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uganda's enterprising paper bag lady


when the ugandan government banned plastic bags, rusia orikiriza was a young student, but she spotted a business opportunity.she began manufacturing and supplying bags and boxes made from recycled paper. before she had graduated she was employing almost 80 people.






harshvardhan rane bags sajid khan’s next


harshvardhan rane bags sajid khan’s nextafter making his mark in telugu films, harshvardhan rane made his debut in hindi films with a al sanam teri kasam. the film didn’t do well at the box-office but harshvardhan managed to win audiences heart with his charming screen presence. now we got to know that the boy has been signed by director sajid khan. he was impressed by harshvardhan’s acting skills in his first hindi film. so he approached him for his next film. it’s going to be a romantic comedy. it’s a two hero film. now sajid is looking for his another hero.






was this weekend a trial balloon for a coup? / boing boing


“populist” wisconsin governor scott walker continues to restrict the freedom of wisconsinites to seek redress of grievances in their state capitol. the latest “decorum” rules handed down by walker’s sergeant-at-arms include a ban on signs, silently reading, p og hy, video or audio recording, bags, backpacks, clapping, cheering, balloons, crockpots, food storage, beds, sleeping bags, al instruments, […]






in norway, zoologist find 30 plastic bags in stranded whale


copenhagen, denmark — norwegian zoologists have found about 30 plastic bags and other plastic waste in the stomach of a beaked whale that had beached on a southwestern norway coast.terje lislevand of the bergen university says the visibly sick, 2-ton goose-beaked whale was euthanized. its intestine "had no food, only some remnants of a squid's head in addition to a thin fat layer."lislevand says the non-biodegradable waste was "probably the reason" why the whale repeatedly beached urday in shallow waters off sotra, an island west of bergen, some 200 kilometers (125 miles) northwest of oslo.he said friday the u.n. estimates 8 million tons of plastic trash are dumped into oceans each year.information on the whale's age or gender was not immediately available.






beached whale in norway had 30 plastic bags clogging up its stomach


copenhagen, denmark — norwegian zoologists have found about 30 plastic bags and other plastic waste in the stomach of a beaked whale that had beached on a southwestern norway coast.terje lislevand of the bergen university says the visibly sick, 2-ton goose-beaked whale was euthanized. its intestine "had no food, only some remnants of a squid's head in addition to a thin fat layer."lislevand says the non-biodegradable waste was "probably the reason" why the whale repeatedly beached urday in shallow waters off sotra, an island west of bergen, some 200 kilometers (125 miles) northwest of oslo.he said friday the u.n. estimates 8 million tons of plastic trash are dumped into oceans each year.information on the whale's age or gender was not immediately available.






volunteer group helps homeless brave the winter with sleeping bags, kindness


san jose — as the rain dried up early urday and most people were just waking up to a warm cup of coffee, a small group of volunteers trekked through the forgotten ends of the city, handing out sleeping bags and other donated items to the homeless.sleeping bags for the homeless of silicon valley has made 26 trips to homeless ps throughout san jose in just over one year. the group has distributed 262 tarps, 418 sleeping bags, 255 blankets, 33 tents and hundreds of sack lunches, bottled water, dog food and toiletries, according to mark metzler, the organization’s founder and president.“we believe that any approach to the homeless problem that is not based on love and kindness is bound to fail,” metzler said in an email. “we have had many joyful encounters, as we reach out to and reconnect wit






beached whale in norway had 30 plastic bags clogging up its stomach


copenhagen, denmark — norwegian zoologists have found about 30 plastic bags and other plastic waste in the stomach of a beaked whale that had beached on a southwestern norway coast.the visibly sick, 2-ton goose-beaked whale was euthanized, terje lislevand of bergen university said friday."the (whale's) stomach was full of plastic," lislevand said, adding that its intestine "had no food, only some remnants of a squid's head in addition to a thin fat layer."lislevand says the non-biodegradable waste was "probably the reason" why the male whale repeatedly beached last urday in shallow waters off sotra, an island west of bergen, 200 kilometers (125 miles) northwest of the capital of oslo.it size — about 6 meters (20 feet) — showed the whale was an adult.the u.n. estimates that 8 million tons o






