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    Humans have won the battle, but the war wages on. Entomologists from the Washington Department of Agriculture killed 85 murder hornets and captured 13 live ones when they destroyed the first nest ever found in the United States — but the “fight isn’t over,” the department said Monday. Space-suited specialists “vacuumed” dozens of the Asian giant hornets out of the...
    Workers from the Washington State Department of Agriculture managed to destroy the first nest of so-called "murder hornets" discovered in the U.S. without suffering any stings or other injuries, the agency said Monday. The nest, located in Whatcom County near the Canadian border, created concern because the Asian giant hornets are large and their sting can be lethal, especially if a person...
    Heavily protected scientists eradicated the first murder hornet nest found in the US over the weekend using a vacuum to suck the insects out of the tree. However, the Washington State Department of Agriculture announced that two days after the extraction, all of the 85 Asian giant hornets were still alive in the long plastic tube. The agency shared a...
    The Charlotte Hornets might not as accomplished on the court, but their Hall of Famer owner, Michael Jordan, is earning big bucks with them. Founded in 2004 by Robert Johnson, they were initially known as the Charlotte Bobcats. However, changing their name has brought no luck and they are going through their fourth consecutive losing season. Statistics apart, Jordan is...
    Sven Spichiger, Washington State Department of Agriculture managing entomologist, displays a canister of Asian giant hornets vacuumed from a nest in a tree behind him on October 24, 2020, in Blaine, Washington. ELAINE THOMPSON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images Officials with the Washington State Department of Agriculture captured scores of Asian giant hornets, sometimes known as "murder hornets," after a...
    Since the first Asian giant hornet was caught in the U.S. earlier this year, scientists have been meticulously tracking each and every sighting in the hopes of squashing out the invasive species before it establishes itself in the country. But entomologists found a distressing sign this week that the giant insects known as "murder hornets" are taking hold: a nest. ...
    The first ever murder hornet nest in the US has been found in Washington state, after radio trackers attached to the bugs lead scientists to the site.  The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) said entomologists discovered the Asian giant hornet nest on private property in Blaine, Whatcom County, close to the US-Canada border Thursday. The insects had set up camp...
    Weeks of searching have finally paid off as scientists in Washington state located the first Asian giant hornet nest in the United States. The Washington state Department of Agriculture confirmed on Friday that the nest of "murder hornets" was discovered in a tree on a property east of Blaine, Washington, in Whatcom County, KOMO News reports....
    (CNN)If you thought giant "murder hornets" had disappeared because they dropped from the headlines, you are mistaken.Entomologists from the Washington State Department of Agriculture on Thursday located the first-ever Asian giant hornet nest in the United States on a property in the town of Blaine. Using a new type of trap, WSDA researchers tagged several captured hornets with radio trackers,...
    LaMelo Ball. Rick Rycroft/AP Images The 2020 NBA draft class is considered relatively weak at the top, but deep in overall talent. Less than a month out from the draft, experts' mock drafts are in agreement about the top three prospects, but little consensus on where they'll go. After the top five, things become especially muddled with numerous...
    A roughly 2-inch long insect known as the "murder hornet" has made its way to the U.S. for the first time ever, researchers said. The Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia, has been known to kill up to 50 people a year in Japan, according to The New York Times, and has the potential to devastate U.S. bee populations, which have...
    As if 2020 hasn’t been scary enough, the first-ever Asian giant hornet nest in the United States was found by entomologists in Whatcom County on Friday. The Asian giant hornet, which has been dubbed the murder hornet due to its ability to induce excruciating pain, can grow up to two inches long with a stinger of nearly one-quarter inch....
    (CNN)Agriculture officials in Washington state are working to track down and destroy a nest of Asian giant hornets -- more menacingly known as murder hornets -- after several were found recently near the US border with Canada.There have been six credible sightings of the large invasive hornets in the last week near Blaine, Washington, said Sven Spichiger, an entomologist with...
