Lunchboxes take a lot of punishment. They get smashed into backpacks. Their zippers get yanked. Their insides are leaked on and speckled with food. So, perhaps last year's lunchbox is ready for retirement.
The number of Americans who self-identify as vegetarian or vegan has remained steady over the past 20 years - and it's still a pretty small group, according to a recent Gallup poll. Five percent of Americans identify as vegetarian, a rate that has remained unchanged since the previous survey in 2012. In 1999, when the survey was first taken, as well as in 2001, 6 percent of Americans identified as vegetarian. Rates of veganism have followed a similar trajectory. This year, 3 percent of respondents identified as vegan - a slight increase from 2 percent in 2012.
The Trump administration moved to restore some U.S. sanctions on Iran and reaffirmed plans to impose tougher penalties on the country's oil sales in November, as President Hassan Rouhani comes under increasing economic and political pressure to address the crisis.
Newspapers in the U.S. are caught up in the fine print of President Donald Trump's trade war, as less attention grabbing tariffs on paper imports squeeze margins at struggling media outlets. The U.S. Commerce Department contributed to the surge in newsprint prices this year when it slapped duties as high as 22 percent on imports of Canadian uncoated groundwood paper. The move inflated expenses at publishers that for years have been shedding staff and reducing output to compensate for reduced readership.
Emmett Till's black, broken body was plucked from the Tallahatchie River in Mississippi days after his killing in Aug. 1955, a heavy cotton gin fan tied on his neck with barbed wire. It took 19 days for two white men, Roy Bryant and his brother-in-law J.W. Milam, to be acquitted of murder by an all-white jury, which deliberated for less than an hour. Then it took 52 years for historical markers to be erected at locations related to the teenager's death, which galvanized the civil rights movement after the acquittal.
An Indiana man named Jesse D. Allen created a website in 2005 with the title AllForUSA.com, apparently to pursue some business interests, but he soon abandoned the site. A decade later, at the age of 80, Allen died. But AllForUSA was just getting started. As the 2016 presidential campaign heated up, AllForUSA.com suddenly bristled with what appeared to be news articles celebrating Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and bashing his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. "HILLARY May END UP in PRISON AFTER ALL," read one headline.
Prime Minister Theresa May's ministers are ratcheting up warnings that Brexit talks risk ending in failure, with International Trade Secretary Liam Fox on Sunday predicting a messy split from the European Union.
Gunshots and sirens filled the streets of Chicago over the weekend. Between Friday evening, Aug. 3, and Sunday night, Aug. 5, 63 people were shot in separate incidents, ABC 7 reported. Ten were killed in the attacks, Chicago police said. In one two-and-a-half-hour stretch, 25 people were hit in five different shootings.
Waylon Klitzman's legs were shaking. The 15-year-old from Evansville, Wisconsin, said he is "not really that social" - and he especially dislikes standing in front of large groups of people. The auction room at the Rock County 4-H Fair late last month looked like something straight out of his nightmares: dozens of people packed into rows of chairs, all staring at him.
Indra Nooyi is stepping down as chief executive officer of food and beverage giant PepsiCo Inc., handing the reins to a top lieutenant in a transition that will draw attention to the dearth of prominent female CEOs in corporate America. Nooyi, 62, will leave the role in October and remain chairman until early 2019. Ramon Laguarta, 54, who has been a candidate to take over since a promotion last year to president, will be just the sixth CEO in the 53-year history of the company.