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Polish small businesses consider lockdown dodges to survive

Jan. 15, 2021 1:55 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Fearing the loss of their livelihoods under the continuing lockdown, some small business owners in Poland are planning to challenge COVID-19 restrictions and reopen their restaurants and tourist facilities, despite government warnings. There are also those who resort to new ideas. In...

Diners sit at the Carver Hangar, a restaurant in Boring, Ore., on Jan. 6, 2021. As coronavirus deaths soar, a growing number of restaurants like Carver Hangar in states across the country are reopening in defiance of strict COVID-19 rules that have shut them down for indoor dining for weeks, or even months. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)

Defiance of virus dining bans grows as restaurants flounder

Jan. 13, 2021 6:08 PM EST

BORING, Ore. (AP) — A line formed out the door during the lunch rush at the Carver Hangar, a family-owned restaurant and sports bar, and waitresses zipped in and out of the kitchen trying to keep up with orders as customers backed up in the lobby. Indoor dining has been banned in much of Oregon for nearly...

Madison Square Garden is empty of fans, before an NBA basketball game between the Utah Jazz and the New York Knicks on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in New York. (Wendell Cruz/Pool Photo via AP)

Rough road: Playing during pandemic means 'long days' in NBA

Jan. 13, 2021 8:06 AM EST

When Washington coach Scott Brooks was a player and would ask coaches about their profession, the response was always the same: It is a lonely job. Never more so than now, probably. As if playing games in arenas that are somewhere between mostly and entirely empty during a still-raging coronavirus pandemic...

Ken Towns receives a first dose of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine from UC Davis Health on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, Pool)

California lifts stay-home order for Sacramento region

Jan. 12, 2021 11:56 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lifted a stay-at-home order in the 13-county Sacramento region on Tuesday as hospital conditions improved, a rare turn of good news as the state pushes through what Gov. Gavin Newsom called “its most intense surge” of the coronavirus. The order imposed...

CORRECTS SPELLING OF FIRST NAME TO LINDSEY INSTEAD OF LUNDSEY - FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2021, file photo, Grace Mathre, server at Longfellow Grill, checks on University of St. Thomas students Lindsey Schulz and Maren Daggett in Minneapolis. As the U.S. finds itself in the most lethal phase of the coronavirus outbreak yet, governors and local officials in hard-hit parts of the country are showing little willingness to impose any new restrictions on businesses to stop the spread. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP, File)

As pandemic worsens, most US states resist restrictions

Jan. 12, 2021 7:15 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — As the U.S. goes through the most lethal phase of the coronavirus outbreak yet, governors and local officials in hard-hit parts of the country are showing little willingness to impose any new restrictions on businesses to stop the spread. And unlike in 2020, when the debate over lockdowns...

A waiter prepares an order of crepes Suzette inside Argentine grill Quebracho, in the Cuauhtemoc neighborhood of Mexico City, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. More than three weeks into Mexico City's second pandemic shutdown some restaurateurs worried about their ability to survive ignored official warnings and opened limited seating Monday under the slogan,

Some Mexico City restaurants reopen defying pandemic rules

Jan. 11, 2021 6:02 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — More than three weeks into Mexico City’s second pandemic shutdown some restaurants ignored official warnings and opened with limited seating Monday under the slogan “Open or Die.” This second shutdown has been even more painful for restaurant owners and their staffs....

A cat walks through a closed street market in Ivano-Frankivsk, Western Ukraine, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. Ukraine imposed a wide-ranging lockdown beginning Friday, closing schools and entertainment venues and restaurant table service through Jan. 25. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Ukraine imposes virus lockdown that many say came too late

Jan. 8, 2021 9:27 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine on Friday imposed a broad lockdown aimed at containing surging coronavirus infections, but some cities appeared to be largely ignoring the restrictions and critics said the move was worrisomely tardy. The government had made plans for the lockdown in December, when...

A station passageway is crowded with commuters wearing face mask during a rush hour Friday, Jan. 8, 2021 in Tokyo. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared a state of emergency Thursday for Tokyo and three other prefectures to ramp up defenses against the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Japan starts 1st day under emergency steps to curb virus

Jan. 8, 2021 4:21 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan began its first day under a coronavirus state of emergency Friday with much of life going on as usual, including morning commuter trains shuttling crowds of mask-wearing people at bustling stations. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga reiterated his request for restaurants to shorten business...

A Liverpool fans with a Jurgen Klopp protective face mask applauds before the start of an English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Sunday Dec. 27, 2020. (Stu Forster/Pool via AP)

The Latest: Oaklawn Park to allow limited attendance

Jan. 6, 2021 3:10 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Oaklawn Park in Arkansas plans to allow limited fans during its winter-spring horse racing meet that runs Jan. 22-May 1. Grandstand general admission won’t be allowed initially. Entry to the grandstand will be for guests...

A man wearing a face mask to protect against the spread of the coronavirus walks past a display of lanterns at a public park in Beijing, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. China has designated parts of Hebei province near Beijing as a coronavirus high danger zone after 14 new cases of COVID-19 were found. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: China's Hebei toughens virus rules over outbreak

Jan. 5, 2021 9:19 PM EST

BEIJING — China’s Hebei province is enforcing stricter control measures following a further rise in coronavirus cases in the province, which is adjacent to the capital Beijing and is due to host events for next year’s Winter Olympics. The National Health Commission on Wednesday reported 20...