Second giant ‘murder hornet’ escapes after it was captured by scientists in Washington State

Another “murder” hornet that could have led scientists to its nest has evaded experts once more, following a lost signal.



a hand holding a fork and knife: A live Asian giant hornet is affixed with a tracking device using dental floss on October 7 before being released in a photo provided by the Washington State Department of Agriculture.


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A live Asian giant hornet is affixed with a tracking device using dental floss on October 7 before being released in a photo provided by the Washington State Department of Agriculture.

Last week, scientists with the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA)captured a live Asian giant hornet — known as “murder” hornets for their ability to decimate honeybee populations — and used dental floss to attach a tracking device to its body, which “worked quite well,” said Sven Spichiger, WSDA’s managing entomologist, during a news conference on Monday.

When scientists released the hornet into the wild onto an apple tree, they were initially successful in tracking the insect, but after some time they were unable to locate a signal when

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Among Us, a murder mystery set in space, is the latest multimillion dollar craze in video games

As people stay at home across the world, their latest favorite pastime is a 2018 murder mystery game set in space called Among Us.





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The game’s exponential popularity drove its developers to announce on Thursday they were canceling a sequel to the game, to better focus on growing the existing version. The game reached over a million players on September 3 and had grown to over 3.5 million concurrent users worldwide by Friday.

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“We canceled the sequel because we saw the opportunity to give back to the players a little bit faster than creating a new, better version,” Forest Willard, a developer at InnerSloth, which makes Among Us, told CNN Business. “It will be more work in the long run, but we’re excited for players to update the game, and suddenly there’s a brand new feature or map that unlocks new experiences.”

Among Us is based

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While a Fort Worth murder suspect grew old, the DNA science that jailed him grew up

The brother of a woman killed in 1974 said the technology law enforcement now uses to track down criminals has advanced greatly, and those hiding guilt should pray because they are being hunted and eventually they will be caught and punished.

Jim Walker made these comments on Tuesday, the day after Fort Worth police arrested a 77-year-old man who is facing a capital murder charge in the slaying of his sister, Carla Walker. The 17-year-old girl was abducted during a Valentine’s week date, then sexually assaulted and found dead three days later.

Glen Samuel McCurley, identified as the suspect in Walker’s slaying, remained in the Tarrant County Jail on Thursday with bond set at $100,000, according to jail records.

Edward Hueske, who was hired as a criminalist by the Fort Worth Police Department a month before Walker was killed, said this is a good resolution to this case.

“The

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Murder Hornets Could Spread ‘Rapidly’ Throughout Western North America If Not Contained

Invasive Asian giant hornets—popularly known as “murder hornets”—could spread rapidly throughout western North America if left unchecked, researchers have found.



a insect on the ground: A sample specimen of a dead Asian giant hornet from Japan, also known as a "murder hornet," is shown on July 29, 2020 in Bellingham, Washington


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A sample specimen of a dead Asian giant hornet from Japan, also known as a “murder hornet,” is shown on July 29, 2020 in Bellingham, Washington

Native to forested parts of eastern and southern Asia, the insect is the world’s largest hornet species, measuring up to two inches long. In September 2019, the hornet was detected in western British Columbia, Canada, and it has now spread into adjacent parts of Washington state near the border.

For a study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team of scientists examined records from the hornet’s native range in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, and combined it with climate data in order to predict areas of the world where the insect could

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Experts Predict Where ‘Murder Hornets’ May Potentially Spread

KEY POINTS

  • Asian giant hornets were spotted in the U.S. for the first time in late 2019
  • Experts predicted where the species could spread if they’re left unchecked
  • Parts of the U.S. and other countries were found to be susceptible to an invasion

A team of scientists has predicted where the Asian giant hornet could possibly spread, highlighting the importance of the efforts to keep the species in check.

There were reports earlier this year about Asian giant hornets (Vespa mandarinia), nicknamed “murder hornets”, being spotted in the country for the first time in Washington, causing panic among people.

Now, a team of researchers predicted where the species could actually spread in the U.S. and globally given the right conditions, and if left unchecked.

For the study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team examined records of the species’ native habitat in Japan, Taiwan and

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‘Thank you, Jesus’: DNA technology led to arrest in 1974 cold case murder of Carla Walker

Carla Walker was kidnapped in February of 1974. Her body was found in a culvert two days later near Benbrook Lake.

This story is developing and will continue to be updated. 

Fort Worth police have arrested a man in connection with the 1974 murder of 17-year-old Carla Walker thanks to DNA technology.

At a Tuesday afternoon news conference, detectives described how they were able to obtain a full DNA match to what was found on Carla’s clothes from the crime scene.

What were the first words that came to her brother’s mind when he learned the news?

“Thank you, Jesus,” Jim Walker said Tuesday at the news conference. “When I was notified, the word that came across my mind was ‘finally.’ Finally. After 46 years, finally.”

Walker was kidnapped on February 17, 1974, after she had been out with her boyfriend at a Valentine’s dance at Western Hills High School.

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Man, 77, charged in 1974 murder of Texas teenage girl

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A man was arrested and charged in the 1974 killing of a Texas teenage girl after nearly 50 years of investigation and the advancement of DNA technology, police said Tuesday.

Glen McCurley, 77, of Fort Worth, was arrested early Monday and charged with capital murder in the abduction, torture, rape and slaying of 17-year-old Carla Walker. He is confined to the Tarrant County Jail with bond set at $100,000.


Online records do not list an attorney for McCurley.

Police had said the Fort Worth high school student was in a car with her boyfriend outside a Valentine’s Day party at a bowling alley the night of Feb. 17, 1974, when a man pistol-whipped the boy and grabbed the girl. Her body was found three days later stuffed in a culvert near Lake Benbrook, which is near where

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