parents’ consent.

Raleigh, North Carolina - SecureSheet Technologies, LLC, a leading provider of multi-user online spreadsheet and web database solutions for businesses, today announced that the U.S. Patent Office has issued a patent (8,892,644) for SecureSheet’s unique and powerful technology which enables dynamic control and access to data down to the sheet/row/column/cell level inside a multi-user spreadsheet based upon a user’s security profile.

Washington, DC - "Government has grown more aggressive as it seeks to trample on our rights with regulations that are so intrusive they are positively inane, including a new one that would give the EPA the right to regulate rain water," according to Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens.

Washington, DC - Four eminent scientists have agreed to serve as U.S. Science Envoys beginning in January, 2015: Dr. Peter Hotez, Dr. Jane Lubchenco, Dr. Arun Majumdar, and Dr. Geri Richmond. Announced by President Obama in Cairo in June 2009, the U.S. Science Envoy program demonstrates the United States’ commitment to science, technology, and innovation as tools of diplomacy and economic growth.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "On December 5th, we mark one year since the passing of Nelson Mandela, a remarkable journey of life completed, but a legacy that still motivates all of us.

Arlington, Virginia - Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy Michael Stevens today said the Navy is revoking Bill Cosby's title of honorary Chief Petty Officer, originally presented in 2011.