zoologists say dead whale in norway full of plastic bags


copenhagen, denmark — norwegian zoologists have found about 30 plastic bags and other plastic waste in the stomach of a beaked whale that had beached on a southwestern norway coast.the visibly sick, 2-ton goose-beaked whale was euthanized, terje lislevand of bergen university said friday."the (whale's) stomach was full of plastic," lislevand said, adding that its intestine "had no food, only some remnants of a squid's head in addition to a thin fat layer."lislevand says the non-biodegradable waste was "probably the reason" why the male whale repeatedly beached last urday in shallow waters off sotra, an island west of bergen, 200 kilometers (125 miles) northwest of the capital of oslo.it size — about 6 meters (20 feet) — showed the whale was an adult.the u.n. estimates that 8 million tons o






how to freeze soup, beans, and broth


i am a freezer hoarder. i can admit that here, right?my freezer is jammed to the gills — and not only with normal things like frozen fruit and chicken sausage, but also with the random bits of food that one tends to collect as a professional food writer and recipe tester. (witness: several cups of unused rugelach filling, enough frozen whipped cream to last for months, and more thanksgiving turkey than you need to know about.)this is all to say that i have learned a trick or two regarding freezer tetris and how to maximize space.since i had a few batches of pressure cooker beans in urgent need of freezing, i thought i’d share my favorite way to freeze soup, beans in their cooking liquid, and broth to both save space and make my weeknight meal prep a little easier.here’s the scoop: freeze t






bmw recalling 230k vehicles that may have takata air bags


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in norway, zoologist find 30 plastic bags in stranded whale


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subway commuters scrub anti-semitic graffiti


a group of commuters raided their bags and pockets to clean racist graffiti from a new york subway car.gregory locke was one of them, and spoke to world have your say.






five ways to be more green every day


share thistagscost controlenergy costsenvironmental issuesgo greengoing greengreen czargreen energygreen jobshidden moneymoney hiddennatural gasthese days it is important to do what you can to be green and do stuff for the environment. being green not only helps the environment but it also helps you and future generations. it’s also really not that difficult to do more environmentally friendly things on a regular basis. here are a few ways to get started.invest in reusable tote bagshow many bags do you bring home from the stores each week? if you’re stocking up on plastic bags and you don’t know what to do with them, maybe it’s time to start using a different bagging system. don’t throw away those plastic bags, you can use them for crafting projects.start taking your own bags to the grocer






five ways to be more green every day


share thistagscost controlenergy costsenvironmental issuesgo greengoing greengreen czargreen energygreen jobshidden moneymoney hiddennatural gasthese days it is important to do what you can to be green and do stuff for the environment. being green not only helps the environment but it also helps you and future generations. it’s also really not that difficult to do more environmentally friendly things on a regular basis. here are a few ways to get started.invest in reusable tote bagshow many bags do you bring home from the stores each week? if you’re stocking up on plastic bags and you don’t know what to do with them, maybe it’s time to start using a different bagging system. don’t throw away those plastic bags, you can use them for crafting projects.start taking your own bags to the grocer






honda profit jumps on cost cuts, absence of recall expenses


tokyo — tokyo-based honda motor co. reported friday a 36 percent jump in profit for october-december on year, shrugging off damage from a strong yen, and the japanese automaker raised its full year forecast.cost cuts lifted fiscal third quarter profit to 168.8 billion yen ($1.5 billion), up from 124.1 billion yen the previous year. also helping was the absence of earlier huge expenses for recalls over supplier takata corp. air bags, which had eaten into profits up through the fiscal second quarter.quarterly sales edged down 3 percent to 3.5 trillion yen ($31 billion) from 3.6 trillion yen. honda said vehicle sales were strong in china and in the u.s., however, thanks to the release of new models.honda, which makes the odyssey minivan, asimo child-like robot and super cub motorcycle, raised






