Residents of the territory of Puerto Rico are still struggling to recover from the devastation of this year's massive hurricanes and more than 350 American Red Cross disaster workers are there, supporting relief efforts on the island.

Dallas, Texas - The American Heart Association, the world's leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke, has named attorney M. Lewis Kinard as executive vice president, general counsel and assistant corporate secretary for the organization at its international headquarters in Dallas, Texas. Kinard succeeds Lynne M. Darrouzet, who previously announced plans to retire and who moves into a special project role - of counsel - to Association executive management.

The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) provided assistance to a commercial vessel in distress off the coast of Florida yesterday.

Washington, DC - When something negative keeps reappearing, the old saying goes that it "turns up like a bad penny". According to an FTC lawsuit against a North Carolina outfit, those "bad pennies" in this case, phantom debts the FTC says people didn't owe cost consumers way more than pennies.

West Lafayette, Indiana - Balancing the need to provide an affordable, accessible education with a commitment to transforming students' lives and preparing them for the future is an ongoing challenge in higher education. New research from economists at Purdue University's Krannert School of Management finds that task-based goal setting can help on both fronts as a low-cost and logistically simple approach to improving students' course performance.

Washington, DC - "The [paid family leave] policy outlined in the administration's recent budget proposal emphasizes the need for mothers and fathers to have access to paid leave to encourage both parents to share parenting responsibilities and to strive toward minimizing hiring biases. While this policy will benefit all working parents, it will have an especially positive effect for women, who are far more likely than men to leave the workforce to provide unpaid care for a child."