Rare Blue-Eyed Cicada Makes Appearance at Arboretum Near Chicago

Rare Blue-Eyed Cicada Makes Appearance at Arboretum Near Chicago

Kate Myroup, senior horticulturist at The Morton Arboretum, arrived Friday with a special guest: a rare, blue-eyed female Magicicada cassini cicada, spotted earlier in the day by a visitor.

Memorial Day Airline Travelers Seeing Flight Delays, Higher Prices

Memorial Day Airline Travelers Seeing Flight Delays, Higher Prices

The patience of Memorial Day weekend travelers was tested Thursday by widespread flight delays; but there were relatively few cancelations, raising hopes that airlines can handle Friday's crowds.

La Niña and Warm Oceans to Feed Busy 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season

La Niña and Warm Oceans to Feed Busy 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Unprecedented warm temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean will combine with the impacts of a La Niña cycle to brew one of the busiest Atlantic hurricane seasons on record during 2024, forecasters say.

State Dinner for Kenya Guests Features Beef Short Ribs, Poached Lobster

State Dinner for Kenya Guests Features Beef Short Ribs, Poached Lobster

The president and first lady will host a state dinner honoring Kenya's president, William Ruto, and his wife, Rachel Ruto, Thursday at the White House South Lawn.

Motorists Expected to Pack Highways for Memorial Day Weekend Travel

Motorists Expected to Pack Highways for Memorial Day Weekend Travel

AAA predicts this will be the busiest start-of-summer weekend in nearly 20 years, with 43.8 million people expected to travel at least 50 miles from home between Thursday and Monday.

Summer Air Travel Numbers Expected to Set Records, Federal Agencies Say

Summer Air Travel Numbers Expected to Set Records, Federal Agencies Say

Be prepared for crowds in the airport terminals and within pickup lanes if you have booked flights for Memorial Day weekend or later in the summer season.

Sour Patch Kids Oreos, Easter Brunch Jelly Beans and Other Odd Flavor Combos Hitting the Shelves

Sour Patch Kids Oreos, Easter Brunch Jelly Beans and Other Odd Flavor Combos Hitting the Shelves

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream usually draws customers with gourmet takes on classics like vanilla and pistachio. But occasionally, the artisanal ice cream-maker tries a “shock flavor,” like Hidden Valley Ranch.

Germany Parliament Approves Plan to Relax Restriction on Family Names

Germany Parliament Approves Plan to Relax Restriction on Family Names

Germany’s parliament on Friday approved plans to relax restrictions on family names.

Catholics Planning Pilgrimages Throughout U.S.

Catholics Planning Pilgrimages Throughout U.S.

A series of Catholic pilgrimages is underway in the U.S.

706 People Named Kyle Gather in Texas, Not Enough to Set World Record

706 People Named Kyle Gather in Texas, Not Enough to Set World Record

How many people named Kyle can fit in one place? For one Texas city, not enough.

Shed BBQ of Mississippi Wins Memphis Barbecue Cooking Contest

Shed BBQ of Mississippi Wins Memphis Barbecue Cooking Contest

World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest crowned a grand prize winner Saturday, after hundreds of pitmasters sweated through smoke to be named the best in pork.

Pandas at Zoo Atlanta Expected to Leave for China in Fall ’24

Pandas at Zoo Atlanta Expected to Leave for China in Fall ’24

Zoo Atlanta is preparing to return panda parents Lun Lun and Yang Yang to China, along with twins Ya Lun and Xi Lun, zoo officials said Friday.

Making Cinnamon Roll Pancakes With Jill of All Trades

Making Cinnamon Roll Pancakes With Jill of All Trades

NEWSnet's Jill Washburn demonstrates how to make a delicious cinnamon roll-inspired topping for pancakes in her latest installment of Jill of All Trades.

Detroit and Other Cities Reverse Population Losses, Census Bureau Says

Detroit and Other Cities Reverse Population Losses, Census Bureau Says

America’s cities are rebounding slightly from years of population declines— especially Detroit, which grew in numbers for the first time in decades, according to U.S. Census Bureau.

McDonald's Launches New $5 Meal Deal

McDonald's Launches New $5 Meal Deal

McDonald's hopes the promotion will bring back customers who were scared away by recent price hikes.