Reston, Virginia - USGS recorded historic flooding in South Louisiana on its streamgage network, with 30 registering above flood stage over the course of several days. At least six streamgages set a peak of record, four of which have been in operation for more than 30 years. In addition, two streamgages showed a rise of 30 feet in two to three days.

Hidalgo, Texas - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Hidalgo International Bridge has recently encountered multiple interceptions of a pain relief cream containing peyote which is a prohibited substance according to federal law.

Cambridge, Massachusetts - Computer simulations of physical systems are common in science, engineering, and entertainment, but they use several different types of tools.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I congratulate the people of the Principality of Liechtenstein on the occasion of your National Day on August 15.

Seattle, Washington - Marina Alberti is a professor in the Department of Urban Design and Planning, which is part of the University of Washington College of Built Environments. Alberti directs the college’s Urban Ecology Research Laboratory and the Graduate School’s interdisciplinary doctoral program in urban design and planning.

Washington, DC - A leader of the Vice Lords street gang was sentenced today to 20 years in prison for attempted murder in aid of racketeering in connection with the May 7, 2015, shooting of a family of four with an AK-47 in Detroit.

New York - Emanuel L. Lutchman, 26, of Rochester, New York, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Jamaica as you celebrate the 54th anniversary of your nation’s independence.

Dallas, Texas - A Texas man was charged with fraud and obstruction of justice in an indictment unsealed today involving two investment companies that allegedly defrauded investors resulting in losses of approximately $900,000.

Washington, DC  - The U.S. Department of State’s Energy Resource Bureau welcomed a delegation from Angola for the third installment of the U.S.-Angola Strategic Energy Dialogue. The Minister of Petroleum of the Republic of Angola, Jose Maria Botelho de Vasconcelos, and the Minister of Energy and Water of the Republic of Angola, Joao Baptista Borges, participated in the discussion co-hosted by the U.S. Department of State’s Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, Amos J Hochstein, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy, Christopher Smith. The dialogue focused on Angola’s petroleum and power sectors.