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Churches hold Palm Sunday services despite state bans on gatherings

Churches hold Palm Sunday services despite state bans on gatherings

Several churches around the country held services Palm Sunday, some in defiance of state bans on gatherings aimed at stopping the deadly spread of coronavirus. “We don’t get our rights to worship freely from the government we get those from God,” said the Rev. Tony Spell of Life Tabernacle Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. “We’d…MORE

Lucky, the San Antonio Zoo’s oldest elephant, celebrates her 60th birthday

Lucky, the San Antonio Zoo’s oldest elephant, celebrates her 60th birthday

Sunday is one lucky elephant’s birthday and she received a celebration almost as big as she is. Lucky, an Asian elephant at the San Antonio Zoo, turned 60 on Sunday, reaching an age more than a decade older than her species’ average life expectancy. The zoo celebrated Lucky’s birthday on Facebook Live, showing off her…MORE

A tiger at the Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus

A tiger at the Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus

Nadia, a tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York, has become the first of her kind to test positive for the coronavirus. The 4-year-old female Malayan tiger tested positive after developing a dry cough and is expected to recover, the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo said in a news release. Samples from Nadia were…MORE

A fire at a Florida airport destroyed more than 3,500 rental cars

A fire at a Florida airport destroyed more than 3,500 rental cars

A fire that spread through a grassy area of Southwest Florida International Airport has destroyed thousands of rental cars, fire department officials said. The blaze began Friday, spanned 15 acres and originally involved only 20 cars in the grassy rental car overflow area at the airport in Fort Myers, fire department officials said. But by…MORE

Oprah Winfrey donates $10 million to coronavirus relief

Oprah Winfrey donates $10 million to coronavirus relief

Oprah Winfrey joined the growing list of celebrities who are donating money to coronavirus relief efforts. The media mogul announced on Thursday that she donated $10 million “to help Americans during this pandemic in cities across the country.” Of her total donation, $1 million will go toward America’s Food Fund to alleviate food insecurity. The…MORE

BP is offering a discount on gas for health care workers

BP is offering a discount on gas for health care workers

BP is offering a discount of 50 cents off per gallon for first responders and health care workers the next time they fill up at BP or Amoco gas stations in the US. “Thank you for being on the front lines and keeping our communities healthy and safe,” BP says on its website, “We are…MORE

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