the right way to fill a pastry bag


though i bake a lot, i’ve always struggled with decorating, especially if there is any piping involve. no matter how i try, i end up with more icing on myself than the intended bake good. but those days are behind me, as baking maven stella parks has shown me the right way to fill those troublesome bags.advertisementi highly recommend that you watch the whole video to master preparing and filling a pastry bag, but these are the basic steps:push a coupler down into your pastry bag, then snip off the tip, making a hole just large enough to accommodate the tip.twist and tuck the bag down inside the coupler to form a seal.fit the bag with your tip, and secure it with the coupler ring.drop the whole thing, tip down, into a drinking gl and fold the ends around the side so it stands up. s e whate






five ways to be more green every day


share thistagscost controlenergy costsenvironmental issuesgo greengoing greengreen czargreen energygreen jobshidden moneymoney hiddennatural gasthese days it is important to do what you can to be green and do stuff for the environment. being green not only helps the environment but it also helps you and future generations. it’s also really not that difficult to do more environmentally friendly things on a regular basis. here are a few ways to get started.invest in reusable tote bagshow many bags do you bring home from the stores each week? if you’re stocking up on plastic bags and you don’t know what to do with them, maybe it’s time to start using a different bagging system. don’t throw away those plastic bags, you can use them for crafting projects.start taking your own bags to the grocer






nyc's plastic bag fee may be headed for the trash


new york state embly speaker carl heastie, d-bronx, listens to members in the embly chamber during opening day of the 2017 legislative session in january.(p o: hans pennink, ap)albany, n.y. — new york city’s impending fee on plastic shopping bags appears headed for the garbage, or at least the recycling bin, after state embly speaker carl heastie on friday said lawmakers would soon vote on legislation to postpone it.heastie, a bronx democrat, said his chamber would vote tuesday on legislation to delay the city’s plan to provide time to study alternatives.“we have heard from many constituents concerned about the financial burden,” heastie said in a statement. “i look forward to working with environmental advocates, mayor de blasio, members of the city council, and community leaders to devel






nyc's plastic bag fee may be headed for the trash


new york state embly speaker carl heastie, d-bronx, listens to members in the embly chamber during opening day of the 2017 legislative session in january.(p o: hans pennink, ap)albany, n.y. — new york city’s impending fee on plastic shopping bags appears headed for the garbage, or at least the recycling bin, after state embly speaker carl heastie on friday said lawmakers would soon vote on legislation to postpone it.heastie, a bronx democrat, said his chamber would vote tuesday on legislation to delay the city’s plan to provide time to study alternatives.“we have heard from many constituents concerned about the financial burden,” heastie said in a statement. “i look forward to working with environmental advocates, mayor de blasio, members of the city council, and community leaders to devel






nyc's plastic bag fee may be headed for the trash


new york state embly speaker carl heastie, d-bronx, listens to members in the embly chamber during opening day of the 2017 legislative session in january.(p o: hans pennink, ap)albany, n.y. — new york city’s impending fee on plastic shopping bags appears headed for the garbage, or at least the recycling bin, after state embly speaker carl heastie on friday said lawmakers would soon vote on legislation to postpone it.heastie, a bronx democrat, said his chamber would vote tuesday on legislation to delay the city’s plan to provide time to study alternatives.“we have heard from many constituents concerned about the financial burden,” heastie said in a statement. “i look forward to working with environmental advocates, mayor de blasio, members of the city council, and community leaders to devel






nyc's plastic bag fee may be headed for the trash


new york state embly speaker carl heastie, d-bronx, listens to members in the embly chamber during opening day of the 2017 legislative session in january.(p o: hans pennink, ap)albany, n.y. — new york city’s impending fee on plastic shopping bags appears headed for the garbage, or at least the recycling bin, after state embly speaker carl heastie on friday said lawmakers would soon vote on legislation to postpone it.heastie, a bronx democrat, said his chamber would vote tuesday on legislation to delay the city’s plan to provide time to study alternatives.“we have heard from many constituents concerned about the financial burden,” heastie said in a statement. “i look forward to working with environmental advocates, mayor de blasio, members of the city council, and community leaders to devel






