Hamilton Perkins is turning plastic bottles into designer bags

For the members of a generation raised on instant gratification, it can be difficult to see the benefits of recycling. After all, how do we really know where those plastic bottles go after we’ve separated them? Hamilton Perkins has an answer — they go into designer travel bags that are as sleek as they are safe …

Rick Steves: The best and worst of Europe

Rick Steves 8:03 a.m. EDT July 9, 2016 Tourists come in droves to smooch Ireland’s Blarney Stone (said to make you silver-tongued), but I’d rather kiss a horse.(Photo: Rick Steves) Americans get the shortest vacations in the industrial world. With so little time, the pressure is on to make all the right choices when planning …

Ghostbusters cross generations, but not streams, at Hollywood premiere

Melissa McCarthy shows she ain’t afraid of no ghosts at Saturday’s Hollywood premiere of ‘Ghostbusters.’ (Photo: Frazer Harrison, Getty Images) Somebody must have called, because Ghostbusters past and present showed up Saturday on the black carpet — with accents of ectoplasmic green — for the Hollywood premiere of the much talked about Ghostbusters revival, 32 years after the …

Elbow front man Guy Garvey sings new 'Cold Feet' theme song

LONDON, July 9 (UPI) — Elbow front man Guy Garvey and Peter Jobson, from the Manchester band I Am Kloot, have written the title track for the latest edition of the dramedy series Cold Feet. Series star James Nesbitt personally asked the musicians to pen the song for the show, which is returning for a …

Dallas police chief David Brown has dealt with his own personal losses

Dallas Police Chief David Brown says authorities are still not certain that they have identified everyone involved in an attack on a downtown protest march that killed five police officers overnight. (July 8) AP Dallas Police Chief David Brown speak during a news conference at Dallas City Hall on Friday.(Photo: David Woo, AP) David O. …

Minnesota protesters throw fireworks, rocks at police in I-94 shutdown

USA Today Network KARE-TV, Minneapolis-St. Paul 2:22 a.m. EDT July 10, 2016 Protesters shut down I-94 around St. Paul Saturday night.(Photo: KARE-TV, Minneapolis-St. Paul) ST. PAUL, Minn. — At least five officers were injured Saturday night after protesters threw fireworks glass bottles and rocks at them during a takeover of Interstate 94. Traffic on Interstate 94 came …

Lin-Manuel Miranda says goodbye to ‘Hamilton’ to the tune of ‘The West Wing’ – USA TODAY

Lin-Manuel Miranda(Photo: Nicholas Hunt, Getty Images) NEW YORK– One of the songs in Hamilton, the smash Broadway musical that has taken the Tony Awards and the world by storm, is called One Last Time, and it’s sung by George Washington, as he explains to Hamilton, his protégée, that he must teach future presidents “how to say goodbye.” …

Australian Leader Turnbull Claims Election Victory for His Conservatives – Wall Street Journal

Updated July 10, 2016 1:48 a.m. ET CANBERRA, Australia—Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull declared victory Sunday, a week after cliffhanger elections were held, leaving his conservatives with a fragile grip on power amid voter angst as Australia’s long resources boom draws to an end. Mr. Turnbull, a wealthy former investment banker, gambled on an early election …