Washington, DC - Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson: "In observance of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW) on November 25 and the accompanying 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, the United States reaffirms its commitment to defending the rights of women and girls to live free from violence.

Washington, DC - For college students building their resumes, that camp counselor gig is nice – but what about participating in a session at an international conference of privacy and data security experts?

Norfolk, Virginia - Military Sealift Command's hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) returned to Naval Station Norfolk after providing life-saving medical care to the people of Puerto Rico.

New York - Rat sightings are a common enough sight as you look out of a window while riding in the "hole in the ground," better known as the New York City Subway system.  But, says the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC], it is a rare thing, indeed, to have such a scary rodent as a riding companion.  Yet, it happened recently aboard the A Train and, as you might expect, it caused quite a scene. 

Washington, DC - More than 45 million turkeys are eaten on Thanksgiving Day, with a never-ending list of side dishes and desserts. The Thanksgiving meal is by far the largest and most stressful meal many consumers prepare all year, leaving room for mistakes that can make guests sick. But never fear, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is available with tips and resources to make this Thanksgiving safe and stress-free.

Washington, DC - Facial hair has become a popular personal statement among Americans and the Navy publishes grooming standards for service members in Navy Uniform Regulations and also conducts studies on the safety science behind these standards.