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Cookbook celebrates Latin America's vast and vital cuisine

Dec. 06, 2021 14:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Putting together an entire nation's distinctive dishes is a daunting process for anyone. Then imagine doing it for 22 countries and you get a sense of what went into creating “The Latin American Cookbook.” Just a single dish — say garlic shrimp or grilled...

Spain: PM urges Christmas caution as hospital staff infected

Dec. 06, 2021 12:35 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s prime minister on Monday urged people to “remain prudent” about COVID-19 over the holidays, as Christmas festivities at one Spanish hospital are suspected of infecting dozens of staff. Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez told reporters that Spaniards can't...

Window waiters: Drive-thrus hold their own during pandemic

Dec. 06, 2021 01:20 AM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Van Harvieux doesn’t worry about ambiance, tipping or parking. Every customer at his restaurant is behind a steering wheel. No one comes inside, no one s­its down and no one messes up tables for him to clean. “For me,...

Cafe changes owners after 40 years, but the name remains

Dec. 05, 2021 00:09 AM EST

HICKORY, N.C. (AP) — If Dick Hewitt isn’t at the end seat at the bar of his cafe, his regulars notice. He’s there daily, on the same worn, black vinyl-covered stool, watching over staff and chatting with customers of Dick’s Cafe on North Main Avenue, right between...

Auckland reopens as New Zealand tries new virus approach

Dec. 03, 2021 07:03 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Bars, restaurants and gyms reopened in Auckland on Friday as the last major parts of a lockdown that lasted more than 100 days ended. New Zealand has begun a new phase in its coronavirus response in which there won’t be lockdowns but...

Belgium to reinforce measures to contain pandemic on Friday

Dec. 02, 2021 10:50 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Belgian government has vowed to reinforce measures to contain the coronavirus even more with fresh measures to be decided Friday, possibly including more school closures and further reducing opening times of bars and restaurants. Local media said...

Despite variants, Singapore's COVID-19 strategy on track

Dec. 01, 2021 02:10 AM EST

SINGAPORE (AP) — When Singapore embarked upon its strategy of living with COVID-19, backed by one of the world's leading vaccine programs, the wealthy city-state saw a spike in its rate of infections, leading many to question whether the time was right. But with the...

LA begins enforcing strict mandate requiring proof of vax

Nov. 29, 2021 20:34 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Enforcement began Monday in Los Angeles for one of the strictest vaccine mandates in the country, a sweeping measure that requires proof of shots for everyone entering a wide variety of businesses from restaurants to theaters and gyms to nail and hair salons. ...

New variant not stopping New Zealand's reopening plans

Nov. 29, 2021 01:00 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The emergence of the omicron variant hasn't changed New Zealand's plans to ease restrictions in Auckland and move the nation into a new, more open phase of its pandemic response, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Monday. Bars, restaurants...

New pizza place opening in at former Cici's in Gastonia

Nov. 29, 2021 00:08 AM EST

GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) — A new pizza buffet restaurant will soon open at the site of a similar restaurant that closed last year. Joe and Carie Scarborough will open Pizza+ Buffet in early December at the site of the former Cici’s Pizza that closed in 2020 due to...