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  • Noise row over Vaz via loud hailer Press Association - 1 hour 23 minutes ago
    A loud hailer attached to a Labour campaign car broadcast the voice of candidate Keith Vaz

    Veteran Labour politician Keith Vaz has been caught up in a noise pollution row after rivals complained of hearing his voice from a campaign car's loud hailer.

  • EU looks to cut use of flimsy plastic bags by 80 percent Associated Press - 2 hours 14 minutes ago

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament has approved rules to clamp down on the use of flimsy plastic bags that are hazardous for the environment, removing the last major hurdle to pass the legislation.

  • Hospira tops Street 1Q forecasts Associated Press - 2 hours 37 minutes ago

    On a per-share basis, the Lake Forest, Illinois-based company said it had profit of 43 cents. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs and amortization costs, came to 97 cents per share. The results ...

  • Japan should aim to make nuclear energy account for between 20 and 22 percent of the country's electricity mix by 2030, with renewable energy making up slightly more, the industry ministry said on Tuesday. The proposal is likely to be unpopular among a public that opinion polls show has consistently opposed atomic energy …

  • Johnson scores 2, Lightning beat Detroit 5-2 to force Game 7 NOAH TRISTER - Associated Press - 10 hours ago
    Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson (9) scores on Detroit Red Wings goalie Petr Mrazek (34) in the first period of Game 6 of a first-round NHL Stanley Cup hockey playoff series in Detroit Monday, April 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    DETROIT (AP) — With two splendid passes and a shot, the Tampa Bay Lightning covered the length of the ice in about six seconds — and offered their response to the laborious nature of the playoff grind.

  • John B. Sanfilippo posts 3Q profit Associated Press - 17 hours ago

    On a per-share basis, the Elgin, Illinois-based company said it had profit of 58 cents. The peanut and tree nut producer posted revenue of $209.4 million in the period. John B. Sanfilippo shares have climbed ...

  • Chipotle takes genetically modified foods off menus

    US fast-food chain Chipotle said Monday it had crossed off food made with genetically modified organisms from its menus, saying they haven't been proven safe for consumption and the environment

  • Learning from Earth's Smallest Ecosystems (Kavli Hangout) Alan Brown, Kavli Foundation - LiveScience.com - 22 hours ago
    Learning from Earth's Smallest Ecosystems (Kavli Hangout)

    From inside our bodies to under the ocean floor, microbiomes — communities of bacteria and other one-celled organisms — thrive everywhere in nature. The diversity of all the plants and animals — everything that's alive today that you can see with your eyes — that's a drop in the proverbial ocean of diversity contained …

  • Songbirds Emerge for Spring, But Is the Timing Off? (Essay) Naomi Eide, University of Maryland, College Park - LiveScience.com - 22 hours ago
    Songbirds Emerge for Spring, But Is the Timing Off? (Essay)

    Naomi Eide is a master's student in the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park. According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's guide, many say the golden-crowned sparrow's whistles sound like a phrase, such as "I'm so tired" or "Oh, dear me." The air is bustling with the songs of …

  • Thailand makes second big ivory bust in two weeks By Jutarat Skulpichetrat - Reuters - 22 hours ago
    A customs officer measures confiscated elephant tusks before a news conference at the customs department in Bangkok

    By Jutarat Skulpichetrat BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai customs officials on Monday announced their second big seizure of African ivory in two weeks, amounting to around three tonnes of tusks worth about $6 million. The ivory was hidden in a shipment of tea leaves originating from Kenya, General Dapong Ratanasuwan, the minister …

  • Carinthia cash crunch gives Austria its own mini - Greece By Michael Shields - Reuters - Mon, Apr 27, 2015
    General view of the headquarters of defunct lender Austrian bank Hypo Alpe Adria in Klagenfurt

    By Michael Shields VIENNA (Reuters) - A newspaper cartoon depicting the cash-strapped province of Carinthia as "Greece without the ocean" captures the public mood as Austria weighs what to do with a region facing ruin over unaffordable bank debt guarantees. The southern province, once the heartland of support for late …

  • Thailand: Customs make second biggest seizure of illegal ivory tusks

    Five-hundred-and-eleven pieces of African elephant tusks originating from Kenya's Mombasa were seized on 25 April by Thai authorities. The 3.1 tonnes shipment, disguised in bags of tea leaves, had boarded a cargo ship in Kenya in March and passed through several ports from Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Singapore to Thailand. Authorities …

  • LUCEDALE, Miss. (AP) — Twenty-two miles of the Pascagoula River in Mississippi's George County have been named a blueway, or water trail.

  • One of the United Arab Emirates' (UAE) most prominent businessmen is leading calls for regulations across the Gulf Arab region to smooth the transfer of ownership of family businesses after the death of the founder. Family businesses generate more than 80 per cent of the non-oil gross domestic product in the Gulf, according …

  • Tenneco misses Street 1Q forecasts Associated Press - Mon, Apr 27, 2015

    The Lake Forest, Illinois-based company said it had profit of 80 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for restructuring costs and pretax expenses, came to 88 cents per share. The results did not meet Wall ...