nyc's plastic bag fee may be headed for the trash


new york state embly speaker carl heastie, d-bronx, listens to members in the embly chamber during opening day of the 2017 legislative session in january.(p o: hans pennink, ap)albany, n.y. — new york city’s impending fee on plastic shopping bags appears headed for the garbage, or at least the recycling bin, after state embly speaker carl heastie on friday said lawmakers would soon vote on legislation to postpone it.heastie, a bronx democrat, said his chamber would vote tuesday on legislation to delay the city’s plan to provide time to study alternatives.“we have heard from many constituents concerned about the financial burden,” heastie said in a statement. “i look forward to working with environmental advocates, mayor de blasio, members of the city council, and community leaders to devel






nyc's plastic bag fee may be headed for the trash


new york state embly speaker carl heastie, d-bronx, listens to members in the embly chamber during opening day of the 2017 legislative session in january.(p o: hans pennink, ap)albany, n.y. — new york city’s impending fee on plastic shopping bags appears headed for the garbage, or at least the recycling bin, after state embly speaker carl heastie on friday said lawmakers would soon vote on legislation to postpone it.heastie, a bronx democrat, said his chamber would vote tuesday on legislation to delay the city’s plan to provide time to study alternatives.“we have heard from many constituents concerned about the financial burden,” heastie said in a statement. “i look forward to working with environmental advocates, mayor de blasio, members of the city council, and community leaders to devel






nyc's plastic bag fee may be headed for the trash


new york state embly speaker carl heastie, d-bronx, listens to members in the embly chamber during opening day of the 2017 legislative session in january.(p o: hans pennink, ap)albany, n.y. — new york city’s impending fee on plastic shopping bags appears headed for the garbage, or at least the recycling bin, after state embly speaker carl heastie on friday said lawmakers would soon vote on legislation to postpone it.heastie, a bronx democrat, said his chamber would vote tuesday on legislation to delay the city’s plan to provide time to study alternatives.“we have heard from many constituents concerned about the financial burden,” heastie said in a statement. “i look forward to working with environmental advocates, mayor de blasio, members of the city council, and community leaders to devel






nyc's plastic bag fee may be headed for the trash


new york state embly speaker carl heastie, d-bronx, listens to members in the embly chamber during opening day of the 2017 legislative session in january.(p o: hans pennink, ap)albany, n.y. — new york city’s impending fee on plastic shopping bags appears headed for the garbage, or at least the recycling bin, after state embly speaker carl heastie on friday said lawmakers would soon vote on legislation to postpone it.heastie, a bronx democrat, said his chamber would vote tuesday on legislation to delay the city’s plan to provide time to study alternatives.“we have heard from many constituents concerned about the financial burden,” heastie said in a statement. “i look forward to working with environmental advocates, mayor de blasio, members of the city council, and community leaders to devel






nyc's plastic bag fee may be headed for the trash


new york state embly speaker carl heastie, d-bronx, listens to members in the embly chamber during opening day of the 2017 legislative session in january.(p o: hans pennink, ap)albany, n.y. — new york city’s impending fee on plastic shopping bags appears headed for the garbage, or at least the recycling bin, after state embly speaker carl heastie on friday said lawmakers would soon vote on legislation to postpone it.heastie, a bronx democrat, said his chamber would vote tuesday on legislation to delay the city’s plan to provide time to study alternatives.“we have heard from many constituents concerned about the financial burden,” heastie said in a statement. “i look forward to working with environmental advocates, mayor de blasio, members of the city council, and community leaders to devel






