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Turkey imposes partial Ramadan lockdown amid record cases

Apr. 13, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president announced a partial lockdown Tuesday during the first two weeks of the Muslim month of Ramadan to curb COVID-19 infections as the number of infections hit a record. In a televised address following a Cabinet meeting, President...

Time to party? Events industry still uncertain about COVID

Apr. 12, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Although weddings and other big celebrations are going back on the calendar in the U.S., business owners who make those events happen expect a slow recovery from the impact of COVID-19. Lauren Schaefer is getting more inquiries about her wedding...

Couples rebook their Florida weddings after COVID delays

Apr. 10, 2021 03:22 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — 2020, with its rhythmic sound and attractive numerals, was supposed to be a great year to get married. But we all know what happened last year: COVID-19 destroyed everything we had planned. Now, tired of postponing...

Maine: More can attend weddings soon; scramble on for shots

Apr. 08, 2021 14:26 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine is set to relax attendance restrictions for private events such as weddings and private parties next month. Indoor events have been limited to 50% of permitted occupancy or 50 people, whichever is greater, since late March. The Maine...

New law complicates middle name changes for married women

Apr. 03, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota law passed this year to allow people to change their last name while receiving a marriage license will also make it more costly and time-consuming for women who want their maiden name to become their middle name. ...

Unique 4/3/21 date draws lines for Vegas wedding licenses

Apr. 02, 2021 22:20 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Soon-to-be newlyweds lined up out the door of the marriage license office in Las Vegas on Friday, ahead of a unique date to tie the knot: 4/3/21. Nearly 700 couples obtained licenses for the Saturday date, said Jeff Klein, a spokesman for the Clark...

California to allow indoor gatherings as virus cases plummet

Apr. 02, 2021 20:11 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Friday cleared the way for people to attend indoor concerts, theater performances and NBA games for the first time in more than a year as the rate of people testing positive for the coronavirus in the state nears a record low. ...

Pink cake on canals: Amsterdam celebrates same-sex weddings

Apr. 01, 2021 09:20 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A huge inflatable pink cake with candles spouting rainbow flames glided through Amsterdam's canals Thursday as the Dutch capital celebrated the 20th anniversary of the world's first legal same-sex marriages. But even as the city marked the milestone in...

France rejects UN report its forces targeted Mali wedding

Mar. 30, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A U.N. investigation concluded Tuesday that a French airstrike in Mali had killed 19 civilians attending a wedding celebration back in January, prompting the French Defense Ministry to categorically reject the findings. The report put together by the...

After multiple tries, Louisiana couple finally ties the knot

Mar. 30, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

HOLLY BEACH, La. (AP) — The fourth time was the charm for a Louisiana couple who finally got married after the coronavirus pandemic and a nasty hurricane season delayed three previous wedding attempts. The American Press reported that Alex Hebert...