Americas

News and reports from North, Central and South America.

Hate High School Spanish? Learn to Sign

High schools nationwide are adopting American Sign Language as an alternative for students who need a foreign language to graduate...

Look, Your Honor - No hands!

As technology revolutionizes the sleepy world of transcription, the traditional clicking of court reporters on their stenographic machines may disappear...

For sale: Your lost luggage

Air travel is plagued by delays, security procedures and carry-on restrictions. As more items are confiscated and a record number of bags go missing, a traveler’s loss is a bargain hunter’s gain...

A stitch in time saves...the world

One person’s garbage is another’s creative inspiration. Artists and artisans are using old methods with a new material-the plastic grocery bag...

America's 'most censored' news revealed

Project Censored announces its pick of the top 25 news stories to be spiked in the last 12 months...

"13" still strikes fear in the heart

Number avoidance has measurable economic and even medical consequences. Developers build around it. Businesses avoid it. Even the U.S. Navy refuses to launch boats on Friday the 13th...

Communion on the rise at Christian schools

Christian schools in the US are performing Communion, prompting a discussion about how much church and school should intersect...

'Enviropreneurs' align business with conservation

Environmental entrepreneurs, known as 'enviropreneurs,' are finding ways to create profitable businesses that also benefit the Earth...

Election pundits put money on their favorite candidates

Political junkies are turning from the polls to their new political portfolios to predict the nominees for President...

Sea monsters: Not real, but good for business

Once feared by early explorers, sea monsters now have plenty of fans...

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