ona releases new style bags and accessories for mirrorless users: digital p og h


premium era bag brand ona has announced a set of new small bags and a wrist st that are aimed at compact system era users. the bond street is an upright bag designed to hold a single body and a couple of lenses, or three or four lenses while the era is in use or on a st . the bag has a large flap-over cover which is secured with a locking clasp, while the padded interior comes with a single adjustable divider. ona offers the bond street in black or ‘antique cognac’ leather, or in a ‘smoke’ grey waxed canvas.a second bag, called the beacon, is shaped more like a tripod case, but features a pair of zip-up compartments for lenses, accessories or small eras. three dividers allow the bag to be converted from a single compartment to four, so a small tripod can be accommodated or four csc-style l






knife-wielding man attacks soldier near louvre museum in paris


paris—a man wielding a machete was s by authorities and detained near the entrance of paris’s louvre museum, according to police officials, unnerving a capital that has been the target of repeated terrorist attacks.the man, who was carrying bags, shouted “allahu akbar” as he clashed with soldiers guarding a shopping mall that leads to the entrance of the world-famous museum, according to french officials. the ailant...






ona releases new style bags and accessories for mirrorless users: digital p og h


premium era bag brand ona has announced a set of new small bags and a wrist st that are aimed at compact system era users. the bond street is an upright bag designed to hold a single body and a couple of lenses, or three or four lenses while the era is in use or on a st . the bag has a large flap-over cover which is secured with a locking clasp, while the padded interior comes with a single adjustable divider. ona offers the bond street in black or ‘antique cognac’ leather, or in a ‘smoke’ grey waxed canvas.a second bag, called the beacon, is shaped more like a tripod case, but features a pair of zip-up compartments for lenses, accessories or small eras. three dividers allow the bag to be converted from a single compartment to four, so a small tripod can be accommodated or four csc-style l






the latest: soldiers tried to fight off louvre attacker


paris — the latest on an attack outside the louvre museum in paris (all times local):11:45 a.m.a spokesman for the military force that patrols key sites in paris says a four-man patrol of soldiers attacked at the louvre tried to fight off an ailant before they opened fire.spokesman benoit brulon says a soldier who was slightly injured by the attacker was not the solider who opened fire. police say the man attacked soldiers after he was refused entry to a shopping complex under the museum with his bags. officials found two machetes.some 3,500 soldiers patrol key sites as part of beefed-up security measures in paris.exterminator olivier majewski says he was just leaving his scooter in the parking lot beneath the louvre when he saw a crush of people running and screaming "there's been a terro






star model beauty salon


if fashion is your p ion, and you like to play makeover game, then you must try this game. star model beauty salon is one of the greatest games not only for teenage s but also for children, they can explore their imagination in a friendly kids game. here you meet a supermodel who needs your help in makeup, hairstyles and dress up. choose fabulous makeup accessories like a hairstyle, eye shadow, eyelashes, eyebrow, lipstick, earrings, skin tone and give her attractive look. then help her to select the best dress up like dresses, shoes, gloves, stocking, bags, jewelry and much more. after giving a gorgeous look, take some amazing picture with her in your own p o studio.






wow air


wow the world. search cheap fares, book, and manage your wow air flights on the go with your own personal flight apptendant. with the wow air app you can easily access all your travel documents and track your flights from the comfort of your. well, everywhere. the wow air app for free and get started now. what can i do with this app? book flightssearch and book cheap flights to your favorite wow destinations in europe and north america. manage your bookingsview and manage your bookings, change your flights, add seats and bags, order meals and more. check-incheck-in using your mobile phone and reduce your waiting time at the airport. track your flightcheck the latest arrival & departure information for wow air flights in real time. and that's just the beginning. have a wow trip.






