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This photo, provided by Lollypop Farm shelter, shows one of the 97 cats rescued from a house fire in Perinton, NY, outside Rochester, NY, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. Many of the cats suffered smoke inhalation, the Humane Society of Greater Rochester said, and it wasn't clear whether all of them would survive. (Paige Engard/Courtesy Lollypop Farm via AP)
Humane Society: 97 cats survive house fire; some injuredAn animal protection group says nearly 100 cats have survived a house fire in a town outside Rochester, New York
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2021, file photo released by Kevin Celli-Bird, a pigeon with a blue leg band stands on a rooftop in Melbourne, Australia. A U.S. bird organization said the leg band identifying the bird as a U.S. racing pigeon was counterfeit, which may save the bird from strict Australian biosecurity policies that would call for a U.S. pigeon to be killed.  (Kevin Celli-Bird via AP, File)
Fake US leg band gets pigeon a reprieve in AustraliaA pigeon that Australia declared a biosecurity risk has received a reprieve after a U.S. bird organization declared its identifying leg band is fake
The Associated Press2 days ago
UConn head coach Dan Hurley directs his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against DePaul, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Unexpected win has UConn fans downing hot sauce for charityA viral video on Twitter has UConn fans downing hot sauces to celebrate their team's wins
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2015 file photo, meal worms are sorted before being cooked in San Francisco. The vaunted Mediterranean diet and the French “bon gout” are getting some competition: The European food safety agency says worms are safe to eat. The Parma-based agency published a scientific opinion Wednesday on the safety of dried yellow mealworms and gave them a thumbs up. Researchers said the worms, either eaten whole or in powdered form, are a protein-rich snack or ingredient for other foods. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Cafe, croissant, worms? EU agency says worms safe to eatThe vaunted Mediterranean diet and French gastronomy are getting some competition: The European food safety agency says worms are safe to eat
The Associated Press3 days ago
This photo provided by Animal Shelter Assistance Program (ASAP) in Santa Barbara County shows Patches being reunited with a family friend Norm Borgatelloat Animal Shelter Assistance Program on Dec. 31, 2020, Patches who was believed killed along with her owner in the Montecito debris flow disaster has been found after three years. The Animal Shelter Assistance Program in Santa Barbara County says the calico was brought in as a stray last month and a microchip scan revealed her identity. Patches had been missing since Jan. 9, 2018, when a rainstorm on the vast burn scar of the Thomas Fire sent a debris-laden torrent crashing down through hillside neighborhoods of Montecito, northwest of Los Angeles. (Jillian Title/Animal Shelter Assistance Program via AP)
Missing cat turns up 3 years after California disasterA pet cat believed killed along with her owner in a huge mudslide has been found three years later
The Associated Press3 days ago
FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 photo provided by Space Cargo Unlimited, researchers from the company prepare bottles of French red wine to be flown from Wallops Island, Va., to the International Space Station. On Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, the International Space Station bids adieu to 12 bottles of the French Bordeaux and hundreds of snippets of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon vines that spent a year orbiting the world in the name of science. (Space Cargo Unlimited via AP)
Cheers! French wine, vines headed home after year in spaceFrench wine and grapevines are headed back to Earth after a year aboard the International Space Station
The Associated Press4 days ago
This photo provided by Ben & Jerry’s shows Ben & Jerry’s dog treats.  The venerable Vermont ice cream company said Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, it’s introducing a line of frozen dog treats, its first foray into the lucrative pet food market. The treats, sold in 4-ounce cups, will arrive in U.S. groceries and pet stores later this month. (Ben & Jerry’s via AP)
Doggie desserts: Ben & Jerry's enters the pet food businessBen & Jerry’s isn't just for people anymore
The Associated Press7 days ago
Newly chosen Dickinson, Texas mayor Sean Skipworth hugs his wife Melissa Skipworth after his name was drawn from a hat to break a tie with opponent Jennifer Lawrence at Dickinson City Hall on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (Stuart Villanueva/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)
Mayor of Houston suburb chosen by pulling a name from hatThe race to be the mayor of a Houston suburb has ended with the winner’s name being drawn from a top hat
The Associated Press8 days ago
FILE - Competitor Tyler Brennan, a 22-year-old Air Force lieutenant from Colorado Springs, Colo., works on a quad copter before flying his racing drone through the obstacle course in the the National Drone Racing Championship on Governors Island, a former military installation in New York Harbor, Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, in New York. A major sports book is taking bets on aerial drone races. DraftKings said Friday it is taking bets for the championship this weekend of the Drone Racing League, in which pilots fly aerial drones in races against each other. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Plenty of overhead in this market: Betting on drone racesIn the “gamblers will bet on absolutely anything” category, here’s a new one: A major sports book is taking bets on aerial drone races
The Associated Press8 days ago
FILE - In this Saturday, June 18, 2005 file photo, identical twins Alf, left, and Sven Fehnhanhn, left background, 79, from Kassel, pose along with seven-month-old Luis Carl, right, und Albert Frank Millgramm, right background, during a twins' meeting in Berlin. According to research published on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, identical twins are not exactly genetically the same. (AP Photo/Jockel Finck)
Identical twins aren't perfect clones, research showsA new study shows that differences in the DNA of identical twins can show up within the first two weeks after an egg is fertilized
The Associated Press9 days ago
In this photo provided by Abby E. Chiumento, six-term Republican Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, left, and his mother Milou Mackenzie pose at the Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, in Harrisburg, Pa. Milou Mackenzie was elected in November of 2020 as a state representative in an adjoining district as her son. She took the oath of office Tuesday. (Abby E. Chiumento via AP)
Pennsylvania lawmaker joins familiar incumbent — her sonAn incumbent Pennsylvania state representative was joined by a familiar face when lawmakers took the oath of office this week — his own mother
The Associated Press10 days ago
This Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, photo released by Newburyport/West Newbury Animal Control shows a male llama that was found Monday alone in a field near Interstate 95 in Newburyport, Mass. The llama was temporarily kept at a local farm until its owner could be located. (Kayla Provencher/Newburyport/West Newbury Animal Control via AP)
On the llam: 'Very chill' llama found wandering off highwayA passerby spotted a wandering llama in a field off an interstate in Massachusetts and with the help of an animal control officer, brought it to a farm for safekeeping
The Associated Press10 days ago
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