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Adidas wants to turn ocean plastic into clothing

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 18:37

One man's trash is another man's shirt — thanks to Adidas.

       

Obama to announce free e-books for low-income kids

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 18:37

President Barack Obama walks on the South Lawn of the White House in WashingtonBy Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will go to a public library in one of Washington's poorest neighborhoods on Thursday to talk about a plan to give low-income children access to 10,000 e-books. Working with publishers and libraries, the White House sees the modest plan as part of a strategy to address inner city problems by increasing educational opportunities for kids - woes brought into focus with recent riots in nearby Baltimore. "If we're serious about living up to what our country is about, then we have to consider what we can do to provide opportunities in every community, not just when they're on the front page, but every day," said Jeff Zients, Obama's top economic adviser, in a briefing with reporters. The plan includes $250 million in e-book commitments from publishers, including from the five major publishing houses: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH's Macmillan, CBS Corp's Simon & Schuster Inc, Penguin Random House, Lagardere SCA's Hachette Book Group Inc, and News Corp's HarperCollins Publishers LLC. The New York Public Library is developing an app to connect low-income kids with the books, and Obama will urge more communities to find ways to get kids into libraries.


Temple student struck in hit-and-run identified; striking vehicle recovered

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 18:36

Temple student struck in hit-and-run identified; striking vehicle recoveredTemple senior Rachel Hall was critically injured one week before graduation while riding her bike in North Philadelphia. Police have recovered the striking vehicle. The driver remains at large.


VIDEO: The Alternative Big Fight Face-Off

BBC World News - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 18:36
Ahead of Saturday's super-fight, BBC News looks at how Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquaio stack up inside and outside the ring.
Categories: BBC World News

Smashed Hits: Louie Louie

BBC World News - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 18:34
The bizarre story behind Louie Louie
Categories: BBC World News

Comic Toksvig forms political party

BBC World News - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 18:30
Comedian Sandi Toksvig reveals she quit BBC Radio 4's News Quiz to set up a new political party named the Women's Equality Party.
Categories: BBC World News

White House memos show Obama's caution on pardons

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 18:28

Despite talk of "revamp," Obama's policy on pardons remains similar to George W. Bush's.

       

White House memos show Obama's caution on pardons

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 18:28

Despite talk of "revamp," Obama's policy on pardons remains similar to George W. Bush's.

       

Obama picks University of Chicago for presidential library

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 18:25

President Obama has picked the University of Chicago to host his future presidential library, according to multiple news reports.

       

Freddie Gray protest planned in Phila. on Thursday

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 18:22

Freddie Gray protest planned in Center City Philadelphia todayOrganizers say a protest called "Philly is Baltimore" will take place Thursday afternoon at the height of rush hour in Center City Philadelphia.


Baltimore death sparks protests in New York, Boston

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 18:19

A man is carried by police officers as arrests are made at Union Square, Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in New York. People gathered to protest the death of Freddie Gray, a Baltimore man who was critically injured in police custody. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of people rallied and marched in New York and Boston to protest the death of a Baltimore man who was critically injured in police custody as Philadelphia activists prepared for their own demonstration.


Texas student goes nearly naked to make statement on sexual assault

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 18:17

She wore only a red blindfold, pasties, a nude thong and headphones.

       

Texas student goes nearly naked to make statement on sexual assault

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 18:17

She wore only a red blindfold, pasties, a nude thong and headphones.

       

Small fire erupts at Phila. Int'l Airport

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 18:16

Small fire erupts at Phila. Int'l AirportA small fire erupted in an air conditioning unit at Philadelphia International Airport late Wednesday night.


FDA OKs shot to zap your double chin

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 18:15

Kybella injections said to be noninvasive, can be performed in five minutes.

       

Rude? Kid interrupts President Obama

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 18:09

It takes a lot of gall to interrupt the president of the United States.

       

'Countless crimes' by US in Vietnam

BBC World News - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 18:05
Vietnam's prime minister says the US "committed barbarous crimes" during the Vietnam War, as he marks 40 years since the end of the conflict.
Categories: BBC World News

Royal Dutch Shell Earnings Fell 56% in First Quarter

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 18:05
The company’s adjusted profit was $3.2 billion, compared with $7.3 billion in the same period a year earlier, but the results beat analyst forecasts.






FAA once rejected Germanwings pilot due to depression

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 18:04

The FAA had raised questions about a bout with depression Lubitz suffered in 2009.

       

Eurozone exits deflation in April

BBC World News - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 18:00
Consumer prices in the eurozone scraped out of deflation in April after four months, official data shows, boosting hopes of economic recovery in Europe.
Categories: BBC World News