Animals

June 16, 2020 - 3:59 pm
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 “was an...
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FILE - In this May 24, 2018, file photo, a Boston Dynamics SpotMini robot walks through a conference room during a robotics summit in Boston. Boston Dynamics on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 started selling its four-legged Spot robots online for just under $75,000 each. The agile robots can walk, climb stairs and open doors. But people who buy them online must agree not to arm them or intentionally use them as weapons, among other conditions. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
June 16, 2020 - 2:23 pm
You can now buy one of those unnerving animal-like robots you might have seen on YouTube — so long as you don't plan to use it to harm or intimidate anyone. Boston Dynamics on Tuesday started selling its four-legged Spot robots online for just under $75,000 each. The agile robots can walk, climb...
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FILE - This Tuesday, July 16, 2013, file photo shows signage at eBay headquarters in San Jose, Calif. Six former eBay Inc. employees were arrested and charged Monday, June 15, 2020, with waging an extensive campaign to terrorize and intimidate the editor and publisher of an online newsletter with threats and disturbing deliveries to their home, including live spiders and cockroaches. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
June 15, 2020 - 5:54 pm
Six former eBay Inc. employees have been charged with waging an extensive campaign to terrorize and intimidate the editor and publisher of an online newsletter with threats and disturbing deliveries to their home, including live spiders and cockroaches, federal authorities said Monday. Executives...
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A tourist fishes from the shore in Cancun, Mexico, Thursday, June 11, 2020. An irony of the coronavirus pandemic is that the idyllic beach vacation in Mexico in the brochures really does exist now: the white sand beaches are sparkling clean and empty on the Caribbean coast. (AP Photo/Victor Ruiz)
June 14, 2020 - 11:16 am
MEXICO CITY (AP) — An irony of the coronavirus pandemic is that the idyllic beach vacation in Mexico in the brochures really does exist now: The white sand beaches are sparkling çlean and empty on the Caribbean coast, the water is clear on the Pacific coast and the waters around the resort of Los...
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Wine educator Brooke Scheerer serves glasses of 2017 Edizione Pennino Zinfandel to guests at the Inglenook winery Friday, June 12, 2020, in Rutherford, Calif. California wineries started uncorking their bottles and welcoming people back to their tasting rooms Friday as the state's $145 billion tourism industry gears up with hotels, zoos, museums and aquariums also allowed to reopen. The historic winery, which dates to 1879, reopened Friday to wine club members after being closed since mid March because of the coronavirus threat and will be open to the public on June 25. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
June 12, 2020 - 8:48 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — California wineries started uncorking their bottles and welcoming people back to their tasting rooms Friday as the state's $145 billion tourism industry gears up with hotels, zoos, museums and aquariums also allowed to reopen. With COVID-19 cases in the state still growing, the...
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In this photo taken June 11, 2020, and released by CBCGDF, Sophia Zhang, a staffer from China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation, or CBCGDF, collects oral and nasal secretion sample for testing from the Pangolin named Lijin at the Jinhua wild animal rescue center in eastern China's Zhejiang province. (CBCGDF via AP)
June 12, 2020 - 5:27 am
BEIJING (AP) — Activists in China have released a pangolin into the wild to celebrate new protections for the armadillo-like animal whose numbers in the country have dropped to near extinction levels. Volunteers had rescued and rehabilitated the pangolin nicknamed Lijin after it was found by a...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, June 8, 2020, a man rides his bike along banks of flowers on a small road on the outskirts of Frankfurt, Germany. Friends of the Earth Europe and a think-tank say in a report released Tuesday June 9, 2020, that more than 40% of the world’s insect species are in decline because of industrial farming and heavy pesticide use, and the endangered pollinators could in turn endanger global food production.(AP Photo/Michael Probst, FILE)
June 09, 2020 - 9:47 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Environmental groups are urging the European Union to take drastic action to protect insects, saying in a report Tuesday that more than 40% of the world’s insect species are in decline because of pesticide use and industrial farming. Friends of the Earth Europe and the Heinrich-Böll...
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Tarrah Gibbons
June 08, 2020 - 4:47 pm
Would you like to live in a palace full of snot? Scientists have reported that they have found tiny critters that are making ‘snot palaces’ in the ocean.
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FILE - This Monday, April 8, 2019 file photo, shows the panda Xing Er at Copenhagen Zoo. Xing Er, one of Copenhagen Zoo’s giant pandas, escaped from its enclosure, Monday June 8, 2020, and roamed the park before staff were able to sedate it and bring it back. (Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
June 08, 2020 - 6:58 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — One of Copenhagen Zoo’s giant pandas escaped from its enclosure early Monday and roamed the park before staff were able to sedate it and bring it back. Xing Er, a 7-year-old male who arrived at the zoo last year, was seen on surveillance video breaking out of the newly...
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In this photo released by Indonesian National Search And Rescue Agency (BASARNAS), rescuers carry Ukrainian man Roberts Jacob Matthews on stretcher in Pecatu, Bali, Indonesia, on June 6, 2020. Matthews, who fell into an abandoned well and broke his leg while being chased by a wild dog on Indonesia’s tourist island of Bali, was rescued after being trapped for nearly a week, police said Monday, June 8, 2020. (BASARNAS via AP)
June 08, 2020 - 6:12 am
DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — A Ukrainian man who fell into an abandoned well and broke his leg while being chased by a wild dog on Indonesia’s tourist island of Bali was rescued after being trapped for nearly a week, police said Monday. Roberts Jacob Matthews, 29, stumbled into the nearly empty 4-...
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