San Diego, California - Five ring-tailed lemurs, five fossas and one honey badger  explored their new homes at the just-opened Madagascar Forest habitat in the new Conrad Prebys Africa Rocks at the San Diego Zoo, earlier today. After coming onto the exhibit from their behind-the-scenes bedrooms, the sociable troop of one male and four female ring-tailed lemurs jumped on rocks and climbed trees, and even sunbathed for a while one of the lemurs’ favorite pastimes.

Atlantic Ocean - The amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD 3) departed for the Gulf Coast region Thursday, in support of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's, and local and state authorities' efforts to provide humanitarian and disaster relief for the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a proclamation declaring September 2017 as “National Preparedness Month” in the State of California.

Phoenix, Arizona - A Utah-based operation that helped allegedly deceptive telemarketers take millions of dollars from consumers’ credit card accounts will be banned from the payment processing business under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.

Washington, DC - Ask a business person where their office is located and the likely answer is “everywhere.” They’re working from home, staying in the loop while traveling, and catching up on email between sales calls. For productivity’s sake, many companies give their employees – and perhaps clients or service providers – remote access to their networks. Are you taking steps to ensure those outside entryways into your systems are sensibly defended?

Washington, DC - The Department of State has renewed the charter of the U.S. Advisory Panel to the U.S. Section of the North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission (NPAFC) for another two years, effective September 29, 2017.