Washington, DC - On behalf of Secretary of State John F. Kerry, the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs is soliciting public input for recommendations for this year’s Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE). Now in its 17th year, the ACE honors U.S. companies demonstrating leadership in their overseas operations, specifically recognizing U.S. firms that uphold the highest standards of responsible business conduct, and whose operational practices and decision-making exemplify American values and international best practices.

Washington, DC - On this 30th anniversary of the Chornobyl disaster, our thoughts remain with the victims, from the emergency workers who gave their lives to prevent an even greater disaster, to those living in the area affected by the fallout.

Seattle, Washington - The number of children in foster care across the country is driven not solely by child abuse and neglect, but by states’ varying politics and approaches to social problems, a new University of Washington study finds.

New Orleans, Louisiana - Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) announced Monday that it is awarding 10 grants of $750,000 each to early-career scientists to support innovative, high-risk, high-reward projects in cancer research. The announcement was made at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research, SU2C’s Scientific Partner.

San Diego, California - Sistemas Medicos Nacionales S.A. de C.V. (SIMNSA) announced plans to build the region’s first hospital aimed to meet the health care needs of the growing binational community along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a proclamation declaring April 24, 2016 as “A Day of Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide” in the State of California.