    Florida sends thousands of voter registration invites – to already registered voters Recalled mushrooms likely linked to salmonella outbreak shipped to restaurants in more than 30 states Heat and hornets: Players battling the elements at PGA Tour stop in Dominican Republic It may look like paradise this week on the PGA Tour, but the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club...
    The Charlotte Hornets are doing their part for Election Day, providing rides and childcare for voters who need it in November. The Charlotte Hornets are following the example of other professional teams around the country, helping out with polling and giving rides and childcare services to voters who need them, per The Charlotte Observer, as the presidential election looms. With North...
    The Charlotte Hornets power forward spoke to FanSided about a variety of topics, including what he thinks the team needs to do to make the playoffs next season. Back in March, the Charlotte Hornets were trying to make a push for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. On March 11, the Hornets earned a huge win over the rival...
    Two weeks ago, Charlotte Hornets broadcaster John Focke was suspended for tweeting out the N-Word. Now, the team has taken the next step to fire him for the mistake. On Monday, August 17, Focke was tweeting his excitement over the Hornets-Nuggets game when he typed the N-Word in place of “Nuggets.” Focke quickly deleted the tweet and apologized saying, “Earlier...
    These days, if you stand in the right spot in Whatcom County, Washington, you can almost always catch a faint whiff of orange juice and rice wine. Scattered at regular intervals across the northwesternmost county of the contiguous United States, hundreds of large, plastic bottles filled with a few inches of the mixture hang from trees, oriented so their sweet,...
    SAN ANTONIO – The large wasps you may have noticed in recent weeks are not murder hornets and they mean no harm -- unless you’re a cicada. Dont panic! (unless youre a cicada) Those large wasps youre seeing are cicada killers, a native insect that paralyzes...Posted by Texas Parks and Wildlife on Saturday, August 22, 2020“Don’t panic! (unless you’re a cicada)....
    NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum holds the Minnesota Timberwolves card at the 2019 NBA Draft lottery. Nuccio DiNuzzo/AP Images The NBA draft order is set. The Minnesota Timberwolves landed the No. 1 pick. The draft will take place on October 16. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The 2020 NBA draft order is set after Thursday's draft...
    The Charlotte Hornets suspended a radio announcer for using a racial slur on Twitter. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images A radio announcer for the Charlotte Hornets was suspended for using the n-word in a tweet, which he said was a typing mistake.  John Focke says he meant to reference the Jazz-Nuggets team, but Monday's tweet used a racial slur in...
    Hornets announcer John Focke has been suspended for tweeting the N-word. Yikes. We’re not sure how John Focke is going to explain this one. Apparently, the Charlotte Hornets’ radio play-by-play announcer tweeted the N-word during the Utah Jazz vs. Denver Nuggets game. He’s issued an apology, calling it a mistake but has been indefinitely suspended as a result. The team announced on...
    Charlotte Hornets announcer John Focke intended to type the word “Nuggets,” when posting to Twitter on Monday. Instead, well, a very different word appeared on the screens of his followers. Focke has been suspended indefinitely after he mistakenly tweeted the N-word, to his followers. The tweet, which has since been deleted, read: “Shot making in this Jazz-(N-word) game is awesome!” Focke...
    Not only do the Brits have COVID-19 and Brexit to contend with —they now have murder hornets on their shores. The Giant Asian Hornets have been spotted in Devon and environmentalists are worried they could spread across the country. The invasive insect, which can grow up to 2-inches long, are a threat to honey bees — which they can...
    Not only do the Brits have COVID-19 and Brexit to contend with —they now have murder hornets on their shores. The Giant Asian Hornets have been spotted in Devon and environmentalists are worried they could spread across the country. The invasive insect, which can grow up to 2-inches long, are a threat to honey bees — which they can decapitate...
    Coronavirus updates: A disproportionate number of non-white children are dying Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry is now an equity partner in a beverage company The Hornets passed the Wizards in the standings without even being invited to the bubble The Washington Wizards’ inclusion in the NBA’s restart bubble always felt like a stretch. The Wizards were 24-40 overall...
