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First ‘murder hornet’ nest found in US successfully removed

The first nest of giant “murder hornets” ever discovered in the United States has been eliminated, two days after it was located in Washington state. The Asian giant hornet nest was found on Thursday at 4 p.m. local time by entomologists from the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) in the cavity of a tree…MORE

This IPO is a measure of China’s growing strength

When Ant Group prices its IPO in Shanghai and Hong Kong this week, it could set a new world record for a stock market listing. But it will also ram home a much bigger point. What’s happening: In finance and tech, China’s clout is growing just as its economy recovers from the pandemic in better…MORE

Dad’s Zoom Halloween costume for his daughter is scary good

We often associate the month of October with spooky characters like goblins, witches and vampires. With the global pandemic moving most if not all of our social interactions online, it seems appropriate to add “Endless Zoom Meetings” to the list of spooky things. Iowan father Greg Dietzenbach is taking the 2020 “Zoom scaries” to a…MORE

Tropical storm Zeta forms, could reach US Gulf Coast by midweek

A tropical depression east of Mexico strengthened Sunday morning into Tropical Storm Zeta and could reach the US Gulf Coast by midweek. It is the 27th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season, tying 2005 as the most active hurricane season on record, the National Weather Service tweeted. If it makes landfall in Louisiana,…MORE

The world needs more kindness. Here’s how to develop your practice

In a global pandemic, who has time to be kind? But kindness expert Houston Kraft suggests you think about it within this worldwide crisis. Kindness may be wearing a mask to keep others from getting sick, checking in on a friend starting a new project or sitting to listen to a family member who just…MORE