Washington, DC - Did you know that the U.S. Department of State offers scholarships for high school students to study abroad? Tune in to one of two State Department Google+ Hangouts to get advice and ask questions about international education and exchange programs.

San Diego, California - U.S. Navy Petty Officer First Class Daniel Layug pleaded guilty in the Southern District of California today to accepting more than $10,000 in cash, consumer electronics and travel expenses from a foreign defense contractor in exchange for classified and internal Navy information.

Washington, DC - In the face of what is shaping up to be a catastrophic fire season in the Southwest, the U.S. Forest Service is adding four additional aircraft to its next-generation firefighting fleet, bringing the total amount of aircraft to 21 large airtankers (with opportunities to add additional aircraft, if needed) and more than 100 helicopters.

Washington, D.C. - The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) will expand its successful Turnaround Arts initiative, a program designed to help turn around low-performing schools, narrow the achievement gap, and increase student engagement through the arts, announced the committee’s co-chairs, George Stevens Jr. and Margo Lion today.

New York, NY - The Huguette Clark Family Fund for Protection of Elders has made its first pair of grants totaling $51,000 to combat the growing national problem of elder abuse. The two grantees, the San Diego State University Research Foundation and the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, are both leaders in the fight to recognize, prevent and rectify elder abuse in the United States.

New Port, Rhode, Island - Center for Service Support (CSS) is urging Sailors, Department of the Navy (DoN) civilians and their families to be safe this Memorial Day weekend.

West Lafayette, Indiana - BaAka foragers face growing malnutrition amidst a growing trade in forest products and political and economic volatility in the Central African Republic, despite conservation efforts designed to secure their resource base, according to research from Purdue University.