LEOPARD CUBS BORN AT ZOO MIAMI

MIAMI (AP) — In these times when we hear so much about death and illness, hearing about a birth can be life-affirming, even if the birth involves another species. Officials at Zoo Miami are sharing images of a pair of newborn clouded leopard cubs. The cubs — one male, one female — have been secluded in a den with their mom since they were born Feb. 11. That has given them time to bond without added stress from outside. The zoo says it hopes releasing pictures of the new cubs will bring a smile to people’s faces amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

TRUMP’S GIFTS TO WORLD LEADERS

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some say you can tell a lot about a person by the kind of gifts they give. You’ll have to draw your conclusions in this case — but there’s a list of gifts President Donald Trump has bestowed on foreign leaders. One item on the list compiled by the State Department is a boxing glove from the movie “Million Dollar Baby” signed by director Clint Eastwood. It went to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and was valued at $1,789. Several other leaders got a decoupage tray featuring a painting of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, listed as being worth $550.

CRACKDOWN ON MEXICAN NIGHTCLUBS AMID COVID-19

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Some people in Mexico sheltering at home to avoid the coronavirus are finding that if they can’t go out to clubs, the club scene can come to them. Some clubs are advertising home delivery of things like table dances and other services. While the in-home visits may provide some measure of comfort, government authorities in Mexico aren’t comfortable with it. They are investigating and promising a crackdown. Officials say clubs offering to-go services can expose the women to COVID-19 — and violate their human rights.

by Oscar Wells Gabriel II