- Correction: Italy-NATO story Updated: May-25-16 6:38 am
ROME - In a story May 25 on the Italian premier's comments about NATO, The Associated Press reported erroneously that NATO experts will visit Libya. Instead, Libyan experts are to visit NATO.
- Autopsy: Man found in St. Martin pond died of drowning Updated: May-25-16 4:30 am
OCEAN SPRINGS, Mississippi - Officials say a man found dead in a pond near an apartment complex in St. Martin drowned.
- Resident can't keep replacement window, council says Updated: May-24-16 8:00 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - The Des Moines City Council says a resident can't keep the vinyl window that looked just like the broken one he'd replaced in his River Bend historic district home.
- Body pulled from pond near apartment complex Updated: May-24-16 4:08 am
OCEAN SPRINGS, Mississippi - The Jackson County Sheriff's Department says a body has been pulled from a pond near an apartment complex in St. Martin.
- Head of TSA security operations removed from position Updated: May-24-16 1:42 am
WASHINGTON - A House committee said Monday that the head of security operations at the Transportation Security Administration has been replaced.
- Massachusetts bill would encourage hydropower, offshore wind Updated: May-23-16 5:54 pm
BOSTON - Canadian hydropower and offshore wind projects would become more prominent pieces of the state's overall energy landscape under a long-awaited bill House lawmakers unveiled Monday.
- Nebraska authorities warn about storm repair scams Updated: May-22-16 5:04 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska homeowners are being urged to be careful about hiring contractors to repair damage from recent storms.
- Blooms arriving at peony garden at University of Michigan Updated: May-22-16 5:02 pm
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - The time is arriving for thousands of heirloom peonies to bloom at the University of Michigan's Nichols Arboretum.
- Woodworker makes canes for Middlebury College tradition Updated: May-21-16 9:45 am
HINESBURG, Vermont - For around 20 years, a custom furniture maker from Hinesburg has been helping keep alive a Middlebury College tradition by making replicas of a cane carried by an early patron of the college.
- Ashland group supports veterans' agricultural therapy Updated: May-20-16 5:30 pm
ASHLAND, Missouri - A newly established group in Ashland is selling tomato seeds and plants in order to donate funds to programs that rehabilitate veterans through agricultural therapy.
- 3-D candy-maker billed as world's first arrives in New York Updated: May-20-16 4:48 pm
NEW YORK - Now there's yet another market for 3-D printer-enthusiasts: candy.
- Flowers in quilt designs almost ready for Elkhart display Updated: May-20-16 4:08 pm
ELKHART, Indiana - A rainbow of about 150,000 annual plants is being delivered to 19 sites this month to make up the ninth annual Quilt Gardens display.
- Wife: Man bitten by snake at store was flower shopping Updated: May-19-16 12:10 pm
DENVER, North Carolina - The wife of a North Carolina man bitten by a poisonous snake at a home improvement store says her husband was shopping for flowers to surprise her when he was stricken.
- Floating home marks return to Dubai's man-made World islands Updated: May-19-16 7:19 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Surrounded by 300 deserted man-made islands, Dubai's newest real-estate wonder has all the amenities of a luxury hotel - plus views of the bottom of the sea.
- Sites of demolished Detroit homes used to soak up stormwater Updated: May-17-16 8:48 pm
DETROIT - A pilot project has transformed sites of several demolished Detroit homes into gardens designed to capture and soak up stormwater.
- Agrihoods take root: a housing trend rooted in agriculture Updated: May-17-16 9:39 am
DAVIS, California - "How ya gonna keep 'em down on the farm?" asks the old song. The answer may be: Build them an agrihood.
- BBC to shut popular food site to save money despite backlash Updated: May-17-16 7:26 am
LONDON - Anyone with a favorite recipe on the BBC's foodie website would be wise to bookmark it fast - the popular site is to be shuttered as a cost-cutting measure.
- Chilean fishermen struggle amid toxic algal bloom Updated: May-17-16 12:00 am
CHILOE ISLAND, Chile - This string of islands off Chile's coast was once best known for its dramatic landscapes, rich wildlife, quaint stilt homes and colonial-era churches. But today, it is getting attention for something far less picturesque - a toxic algal bloom that is threatening its marine life and the livelihoods of the fishermen who depend on it.
- Councilors spar over size of new jail Updated: May-16-16 6:41 pm
LAWTON, Oklahoma - Some Lawton city councilors say a planned public safety facility doesn't include enough jail space for prisoners.
- Family beach house fun: Casino nights, luaus, competitions Updated: May-16-16 10:13 am
NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH, North Carolina - Renting a house for a week or so with extended family or friends is an economical way to vacation while offering quality time with loved ones.
- Boarding house added to Register of Historic Places Updated: May-16-16 5:49 am
LAS VEGAS - A boarding house that welcomed black customers when they were barred from staying at Las Vegas hotels during the segregation era has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.
- May freeze: West Virginia residents told to cover plants Updated: May-15-16 5:13 pm
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The National Weather Service says West Virginia residents need to bring their tender garden plants and flowers indoors.
- Owner of Missouri home built to last wants it demolished Updated: May-14-16 11:23 am
HIGHLANDVILLE, Missouri - Designed to withstand tornadoes, earthquakes and even bomb blasts, a castle-like southwest Missouri home that was meant to last forever must be torn down and erected again, its owner argues in an ongoing lawsuit.
- English class in Bettendorf tackles environmental issues Updated: May-14-16 10:42 am
BETTENDORF, Iowa - It's not enough to teach the basics anymore.
- Ohio man to establish vineyard to feed the hungry Updated: May-14-16 9:38 am
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - After turning three abandoned and garbage-filled inner-city parcels into gardens offering free fruits and vegetables, Mason Carratt is embarking on another way to feed the hungry: a vineyard in which the grapes will be used to make jellies and jams.