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This product image shows citrus items in a gift box from HappyBoxStore.com. It's filled with grapefruit gummy bears, orange blossom honey, a tangerine clove cocktail mixer, a lemon hydrating sheet face mask and more. (Happy Box via AP)

Give the gift of citrus this holiday season for pop of cheer

Oct. 19, 2020 3:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When life gives you lemons, get gifty. Dayna Isom Johnson, the trend expert at Etsy.com, sees a turn toward “cheerful citrus” this holiday season. “It's an escape from traditional themes for the holidays,” she said. “It's really allowing you to add a pop...

Anchorage military ordered to avoid bars and restaurants

Oct. 19, 2020 9:04 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Personnel stationed at a military base in Alaska's largest city were ordered to avoid bars and interior dining at restaurants amid rising coronavirus cases on and off the base. Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson placed the restrictions on airmen and soldiers in Anchorage, The...

FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2020, file photo, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak speaks wearing a face mask themed after the Vegas Golden Knights' mascot Chance the Golden Gila Monster during a news conference in Las Vegas. Trick-or-treating has been canceled this year at the Nevada governor's mansion due to the coronavirus pandemic, and state health officials are advising people marking Halloween and El Día de los Muertos to avoid large gatherings. Sisolak said Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, the mansion will be decorated but the annual festivities will not take place to keep staff and visitors safe. (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP, Pool, File)

Halloween canceled at Nevada governor's mansion over virus

Oct. 14, 2020 9:02 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Trick-or-treating at the Nevada governor’s mansion has been canceled this year due to the pandemic, and state health officials are advising people marking Halloween and Día de los Muertos to avoid large gatherings. Gov. Steve Sisolak announced Wednesday that his...

This photo provided by Adam M. Rammel shows The Syndicate on Aug. 20, 2020 in Bellefontaine, Ohio. Ohio’s restrictions forced Adam Rammel to at least temporarily abandon plans for a catering and event space designed for parties and that opened last month, in time for the holidays. Rather than have the space sit unused, Rammel turned it into The Syndicate, a restaurant located next door to his 5-year-old brewpub, Brewfontaine. (Susie Jarvis/Adam M. Rammel via AP)

Amid COVID, many businesses in precarious spot as 2020 ends

Oct. 11, 2020 12:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The final three months of the year, usually a boom time for many small businesses thanks to holiday shopping and celebrations, looks precarious as the coronavirus maintains its grip on the economy. Owners contending with government restrictions or crumbling demand are trying to hold on,...

Former Navy captain opens restaurant following tragedy

Oct. 11, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Some who switch careers midstream and get into restaurants on a lark flounder. Others seem well-suited for the transition. Bob Byron falls into the latter category. The Naval Academy graduate and retired Navy captain once commanded the guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney, named...

Copper brew kettles are shown in the brewhouse of the Coors brewing plant in Golden, Colo., on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020. As part of its corporate farewell to Denver, Molson Coors Beverage Co. vowed last fall to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in the company’s brewing plant in Golden, the second-largest beer-making facility in the world. Now the scope of that work is coming into focus, and heavy machinery is on the horizon in Jefferson County.
(Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post via AP)

Pricey upgrade set to begin at Coors brewery in Golden

Oct. 10, 2020 10:11 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — As part of its corporate farewell to Denver, Molson Coors Beverage Co. vowed last fall to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in the company’s brewing plant in Golden, the second-largest beer-making facility in the world. Now the scope of that work is coming into focus, and heavy...

Black Lives Matter renews looks at Richmond’s Black culture

Oct. 9, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Black Lives Matter movement has helped renew interest in Richmond’s African American culture and history, according to community leaders. BLK RVA is an initiative launched in August 2019 between Richmond Region Tourism and 20 community leaders to highlight historic African...

FILE - In this  July 8, 2009, file photo, a worker dries a car at Seattle's famous Elephant car wash, near the Space Needle in Seattle. Seattle's iconic pink elephant sign soon will have a new home. The Seattle Times reports the Elephant Car Wash on Battery Street near Denny Way will close permanently, the company announced in a news release Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Seattle’s Elephant Car Wash to shutter, sign to be saved

Oct. 9, 2020 12:45 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Denny Triangle’s iconic pink elephant soon will have a new home. The Elephant Car Wash on Battery Street near Denny Way will close permanently, the company announced in a news release Thursday, after rumors swirled surrounding a demolition permit for the site filed Wednesday. The pink...

Free COVID tests will be offered to beer fest attendees

Oct. 8, 2020 8:36 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Free coronavirus testing is being offered by a brewery in Charlotte, North Carolina, after health officials raised concerns about a potential exposure during a recent event. The Charlotte Observer reports that the tests are being offered on Saturday to attendees of the Olde...

Eric Trump event venue in Nevada fined over COVID-19 rules

Oct. 7, 2020 6:58 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada winery that hosted President Donald Trump's son, Eric Trump, for a campaign rally and an event equipment firm have been fined a combined $14,500 after state inspectors reported violations of coronavirus pandemic safety measures. Eric Trump’s outdoor appearance Sept. 24 at...