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2014-08-09 00:20:16

WASHINGTON, Aug. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO MOVING EXPERIENCE Profile America -- Saturday, August 9th. With so much modern infrastructure featuring soaring atriums and deep subterranean transit systems, it's not easy to imagine getting by without escalators. However, this efficient people mover was conceived in a far simpler, down to earth...

2014-08-08 08:20:37

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- All-new exterior styling for 2015 Charger Pursuit further draws on its late-1960s heritage, while infusing a more aggressive and visually lightened look with sleeker styling -- Upgraded driver-focused cockpit is a mobile command center with world-class materials, police-duty upgrades and all-new state-of-the-art technologies -- Charger Pursuit V-8 and V-8 AWD models deliver 370 best-in-class...

2014-08-08 00:21:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO NIXON RESIGNS Profile America --Friday, August 8th.( )On this date 40 years ago, President Richard Nixon announced on a nationwide broadcast from the Oval Office his resignation, effective the next day. The resignation and departure from the White House was in response to the long building,...

2014-08-07 23:05:58

FINEX® Cast Iron Cookware Co. taps Kickstarter to meet cook’s ever growing demand for premium American-made cast iron cookware. Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 America’s love of cast iron cooking is hotter than ever, and FINEX® Cast Iron Cookware Company (http://www.FINEXUSA.com) is meeting this demand with the Kickstarter launch of an 8-inch version of their iconic heirloom quality skillet on August 7, 2014. The FINEX 12-inch ultra-smooth skillet is already in...

2014-08-07 12:21:08

America's largest 'personal shoe shopper' for your vehicle conducts Passenger and Standard Touring All-Season comparison test for drivers looking for a longer tread life, smooth ride and good traction in dry, wet and wintry weather. SOUTH BEND, Ind., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TireRack.com, America's largest independent tire tester and consumer-direct source for tires, wheels and performance accessories, released the third set of results from its 19(th) annual tire testing season....

2014-08-07 00:21:37

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO CRISIS RESOLUTION Profile America -- Thursday, August 7th. On this date 50 years ago, the U.S. Congress passed one of its most controversial joint resolutions -- one that was regretted in hindsight and overturned in January 1971. It was the so-called Tonkin Gulf Resolution, authorizing nearly...

2014-08-06 23:11:21

REGISTER NOW for the 10th Annual Sedona Marathon Event taking place on January 31, 2015. Sedona, Arizona (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 Sign-up with your family and friends before September 1, 2014 to save on registration with Early Bird pricing! The boutique destination race event is expected to host more than 2,600 runners/walkers who will participate in one of these breathtaking panoramic races: 5K, 10K, Half Marathon or Full Marathon race, presented by the Sedona Chamber of Commerce &...

2014-08-06 23:05:11

World’s largest annual wheelchair sports event provides therapeutic sports opportunities for disabled U.S. Veterans Washington (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 More than 600 of America’s best wheelchair athletes, all disabled U.S. military Veterans, are arriving in Philadelphia, Pa., for the 34th National Veterans Wheelchair Games being held August 12–-17. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Paralyzed Veterans of America present the Games each year. The multi-event sports...

2014-08-06 16:20:38

NAPA, Calif., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AUL Corp., America's largest national provider of used vehicle service contracts, has been awarded Gold in the Service Contract Provider category for the 2014 Dealers' Choice Awards by Auto Dealer Monthly magazine. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120606/LA20190LOGO "It is a tremendous honor to receive this award. It speaks to the high level of service we strive to provide our agents and dealers," said Luis Nieves, Founder and CEO of...

2014-08-06 08:40:16

Standout Scenic Restaurants Cover 28 States; California, Washington, Hawaii, and Florida Claim Greatest Number of Winners SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of summer vacation season, OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is pleased to honor the 2014 Diners' Choice Award winners for the Top 100 Scenic View Restaurants in America. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more...


Latest America Reference Libraries

York Chocolate
2013-06-11 13:15:07

The York chocolate cat, also known as the York, is a breed of domestic cat that originated in America in 1983 and is used as a show cat. It was developed by Janet Chiefari, who bred kittens that were descendants of Siamese cats. The York can be medium or large with a slightly long nose, a round head, and large round eyes that are gold or green in color. Its feet are sometimes tufted and it has a fluffy tail. Its body is covered in semi-long, soft fur that can vary in color. Preferred colors...

Yosemite National Park
2013-04-17 14:20:47

Yosemite National Park is located in eastern California in the United States in the central area of Sierra Nevada, extending to the western slopes of the range. The park holds 761,268 acres of protected land. The area became very popular after Thomas Ayres, the artist who was responsible for much of the publicity of the area, and an entrepreneur named James Mason Hutchings visited in 1855. Early tourists that visited Yosemite before it was a national park could enjoy passing over the Wawona...

Grand Canyon National Park
2013-03-19 15:03:05

Grand Canyon National Park is located in the American state of Arizona and is the country’s fifteenth established park. The main feature of the park is the Grand Canyon, which is a gorge of the Colorado River, and is often thought of as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The park contains 1,217,262 acres of land. It was established as an official national park in 1919, but the area was already well known as a landmark for thirty years. In 1903, President Theodore Roosevelt...

Ronald Evans Jr.
2012-10-25 11:30:42

Ronald Ellwin Evans, Jr. was an astronaut that worked with NASA on the Apollo missions and served as a Captain in the United States Navy. Evans is one of the twenty-four astronauts to fly to the moon. . Evans was born on November 10, 1933 in St. Francis, Kansas. He graduated from Highland Park High School in Topeka, Kansas. Boy Scouts of America played a huge role in Evans youth as he attained the highest level of Life Scout. Evans then went on to study at the University of Kansas...

Plain Chachalaca, Ortalis vetula
2012-03-22 23:28:04

The Plain Chachalaca (Ortalis vetula) is a large species of bird in the Cracidae family. It is found in tropical and subtropical environments from mezquital thickets in the Rio Grande Valley in southeastern Texas to northernmost Costa Rica. In Central America, this species occurs in the Pacific lowlands from Chiapas, Mexico to northern Nicaragua. It occurs solely as a separate population in Costa Rica. Its habitat is dry and moist forests, especially where interspersed with scrub and savanna....

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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'