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Wearing masks to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, Erica da Conceicao and Joao Blank ride in the back seat of a car for a drive-thru wedding at the registry office in the neighborhood of Santa Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, May 28, 2020. A Brazilian notary public hovering outside the car presided over Thursday's ceremony. The drive-thru marriage wasn’t the romantic vision the Blanks had imagined, but it is one of few possibilities in the era of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Brazilians say 'I do' at drive-thru weddings to avoid virus

May. 29, 2020 12:29 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — For João Blank and Erica Blank’s first kiss as husband and wife, they didn’t lock lips. The couple could only press their face masks together while sitting in the back of a hatchback, where they had just been wed. A Brazilian notary public hovering outside the car...

LaTahja Frazier, left, and Laborskie Frazier pose for their wedding photographer after getting married at The Little Neon Chapel, Sunday, May 10, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Using face masks and sanitizer, couples say ‘I do’ in Vegas

May. 21, 2020 12:10 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The bride wore a white beaded dress and a white cloth face mask that said “Mrs.” in curly black letters. Her new husband, dressed in black, wore one that said “Mr.” Vaughan Chambers and Alicia Funk put the face coverings on shortly after they exchanged vows and...

A security guard, at left, stands in front of a coronavirus-themed mural Monday, May 18, 2020, in the arts district of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

May. 18, 2020 8:18 PM EDT

Europe reopened more widely on Monday, allowing people into the Acropolis in Greece, shops in Italy, markets and museums in Belgium, golf courses in Ireland and beer gardens in Germany while its leaders discussed how to salvage hallowed summer vacations. New infections and deaths have slowed considerably in...

In this April 27, 2020, photo, Darshana Kumara Wijenarayana and his bride Pawani Rasanga walk with packets of food to distribute in the small town of Malimbada, about 160 kilometers (99 miles) south of the capital Colombo. The Sri Lankan couple cancelled a wedding party and instead, shared their wedding day with some of their neediest neighbors who have been economically hit due to the lock down following the new Coronavirus. (Darshana Kumara Wijenarayana via AP)

Sri Lanka newlyweds cancel wedding party, help poor instead

May. 18, 2020 1:09 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — As couples do all over the world, Darshana Kumara Wijenarayana and his fiance, Pawani Rasanga, spent months planning a grand wedding. And everything was on course for the Sri Lankan couple — until the coronavirus struck the island nation off India's southern tip, leading to...

In this Aug. 2018 file photo, a woman walks a small dog near a sign at Finger Lakes Welcome Center on the banks of Lake Geneva in Geneva, N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday, May 11, 2020 gave the green light to several regions of the state not as severely affected by the outbreak to gradually restart their economies once the latest stay-at-home order expires Friday. The Southern Tier, Mohawk Valley and the Finger Lakes have met all seven benchmarks for opening some business activity and need to work out some logistical details by the end of the week, Cuomo said. The North Country, which includes Essex County, is close behind. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

The Latest: Dexter Manley hospitalized, fighting coronavirus

May. 16, 2020 11:32 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Former Washington Redskins star Dexter Manley is hospitalized and receiving oxygen to treat breathing issues related to the coronavirus, two of his children told The Washington Post. The 61-year-old Manley was hospitalized...

This Feb. 6, 2020 photo shows Jake Avery proposing to Kate Whiting while helicopter skiing in Nevada’s Ruby Mountains. The two had been planning a 300-person wedding but decided to marry June 6 in their Northern California backyard, with a big party after the coronavirus pandemic settles. They’re feeding a trend toward micro weddings that has grown stronger since the health crisis sent millions into isolation. (Mike Royer/Ruby Mountains Helicopter Experience via AP)

Couples turn to `minimonies' to salvage wedding plans

May. 13, 2020 10:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Couples trying to salvage weddings put on hold by the coronavirus are feeding a fresh trend in the bridal industry: the “minimony." Rather than wait, they're getting hitched alone or with a few local loved ones looking on at a safe social distance as other guests join virtually. Then...

In this April 11, 2020, photo provided by Michael Wargo, newlyweds Danielle Cartaxo and Ryan Cignarella kiss while wearing masks after getting married in West Orange, N.J. Barred from getting married in a public space due to lockdown restrictions, Cartaxo and Cignarella got married on the front lawn of the home of a stranger who offered to help. (Michael Wargo via AP)

Lawns are the new wedding venue in the age of coronavirus

May. 9, 2020 9:49 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Love in the age of coronavirus sometimes requires a lawn. Couples with dashed wedding plans due to lockdown restrictions have been tying the knot on those tidy green spreads instead, including at least one loaner. Danielle Cartaxo and Ryan Cignarella were supposed to get married in West...

Couple revamps wedding plans during coronavirus crisis

Apr. 25, 2020 3:05 AM EDT

BEAVER, Pa. (AP) — Matt Emge and Sarah Ray wanted the 210 people they most love to be with them when they married on March 28 at Bellefield Presbyterian Church in Oakland. No one came. Just after 4 p.m. an uninvited thunderstorm arrived bucketing rain, hail and gusts of wind over the city, plunging a very...

Florida restaurant finds NY man's wedding ring 3 years later

Apr. 19, 2020 7:55 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Three years ago, a New York couple was enjoying a meal by the water at a South Florida restaurant when the man's wedding ring slipped off his finger, through the wooden floorboards, apparently lost forever. Recently, Coconuts restaurant manager Ryan Krivoy decided to replace...

Pedestrians and cyclists move through Times Square Friday, April 17, 2020, in New York. New York City streets are largely empty as people continue to stay at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday, April 16, that the state's stay-at-home restrictions that have been in place since March 22 will last at least until May 15. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NY virus deaths hit 2-week low; state to OK video weddings

Apr. 18, 2020 8:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's daily toll of coronavirus deaths hit its lowest point in more than two weeks, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned Saturday that the state isn't ready to ease up on shutdowns of schools, businesses and gatherings. For those looking for something to celebrate, however, the state is...