Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "What’s surprising is that anyone is surprised that 2014 was the hottest year on record. The science has been screaming at us for a long, long time. We’ve seen thirteen of the warmest years on record since 2000. Greenhouse gas emissions from human activity are at an all-time high, which we know leads to a warming planet. We’re seeing higher than ever occurrences of extreme weather events like catastrophic droughts, storm surges and torrential rain.

Imperial, California - National columnist Glenn Mollette authors his eleventh book. His recent endeavor is titled, "Grandpa's Store, A Reflection of My Childhood,"  Published by Johnny House Press, an imprint of Liberty Torch Press in Newburgh, Indiana.

Yokosuka, Japan - The Heritage Committee aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73) hosted a ceremony to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s life, influence and achievements on the ship's mess deck.

West Lafayette, Indiana - Asteroids may be a byproduct of planet formation rather than planetary building blocks, according to a recent paper in Nature.

Washington, DC - Recently on cable news a little boy appeared to execute two men in Syria. Beside him a thug chants something that is probably related to the Muslim religion.  Days before this, men arrogantly stood in the streets in Paris France shouting Islamic religious rhetoric.

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Juan Vargas (CA-51) issued the following statement after voting against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations Act of 2015. The bill is intended to fund the agency through September 30, 2015.