Sacramento, California - Wednesday, a federal jury found two men guilty in a bank fraud scheme that sought to fraudulently eliminate home mortgages and then profit on the subsequent home sales, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.

Las Vegas, Nevada - Across the globe, consumers can expect over 50,000,000 cyber attacks to occur this holiday season, per a press release from the UK-based IT group, Dimension Data. The average consumers will lose between $50 to $5,000 per incident. That's quite a range.

Boca Raton, Florida - aboutGolf the Official Golf Simulator Provider of the PGA TOUR will showcase their widescreen simulator with over 60 course options at the annual PGA TOUR tournament meetings this week in Boca Raton.  The attendees will have an opportunity to play and compete against each other in a closest to the pin contest highlighting the best par 3 holes on the PGA TOUR.  Attending the meetings are tournament directors from PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions, Web.com Tour and PGA TOUR Canada tournaments.

Washington, DC - Federal Trade Commission staff has issued a public notice encouraging academic and industry research on the impact of certificates of public advantage (COPA) on prices, quality, access, and innovation for healthcare services. The notice also seeks public comments regarding the benefits or harms that have resulted from COPAs or other state-based regulatory approaches intended to control healthcare prices and improve quality.

San Francisco, California - Casa Noble announced the latest addition to its extensive portfolio of first class tequilas. Casa Noble Seleccion del Fundador Volume II is a triple distilled, extra anejo, which has been aged for eight years in new Taransaud 114-liter French white oak barrels to impeccably develop its complex, elegant character. 

Sacramento, California - On the one-month anniversary of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued a proclamation declaring November 1, 2017 as a "Day of Remembrance of the Las Vegas Mass Shooting" and ordered that flags be flown at half-staff over the State Capitol.

Washington, DC - Framing challenging research questions at inception, and fostering the collaborations needed for successful inquiry.

Washington, DC - In our Stick with Security blog series, we've done our best to dive deeper into data security by focusing on the lessons learned from recent cases, insights from closed investigations, and the questions and comments we've received from businesses. One remark we've heard from companies that want to implement the lessons of Start with Security is "Just give us a list of what to do." Unfortunately, data security can't be boiled down to a one-and-done checklist. What's reasonable depends on the circumstances for example, the nature of your business and the sensitivity of the information you must collect and maintain so there's no one-size-fits-all approach. In addition, data thieves' tactics are constantly evolving. Last year's precautions may not protect your company from tomorrow's threats.

Washington, DC - Engaging NSF's research community in the pursuit of fundamental research in data science and engineering, the development of a cohesive, federated, national-scale approach to research data infrastructure, and the development of a 21st-century data-capable workforce.

Washington, DC - Cone snails have inspired humans for centuries. Coastal communities have often traded their beautiful shells like money and put them in jewelry. Many artists, including Rembrandt, have featured them in sketches and paintings. Now, scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are finding these deadly predators inspiring, too, as they seek new ways to cure old medical problems using the poisonous snails as models.