Washington, DC - One hundred women leaders in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields from Africa, the Middle East and South and Central Asia arrived in the United States this week for the U.S. Department of State’s TechWomen 2017 exchange program. Through mentorships with U.S. women leaders in STEM fields, the TechWomen participants will gain access and opportunities needed to strengthen business ties and build stronger professional networks around the world. Upon their return home, participants will encourage more women and girls to pursue careers in science and technology.

Washington, DC - His entrepreneurial spirit helped an 11-year-old boy achieve an opportunity he can tell his grandkids about.  He convinced President Donald Trump to hire him to mow the White House lawn. 

New York City, New York - On his second day in New York City, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today met with United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres at the United Nations Headquarters, delivered remarks at the opening ceremony for Climate Week NYC 2017 and discussed the growing importance of climate action from subnational governments and the business community at events with other global climate leaders, including France's Minister of Ecological and Inclusive Transition Nicolas Hulot, former Vice President Al Gore and Michael Bloomberg.

Yokosuka, Japan - Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer, commander of U.S. 7th Fleet, Sept. 18, relieved the commander of Task Force 70 (CTF 70), Rear Adm. Charles Williams and the commander of Destroyer Squadron (DESRON) 15, Capt. Jeffrey Bennett. Both reliefs were due to a loss of confidence in their ability to command.

Washington, DC - The Federal Trade Commission will hold a Twitter chat to address a range of issues surrounding disclosures social media influencers must make if they are compensated by -- or have some other material relationship with -- a brand or product they post about. During the chat, Commission staff also will be available to answer questions about the FTC’s recent action against two individual influencers and their company, CSGO Lotto.

San Diego, California - The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) announced that the San Diego Zoo Global’s submission on behalf of six AZA-accredited institutions received “Top Honors” in AZA’s 2017 North American Conservation Award for their California Condor Bi-national Recovery and Reintroduction Program. The annual award recognizes exceptional efforts toward regional habitat preservation, species restoration, and support of biodiversity in the wild. For the first time this year, Top Honors winners in the North American Conservation category also received a cash award of $25,000 to support their initiatives thanks to the Arthur L. and Elaine V. Johnson Foundation.