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World Equestrian Games guide

CNN World - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 9:04am
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 - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 8:49am
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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 - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 8:45am
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Chilling warning about ISIS

CNN World - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 8:44am
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 - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 8:39am
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 - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 8:20am
Two American missionaries infected with the deadly Ebola virus were given an experimental drug.
Categories: Health

Identifying 'signs of a struggle'

Health - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 7:48am
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 - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 7:44am
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 - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 7:43am
The highest rate of suicide in the U.S. actually occurs among middle-aged Americans. CNN's Ed Lavandera reports.
Categories: Health

You're sabotaging your workout

Health - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 7:43am
Not seeing results at the gym? Find out if one of these common exercise culprits is to blame.
Categories: Health

Father of modern yoga dies

Health - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 7:41am
BKS Iyengar, the man who brought yoga to the masses, has died at the age of 95. CNN's Sumnima Udas shares his story.
Categories: Health

American patients released

Health - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 7:36am
Nancy Writebol and Dr. Kent Brantly, who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa, have been released from Emory University Hospital.
Categories: Health

Sprint undercuts T-Mobile by $20 a month

Business News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 7:33am
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Hot car death ruled a homicide

CNN - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 7:32am
Benjamin Seitz's death in a hot car more than a month ago has now been ruled a homicide by the state's medical examiner.
Categories: National News

Report: Hamas kills 18 suspected informants for Israel

CNN World - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 7:29am
The death toll in Gaza continued to rise Friday, a day after an Israeli strike killed three senior leaders of Hamas' military wing.
Categories: International News

Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

Business News - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 7:16am
Could stocks hit yet another record high? It's entirely possible.

Who are British jihadi in execution video?

CNN World - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 6:35am
An international manhunt is under way for the fighter shown in a video of the beheading of journalist James Foley -- and its focus is on Britain.
Categories: International News

The week in 35 photos

CNN - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 6:34am
Categories: National News

3 Hamas leaders killed in airstrike

CNN World - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 6:34am
An Israeli airstrike on a house in Gaza overnight killed three high-ranking members of Hamas' military wing, the Qassam Brigades, the militant group said Thursday.
Categories: International News
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