Ohio woman’s search for birth mother leads to co-worker

April 19, 2015

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A 38-year-old woman’s quest to find her birth mother ended in a surprising place — the company where she works. WKBN-TV in Youngstown reports http://bit.ly/1ztZr15 that La-Sonya Mitchell-Clark requested records that were made available recently by the Ohio Department of Health. She learned her mother’s name is Francine Simmons. She...
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New England Aquarium offering penguins ‘honeymoon suites’

April 18, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — The New England Aquarium wants its endangered African penguins to get a little steamy. Aquarium experts are playing matchmaker behind the scenes to encourage eight pairs of African penguins to breed more chicks. Biologists say that will help a population that’s expected to be extinct in the wild by 2025 to...
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Highway abuzz with millions of bees after big truck tips

April 18, 2015
Highway abuzz with millions of bees after big truck tips

LYNNWOOD, Wash. (AP) — A tractor-trailer carrying millions of honeybees overturned on a highway north of Seattle early Friday, scattering hives and sending white-suited beekeepers scrambling to save as many insects as they could. The truck had just merged onto Interstate 5 around 3:30 a.m. when it tipped on its side, dumping its load...
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Family wins back seized gold coins that could be worth $80M

April 17, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A family was awarded the rights to 10 rare gold coins possibly worth $80 million or more on Friday after a U.S. appeals court overturned a jury verdict. U.S. Department of the Treasury officials insist the $20 Double Eagles were stolen from the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia before the 1933 series...
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2 minor league baseball teams to test game with 5-pitch rule

April 17, 2015

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — This isn’t your grandparents’ baseball game. Minor league teams from New York and Connecticut will play an experimental game this weekend aimed at finding ways to speed their pace. The Long Island Ducks and Bridgeport Bluefish will play an exhibition game Saturday, limiting every batter to just five pitches....
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Highway abuzz with millions of bees after semitruck tips

April 17, 2015
Highway abuzz with millions of bees after semitruck tips

LYNNWOOD, Wash. (AP) — A semitruck carrying millions of honeybees overturned on a highway north of Seattle early Friday, scattering hives and sending white-suited beekeepers scrambling to save as many insects as they could. The truck had just merged onto Interstate 5 around 3:30 a.m. when it tipped on its side, dumping its load...
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State plans to kill bear family of 5 in Alaska neighborhood

April 17, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska wildlife officials say they plan to kill a family of five black bears that’s been roaming through an Anchorage neighborhood for a second year. The Alaska Dispatch News, an Anchorage newspaper, (http://is.gd/O4SRCv) reports there is no timeline set for officials to kill the adult sow and four yearling cubs....
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