Las Vegas, Nevada - The will feature Hollywood stars, TV personalities, professional athletes and musical icons promoting the latest innovations revolutionizing the ways consumers live, work, play, connect and access information. Owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, the 2015 CES, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies, will run January 6-9, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Seattle, Washington - NASA researchers will present a wide range of new astrophysics findings at the 225th meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS). The AAS meeting runs Sunday, Jan. 4 through Thursday, January 8, 2015 at the Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle.

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado - Is getting more exercise and/or spending more time outdoors on your New Year's Resolution list? Do you enjoy visiting national parks?If so, then Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument might help you reach your goals.Starting in January, the Monument will offer a "Hikes for Your Health" program as well as two evening astronomy programs.

Washington, DC - During the week of December 14, 2014, USDA confirmed two findings of highly pathogenic avian influenza in wild birds in Washington State and in a small backyard poultry flock in Oregon. We reported these findings to the World Animal Health Organization (OIE) as required. As a result of the findings, some countries have placed restrictions on U.S. poultry exports.

Washington, DC - Effective January 1, 2015, the Department of State will adjust the processing fee for the Border Crossing Card (BCC) for Mexican citizens under age 15 whose parent or guardian has or is applying for a BCC. The fee will increase from $16 to $17. The fees for all other consular services will remain the same.

Imperial, California - With the New Year close at hand, many Americans use this milestone to start a new diet or exercise regimen. But a new survey from Consumer Reports finds that as many as one in four consumers try to shortcut the process with the use of weight-loss supplements.