NSC Spokesperson Ned Price on Attacks in Kenya and Somalia

Washington, DC - The United States strongly condemns the terrorist attack on a guest house in Mandera, Kenya, which killed approximately 12 people today as well as other recent attacks in Northeast Kenya and Somalia, including the attack on Djiboutian forces in the African Union Mission in Somalia. We express our deep sympathies to the victims and their families.

Federal Judge Approves FTC Order for Owners of Certain Volkswagen and Audi “Clean” Diesels to Receive Compensation

San Francisco, California - A federal district court judge in San Francisco today signed a $10 billion settlement order, starting the formal process for owners of certain Volkswagen and Audi 2.0 liter diesel cars to receive compensation for the vehicles they bought.

NIH Grantee Wins 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Washington, DC - The 2016 Nobel Prize in chemistry has been awarded to National Institutes of Health grantee Sir J. Fraser Stoddart of Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. Stoddart shares the award jointly with Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Ph.D., of the University of Strasbourg, France and Bernard L. Feringa, Ph.D., of the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, for their design and production of molecular machines.

Mayo Clinic remembers Sister Generose Gervais

Rochester, Minnesota - Sister Generose Gervais, long-time administrator of Saint Marys Hospital and president of the Poverello Foundation, passed away peacefully Friday evening in the hospital she served for many years. She was 97.

Fire Prevention Week Recognitions and Awards

Yuma, Arizona - The week of October 9th thru the 15th is Fire Prevention Week nationwide and also has been proclaimed here in Yuma by Mayor Douglas Nicholls. Observation of Fire Prevention Week began last Thursday (October 6th) with the highlighting of advances in fire prevention by Fire Marshal Kayla Holiman and special recognitions of several City of Yuma fire personnel.