Rochester, Minnesota - "Research shows laughter provides a good physical workout, generates mental relaxation, lowers blood pressure and pain, and even improves immunity. You’re 30 times more likely to laugh in good company than alone. Further, the more you laugh with others rather than at someone, the greater the health benefit." - Dr. Amit Sood.

Washington, DC - Exercises, scenarios and a "call to action" sound like a battle-stations drill aboard a ship but actually it was all part of a two-day transformational leadership training standdown held by Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) at the Catering and Conference Center at Washington Navy Yard, January 21-22.

Newark, New Jersey - C. Tate George, former NBA basketball player and the CEO of purported real estate development firm The George Group, was sentenced today to 108 months in prison for his role in orchestrating a $2 million investment fraud scheme, announced U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman for the District of New Jersey.

Corpus Christi, Texas - An illegal alien from Mexico was sentenced Tuesday to nearly six years in federal prison following his conviction for transporting illegal aliens that resulted in the death of two vehicle occupants.

Reno, Nevada - In preparation for the initial 2016 water supply allocation announcement later this winter, the Bureau of Reclamation is providing an update on water supply conditions for the federal Central Valley Project (CVP). The water year (WY) runs from October 1 to September 30; the contract year for most CVP contractors runs from March 1 to February 28.

Washington, DC - President Barack Obama: "Today, we mark the 43rd anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade, which affirmed a woman’s freedom to make her own choices about her body and her health.