pretty halloween s makeup


hey s. do you want to be the most attractive in the halloween party? if yes then don't miss our pretty halloween s makeup. in this halloween salon game, you can experience the whole process of a makeover by helping this adorable to make up for their party. first, use some mask, shower, towel, pimple remover, etc., and give her smooth skin at spa treatment. then go to the hair salon to prepare unique and stylish hairstyle for halloween . choose the best makeup like a beautiful skin tone, different lipsticks, eye colors, eye shadows, eyebrow, earrings and much more. and then select most horror dress up like a dress, hair style, bags, necklaces, stockings, shoes and much more. after completing your creative work, take p os and share your happiness of success with friends.






brady suspects game jersey was stolen after super bowl win


houston — tom brady thinks his super bowl jersey has been picked off.the patriots quarterback, selected the mvp of new england's 34-28 victory over the atlanta falcons on sunday night, couldn't find his game-worn no. 12 jersey in the locker room after the big win. he told a patriots equipment manager that he remembered placing it in his locker, adding that "someone stole it."after looking through his bags to no avail, brady told owner robert kraft that "someone stole my game jersey." kraft told brady: "you better look online."while brady walked to the team bus, a reporter asked the quarterback if he had recovered the jersey. brady said he hadn't and added: "yeah, it's going to be on ebay at some point."






mom sentenced for giving baby methadone, causing her death


mays landing, n.j. — a new jersey woman who caused her 7-month-old daughter's death by giving her methadone has been sentenced to eight years in prison.atlantic county prosecutors say 33-year-old lisa scalia must serve nearly seven years of the term imposed monday before she becomes eligible for parole. the ventnor woman previously had pleaded guilty to aggravated ault as part of a plea deal.authorities have said scalia gave her baby methadone in january 2016 and also rolled onto the while she was high on drugs. they say the baby died from the methadone.the child was found unconscious at scalia's home and died five days later at a hospital.authorities say scalia had 34 bags of heroin and 10 oxycodone pills.






rant & rave: beautiful order in the night sky


rave for last tuesday night’s sky with its triangle of quarter moon, venus and mars, and the clear night sky so it could be seen. a nice reminder that order exists beyond the bounds of our atmosphere, despite how chaotic things may be down here.rant to charities who wastefully send pleas for contributions with address labels, calendars, greeting cards, tote bags, coins, etc., then follow up with a reminder of the “gift,” requesting a contribution. i receive these solicitations every day and wonder how many of these organizations sharing/selling mailing lists are targeting vulnerable segments of the population who may not understand they’re not obligated to make a donation when they receive these unsolicited “gifts.” i only donate to causes that don’t participate in these practices.






homelessness activists evicted from pricey mansion in london


london — british authorities have evicted a group of squatters who moved into a vacant mansion in one of london's priciest neighborhoods to draw attention to the problem of homelessness.police and bailiffs descended on the five-story town house in posh eaton square at dawn on wednesday after a court ruled that the squatters could be evicted.about a dozen people emerged from the house with bags of clothes and blankets and boxes of food.activists calling themselves the autonomous nation of anarchist libertarians had occupied the property for about a week.housing paigners say thousands of london homes are unoccupied, many of them owned by wealthy overseas investors.british media have reported that the eaton square property is owned by russian banker andrey goncharenko.






rantrave05 | the seattle times


readers rave about skilled bus drivers, courteous tsa, returned wallet, hugs; rant about talking during concerts, rude tsa, big baby buggy on the bus, public tooth flossing.rave driving to work this morning, i noticed all the huge buses safely making their way through always-bad traffic, thanks to the drivers’ focus and skills. if it’s hard for me in a small car, i can’t imagine what it is like for them, especially downtown. being a frequent bus rider, i’m grateful for their calm and cheerfulness. i thank them and appreciate that they’re keeping lots of cars off the road by being so reliable.rant to all the concert- and clubgoers who insist on talking through performances as if they’re in their living rooms. i’ve experienced it at keyarena, zootunes, tractor tavern and countless other venu






alcatel sets mwc event for february 27, says 'light up'


alcatel phones are packing their bags for the mobile world congress. the press conference has the tag line “light up” and will start in the morning of february 27 in barcelona.according to rumors, alcatel will launch 5 smartphones which will feature a modular design similar to the moto z and its moto mods. one of the add-ons will be a colorful led panel, similar to the image on the press invite. those lines will dance to the , similar to the jbl pulse.an invite to alcatel's mwc eventwill we see all androids or will alcatel keep the windows phone dream alive? it is, after all, a brand of tcl, which keeps the blackberry fires burning. check back with us at the end of next month to find out!