    Shabazz Napier, #5, Washington Wizards (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images) The Washington Wizards have struggled in the bubble. The Eastern Conference’s playoff picture was much less chaotic than the West, which led to only nine teams from the East making it to the NBA bubble. While very few expected the Washington Wizards to challenge for the postseason, even less had...
    Agriculture officials have captured their first Asian giant hornet this month in Washington State - but are in a race against the clock to find the rest before mating season starts. The Washington State Department of Agriculture revealed in a press release that state's first Asian giant hornet, nicknamed 'murder hornet', was trapped on July 14.  Officials set up bottle...
    Photo by David Berding/Getty Images The Charlotte Hornets are in the very early stages of their rebuild, and they have some promising young pieces to go forward with. Rebuilding teams are fun to discuss, their blank canvasses leave so much open to interpretation. That’s where the Charlotte Hornets are today. Following years of middling trades and overpays, the Hornets chose...
    A live Asian giant hornet, known as a murder hornet, was trapped in Washington state this week. The Washington State Department of Agriculture published a news release announcing the capture, which occurred near Birch Bay in Whatcom County sometime in July. Now, researchers are trying to figure out what to do when the next “murder hornets” are captured. “This is encouraging...
    SAN ANTONIO – The Asian Giant Hornet is roughly about two inches long, but it’s causing a big buzz across the country. For the first time ever, the insect which has been dubbed the “murder hornet” because it can decimate honeybee hives with its potent venom and stinger, has been located in the United States. The New York Times reported...
    A deadly species of hornets, commonly found in Japan, that can kill up to 50 people a year have now arrived for the first time in the United States, according to a report from the New York Times. Asian giant hornets, or otherwise known as “murder hornets,” were first discovered in the U.S. last fall in Washington state, NYT reports....
    They’re not buzzing off! Murder hornets appear to be spreading south with a new confirmed sighting in Washington State — where more than 1,000 people have scrambled to set up traps since reports of the insect being found in the US for the first time surfaced earlier this year, a state official told The Post. One of the jumbo stingers...
    The Charlotte Hornets are not participating in the NBA’s restart. But, they had an enlightening experience during the self-quarantine period by watching ‘The Last Dance.’ The young team found an intriguing version of their owner Michael Jordan as the docuseries highlighted the Chicago Bulls legend winning championships after the other.  To put it into perspective, three Hornets players were infants...
    CHEEKY Chelsea took a sneaky swipe at Watford as they threatened to swat the Hornets at Stamford Bridge tonight. The Blues posted on Instagram on the morning of the game with a brilliant matchday graphic taking aim at this evening's opponents. View this post on Instagram Looking to bounce back today against the Hornets. COME ON YOU BLUES!...
    DANNY INGS scored twice as Southampton bounced back from defeat to beat Watford 3-1 at Vicarage Road. The goals were Ings' 19th and 20th of the season - making him the first Saints player to reach 20 in a season for the club since Rickie Lambert in 2013. 5Credit: AP:Associated Press The defeat means Watford remain just a point off...
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets won’t be among the 22 teams headed to Orlando when the NBA season returns — and that has coach James Borrego concerned about his young, developing team falling behind the rest of the league. (asterisk)It is a disadvantage? Yeah, it could be a major disadvantage,” Borrego said. The Hornets, who are owned by...
    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A dead Asian giant hornet has been found in Washington state, and officials said Friday they were trying to learn if the honey bee predators have established colonies here. The Washington state Department of Agriculture said it was the first confirmed sighting of an Asian giant hornet in Washington this year. The hornets are known as...
    Families and friends around the country can’t wait to get back outside now that lockdown restrictions are finally being eased. But invasions of dangerous insects could turn out to be the ultimate buzzkill — with stinging hornets and giant wasps set to boom this summer. Scientists have already warned that the lockdown has made the perfect breeding ground for swarms...
    They’re baaaaack. Murder hornets have resurfaced in Washington state and appear to have reached British Columbia in Canada, in what experts fear is a sign the invasive insect has been circulating more widely than previously suspected. Entomologists in Washington got a report earlier this week of a dead hornet found on a roadway near Custer, leading the state’s Department of...
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