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Paper straw factory to open in Britain as restaurants ditch plastic

No paper straws have been made in Britain for the last several decades. But that is about to change as a group of packaging industry veterans prepare to open a dedicated paper straw production line in Ebbw Vale, Wales, making hundreds of millions of straws a year for McDonald’s and other food …

McDonald's

NFL uniforms changes for 2018

Different uniform combinations for the Jaguars in 2018. Courtesy: Jacksonville Jaguars<p>Reshad Jones models an updated Dolphins uniforms. Carlos Goldman, Miami Dolphins<p>Titans tight end Delanie Walker on stage during the team's uniform reveal event. Andrew Nelles, USA TODAY NETWORK<p>Jaguars DE Yannick …

NFL

Trump hires Giuliani, two other attorneys amid mounting legal turmoil over Russia

Former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani and two other former federal prosecutors joined President Trump’s legal team Thursday following weeks of turbulence and struggles to find attorneys who would agree to represent the president in the ongoing federal probe into Russian election …

Donald Trump

Alabama captures national title with overtime win over Georgia

ATLANTA — Analyzing Alabama's dramatic 26-23 overtime win over Georgia in the College Football Playoff championship game.<p><b>1. Dynasty won’t be denied</b><p>Georgia owned Alabama in a way no opponent had during the Nick Saban era, but only for 30 minutes. While Georgia players gathered on their sideline as …

College Football

The Concept of the Weekend Is Dying

On May 1, 1886, in booming, industrial Chicago, at least 30,000 workers walked off the job in what would become one of the most famous rallies for a shorter workweek in America. The shutdown left the usually smoke-filled skies eerily clear. The “great refusal,” as it is sometimes known, ultimately …

Medical Journals

Corey Feldman names actor he alleges sexually abused him

The 1980s teen star had long threatened to out his abuser — now he’s taken action<p>Corey Feldman, a popular teen star of the 1980s who appeared in such films as "Stand by Me" and "The Lost Boys," acted today on a promise he’d made last year to name the abuser who he claims preyed on him when he was a …

Red Hot Chili Peppers cover Tom Petty’s “A Face in the Crowd” at Austin City Limits: Watch

<i>Photo by Philip Cosores</i><p>Red Hot Chili Peppers played Austin City Limits over the weekend, and they brought more than just their catalog staples to …

Historic Dylan acoustic fetches $395,000 at auction

<b>A guitar played by Bob Dylan from the late '60s to the mid-'70s – including at George Harrison's iconic Concert for Bangladesh in 1971 – fetched</b> …

Singer Neil Young to auction model train collection

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rock singer Neil Young is selling some of his most prized possessions - part of his model train collection.<p>The Canadian folk-rock star is putting more than 230 of his vast collection of Lionel trains up for auction in Los Angeles in December, some with estimated selling …

Rex Grossman says Mike Shanahan has tape of meeting where RG3 made demands

Grossman dishes on what really happened in the twisted RG3-Cousins-Shanahan saga<p>Rex Grossman last played an NFL game in 2011, and he was last on a …

Halloween Crazier Pictures

An actor with an impressive set of teeth at Netherworld, a top haunted house in Atlanta, GA.<p>Affixing a latex mask to a Netherworld actor's face.<p>A …

Travel Channel

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Fats Domino, boogie-woogie pianist who helped launch rock-and-roll, dies at 89

Antoine "Fats" Domino, the jovial New Orleans entertainer whose bluesy singing and boogie-woogie piano style helped launch rock-and-roll in the 1950s with such rollicking songs as "Blueberry Hill," "Ain't That a Shame" and "I'm Walkin'," died Oct. 24 at home in Harvey, La. He was 89.<p>Mark Bone, …

Music

LOOK: Crazy ending of Chiefs-Raiders leaves NFL players and Twitter in total shock

This might go down as the best ending of the 2017 season<p>"Just win, baby"<p>If there's one game in recent Raiders history that perfectly defines Al …

MLB All-Star Game 2017: Full Rosters and Predictions for Midsummer Classic

The storyline that many Major League Baseball observers are focusing on is that the 88th All-Star Game at in Miami Tuesday is quite a bit different from every All-Star Game since 2003.<p>That was the first year that the All-Star Game was used to determine home-field advantage in the World Series. It …

People who work from home make $4,000 more in salary every year

Around 3.9 million Americans are working from home — and many are getting paid more money for it than they would make in regular office jobs.<p>That’s …

LOOK: Here's what scouts were saying about Derek Jeter when he was in high school

One scout said Derek Jeter has 'got some hot dog in him' back in high school<p>Sunday night at Yankee Stadium, the New York Yankees will retire No. 2 in …

This ancient whale likely sucked prey into its mouth like a giant vacuum cleaner

Meet Mystacodon selenensis<p>Scientists have found a new species of whale ancestor — a toothy cetacean that sucked prey into its mouth and likely hunted at the bottom of the seafloor. The 36-million-year-old fossil gives us new information on how whales evolved, showing, for example, that the marine …

Higher-density cities need greening to stay healthy and liveable

Access to high-quality public open space is a key ingredient of healthy, liveable cities. This has long been recognised in government planning …

Larry Bird's Exit a Warning That the Pacers Could Be in for a Tough Summer Ahead

Link to Media<p>Good for Larry Bird.<p>Bad for the Indiana Pacers.<p>Probably a new team for Paul George.<p>Bird's decision to step down as Pacers president, as reported by The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski on Friday, should serve as a blaring horn of alarm throughout the Hoosier State that he knows there is …

Basketball

What is 49ers draft encore after dazzling Day 1?

John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan, wearing dapper suits and cat-that-ate-the-canary grins, rightfully took pride in Thursday’s draft debut as the 49ers …

J.J. Watt Jokes with Antonio Brown About Hazing Rookie Brother T.J.

Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt told Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown to lead the hazing of his brother, linebacker T.J. Watt, after the Steelers selected him in the first round of the 2017 NFL draft on Thursday night.<p>Jeremy Fowler of ESPN relayed the message the elder …

Report: Browns called Patriots for Garoppolo trade on Day 1 of the draft

When Browns decision-makers were asked about their work on Thursday night, the topic of conversation inevitably turned toward the quarterback …

LOOK: J.J. Watt's reaction after the Steelers drafted his brother is absolutely perfect

Things might be get ugly this season between the Watt brothers<p>Thanks to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Christmas might get a little awkward for the Watt …

Why the NFL Draft feels like a graduation ceremony for college football fans

It's time to say goodbye to so many great players<p>I love the NFL Draft. I really do.<p>Now, when I say that, I mean the draft itself. The endless amount …

Road show: Most NFL teams interested in hosting draft

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nearly 100,000 people attended the festivities surrounding the first night of the NFL draft Thursday. That's more than at any Super Bowl except one.<p>The traveling spring show might be the league's second-most popular event outside of the championship extravaganza. And, like the …

The Longest Tank

On Thursday night, the Cleveland Browns passed on a first-round quarterback for the second draft in a row. This is the year we found out that this …

Giants tight end Evan Engram was too versatile to win a TE award in college

He can do it all.<p>We live in the age of the hybrid football player. On defense, the Kam Chancellors of the world blur the lines between safety and linebacker. On offense, tight ends are almost exclusively a receiver with little to no time spent blocker. With that understood, enter Evan Engram the …

2017 Bears Draft class

The Bears need a wide receiver, and one of the biggest names in the league just became a free agent. But Dez Bryant isn’t a fit for the Bears, and …