Quantcast

Latest America Stories

2014-05-27 16:21:48

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Strong bipartisan majorities of registered Alaska voters support increased production of U.S. oil and natural gas, according to a new poll released by API. "Today's poll shows strong majorities of Alaska voters support more domestic oil and natural gas development, regardless of party affiliation," said Jack Gerard, president and CEO of API. "Perhaps more than any other state, Alaska understands the connection between access to...

2014-05-27 12:34:04

CLEVELAND, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the past two months, five affiliates from Keep America Beautiful (KAB) have been competing for a total of $25,000 in grants in Taking Root(TM), a gardening grant program from Troy-Bilt(®) and KAB. Receiving the most votes, Keep North Platte and Lincoln Co. Beautiful will receive the largest grant - $12,000 in cash and up to $2,000 in Troy-Bilt products. The grant will be used for the North Platte community garden, which will offer...

2014-05-27 12:28:54

HOUSTON, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business announced its rankings of law firms and lawyers, again rating Sutton McAughan Deaver PLLC as a top IP firm in Texas. Chambers USA also rated each of the firm's name partners--Mike Sutton, Bob McAughan, and Al Deaver--as top practitioners in IP law. Chambers USA described Sutton McAughan Deaver PLLC as a "specialist litigation firm concentrating on patent, trademark and trade secret disputes."...

2014-05-27 12:28:26

"His painful story shows that anyone can be struck down by accumulated stress, but as he also demonstrates, awareness and prevention can be powerful tools for wellness." --Foreword Magazine NEW YORK, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Several years before Whole Foods brought healthy food to America's dinner tables, Paul Huljich cofounded a pioneering organic food company that was ahead of its time and listed on the stock exchange. He was chairman and CEO of Best Corporation when he had a...

2014-05-27 12:26:10

NEW YORK, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP is pleased to announce that two of its partners have been acknowledged by the prestigious client and peer-reviewed directory Chambers USA as "America's Leading Lawyers for Business" in their respective fields in the 2014 guide. Partner Andrew B. Lustigman has been ranked in Advertising: Transactional & Regulatory (Nationwide) and Samuel P. Ross has been ranked in Real Estate (New York), both of whom have been...

2014-05-27 08:31:18

One of Inc. Magazine's Fastest Growing Companies celebrates milestone with customer appreciation sales event PASADENA, Calif., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CPO, America's leading online tool retailer, is proud to announce that it has shipped its two millionth customer order, less than three years after celebrating its one millionth customer order. CPO is known for its wide selection of leading brands in the power tool and outdoor power equipment categories - and for its...

2014-05-27 00:20:35

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO STICKY BUSINESS Profile America -- Tuesday, May 27th.( )The difficulty of neatly painting cars two different colors led to the patenting of one of the world's most practical items -- at least around gift-giving time -- on this date in 1930. Five years earlier, Richard Drew, while working for the...

2014-05-26 00:20:47

WASHINGTON, May 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO BYGONES Profile America -- Monday, May 26th.( )This Memorial Day happens to mark the 20th anniversary of a consular agreement between the U.S. and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam after a break of almost 19 years. President Bill Clinton announced the formal normalization of diplomatic relations...

2014-05-25 00:20:39

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO SALAD DAYS Profile America -- Sunday, May 25th.( )This Memorial Day weekend will have seen many backyard parties among friends and neighbors. In addition to grilled chicken, hamburgers and hot dogs, there will be baked beans and potato chips, often joined by a salad. Most grocery stores now carry a...

2014-05-24 00:20:43

WASHINGTON, May 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO THE FIRST WEB Profile America -- Saturday, May 24th.( )In a way, today marks the 170th birthday of the World Wide Web. Only it was electro-mechanical, not digital. On this date in 1844, Samuel F.B. Morse activated the first telegraph line, sending a dots-and-dashes code message from the U.S....


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...

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....

Dusky Grouse, Dendragapus obscurus
2012-01-13 00:40:02

The Dusky Grouse (Dendragapus obscurus) is a species of grouse native to the Rocky Mountains in North America. It is a forest-dwelling bird, with a breeding habitat along the edges of conifer and mixed forests in western North America, from southeastern Alaska and Yukon south to New Mexico. Its range is closely associated with that of various conifers. It is a permanent resident within its range, but will often move short distances by foot or by wing to denser forest habitat in the colder...

Barrow’s Goldeneye, Bucephala islandica
2012-01-12 17:53:47

Barrow’s Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica) is a medium-sized species of sea duck. Its breeding habitat is wooded lakes and ponds in northwestern North America, but also in scattered locations in eastern Canada and Iceland. In Iceland it is commonly known as husond (house-duck). It is a migratory bird and will winter in protected coastal waters or open inland waters. It rarely migrates as far away as Europe and southern North America. Barrow’s Goldeneye is named after Sir John Barrow. The...

More Articles (20 articles) »
Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.