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Yazidi refugees desperate for help

CNN World - 12 hours 12 min ago
Yazidi refugees who fled from ISIS are running out of supplies and running out of options. CNN's Anna Coren reports.
Categories: International News

Robin Williams' ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay

CNN - 12 hours 18 min ago
Actor Robin Williams was cremated and his ashes were scattered in San Francisco Bay, according to his death certificate.
Categories: National News

Fiery debate over CNN coverage

CNN - 12 hours 28 min ago
Rapper Talib Kweli gets in a heated debate with CNN's Don Lemon about media coverage of the Ferguson protests.
Categories: National News

Ferguson speaks for itself

CNN - 12 hours 29 min ago
Behind the big story of Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Missouri, are thousands of smaller stories.
Categories: National News

Firemen burned in ice bucket challenge

CNN - 12 hours 32 min ago
An ALS Ice Bucket Challenge went wrong in Campbellsville, Kentucky, when four firefighters were seriously injured.
Categories: National News

Hospital network's failure led to massive hack

Business News - 12 hours 40 min ago
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What's Jackie Chan 'furious' about?

CNN World - 12 hours 56 min ago
Star says he takes responsibility for his son's charges.
Categories: International News

When lightning strikes: 15 photos

CNN - 13 hours 15 min ago
When a photographer is at the right place at the right time, a lightning show can be absolutely magical.
Categories: National News

American oasis turns 55

CNN - 13 hours 16 min ago
Formed by volcanoes and steeped in a rich history of Polynesian culture, Hawaii sounds more like a place in a fantasy novel rather than an American travel oasis.
Categories: National News

Emmy Awards 2014: 5 things to watch for

CNN - 13 hours 22 min ago
Will it be a "Bad" night -- or a "True" one?
Categories: National News

World Equestrian Games guide

CNN World - 13 hours 23 min ago
More than 70 nations, 1,000 athletes and as many horses. The World Equestrian Games are upon us.
Categories: International News

Fall Foes: Watch out for These Stinging Insects

Lifestyles - 13 hours 38 min ago
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(NewsUSA) - Many stinging insects become more aggressive in late summer and fall. Their hives are near maximum capacity, and they are scavenging for food to sustain the colony into the colder months. Being able to recognize different types of stinging pests can help determine whether there is an actual threat.

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) advises to always use caution around stinging insects, especially if you suffer from insect allergies. Here are some stinging insects that you should look out for this fall:

Africanized Bees

Africanized "killer" bees are indistinguishable from honeybees to an untrained eye. The only physical difference is in the length of their bodies. Africanized bees are much more aggressive than normal bees, will chase a target up to a quarter mile from their hive and are known to wait should a target go under water.

Paper Wasps

Paper wasps are also known as "umbrella wasps." They live in small colonies and are not aggressive by nature. However, they will sting if their nest is threatened. These nests are usually up high and can be attached to tree branches, porch ceilings or attic rafters.

Bald-Faced Hornets

These hornets are larger than other stinging insects. They get their common name from their coloring, which is mostly black with a white face. Hornets are typically very aggressive. Anyone or anything that invades their space will elicit a defensive response. They have smooth stingers and can sting multiple times.

Yellowjackets

There are several species of yellowjackets, and they are distinguished from other stinging insects by their black head and distinctly black and yellow patterned abdomen. They are most active in late summer, when their colonies are at their peak. They are territorial and will sting people who come near their nests.

Stinging insects and nest or hive removals should only be handled by pest professionals. Some species have nests containing thousands of individuals that could swarm and sting and could create a dangerous situation. Proper identification is also important as some species are pollinators and are beneficial to the environment. Qualified pest professionals or apiarists can safely relocate pollinator colonies from the property without destroying the hive.

For more on stinging insects or to find a pest professional in your area, visit PestWorld.org. For more information on pollinators, visit PollinatorHealth.org.

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Business News - 13 hours 41 min ago
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Chilling warning about ISIS

CNN World - 13 hours 42 min ago
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the U.S. is "looking at all options" to fight ISIS, and "we must prepare for everything."
Categories: International News

Robin Williams' ashes scattered

CNN Entertainment - 13 hours 48 min ago
Actor Robin Williams was cremated and his ashes were scattered in San Francisco Bay, according to his death certificate.
Categories: Entertainment News

Are Ebola survivors now immune?

Health - 14 hours 6 min ago
Two American missionaries infected with the deadly Ebola virus were given an experimental drug.
Categories: Health

Identifying 'signs of a struggle'

Health - 14 hours 39 min ago
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen talks to a forensic pathologist about how to determine signs of a struggle between two people.
Categories: Health

U.N. rights chief slams global 'paralysis' on Syria

CNN World - 14 hours 42 min ago
It's a chilling figure: 191,369 men, women and children reported killed in Syria between March 2011 and the end of April 2014.
Categories: International News

Suicide by the numbers

Health - 14 hours 43 min ago
The highest rate of suicide in the U.S. actually occurs among middle-aged Americans. CNN's Ed Lavandera reports.
Categories: Health

 

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