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Jacksonville strip clubs fight to lower dancer age to 18

Sep. 20, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Some Florida strip club owners are lobbying to lower the age limit for dancers from 21 to 18-years-old, calling the current age requirement unconstitutional. A lawyer representing 13 clubs and four dancers in Jacksonville argued before a federal judge that dancing is a form of...

Louisiana allowing later drink sales in new virus order

Sep. 17, 2020 7:07 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s governor tweaked a COVID-19 prevention order Thursday to allow alcoholic beverage sales in most of the state until 11 p.m. The cutoff for on-premises consumption of alcohol had been 10 p.m. under orders issued last week. Edwards said in a news release he made the...

Lee Norman, Kansas secretary of health and environment, speaks to the press at the Statehouse during the coronavirus pandemic at a weekly briefing, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Topeka, Kan. (Evert Nelson/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)

Kansas pauses release of data about coronavirus clusters

Sep. 17, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' health department has suspended its reporting on individual businesses and locations where clusters of coronavirus cases have occurred after only a week, saying it wants to make sure the data does not include cases that aren't current. The department's top administrator, Dr. Lee...

Joe Bastone, owner of Yankee Tavern, responds to questions during an interview Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Bronx shops, bars plead with Yankees for aid amid COVID

Sep. 15, 2020 10:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The manager stands behind the counter at Ballpark Sports Shop on River Avenue, pinstriped jerseys fully stocked on the racks around him. The inventory is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, but on this day, he'll be lucky to sell a few $20 hats. Around the corner on 161st Street, the...

FILE - In this Sunday, July 12, 2020 file photo, Presidential candidate Rafal Trzaskowski gestures while addressing supporters at the end of the election day in Warsaw, Poland. The Supreme Court of Poland has upheld the reelection of President Andrzej Duda after deciding that complaints about the validity of the country’s presidential election were insufficient to void the results. The ruling paves the way for Duda to take the oath of office before both chambers of parliament on Thursday Aug. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)

Warsaw mayor mocked for pressuring DJ to change music

Sep. 14, 2020 9:53 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Warsaw's mayor has come under criticism after a video emerged of him demanding that DJs at a night club change their music, seeming to leverage his influence by stating "it's my city.” Rafal Trzaskowski, who was the opposition candidate in an unsuccessful presidential bid this...

Pawn shop owner Josh Davis works in his GCPawn shop in Pompano Beach, Fla., on Sept. 3, 2020. Pawn shops in Broward and Miami-Dade were among only a few types of businesses with increased sales during coronavirus pandemic. (Carline Jean/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

How the pandemic changed the way South Florida does business

Sep. 13, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — It has been months since we all locked ourselves in our homes to escape the coronavirus, but it has become clear that we’ve learned a new way to live and work. Recently released sales tax data reveals the extent to which we were forced to change — as consumers and...

FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump meets with Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, neither wearing masks, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. In early August, Ducey beamed in the White House as he basked in praise from Trump for his handling of the COVID-19 outbreak. Arizona's response to the virus, Trump said, was a model for other states. Just a few weeks earlier, Ducey was being vilified as Arizona hospital beds filled with infected patients and hundreds of people were dying each week as cases in Arizona spiked. Whether Ducey deserves credit or blame for alternately controlling and unleashing the virus is not in doubt — observers say he's earned both. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Arizona governor gets good, bad marks for virus response

Sep. 12, 2020 11:14 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — In early August, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey beamed in the White House as he basked in praise from President Donald Trump for his handling of the COVID-19 outbreak. Arizona's response to the virus, Trump said, was a model for other states. Just a few weeks earlier, Ducey was being vilified as...

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2020, file photo, students wear protective masks as they arrive for classes at the Immaculate Conception School while observing COVID-19 prevention protocols, in the Bronx borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The Latest: NYC teachers union will block school reopening

Sep. 11, 2020 9:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK — The New York City teachers union warns it won’t let the nation’s largest school district reopen for in-person classes this month if the city doesn’t issue protective equipment, conduct testing and clean schools properly. Union leader Michael Mulgrew in a Friday video...

Wolf relaxes restrictions on indoor dining in Pennsylvania

Sep. 8, 2020 3:07 PM EDT

Pennsylvania restaurants will be allowed to seat more patrons inside after Gov. Tom Wolf announced Tuesday he is relaxing restrictions on indoor dining, providing some relief to an industry that's been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis. Restaurants may increase indoor occupancy from 25% to 50% of capacity...

Tables and chairs sit the empty Salon Los Angeles during an event to raise money and keep open the iconic dance hall known as “The Cathedral of Mambo” amid the new coronavirus pandemic in Mexico City, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. Millionaires, writers, ambassadors, and movie stars danced here; now, shuttered for more than five months due to the pandemic, the owners of the fabled hall say they are in debt and may have to close and demolish it. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Coronavirus shutdown threatens Mexico's storied dance halls

Sep. 8, 2020 10:04 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Salon Los Angeles had been crowded every weekend since 1937 with couples twirling to mambo, cha-cha-cha, salsa and danzon. Everyone from slum-dwellers to movie stars and millionaires have danced at the fabled hall that boasts, “Anybody who hasn’t been to the Salon Los...