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Seven simple things you can do to save the bees on National Honeybee Day

Seven simple things you can do to save the bees on National Honeybee Day

Bee lovers are abuzz on National Honeybee Day, the time of year when we honor nature’s hardest-working pollinator. People owe a lot to bees — namely, many of the foods we enjoy, like strawberries, avocados and broccoli. The US Department of Agriculture estimates that every 1 in 3 bites of food exists because of animal…MORE

Why El Paso and other recent attacks in the US are modern-day lynchings

Why El Paso and other recent attacks in the US are modern-day lynchings

Carol Anderson was scanning Twitter recently when she saw something that brought back a chilling memory. Someone asked Latina women if they had changed the way they acted in public after a white man allegedly targeting Mexicans was arrested for gunning down 22 people in an El Paso Walmart. One woman said she no longer…MORE

The water is so hot in Alaska it’s killing large numbers of salmon

The water is so hot in Alaska it’s killing large numbers of salmon

Alaska has been in the throes of an unprecedented heat wave this summer, and the heat stress is killing salmon in large numbers. Scientists have observed die-offs of several varieties of Alaskan salmon, including sockeye, chum and pink salmon. Stephanie Quinn-Davidson, director of the Yukon Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, told CNN she took a group of…MORE

The Coast Guard found $1 million worth of marijuana floating off California

The Coast Guard found $1 million worth of marijuana floating off California

The US Coast Guard said it and its partner agencies recovered 1,300 pounds of marijuana wrapped in plastic from the water near Santa Catalina Island, one of California’s channel islands southwest of Los Angeles, this week. The 43 bales were transferred to Customs and Border Protection, which estimated the value at $1 million. A civilian…MORE

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Heather Locklear ordered to treatment program for attacking first responders at her home

Heather Locklear ordered to treatment program for attacking first responders at her home

Actress Heather Locklear pleaded no contest to multiple charges of battery on law enforcement personnel who responded to domestic disturbance calls at her home last year. The “Melrose Place” star faced eight misdemeanor counts: five counts of battery on a peace officer, one count of battery on emergency personnel and two counts of resisting, obstructing…

‘Mindhunter’ wades back into crowded pool of serial killer TV

‘Mindhunter’ wades back into crowded pool of serial killer TV

Serial killers will be all over TV this weekend, which isn’t particularly unusual these days. Yet the latest mini-wave devoted to the most sordid murderers — including the return of Netflix’s “Mindhunter” — underscores the tension between feeding fascination with the topic and inadvertently glamorizing it. The summer has already produced a robust discussion over…

Hollywood remembers ‘sweet-hearted’ Peter Fonda

Hollywood remembers ‘sweet-hearted’ Peter Fonda

If his friends, family and co-workers are to be believed, actor and director Peter Fonda, best known for his role in 1969’s “Easy Rider,” was easy to adore. Fonda, 79, died Friday of respiratory failure due to lung cancer at his Los Angeles home, his family said in an emailed statement. Fonda died surrounded by…

Peter Fonda, star of ‘Easy Rider,’ dies at age 79

Peter Fonda, star of ‘Easy Rider,’ dies at age 79

Actor and director Peter Fonda, who rose to fame with his role in “Easy Rider,” died Friday, his manager, Alan Somers, told CNN on Friday. He was 79. Fonda died of respiratory failure due to lung cancer at his Los Angeles home, the family said in an emailed statement. He was surrounded by family. “It…