Washington, DC - The Navy released the results of the investigation into the seizure of two riverine boats and the detention of 10 U.S. Navy personnel by Iranian forces today in a press conference at the Pentagon.

Washington, DC - The Department of State has announced al-Qa’ida in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) under section 1(b) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13224. The Department of State also designated AQIS leader Asim Umar under section 1(b) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13224.

Washington, DC - Computers have proven capable of helping scientists solve many research problems, from the dynamics of black hole mergers to distant connections in reams of genomic data.

Washington, DC - There are lots of great places to fly your drones, but over or near a wildfire isn’t one of them. In fact, drone operators who interfere with wildfire suppression efforts are subject to civil penalties of up to $27,500 and possible criminal prosecution.

Washington, DC - The Department of State is pleased to announce the release of the 2015 Digest of United States Practice in International Law, covering developments during calendar year 2015. The Digest provides the public with a record of the views and practice of the Government of the United States in public and private international law.

Stanford, California - California’s drought-stricken Central Valley harbors three times more groundwater than previously estimated, Stanford scientists have found. Accessing this water in an economically feasible way and safeguarding it from possible contamination from oil and gas activities, however, will be challenging.