- Wills of millions of Americans now available online Updated: Sep-02-15 2:58 pm
BOSTON - Paul Revere left all his household furniture to an unmarried daughter.
- Scientists help when suburban corpse flower doesn't bloom Updated: Aug-30-15 1:52 pm
GLENCOE, Illinois - A rare foul-smelling flower expected to bloom this week had to get an assist from scientists when it didn't open at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
- Quilts of Valor exhibit moving museum visitors to tears Updated: Aug-29-15 5:38 pm
PADUCAH, Kentucky - A new exhibit at the National Quilt Museum is moving visitors to tears.
- URI awarded grant to create writing program for sciences Updated: Aug-29-15 11:22 am
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, Rhode Island - The University of Rhode Island has been awarded $500,000 to create a writing program for graduate students in the sciences.
- Orchard grows food, sprouts education on raising fruit trees Updated: Aug-29-15 10:46 am
SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Nebraska - It's hard to beat biting into a juicy apple plucked right from the tree.
- Idaho Falls musician, 90, still plays every day Updated: Aug-29-15 9:43 am
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho - It's been more than 80 years, but Dollie McKenzie still remembers her first piano lessons.
- Eugene's 'Birdman' nearing record for bird species seen Updated: Aug-29-15 6:14 am
EUGENE, Oregon - Ever since avid birdwatcher Noah Strycker read the Guinness World Records book long ago, he knew he wanted to set a world record.
- Annual Revolutionary War re-enactment may be group's last Updated: Aug-29-15 6:14 am
ELMIRA, New York - A Revolutionary War battle re-enactment held at an upstate New York state park for more than 20 years may be firing its last volley this weekend.
- Coast Guard flies injured fisherman off boat near San Juans Updated: Aug-27-15 8:04 pm
SEATTLE - The Coast Guard flew an injured fisherman off a boat near San Juan Island on Thursday.
- Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area now open daily Updated: Aug-27-15 6:12 pm
LEWISVILLE, Texas - Lining the southern shore of Lewisville Lake is a 2,000-acre chunk of what ecologists call the "real" Texas.
- Fishing license sales set another record in North Dakota Updated: Aug-25-15 11:10 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The number of anglers who want a crack at the abundant fish in North Dakota's plentiful waters continues to set records, despite a hike in the price of a license.
- Auction of D. Brent Pogue coin collection could fetch $20M Updated: Aug-24-15 12:40 pm
NEW YORK - A New York auction of American coins from 1792 to the 1830s could bring as much as $20 million.
- Volunteers get novices hooked on fly fishing with workshop Updated: Aug-22-15 11:08 am
FREDERICKSBURG, Virginia - Only people interested in fly fishing would encourage others to tie one on at 9 in the morning.
- Chefs ramp up 'farm-to-table' meals with restaurant gardens Updated: Aug-22-15 11:04 am
NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia - Tucked alongside The Point at Phoebus restaurant is a mini-garden bursting with basil, thyme and green peppers. If you order a mojito inside at the bar, chances are good the mint probably was picked there.
- Boaters protest near party at sport fishing activist's home Updated: Aug-20-15 2:35 pm
KENAI, Alaska - Members of a fisherman's coalition are planning to follow up a protest outside a sport fishing activist's home by gathering outside another Kenai River Classic event.
- Farmworkers sue Portland farm over firing, drinking water Updated: Aug-20-15 2:11 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Three farmworkers are suing a Portland farm, claiming they were fired for taking a water break on a hot summer day.
- Essentials for visiting Warsaw from what's new to classics Updated: Aug-20-15 8:57 am
WARSAW, Poland - Almost every month brings something new in Warsaw. With nearly 2 million people, Poland's capital city has been developing fast ever since the once-communist nation joined the European Union in 2004. From skate parks and roof gardens to historic palaces and some of Europe's most modern buildings, visitors of all ages will find plenty do see and do in this city that aspires to be trendy. Here are some suggestions:
- Michigan folk art comes alive in wooden fish decoys Updated: Aug-20-15 5:36 am
KALAMAZOO, Michigan - Craig "Curly" Spink swirls a hand-made jig above a water-filled 15-gallon galvanized steel tub in his Kalamazoo back yard, tugging and relaxing the line attached to a wooded fish decoy he carved and painted. He's trying to make it swim as realistically as possible.
- State Guard re-enactment to commemorate historic event Updated: Aug-20-15 3:35 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Members of the Tennessee State Guard will return next month to the organization's roots at Sycamore Shoals State Park in Elizabethton, Tennessee.
- Corpse flower begins to bloom at Denver Botanic Gardens Updated: Aug-19-15 1:58 pm
DENVER - A large corpse flower plant with a foul odor is blooming at the Denver Botanic Gardens.
- Boxford man ordered to pay restitution after rampage Updated: Aug-18-15 11:39 am
SALEM, Massachusetts - A Boxford man who went on a "drunk and obnoxious" rampage at a North Shore gardening center has avoided prison time but must pay almost $22,000 in restitution.
- Overseas volunteers help tend Detroit community garden Updated: Aug-18-15 4:14 am
DETROIT - When Fiona Spindeldreier decided to leave Germany and spend more than two weeks in Detroit working with other foreign volunteers in an alternative "summer camp," she repeatedly was asked: "Why?"
- Swarm of birds in Omaha draws in spectators Updated: Aug-17-15 5:05 pm
OMAHA, Nebraska - Spectators have gathered to watch tens of thousands of birds swirl like black leaves in the sky to roost in a row of ash trees in Omaha.
- Workshop helps writers make fictional police more factual Updated: Aug-17-15 12:52 pm
GREENVILLE, Wisconsin - Writers from across the country who want to make their fictional crime fighters more factual will gather in Wisconsin this week to learn firsthand the techniques police use in making arrests and other nuances of law enforcement.
- DNR seeks education volunteers for this week's UP State Fair Updated: Aug-17-15 4:04 am
ESCANABA, Michigan - The Upper Peninsula State Fair gets underway Monday in Escanaba and continues all week, with live entertainment, a carnival midway, livestock exhibits and more.