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FILE - In this May 7, 2020, file photo, beer taps of South African Brewery brands are seen through the window of a closed bar in Cape Town, South Africa. A bootlegging culture has sprung up across South Africa in response to the government's nearly 8-week-old ban on the sale of cigarettes and alcohol. (AP Photo/Nardus Engelbrecht, File)

South African bans on tobacco, liquor amid virus stir debate

May. 27, 2020 11:39 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A soccer mom in one of Cape Town's posh suburbs drops off a cardboard box of blankets to a neighbor. Inside the box are several bottles of red wine. In Johannesburg's Alexandra township, two men in face masks greet each other on a sunny street. One has surreptitiously sold the other a...

Council members could ban smoking in bars in Louisiana city

May. 25, 2020 8:19 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — City leaders in northwest Louisiana will consider banning smoking in bars. KTBS-TV reports the Shreveport City Council is scheduled to consider extending the city's smoking ban to bars, parks and playgrounds on Tuesday. The move would also ban vaping. Councilman John Nickelson said...

This Aug. 1, 2018, aerial photo made available by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection shows Grayton Beach State Park in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. The beach earned the first spot of top U.S beaches according to Florida International University professor Stephen Leatherman. The beach was chosen in part because of its sugar-white sand and its clear, emerald-green water. (Running Man Pictures/Courtesy of Florida Department of Environmental Protection via AP)

Florida's Grayton Beach No. 1 in top-10 US list

May. 21, 2020 1:48 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The sand along the coast of Grayton Beach State Park is so unique, some say it speaks to you. It's compared to sugar, and is so white it's almost blinding in bright sunlight. And people who have been cooped up because of stay at home orders can once again go walk along it and hear...

Some recreation sites in Coronado National Forest to reopen

May. 21, 2020 12:06 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Several recreation sites in the Coronado National Forest in southern Arizona are ready to reopen. Campfire, smoking and recreational shooting restrictions to prevent human-caused forest fires are in place for Thursday’s scheduled 5 p.m. reopening. Forest officials say...

Coronado National Forest sets restrictions to prevent fires

May. 15, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Another national forest in Arizona is tightening restrictions on various activities to help prevent human-caused wildfires. All six national forests in Arizona in April prohibited campfires and the latest move has the Coronado National Forest headquartered in Tucson implementing...