ryanair is a 'victim of its own niceness'


image copyrightreutersryanair is reviewing its free second carry-on bag allowance because "abuse" is contributing to flight delays.finance director neil sorahan said ryanair was a "victim" of its own "niceness" and that sometimes bags three times the allowance were boarded.the comments e as ryanair said average fares fell faster than "planned" in the third quarter.average fares dropped 17%, and profits slid 8% to 95m euros (£82m) as the fall in the pound also hit its results.however, p enger numbers in the quarter rose 16% to 29 million, and its aircraft flew at 95% capacity.ryanair said it was "cautious" about the rest of the financial year, but profits would still meet expectations.'too nice'in its results statement the airline said that while its punctuality remained "industry leading"






my playhome hospital


#1 best selling kids app in over 50 countries. editor's choice award - children's technology review. 5 stars - common sense media. best pick award - techwithkids.com. 5 stars - pappasappar. se. new from the creators of the award winning "my playhome" series. welcome to the my playhome hospital. want to be a doctor? check your patient's heartbeat with the stethoscope. give prescriptions and medicines in the doctor's room. change the blood bags in the emergency room. want to play patient? get your arm bandaged. get an x-ray. recover in a comfortable hospital room and get served a meal. "my playhome hospital" has no time limits, scores or power ups. just free play that powers your child's imagination. "my playhome hospital" is also fully integrated with the original "my playhome", "my play






bmw recalling 230k vehicles that may have takata air bags


detroit — bmw is recalling more than 230,000 cars and suvs in the u.s. to replace potentially dangerous takata air bag inflators.the automaker says the vehicles may have had a driver's air bag replaced with a takata inflator after a crash or in a previous recall. the vehicles originally were built with inflators made by another company.the recall covers certain 3 series cars from 2000 to 2002, some 5 series cars from 2001 to 2002, and some x5 suvs from 2001 to 2003.takata inflators can explode with too much force and spew sh nel into drivers and p engers. at least 16 deaths and more than 180 injuries have been blamed on the problem worldwide. in the u.s. 19 automakers are recalling 69 million inflators in what has become the largest automotive recall in the nation's history.bmw wrote in go






the latest: mall staffers return beneath louvre after attack


paris — the latest on an attack outside the louvre museum in paris (all times local):12:30 p.m.staff members are returning to a shopping mall beneath the louvre museum and roadblocks have been cleared after a man was s after trying to attack a soldier guarding the site.police said the area around the attempted attack was evacuated following the incident. a french soldier s the attacker — who shouted "allahu akbar," or "god is great" — and seriously wounded him.as the roadblocks were cleared, tourists began streaming out of the louvre.hundreds of tourists had remained inside the museum during the incident, and some were brought into special safe rooms, according to a witness.conor bakhuizen, 18, is in paris on a school trip. in a twitter exchange with the ociated press, he said he "was in t






female officers in high demand at st. paul police department


allison rogers knew she wanted to be a police officer, but others had their concerns: did she consider teaching instead? had she seen the most recent news articles about officers who were killed in the line of duty?so rogers pursued a degree in corrections instead.“i had a lot of people telling me i wouldn’t want to be in the profession,” said rogers. “more out of fear than that it wasn’t a noble profession. i’m a pretty small … i’m 5-foot-1. with my boots, i’m 5-3.”in her second year at minnesota state university, mankato, she gained the confidence to switch tracks to law enforcement after speaking with an officer from her hometown of waseca, minn., where she served as a police reserve. on a recent urday morning, rogers, 23, was among 88 people who packed an informational meeting at the n