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2014-07-09 12:22:54

Their Message to Congress: "Use Your Power to Clean up our Power" WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 200 moms and their kids are holding a unique "Play-in for Climate Action," on Capitol Hill today, a family-friendly protest against the air pollution causing dangerous climate change. The event features children at play, a press conference joined by U.S. Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-CA., and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-RI., and a march to deliver a message from families...

2014-07-09 12:21:25

SAN FRANCISCO, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America today reported its preliminary operational results for June 2014 and the first six months of the year. The airline's traffic (measured in revenue passenger miles) increased 0.5 percent on capacity (measured in available seat miles) that was 0.9 percent lower than in the same month in 2013. Load factor was 86.1 percent, up 1.2 points from June 2013. The number of onboard passengers decreased 2.4 percent from the same month...

2014-07-09 12:21:01

America's largest 'personal shoe shopper' for your vehicle publishes results from run-flat tire comparison test for drivers in need of a smoother ride, peace of mind and extended mobility after a puncture SOUTH BEND, Ind., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TireRack.com, America's largest independent tire tester and consumer-direct source for tires, wheels and performance accessories, today published the first results of its 19(th) annual tire testing season, a run-flat tire comparison,...

2014-07-09 08:30:46

America's leading school wear brand, French Toast sees opportunity for growth NEW YORK, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- All New York City public schools are required to wear uniforms. Leading the charge with the largest offering in comfortable and durable school wear is French Toast (http://www.frenchtoast.com). The 29-year-old New York-based brand anticipates a surge in toddler orders within the coming months thanks to the 20,000+ Pre-K students expected to enter the New York City...

2014-07-09 08:20:34

LOS ANGELES, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stow your carry-on bags and fasten your seatbelts because it's time to fly! Flight attendants Gailen David and Bobby Laurie are landing on televisions across America with a new travel series produced by Savvy Omnimedia, that inspires travelers to make the most of their trip. Gailen David and Bobby Laurie, better known as "The Savvy Stews," had their flight paths cross in 2010 at a conference connecting travel bloggers. "We were...

2014-07-09 04:21:38

151-year-old heritage brand to bring celebrated design to new luggage collection PORTLAND, Ore., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pendleton Woolen Mills, an iconic American lifestyle brand based in Portland, Ore., has partnered with Ricardo Beverly Hills®, one of the largest luggage companies in America, under a licensing agreement for the Pendleton® brand. The new Pendleton Luggage Collection will feature the company's exclusive patterns printed on Ricardo's softside and hardside...

2014-07-09 00:20:50

WASHINGTON, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO TRANSISTOR Profile America -- Wednesday, July 9th. One of the most important inventions of our times was announced in early July 1948 in a press release by Bell Laboratories in New Jersey -- the transfer resistance device -- far better known as the transistor. The small, simple, and tough...

2014-07-08 12:29:20

CVS Caremark President and CEO Larry Merlo to participate in American Heart Association CEO Roundtable WOONSOCKET, R.I., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Larry J. Merlo, President and CEO of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), along with CEOs from more than a dozen of America's largest corporations and organizations, announced the creation of the American Heart Association (AHA) CEO Roundtable, a groundbreaking initiative to create a workplace culture that is focused on health. As part of...

2014-07-08 12:28:25

THE LABOR DAY WEEKEND TRADITION WILL AIR IN PRIMETIME, SUNDAY, AUGUST 31, 9|8C CHICAGO, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, the Muscular Dystrophy Association's nationally broadcast telethon the MDA Show of Strength Telethon, one of America's longest-standing and beloved fundraising and entertainment events, will invite America to help shape the content of the show to air this Labor Day weekend. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140708/124950 "For decades,...

2014-07-08 08:30:34

The American Heart Association CEO Roundtable launches with new survey showing American workers overestimate their health--leading to increased risk of heart disease and other serious illness NEW YORK, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Nancy Brown, CEO of the American Heart Association (AHA), Henry Kravis, Co-CEO and Co-Chairman of KKR & Co. L.P., Terry Lundgren, Chairman and CEO of Macy's, Inc., and 19 additional CEOs from some of America's largest companies...


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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