Atlantic Ocean - Aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) transited the Strait of Gibraltar, July 2.

Okinawa, Japan - U.S. Sailors and Marines with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment disembarked the forward-deployed Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship USS Ashland (LSD 48) in Okinawa, Japan, after several training engagements in the region, July 4.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I congratulate the people of Cabo Verde as you celebrate the 41st year of your country’s independence on July 5.

West Lafayette, Indiana - Purdue University researchers have developed an algorithm that quantifies and analyzes shape changes in puzzle piece-shaped plant cells, providing insights into the small-scale processes that control leaf size and crop yield.

Washington, DC - Recently, the FTC sent hundreds of thousands of refund checks to people who bought the book The Weight Loss Cure “They” Don’t Want You to Know About by pitchman Kevin Trudeau. Court decisions have established there wasn’t much truth in Mr. Trudeau’s advertising claims, but the story behind the law enforcement actions underscores one fundamental truth: the FTC’s commitment to effective order enforcement.