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Op-Ed: Tea, vinegar sugar, yeast and bacteria = leather shoes?

Ames - Feel like wearing your tea? You can do it now, using a new mix of fibers from Kombucha tea and a bit of chemistry from Iowa State University. The shoes look like leather, feel like leather, and are tough as leather. It’s called “cellulosic fiber.”

Singer and cancer sufferer Keely Johnson releases debut single Special

The talented teenager from Australia is battling a rare and incurable form of brain cancer. In 2014, she released a duet with Lee Kernaghan and is now back with her first solo single, "The Man in the Hat." She spoke to Digital Journal.

Coast Guard rescues man running in bubble on the ocean — Again

Pompano Beach - An ultra-marathoner who likes to "run" in an enormous, inflatable bubble on the ocean may want to contemplate the cliche "No means no." That's because he was rescued by the Coast Guard for the second time, while trying to run from Florida to Bermuda.

Op-Ed: They robots be's a-comin' — Just as well?

Sydney - The robots vs jobs scenarios are all the same — robots can do some things better and cheaper than people, and they’ll be able to do more things soon enough. They will take jobs. They’ll also rewrite human society, in ways nobody’s looking at yet.

Janet Russell to host 'An Evening of Spirit Communication'

On May 10, world renowned medium and psychic Janet Russell will be hosting "An Evening of Crossing Over with Spirit Communication."

Famed Japan cat café closed down for animal neglect

A cat café in Japan has been raided and ordered closed over complaints of improper management of the animals in what has been described as the country’s first punishment of such establishment.

Northern California town to build container village for homeless

Eureka - As homelessness grows across the richest nation in the world, a Humboldt County town decides to build a tiny house village out of shipping containers to shelter their least fortunate residents.

Op-Ed: Millennials locked out of savings, income and a future

New York - The raffle previously known as having a life has added a dangerous insult for millennials — the total inability to save. Stop/start employment, absurd career paths, degrees with no jobs, it’s a dog’s breakfast of dysfunction.

Op-Ed: Marin County Supervisor rides the bus like everyone else Special

San Rafael - Golden Gate Transit serves San Francisco, Marin and Sonoma counties. On any given day, thousands of people use and rely on the bus and ferry system.

Couple sues over 'Love It or List It' home renovation

A North Carolina couple is suing over renovations made to their home while appearing on HGTV home renovation show "Love It or List It."

Baby boy for Princess Sofia of Sweden

Stockholm - Princess Sofia of Sweden, married to fourth-in-line to the throne Carl Philip, gave birth to a baby boy on Tuesday, the palace announced.

Halal makeup: Muslim beauty without the beast

Paris - A bearded imam may have seemed out of place at this week's In-Cosmetics expo in Paris, an annual showcase for the world's leading beauty and personal care products.

Picturesque Australian town on sale for $10 million

A small town rising as a tourist attraction in the heart of Australia’s Tasmania state is on the market for at least $10 million.

Op-Ed: Tall timber — London's wooden skyscraper plan presented to mayor

London - You have to like any headline which says “Seeds planted for London’s first wooden skyscraper” for so many reasons. The Greenwood Strikes Back, perhaps? Actually, it’s a very good, very challenging, and potentially very valuable, idea.

Japanese prefer to study English in Philippines than in U.S., UK

Expensive tuition fees and high cost of living in the United States and the United Kingdom have prompted many Japanese to choose the Philippines to study English.

Op-Ed: Starbucks ‘Diabetes Here I Come’ coffee cup falls flat

Miami - A Starbucks customer in Florida got a Grand White called “Diabetes Here I Come.” He has two sisters suffering from Diabetes Type 1. Starbucks has apologized, but the customer just wants to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

Breadwinners: French beggar gets a life after saving one

Dole - French baker Michel Flamant, who owes his life to the homeless man who begged for handouts outside his bakery, knows more than anyone that man does not live by bread alone.

Op-Ed: Millennials think 30 is old — Until Disrupt Aging adds some info

New York - You have to sympathize with Millennials in a world full of older people, few of whom make much sense, and who are often super-critical of them. A group of Millennials, however, got a very different perspective from Disrupt Aging.

Psychic medium Robert E. Hansen to perform at Adelphi University

Garden City - Psychic and medium Robert E. Hansen will be performing at Adelphi University's Concert Hall in Garden City, New York, on May 15.
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