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

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.

Scottsdale, Arizona - For most initial prostate cancer treatments, the answer is no. For instance, if your initial treatment is surgery to remove the prostate (prostatectomy), radiation therapy and hormone therapy may be options for you later, if necessary.

Las Vegas, Nevada - A California man was sentenced last week by U.S. District Judge James C. Mahan to 30 years in prison and lifetime supervised release following his jury convictions for felony sex trafficking offenses involving a minor, announced U.S. Attorney Daniel G. Bogden for the District of Nevada.

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 American people, I congratulate the people of the Principality of Liechtenstein on the occasion of your National Day on August 15.

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.

Rochester, Minnesota - Zika isn’t the only health concern now that the games have begun in Rio. Massive crowds from around the globe will be at the Olympics, and that means a world-class array of germs will mix with them. Mayo Clinic infectious diseases expert Gregory Poland, M.D., offers several tips for avoiding illness when you are around lots of people, whether at the Olympics, a professional sports event, convention, concert or other major event.

New Orleans, Louisiana - The owner of a New Orleans company that defrauded Medicare of more than $3.3 million was sentenced Thursday to 80 months in prison for directing the scheme.

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.