Washington, DC - Congressman Juan Vargas, serving on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittees on the Middle East and North Africa, and on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade, issued the following statement about the attack on a Jerusalem Synagogue leaving four people dead:


Washington, DC - Acting Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman, Former Deputy Secretary of State Ambassador William J. Burns, and the U.S. negotiating team will depart on November 17 for Vienna to participate in the comprehensive nuclear negotiations of the P5+1 and the European Union with Iran. The full delegation list follows.

Washington, DC - One of the alleged leaders of the Beltran Leyva Organization, a Mexican drug-trafficking cartel responsible for importing multi-ton quantities of cocaine and methamphetamine into the United States, was extradited to the United States from Mexico on Saturday, and will be making an initial appearance this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Alan Kay of the District of Columbia.

Los Angeles, California - Researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed a more efficient way to turn methanol into useful chemicals, such as liquid fuels, and that would also reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

New Orleans, Louisiana - Cirrascale Corporation®, a premier developer of build-to-order, open architecture blade-based and rackmount computing infrastructure, today announced it will offer the new NVIDIA® Tesla® K80 dual-GPU accelerator throughout its GPU-enabled blade server and high-performance workstation product lines. Utilizing a pair of the company’s latest proprietary 80-lane Gen3 PCIe switch-enabled risers, the GB5400 supports up to eight discrete NVIDIA Tesla K80 dual-GPU accelerator cards in a single blade, allowing for all eight accelerators to peer on a single PCIe root complex.

Berkeley, California - If you’ve ever been to Tolman Hall, you probably reached it not by rigid adherence to a series of mechanical steps - start at West Circle, go up Hilgard Way, first right to the end of Morgan Hall, then first left and voila - but by navigating via the map in your head. That is, you pictured its location, and figured out a suitable route.