- Image of Asia: Watering the garden in Sri Lanka Updated: Apr-29-16 9:09 am
In this photo by Eranga Jayawardena, a man waters his vegetable garden cultivated on the banks of the Kelani River in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Many Sri Lankans living in urban areas maintain kitchen gardens for their daily consumption.
- The Latest: Jazzfest ends on a high note, without rain Updated: Apr-28-16 8:35 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The Latest on New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (all times local):
- Police: Pipe bomb turns out to be geocache container Updated: Apr-28-16 10:01 am
BUHL, Idaho - The discovery of a suspected pipe bomb in south-central Idaho that caused the partial lockdown of schools in Buhl and drew the Twin Falls Police Bomb Squad turned out to be a geocache.
- Feds set short red snapper season in Gulf; Alabama differs Updated: Apr-27-16 6:36 pm
MOBILE, Alabama - The federal government says private recreational anglers will have only nine days to fish for red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico this summer, but at least one Gulf state said Wednesday that won't apply in its waters.
- Detention Center teaches female inmates to quilt Updated: Apr-27-16 2:06 am
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Jails are not known for their lavish accommodations, and the room where the women of G Pod do their work is no exception.
- Body of fisherman pulled from Spanish Fork reservoir Updated: Apr-24-16 4:44 pm
SPANISH FORK, Utah - The body of a man has been recovered from Spanish Fork reservoir.
- Plans to expand national monument in San Luis Valley debated Updated: Apr-24-16 3:50 pm
ALAMOSA, Colorado - Plans to expand the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument northward from New Mexico into the San Luis Valley are getting more support and more opposition.
- Crawford County becoming a place to see sandhill cranes Updated: Apr-24-16 11:41 am
MEADVILLE, Pennsylvania - Before birder Shawn Collins moved to Meadville, sandhill cranes were on the list of birds he wanted to see.
- Huntington 'slow-food' cafe features locally sourced menu Updated: Apr-24-16 11:24 am
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia - It was one of those moments that spoke volumes.
- Doctor makes time for farming, teaching with a kiln Updated: Apr-24-16 11:15 am
BARDSTOWN, Kentucky - For Jonas Hurley, being an emergency room doctor in Taylor County is only the beginning. He's the father of two boys, ages 9 and 10. The family of four, including his wife Julie, moved to their 17-acre Washington County farm about five and a half years ago from Bardstown.
- South Africa: 49 starving monkeys rescued from cages Updated: Apr-24-16 5:36 am
JOHANNESBURG - Nearly 50 starving, dehydrated monkeys were rescued from cages at a garden nursery north of Johannesburg on Saturday.
- Trout ponds and fly-fishing-only ponds open for the season Updated: Apr-23-16 11:15 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire anglers are celebrating the opening of the fishing season for designated trout ponds and ponds reserved for fly fishing only.
- Amateur glassblower hones craft from his garage Updated: Apr-23-16 8:35 am
KENAI, Alaska - Kenai resident Jack Dean has an admittedly modest setup, from which he can turn out 10 simple pipes in only one hour. That is, after sobering investment and years of serious practice.
- Vietnamese refugee locates crew that rescued family at sea Updated: Apr-23-16 3:01 am
LAKELAND, Florida - The summer of 1980, Lauren Vuong survived a hurricane-like storm at sea aboard a rickety fishing boat carrying her family and dozens of other Vietnamese desperate to escape the brutality of ongoing war and harsh, communist rule.
- Historic Fort Wayne Flea Market takes place in Detroit Updated: Apr-22-16 8:49 pm
DETROIT - The annual Historic Fort Wayne Flea Market takes place this weekend in Detroit.
- Cherry blossoms on view at new Japanese garden in Michigan Updated: Apr-22-16 9:32 am
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - Cherry blossoms are on view at a new $22 million Japanese garden at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids.
- Ex-homeless man in Dallas talks of struggles, achievements Updated: Apr-21-16 1:47 pm
DALLAS - Glenn Billingsley sat in his beat-up Grand Marquis on the side of the highway, somewhere past Weatherford, overwhelmed by the present, scared of the future and drawn to his past.
- Revolutionary War sites compile lists of American soldiers Updated: Apr-17-16 1:04 pm
ALBANY, New York - Kent Keyser was surprised to learn a historian at a Revolutionary War battle site knows the name of his ancestor, a private from Virginia who participated in a daring nighttime attack.
- New York angler achievement awards begin season Updated: Apr-17-16 10:07 am
ALBANY, New York - New York's annual Angler Achievement Awards program has begun its 27th season.
- Ag program grows crops, international friendships Updated: Apr-17-16 3:06 am
ADAIR VILLAGE, Oregon - Peek inside the greenhouse at Santiam Christian High School and it is evident instructor Amy Krahn and her ag students and FFA chapter members know how to make things grow.
- Area glass artist making art of rocket science Updated: Apr-17-16 3:06 am
MOUNT VERNON, Washington - Rik Allen was 11 years old when "Star Wars" came out. He was a self-described "science fiction nerd."
- Volunteers prepare to protect endangered monk seal pups Updated: Apr-16-16 2:51 pm
LIHUE, Hawaii - Volunteers on Kauai will take steps to protect endangered monk seal pups expected to be born in the coming months.
- Former Newberry County coach drowns while fishing at pond Updated: Apr-16-16 12:37 pm
POMARIA, South Carolina - Authorities say a retired Newberry County teacher and coach has drowned while fishing at a private pond.
- DEM to host fly-fishing clinics for the public Updated: Apr-16-16 10:39 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management will host a series of fly-fishing clinics throughout the spring and early summer.
- Cherry trees being planted near Grand Rapids Public Museum Updated: Apr-16-16 9:20 am
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan - Cherry trees are being planted along the Grand River near the Grand Rapids Public Museum as part of a beautification initiative.