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Locals chat as they sit at a traditional coffee shop in central Athens, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. Greece saw a jump in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases during last week, and Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is widely expected to announce new social restrictions.(AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis)

The Latest: Greece tightens restrictions as virus spreads

Oct. 31, 2020 7:07 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece — Greece will shut down restaurants, bars, cafes, cinemas and gyms across a large part of the country, including the capital Athens, after a surge in coronavirus cases. Outlining the measures in a televised address, Prime Minister Kyriakos said the changes will take effect Tuesday morning...

Deaf dog, deputy provide comfort in last moments of life.

Oct. 31, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A teenage boy with Huntington’s disease could move only a finger, but his eyes lit up as he held the therapy dog’s leash a month before he died in hospice care. An elderly woman couldn’t have any visitors in her room due to the coronavirus, but her spirit soared on...

'Beyond organic': Amonite farm, Heritage Hills Farmstead

Oct. 31, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) — Heritage Hills Farmstead’s Karl and Karli Amonite began growing their own meat and eggs on Karli’s family farm years ago as a way of providing their small family with better quality food. Then their organically-grown produce operation began to grow, well, organically....

FILE  - In this May 11, 2020, file photo, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear puts on a face mask after speaking to reporters at the Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. Kentucky's governor said Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020,  that he will quarantine after a member of his security detail who drove with his family the day before later tested positive for COVID-19.
Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear said he and his family feel fine, show no coronavirus symptoms and have tested negative for the virus. (Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP, File)

The Latest: Kentucky sees near-record number of new cases

Oct. 30, 2020 9:53 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Kentucky reported a near-record number of new coronavirus cases Friday as the surging outbreak continued sending more people to hospitals, Gov. Andy Beshear said. “This is a dangerous time. We’re moving the wrong way,” the Democratic governor said as he urged Kentuckians to...

This photos taken on Thursday, March 12, 2020 and provide by the Staatliche Naturwissenschftliche Sammlung Bayerns, SNSB, shows a Voeltzkow-Chameleon in Madagascar. Scientists say they have found an elusive chameleon species that was last spotted in Madagascar 100 years ago. Researchers from Madagascar and Germany said that they discovered several living specimens of Voeltzkow's chameleon during an expedition to the northwest of the African island nation. (SNSB/Frank Glaw via AP)

Scientists find Madagascar chameleon last seen 100 years ago

Oct. 30, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

Talk about good camouflage! Scientists say they have found an elusive chameleon species that was last spotted in Madagascar 100 years ago. Researchers from Madagascar and Germany said Friday that they discovered several living specimens of Voeltzkow’s chameleon during an expedition to the northwest of the...

Tiger at Tennessee zoo tests positive for coronavirus

Oct. 30, 2020 4:06 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Three tigers at a Tennessee zoo are in quarantine after one tested positive for the new coronavirus, according to a Friday news release from Zoo Knoxville. The United States Department of Agriculture’s national veterinary lab confirmed the positive test for Bashir, an...

UK thief who sold stolen penguins on Facebook sent to prison

Oct. 30, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A former birdkeeper who stole a pair of penguins from a British zoo and sold them on Facebook was sentenced Friday to 32 months in prison. Bradley Tomes, 25, was sentenced by a judge at Preston Crown Court for taking Humboldt penguins Pablo and Penny from Lakes Safari Zoo in northwest...

This Nov. 7, 2017, photo released by the National Park Service shows a wolf in the road near Artist Paintpots in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. Wolves have repopulated the mountains and forests of the American West with remarkable speed since their reintroduction 25 years ago, expanding to more than 300 packs in six states. (Jacob W. Frank/National Park Service via AP)

Wolves rebound, lose protections. Now future up to voters

Oct. 30, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — The saucer-sized footprints in the mud around the bloody, disemboweled bison carcass were unmistakable: wolves. A pack of 35 named after a nearby snow-dusted promontory, Junction Butte, now were snoozing on a hillside above the carcass. Tourists dressed against the...

This Nov. 7, 2017, photo released by the National Park Service shows a wolf in the road near Artist Paintpots in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. Wolves have repopulated the mountains and forests of the American West with remarkable speed since their reintroduction 25 years ago, expanding to more than 300 packs in six states. (Jacob W. Frank/National Park Service via AP)

Wolves rebound, lose protections. Now future up to voters

Oct. 30, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — The saucer-sized footprints in the mud around the bloody, disemboweled bison carcass were unmistakable: wolves. A pack of 35 named after a nearby snow-dusted promontory, Junction Butte, now were snoozing on a hillside above the carcass. Tourists dressed against the...

Shellfish toxin forces closure of Vashon Island beaches

Oct. 30, 2020 9:14 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington health officials have closed Vashon-Maury Island's Quartermaster Harbor beaches due to unsafe levels of a shellfish toxin. The closure includes all species of shellfish including clams, geoduck, scallops, mussels, oysters and snails. The closure does not include crab or shrimp....