Washington, DC - President Barack Obama: "Today I am signing the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act into law. It authorizes vital water projects across the country to restore watersheds, improve waterways and flood control, and improve drinking water infrastructure. The law also authorizes $170 million for communities facing drinking water emergencies, including funding for Flint, Michigan, to recover from the lead contamination in its drinking water system. That help for Flint is a priority of this Administration. WINN also includes four Indian water rights settlements that resolve long-standing claims to water and the conflicts surrounding those claims, address the needs of Native Communities, fulfill the Federal trust responsibility to American Indians, and provide a sound base for greater economic development for both the affected tribes and their non-Indian neighbors.

San Diego, California - The ‘Alalā Working Group has announced the names of five young ʻAlalā—critically endangered Hawaiian birds—that are being prepared for release at the Pu‘u Maka‘ala Natural Area Reserve, on the Big Island of Hawai‘i. The names, all in the Hawaiian language, were selected by project supporters.

Antalya, Turkey - The Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) hosted the inaugural meeting of the Protection of Soft Targets in a Counterterrorism Context Initiative in Antalya, Turkey.

Scottsdale, Arizona - Women report more stress over the holidays compared to men. They say it’s harder to relax during the holidays. Women also are more likely to engage in default coping skills, like comfort eating. Why is this the case?

Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission has granted summary decision against California Naturel, Inc., for falsely advertising its sunscreen product as “all natural” in violation of Sections 5 and 12 of the FTC Act.

Rochester, Minnesota - Kai-Nan An, Ph.D., Albert Czaja, M.D., James Eisenach, M.D., and David Feliciano, M.D., have been named recipients of the 2016 Mayo Clinic Distinguished Alumni Award. The award honors individuals who exemplify Mayo Clinic’s ideals and mission. The honorees were recognized on November 15 at the Mayo Foundation House in Rochester.