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In this March 27, 2020, photo, Little Kitty, a 14-year-old American shorthair, curls up on a chair at home in New Delhi. Little Kitty lived in nine cities, in five countries on three continents. (AP Photo/Emily Schmall)

VIRUS DIARY: Lockdown, loneliness and a difficult goodbye

May. 14, 2020 10:53 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — On the last night of her life, my cat watched fireworks and flaming paper lanterns illuminate the dark New Delhi skies. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked India’s 1.3 billion people, living under the world’s largest lockdown, to turn lights off and place earthen lamps...

FILE - In this Friday, May 8, 2020 file photo, the owner of a cat cafe checks the temperature of one of her cats in Bangkok, Thailand. According to a study published on Wednesday, May 13, 2020, cats can spread the new coronavirus to each other without any of them ever having any symptoms. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Cats with no symptoms spread virus to other cats in lab test

May. 13, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

Cats can spread the new coronavirus to other cats without any of them ever having symptoms, a lab experiment suggests. Scientists who led the work, reported on Wednesday, say it shows the need for more research into whether the virus can spread from people to cats to people again. Health experts have downplayed...

Kentucky police find dead dogs and cats in shelter's freezer

May. 4, 2020 7:35 AM EDT

WEBBVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police seized 90 dogs from a no-kill animal shelter in Kentucky due to its allegedly poor conditions, and charged its owner after dead cats and dogs were found in the facility’s freezer. The dogs were taken Saturday because of “poor living conditions” at the...

Official resigns after throwing cat during online meeting

Apr. 26, 2020 7:39 PM EDT

VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — A planning commissioner of Vallejo, California, has resigned after throwing his pet cat and apparently drinking a beer during a Zoom meeting between city officials that was made public, according to a newspaper report. During the April 20 teleconference of the city's Planning...

The Latest: Guterres: Pandemic nearing "human rights crisis”

Apr. 23, 2020 1:20 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — UN Secretary-General says pandemic is becoming human rights...

Dr. Ala Stanford administers a COVID-19 swab test on a person in the parking lot of Pinn Memorial Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Stanford and other doctors formed the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium to offer testing and help address heath disparities in the African American community. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

Apr. 22, 2020 11:33 PM EDT

President Donald Trump faces a new challenge as he aims for a swift reopening for the United States: Convincing people it’s safe to come out and resume their normal lives. It’s a defining question for a cloistered nation — and a political imperative for Trump. His reelection could ride on...

In this April 2, 2020 photo provided by Rachael Pavlik, the Pavlik family, Matthew, Rachael, their son Henry, hedgehog Quillie Nelson and German shorthair pointer Mudge, poses for a photo in their home in Sugar Land, Texas. Many pet owners are taking comfort in their animals as they shelter at home amid the coronavirus pandemic. ( (Rachael Pavlik via AP)

Cats, dogs, Quillie the hedgehog source of comfort in crisis

Apr. 14, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lala, a 3-month-old black Lab, romped into Ufuoma George’s life a few weeks ago, just as she retreated into her New York apartment in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. Lala, she thought, would be company. But she’s turned out to be so much more. “Being alone at...

In this Wednesday, April 1, 2020 photo from the Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services, a Cobb County firefighter rescues a kitten from the roof of a Delk Road apartment complex in Cobb County, Ga. According to a post of the department's Facebook, the kitten was nursed back to health after her rescue. (Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services via AP)

Fire officials save cold kitten that was stuck on a roof

Apr. 2, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A kitten stuck on a roof in the cold was saved by firefighters in Georgia. The 6-week-old kitten was nursed back to health Wednesday after her rescue, Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services said in a post on Facebook. The female kitten quickly recovered after she was given milk, cat...