Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "I join all Americans in mourning the loss of my Senate colleague and good friend John Glenn – a steadfast voice of patriotism and one of our greatest Americans.

Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs is pleased to announce the six winners for the 2016 Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE). The winners will be presented with the award at the annual ACE ceremony on January 5, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. EST at the State Department.

Washington, DC - President Obama spoke yesterday by phone with Prime Minister John Key of New Zealand to thank him for the close friendship and partnership the two leaders have enjoyed over the last eight years. 

Yuma, Arizona - America’s bridges need work.

So do some of the nation’s buildings - both old and new - that were designed to avoid collapsing during an earthquake or other major catastrophe, but aren’t quite up to the task of remaining inhabitable after disaster strikes.

Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "On behalf of President Obama and the American people, I offer heartfelt warm wishes to the people of Thailand on the anniversary of His Majesty King Bhumibol Aduyladej’s birthday, this December 5. We note with sadness the passing of King Bhumibol, who would have been 89 years old on this day. We remember His Majesty for the great vision and dedication with which he led Thailand, and for the enduring friendship he nurtured with the United States.