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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2018, file photo, Laura Martin mourns her father, TK Huff, who died during the Camp Fire, during a vigil in Chico, Calif. A scathing grand jury indictment unsealed Tuesday, June 16, 2020, into a Northern California wildfire that killed 85 people found that Pacific Gas & Electric officials repeatedly ignored warnings about its failing power lines, performed inadequate inspections to focus on profits and refused to learn from past catastrophes. Those who died were mostly elderly or disabled, the oldest 99 years old and the youngest 20. Their remains were found in showers and bathtubs, clutching a beloved photograph, cuddling pets, trapped in getaway cars and even seeking safety under a vehicle. TK Huff of the nearby town of Concow was found outside his home, 10 feet (3 meters) from his wheelchair. Evidence suggested the 71-year-old tried to drag himself away to escape the fire, the report said. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, Pool, File)

Who they were: Victims of the deadliest California wildfire

Jun. 16, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric pleaded guilty Tuesday to killing 84 of the 85 victims of a 2018 wildfire in Northern California. A report released by the Butte County district attorney listed the names of all but two who have not been identified and how they died. ___ Joyce Acheson, 78,...

Famous feline of 'A Street Cat Named Bob' dies at 14-ish

Jun. 16, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Bob, a cat whose relationship with the recovering heroin addict who adopted him inspired the book and film “A Street Cat Named Bob,” has died. He was at least 14. Publisher Hodder & Stoughton said Tuesday that Bob had died a day earlier. It said in a statement that he...

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...