Autoplay Show Thumbnails Show Captions Last SlideNext Slide Alaska Airlines passengers will soon notice something different when they order in-flight cocktails or coffees. No, the airlineâs not changing a crucial ingredient. But those plastic stirring sticks? Theyâre about to go the way of paper tickets and empty middle seats. Alaska Airlines will phase out plastic … Continue reading "Alaska Airlines says ‘so long’ to non-recyclable plastic straws"
Wing Commander John Butcher, Commanding Officer of 617 Squadron, left, jokes with Britain’s last surviving ‘Dambuster’, Squadron Leader George “Johnny” Johnson, during an event to mark the 75th anniversary of the ‘Dambusters’ raids, at RAF Coningsby. The Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight was hoping to fly one of the two remaining Avro … Continue reading "Dog Raises Ducklings After Mothers Death"
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) â The most successful female Everest climber said after finishing her ninth ascent of the world’s highest mountain that she wants to inspire all women so they too can achieve their dreams. Lhakpa Sherpa was guiding some 50 climbers with her brother when she scaled the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) peak last week, breaking … Continue reading "Mount Everest female record-setter wants to be an inspiration."
Not every player has a straight and narrow path to the NFL. Just ask Jets defensive lineman Nathan Shepherd. Over the weekend, Shepherdâs NFL dreams came true when New York selected him in the third round of the 2018 draft. Four years ago, though, Shepherdâs path strayed about as far away from a football field … Continue reading "NY Jets rookie Nathan Shepherd went from having to drop out of school because he couldn’t afford it, to working odd jobs for two years in construction and factories, to walking on at a junior college, to finally being drafted in the NFL and signing a million dollar signing bonus."
An anonymous donor sent a $10,000 to a Maine school district to help eliminate familiesâ unpaid lunch debt, The Press Herald reports. Westbrook Superintendent Peter LanciaÂ was being interviewed about student lunch debtÂ on a local TV station whenÂ he receivedÂ an email alerting him to the donation. The donor, who wished to remain anonymous, said they wanted to … Continue reading "Anonymous donor gives $10,000 toward lunch debts at Maine school district"
A group of teenagers learning to sail on the Patuxent River this past summer spotted it in the distance: A dolphinâs fin bouncing above the water. They steered closer and were surrounded by friendly marine mammals. âAll of a sudden, there were like 50 of them around us,â said Patuxent High School student Carolyn Wilson, … Continue reading "Dolphins now are appearing by the hundreds in the Chesapeake Bay"
Good news — cancer deaths are down overall. Cancer deaths dipped almost 2 percent a year between 1999 and 2015 among men, about 1.5 percent a year for women, according to a new report. Although cancer rates actually increased slightly between 2010 and 2014 for children — 1 percent a year — their death rate … Continue reading "Cancer deaths are down overall, new report says"
Roughly one out of 10 applicants for jobs at his factory in Richmond, Indiana, had failed their drug tests, disqualifying them for employment at the safety-conscious company. A handful of the 450 people already working there had failed random drug tests as well. With opioids ravaging the region, the CEO of Belden Inc. was short-staffed … Continue reading "Manufacturing company offers rehabilitation rather than termination for employees who fail drug screens."
Terry Robinson looks pretty good for someone who was technically dead for five minutes. âI canât tell you what it feels like,â the 73-year-old grandfather said yesterday, just over two weeks after the cardiac arrest that almost killed him. âThe last thing I remember is driving in the car on the freeway. Next thing I … Continue reading "Perth grandfather Terry Robinson meets four strangers who helped save his life"
Image copyright Reuters Image caption Gavin Grimm filed a lawsuit after his high school prevented him from using the men’s bathroom A US judge has ruled that federal law protects a transgender student’s right to use the bathroom corresponding to his gender identity. In the latest legal twist to a long-running case, a Virginia court … Continue reading "A US judge has ruled that federal law protects a transgender student’s right to use the bathroom corresponding to his gender identity."