Instant Index: Swarm of Bees Delays US Airways Flight

By Jennifer Abbey

Jul 24, 2013 11:10pm

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From the unconventional and awe-inspiring to the hilarious and heartwarming, here’s a look at some of the most interesting photos, videos and stories that have our newsroom talking today. What’s capturing your attention, filling your inbox and cluttering your Facebook/Twitter feed? Tweet us the stories you’re talking  about using #InstantIndex or email us at and they could appear on World News.

Swarm of Bees Delays US Airways Flight
Planes have been delayed for weather and for mechanical problems but for bees? That’s a new one. A US Airways flight from Charlotte to Indianapolis couldn’t move because a sudden swarm of bees had taken a tow vehicle hostage. The plane was stuck until the beekeepers arrived.

Hot-Air Balloon Floats on a Lake
Hot-air balloons are supposed to float in the air, but one in the Netherlands ended up on the surface of a lake Tuesday. Bystanders dragged 11 tourists out of the basket. There were only two minor injuries.

George H.W. Bush Shaves His Head for 2-Year-Old With Leukemia
George H.W. Bush and a 2-year-old boy won the irresistible photo of the day. When Bush noticed some of his security detail donning shaved heads in support of 2-year-old Patrick, who is being treated for leukemia, the 89-year-old former president had his shaved too. The Bushes lost their second child, Robin, to leukemia when she was 4.

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