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Angry wasps help German police nab fleeing fugitive

Aug. 12, 2019 8:26 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A fugitive in Germany has been nabbed thanks to the help of angry wasps. Oldenburg police said the unusual sting operation took place Monday after officers tried to arrest a 32-year-old man to serve an outstanding 11-month custodial sentence. The suspect, whose name wasn't released, fled from...

Benevolent or fearsome? Yellowjackets can be both

Jul. 23, 2019 8:24 AM EDT

Yellowjackets play a supportive role in gardening but can be dangerous around families and pets. People sensitive to bee venom should be especially careful from August through October, when yellowjacket numbers peak. They attack when threatened, and are known to crash cookouts too. "Yellowjackets, hornets and...