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2014-04-16 12:28:08

Brianna Turner of Manvel (Texas) Named Player of the Year; Chad Hibdon of Murfreesboro (Tenn.) Named Coach of the Year McLEAN, Va., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- USA TODAY High School Sports today unveiled the 2014 American Family Insurance ALL-USA Girls Basketball Team, highlighting the best high school players from across the country during the 2013-2014 season. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120822/DC61260LOGO Brianna Turner, a Notre Dame signee and 6-3 senior forward...

2014-04-16 12:27:38

$125,000 Donated to Provide New Books to Underserved Children CHERRY HILL, N.J., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank(®)( )and First Book --a nonprofit organization that provides new books to children in underserved communities-- have partnered to provide children in kindergarten to second grade access to age-appropriate books at home and in their schools through a new program, Banking On Books. First Book works collectively with publishers and...

2014-04-16 12:25:41

Tallest freestanding drop tower in North America, new water thrill rides, and a land dedicated to Cookie Monster on tap for 2014 season ORLANDO, Fla., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It may be SeaWorld's 50(th) Celebration, but the surprises are all for park guests. SeaWorld parks in Orlando, San Diego and San Antonio - as well as Busch Gardens Tampa, Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Sesame Place - are welcoming the warmer weather with new rides, attractions and events for the entire family to...

2014-04-16 12:24:05

Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, Dallas Safari Club, Bull Moose Sportsmen's Alliance, and others show strong support for protecting Bristol Bay WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, 14 leading sportsmen's and conservation groups expressed their strong opposition to the Regulatory Fairness Act, which would halt the EPA's efforts to protect Bristol Bay, Alaska from the proposed Pebble Mine. The groups sent a letter outlining their concerns to the co-sponsors of...

2014-04-16 12:23:45

PITTSBURGH, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNX) ("CONSOL") today announced the closing of its private placement of $1.6 billion of its 5.875% senior notes due 2022 (the "Notes"). The Notes are guaranteed by substantially all of CONSOL's wholly-owned domestic restricted subsidiaries. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120416/NE87957LOGO CONSOL intends to use a portion of the net proceeds of the sale of the Notes to purchase all of the 8.00% senior notes...

2014-04-16 12:21:52

SYRACUSE, N.Y., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Car makers and their suppliers are facing new passive-restraint safety requirements coupled with an ongoing need to reduce costs and improve the quality of component testing. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140416/75590 In the U.S., 50 percent of all vehicles under a gross vehicle weight of 10,000 pounds built after Sept. 14 will be required to meet new side-impact requirements (FMVSS 226); 75 percent by 2015, and 100 percent by 2016. Most...

2014-04-16 12:20:57

DALLAS, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* and Volvo Cars, both leaders in connected cars, have entered into a new multi-year agreement to enable future Volvo vehicles in the U.S. and Canada with high speed wireless connectivity. AT&T is scheduled to power Volvo's US 2015 model year connected car solution with Sensus Connect, an embedded infotainment service. Volvo customers in the U.S. and Canada will also have access to Volvo On Call, a service allowing remote access to...

University of Utah geochemist Gabe Bowen
2014-04-16 03:00:26

Lee Siegel, University of Utah Global warming may bring more curvy jet streams during winter Last winter's curvy jet stream pattern brought mild temperatures to western North America and harsh cold to the East. A University of Utah-led study shows that pattern became more pronounced 4,000 years ago, and suggests it may worsen as Earth's climate warms. "If this trend continues, it could contribute to more extreme winter weather events in North America, as experienced this year with...

Diabetes, Pre-Diabetes Cases Have Doubled Over Twenty Years
2014-04-16 03:00:23

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Alarming Increases in Blacks, Hispanics and the Elderly; Obesity Partly to Blame Cases of diabetes and pre-diabetes in the United States have nearly doubled since 1988, suggests new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with obesity apparently to blame for the surge. The researchers also found that the burden of the disease has not hit all groups equally, with alarming increases in diabetes in blacks, Hispanics...

2014-04-16 08:39:58

New Plug-And-Play Wi-Fi Upgrade Provided by AT&T Brings U.S. BURGER KING® Guests More Robust User Experience MIAMI, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Burger King Corp. (BKC) has expanded its long-standing relationship with AT&T* by launching AT&T Wi-Fi services for all of its U.S. restaurants. The upgraded platform, "WHOPPER® Wi-Fi" replaces and upgrades current restaurant Wi-Fi networks to provide BURGER KING(®) guests an easier to use, more robust experience. "WHOPPER® Wi-Fi is...


Latest United States Reference Libraries

Ford Motor Company's Glass House
2014-04-13 07:51:53

The Ford Motor Company is an American automobile manufacturer with its  headquarters located in Dearborn, Michigan. It was founded by Henry Ford at 39 years old and incorporated on June 16, 1903. It is described by Forbes as "the most important industrial company in the history of the United States." Ford would go on to become one of the world's largest and most profitable companies and is one of the largest family-controlled companies in the world. Henry Ford made an attempt at an...

Belgian Horse
2014-04-02 12:49:10

The Belgian horse, known by other names including the Belgian Heavy Horse and the Brabançon, is a breed of draft horse that was developed in Belgium, in the Brabant region. It is thought to be a descendant of war horses known as destriers, although this cannot be proven. This breed was developed using a horse known as the Brabant, which was basically the same horse until the 1940’s, when it was bred to have a heavier build. The Belgian developed further in the United States, where it was...

Flower of a tulip tree, Liriodendron tulipfera
2014-02-14 15:44:22

Liriodendron tulipifera is a large tree from the Magnoliaceae family. It is commonly referred to as the Tulip tree, American tulip tree, Tulip poplar, Fiddle-tree and Yellow poplar. L. tulipifera is one of the largest indigenous trees in the eastern United States. It has been known to reach heights of 190 feet. Its trunk can reach up to 10 feet in diameter. Ordinarily its height reaches around 70 to 100 feet. The bark is furrowed and brown. The wood is light yellow to brown. The sapwood is...

Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest
2014-01-20 14:44:05

Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the states of Wyoming and Colorado. This forest, which holds 2,222,313 acres, is a combination of lands from Routt National Forest, Medicine Bow National Forest, and Thunder Basin National Grassland, which were grouped together for management purposes in 1995. Despite the grouping of these areas, the forest is divided into three sections that represent each former region. The Medicine Bow National...

Pisgah National Forest
2014-01-20 10:02:04

Pisgah National Forest is located in the Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina. It’s administered by the United States Forest Service, part of the United States Department of Agriculture. The forest is entirely contained within the boundaries of North Carolina. It is managed together with the other 3 North Carolina National Forests, Nantahala, Croatan, and Uwharrie, from common headquarters that are located in Asheville, North Carolina. The local ranger district offices can be...

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