Washington, DC - A certain famous chef is known for exclaiming “BAM!” when he wants to extract the most flavor from a recipe. The FTC’s case against an unrelated California company called BAM Financial alleges a far less savory form of extraction.

Yuma, Arizona - Enjoy the Annual Perseid Meteor Shower at the Foothills Library! The library’s astronomy group will meet at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 11th, in the Foothills Library parking lot, 13226 E. South Frontage Road. Lawn chairs, binoculars, and telescopes welcome.

West Lafayette, Indiana - The recent recall of hoverboards because of exploding lithium-ion batteries highlights the danger of overheating batteries. Amy Marconnet, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, can speak about the effects of excessive heating in batteries.

Washington, DC - U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President for Government Affairs Bruce Josten released the following statement applauding the release of the bi-partisan “Save Our Social Security Act” to restore this vital program to fiscal health:

Washington, DC - The President spoke by phone today with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and again strongly condemned last week’s attempt to violently remove the democratically-elected civilian government of Turkey and expressed his support for Turkish democracy.