HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) — A wild deer leaned into a wedding photo of a Michigan couple, making a memento of their big day all the more memorable.
The Detroit News reported that the friendly deer...
OAKLAND, California (AP) — On any springtime Saturday, a steady stream of Catholic quinceañeras can be seen promenading along the blooming rose bushes and gushing fountains of Oakland's Mormon...
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RANKIN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the acquittal of an ex-East Pittsburgh police officer's fatal shooting of a teen (all times local):
MIAMI (AP) — Throughout the five-week government shutdown, one essential government service continued at Miami International Airport: checking for exotic bugs in bunches of roses destined for Valentine's Day bouquets.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture inspectors kept up their round-the-clock inspections without pay just as the pre-holiday rush of flower imports started to peak.
Shutdown couldn’t stop Valentine rose inspections
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Justin Rose overcame a few nervous moments early with enough key putts down the stretch for a 3-under 69 and a two-stroke victory over Adam Scott in the Farmers Insurance Open on Sunday.
Rose had a three-shot lead shrink to a single shot with his third bogey in five holes to start the final round at Torrey Pines. He restored his lead, and then had to hold off a late charge by Scott, who birdied his last four holes for a 68. Rose finished at 21-under 267.
DENVER (AP) — Beginning next year, Colorado will bring in more tax revenue from wholesale deals involving marijuana intended to be sold to consumers after the average prices of those wholesale products rose in the latter part of this year.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The outlook for American-grown roses is becoming a bit less rosy, with the spread of an incurable virus that's causing major damage to the nation's $250-million-a-year rose business.
NEW YORK (AP) — There was a steady rain coming down as guests were handed transparent umbrellas and seated in a flower-strewn cemetery in Manhattan's East Village for the return of Rodarte, designed by sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy, to New York Fashion Week.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Four convection columns of smoke rose more than 20,000 feet into the air as high winds whipped across eerily empty walkways around Old Faithful Inn.
"In all directions that we looked, it looked like the world was coming to an end," Joan Anzelmo recalled.
It was "Black Saturday," the name given to Aug. 20, 1988, when wildfires burned about 150,000 acres of Yellowstone National Park in a day.
An unsung hero of the late summer garden is rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus). This shrub's branches are studded with pastel blossoms year after year, despite drought, poor soil or general neglect. Cold winters or sweltering summers similarly leave it unfazed.
TABACUNDO, Ecuador (AP) — The people in this small Andean town are the proud creators of the biggest floral structure ever built — a life-size replica of an indigenous pyramid made from 546,364 roses.
A judge for Guinness World Records took nearly all day Saturday to confirm that Tabacundo had achieved the record.
The blazing red pyramid rises in the town square. Nearly all the flowers are red roses, with 6 percent white, pink and yellow to provide white borders and a dazzling sun.
CUTCHOGUE, N.Y. (AP) — Thirty chickens and a parading duck provided entertainment as patrons sipped Cacklin' rose on the shady deck of The Old Field Vineyards in Southold, Long Island, east of New York City.
Down the road in Peconic, bachelorettes and tourists clambered from limousines and buses at Pindar Vineyards, noisily filling the large outdoor deck and nearly drowning out karaoke.
BUTTE LA ROSE, La. (AP) — Louisiana authorities say a 46-year-old man has died in a boating accident.
The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says a witness reported that Robert Julien Jr. of Opelousas fell while trying to load his personal watercraft onto a trailer near the Butte La Rose boat launch, and never resurfaced.
Angelique is soon to arrive in my garden, but only briefly. And as in years past, I'll miss her when she leaves and will look forward to her return next spring.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Hundreds of Catalans left yellow roses at a central Barcelona square Monday in support of jailed separatists they view as political prisoners in their campaign to break away from Spain.
It gave a political overtone to the celebration of Sant Jordi, the patron saint of the Catalan region, known in English as St. George. The festivity also coincides with World Book Day.
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BERLIN (AP) — Official data show the number of foreign citizens living in Germany last year increased by 5.8 percent, growing less than in the previous two years as migration from outside Europe slowed and new arrivals from other European countries rose.
The Federal Statistical Office said Thursday some 10.62 million people with only foreign citizenship were registered in Germany, a country of some 82 million people, at the end of 2017. That compared with around 10.04 million a year earlier.
NEW YORK (AP) — When heavy rain pelted Central America, Shane Pliska couldn't get shipments of taupe-colored roses he needed for clients' weddings.
"Of course, this was the season when everyone wanted champagne- and gold-themed weddings, and the champagne part was all taupe roses," says Pliska, owner of Planterra, a commercial florist and owner of a wedding venue where the decor is all about flowers and plants.
LONDON (AP) — The royal wedding will take place among white garden roses, peonies and foxgloves, set off by branches of beech, birch and hornbeam.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have chosen a self-taught London floral designer for their nuptials. The couple said Sunday that Philippa Craddock will create the church flower arrangements for the May 19 wedding at St. George's Chapel in Windsor.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — More than 10 times the usual amount of debris has washed ashore in North America since a magnitude 9.1 earthquake struck seven years ago off the coast of Japan and triggered a tsunami with waves up to 30 feet (9 meters) high, scientists said.
Experts have spent four years monitoring the 2011 tsunami's aftermath and found that nearly 100,000 items washed ashore from Alaska to Oregon, Alaska's Energy Desk reported Monday.
TABACUNDO, Ecuador (AP) — In a warehouse north of Ecuador's capital, a small, busy army of dexterous workers puts the final touches on a shipment of made-to-order roses with tones as diverse as the colors of a rainbow suffused in fragrance capable of seducing even the most demanding nose.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the 60th annual Grammy Awards being presented Sunday night in New York (all times local):
Bruno Mars has won the album of the year Grammy Award for "24K Magic," capping an epic night for the pop star.
The award is Mars' sixth win of the day. Mars acknowledged fellow nominees in the category, including Jay-Z, Lorde and Childish Gambino.
Mars says, "You guys are the reason I'm in the studio pulling my hair out."
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Before she was even old enough to realize it, Rose McLarney was a poet.
The current Summer Poet in Residence at Ole Miss began writing poems as a child when her mother would give her "little assignments" to "do creative things with her time."
Seeing gardens awash in rose blossoms this time of year is undoubtedly what prompted my sister-in-law to call me for suggestions on what roses to plant. We'll see if she can sustain her enthusiasm until early fall or spring, either of which would be better times for planting.
Not that you couldn't plant roses now — if they were purchased growing in pots and were diligently watered (1 gallon of water per plant, first on a daily schedule and then tapering off to a weekly schedule).
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A horse chestnut tree towers over a busy street in New Hampshire's main port city. It's known for its history more than its height; legend has it that William Whipple planted it after returning in 1776 from signing the Declaration of Independence.
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HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Farmers in central Kansas shut down their wells more often as two aquifers saw water levels rise from last year's timely rains, according to new data.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Cocaine is probably the last thing most people think about when buying roses.
But every year, police and growers in Colombia must work around the clock to make sure that the romance of Valentine's Day isn't spoiled by the drug, the nation's other major export along with flowers.