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2014-09-12 12:21:49

Denim from recycled ocean plastics available at G-Star Mall of America MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- G-Star's RAW for the Oceans collection is now available at Mall of America (south avenue on the first floor). In partnership with Bionic Yarn, the Vortex Project, Parley for the Oceans and curated by Pharrell Williams, the collection is made from ground-breaking Bionic Yarn - an eco-thread of fibers derived from recycled plastic bottles. Fittingly from the innovative...

2014-09-12 00:20:25

WASHINGTON, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO LOST DAYS Profile America -- Friday, September 12th. This was a day that didn't exist in Colonial America in 1752, as the familiar calendar underwent what is called the "Gregorian correction," switching from the ancient Julian calendar to adjust for errors accumulated over centuries. After...

2014-09-12 00:20:16

*PLUS ORIGINAL TITLE TRACK WITH SNOOP DOGG AND TOO $HORT* LOS ANGELES, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning filmmaker Marc Levin's (SLAM, Mr. Untouchable, Brick City) new documentary, "FREEWAY: CRACK IN THE SYSTEM" will be released on October 17, 2014 in select theaters. The first look of the trailer provides a sneak preview of the film's original title track by Snoop Dogg and Too $hort. Produced by Al Jazeera America in association with Blowback Productions and Royal...

2014-09-12 00:20:13

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hilliard Munoz Gonzales LLP is named one of the most successful law firms in the country by The National Law Journal, which released its inaugural list of America's Elite Trial Lawyers. MORE THAN 100 LAW FIRMS WERE VETTED The National Law Journal teamed up with Law.com to select law firms that won substantial victories in complex cases that impacted the law and legal business. One hundred law firms across the nation were...

2014-09-11 20:21:12

Following the endorsement of Scott Brown and the Bolton Super PAC I.E. expenditure against Ann Kuster, Bolton endorses GOP primary winners Frank Guinta (NH-1) and Marilinda Garcia (NH-4). WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ambassador John Bolton returns to New Hampshire and endorses former U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta and New Hampshire state Rep. Marilinda Garcia for U.S. Congress. Both candidates also receive a maximum contribution from the John Bolton PAC. Guinta and...

2014-09-11 16:24:19

RE/MAX Southwest Realty of Andrews, TX has been honored with a recognition by Realtrends.com in its selection of "America's Best Real Estate Agents: Texas." ANDREWS, Texas, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Announcing a special recognition appearing in the July, 2014 issue of Realtrends.com published by Realtrends.com. RE/MAX Southwest Realty was selected for the following honor: "America's Best Real Estate Agents: Texas" http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140911/145498...

2014-09-11 00:20:57

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO DECAF COFFEE Profile America -- Thursday, September 11th. Through the centuries of coffee's popularity, if someone ordered the beverage, there was no question about what kind. Today, many Americans prefer their coffee decaffeinated. That option dates to early in the last century, when Ludwig...

2014-09-10 12:21:11

Free Entrance Day on September 27, 2014 CHERRY HILL, N.J., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Subaru of America, Inc., through its partnership with the National Park Foundation (NPF), the official charity of America's national parks, is encouraging people across the country to take advantage of free entrance to all of America's national parks during the upcoming "fee-free day" on September 27, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140910/145030 "Subaru is proud to support the...

2014-09-10 08:22:29

- Acquisition of Mercedes-Benz of Bellevue, Barrier Audi, Barrier Porsche and Barrier Volvo enhances AutoNation premium luxury offerings in Seattle-Bellevue FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that it has signed agreements to acquire Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Volvo stores in the Seattle-Bellevue market from Barrier Motors. The annual revenue for these stores is...

2014-09-10 00:21:02

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110428/DC91889LOGO NATIONAL RICE MONTH Profile America -- Wednesday, September 10th. To highlight its importance, both as a crop and as part of the changing U.S. diet, this is National Rice Month. Globally, rice is the world's most important cereal grain. Reflecting both our increasing cultural diversity and...


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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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'