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Message in a jacket: Jill Biden offers 'love' during UK trip

CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — Jill Biden is sending a sartorial message of “love” as she accompanies her husband President Joe Biden overseas. The first lady wore a black jacket with th...

Photo of the Day: New batch of leopard cats at Taipei Zoo revealed

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Photos of three leopard cat kittens posted by the Taipei Zoo have gone viral. On Monday (April 12), the zoo posted photos of three kittens born to resident leopard cat ...

Nomadland's Empire is a real place in northern Nevada desert

EMPIRE, Nev. (AP) — Each morning, Brandy Wilber wakes up to a sweeping view of the desert and the sound of gypsum being crushed at the plant. This is life in Empire. “It might not s...

Cat that vanished 15 years ago is reunited with owner

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A cat that went astray about 15 years ago has been reunited, older and maybe wiser, with its owner. Brandy, a brown tabby, was reunited Monday afternoon with Charl...

"Mr. Kitty" goes virtually to Washington over GameStop saga

The social media movement that made a beloved icon of GameStop enthusiast Keith Gill continued to rally behind the YouTube personality known as Roaring Kitty as he testified to Congress on Thursday ab...

Attorney's cat filter faux pas brings instant internet fame

Texas attorney Rod Ponton’s appearance as a fluffy kitten during an online court hearing provided a moment of levity to a pandemic- and Zoom-fatigued world. But that specific, adorab...

Attorney-at-paw? Filter makes lawyer look like cat in court

ALPINE, Texas (AP) — A West Texas judge has a word of caution to those attending court hearings via Zoom: Always check for filters before logging on. Judge Roy Ferguson's warning com...

One county, worlds apart: Bridging the political divide

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — She fired up her laptop to scour the internet for bits from right-wing websites and conspiratorial YouTube channels. The inauguration of Joe Biden was just day...

Taiwan rookie cop saves kitten, wins fans

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A Taoyuan police officer has received much praise on social media after a story of him rescuing a cat was posted on Facebook. A user on the site on Friday (Dec. 11) wro...

Lion cheaper than a pedigree kitten in Japan

The trade in wild animals is strictly regulated in Japan, and a lion cannot simply be purchased by a member of the public. But there are about 300 members of The Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquar...

Microsoft says Iranian hackers targeted conference attendees

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft says Iranian hackers have posed as conference organizers in Germany and Saudi Arabia in an attempt to break into the email accounts of “high-profile” people with spoofe...

Famed jewel thief, surf champ 'Murf the Surf' dies at 83

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jack “Murf the Surf” Murphy, who was behind one of the biggest jewel heists in U.S. history, gained membership in a surfing hall of fame and served time for murder, has die...

Pakistan: Rising cases of animal cruelty anger activists

The deaths of a pair of lions that died two days apart during their transfer from an Islamabad zoo to an animal sanctuary in Kasur city, have spurred an investigation by the Islamabad High Court (IHC)...

Carl Reiner, comedy’s rare untortured genius, dies at 98

NEW YORK (AP) — No one in the world of comedy was more admired, and loved, than Carl Reiner. Reiner was the rare untortured genius of comedy, his career a story of laughter and camar...

Big Cat Rescue founder now selling coronavirus masks

CITRUS PARK, Fla. (AP) — Are you a cool cat or kitten? There’s now a coronavirus mask out there for you. The Tampa Bay Times reports that Big Cat Rescue founder Carole Baskin, promin...