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This photo provided by Mona Helgeland in Ålgård, Norway, shows a birthday card made by an American member of the Facebook group

Spreading birthday card love in the time of coronavirus

Mar. 17, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Mona Helgeland was sad for her children. Their birthdays were coming up but they were self-quarantined because of the coronavirus and going to miss celebrating with friends and family. So, the Norwegian single mother of two went on Facebook groups and asked people to send greeting cards....

North Carolina woman goes to jail for 100th birthday

Mar. 5, 2020 4:09 PM EST

ROXBORO, N.C. (AP) — For her 100th birthday, Ruth Bryant crossed a significant item off her bucket list. She went to jail. The Person County Sheriff's Office helped fulfill Bryant's unusual wish when two deputies showed up at her assisted living facility to serve her a warrant charging her with indecent...

This Feb. 15, 2020 photo courtesy of the Center for Great Apes shows an orangutan named Sandra in Wauchula, Fla. Sandra, who was granted legal personhood by a judge in Argentina and later found a new home in Florida, celebrated her 34th birthday on Valentine's Day with a special new primate friend. Patti Ragan, director of the Center for Great Apes says Sandra has “has adjusted beautifully to her life at the sanctuary” and has befriended Jethro, a 31-year-old male orangutan. (The Center for Great Apes via AP)

Orangutan granted 'personhood' turns 34, makes new friend

Feb. 16, 2020 1:00 PM EST

WAUCHULA, Fla. (AP) — A orangutan named Sandra, who was granted legal personhood by a judge in Argentina and later found a new home in Florida, celebrated her 34th birthday on Valentine's Day with a special new primate friend. Patti Ragan, director of the Center for Great Apes in Wauchula, Florida, says...

In this Feb. 7, 2020, photo, converted Catholic Priest Joshua Whitfield, left, his daughter Zoe-Catherine, 5, and the rest of his family stand behind their chairs to say grace before dinner in north Dallas. (AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski)

Father Josh: A married Catholic priest in a celibate world

Feb. 14, 2020 2:12 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The priest wakes up at 4 a.m. on the days he celebrates the early Mass, sipping coffee and enjoying the quiet while his young children sleep in rooms awash in stuffed animals and Sesame Street dolls and pictures of saints. Then he kisses his wife goodbye and drives through the empty suburban...

This Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, frame grab from video provided by KK Productions shows children after they were rescued in Kasaria village in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Authorities rescued 23 children after killing a man who held them hostage for nearly 11 hours after inviting them to his home for his daughter’s birthday party in northern India, police said Friday. (KK Productions via AP)

Indian police rescue 23 children, kill alleged captor

Jan. 31, 2020 5:43 AM EST

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Authorities rescued 23 children and killed the man who allegedly held them hostage for nearly 11 hours after inviting them to his home for his daughter’s birthday party in northern India, police said Friday. Officer Mohit Agarwal said two police officers were injured after the...

A girl wears a face mask as she play on a swing near the Yingwuzhou Yangtze River Bridge in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. Countries began evacuating their citizens Wednesday from the Chinese city hardest-hit by a new virus that has now infected more people in China than were sickened in the country by SARS. (AP Photo/Arek Rataj)

Health experts: Human-to-human spread of new virus worrying

Jan. 29, 2020 7:25 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — World health officials expressed “great concern” Wednesday that a dangerous new virus is starting to spread between people outside of China, a troubling development as China and the world frantically work to contain the outbreak. For a second day, the number of infections grew...