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FILE - In this Sunday, July 12, 2020, file photo, visitors crowd the beach in Santa Monica, Calif., amid the coronavirus pandemic. California faces a heat wave Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, that could bring dangerously high temperatures throughout the state, along with the threat of wildfires and spreading coronavirus infections as people flock to beaches and recreation areas. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

The Latest: California heat wave raises coronavirus concerns

Aug. 14, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES — California is withering under a heat wave that has brought dangerously high temperatures, increased wildfire danger and fears of coronavirus spread as people flock to beaches and recreation areas. High pressure building over Western states pushed temperatures into triple digits across the...

People queue in line to check-in for a British Airways flight to Heathrow airport, Friday Aug.14, 2020 at Nice airport, southern France. British holidaymakers in France were mulling whether to return home early Friday to avoid having to self-isolate for 14 days following the U.K. government's decision to reimpose quarantine restrictions on France amid a recent pick-up in coronavirus infections. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

Virus flareups in Europe lead to club closings, mask orders

Aug. 14, 2020 2:42 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — New flareups of COVID-19 are disrupting the peak summer vacation season across much of Europe, where authorities in some countries are reimposing restrictions on travelers, closing nightclubs again, banning fireworks displays and expanding mask orders even in chic resort areas. ...

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, left, and Director of Health Ashley Bloomfield address a press conference in Wellington, New Zealand, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. Authorities have found four cases of the coronavirus in one Auckland household from an unknown source, the first reported cases of local transmission in the country in 102 days. The news came as an unpleasant surprise and raised questions about whether the nation's general election would go ahead as planned next month. (Mark Mitchell/New Zealand Herald via AP)

New Zealand scrambles to find source of new virus infections

Aug. 12, 2020 2:21 AM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Health authorities in New Zealand were scrambling Wednesday to trace the source of a new outbreak of the coronavirus as the nation's largest city went back into lockdown. Authorities had confirmed four cases of the virus in one Auckland household from an unknown source and...

Wearing a mask to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, Martha Gonzalez Reyes, 76, sells roses outside Metro Hidalgo in central Mexico City, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. After four months staying at home, Gonzalez returned to selling on August 1, but she says business hasn't fully rebounded.

Mexico City lets bars 'change' to restaurants to reopen

Aug. 10, 2020 8:53 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The government of Mexico City will allow bars to operate as restaurants starting Monday in order to reopen as part of an easing of the coronavirus lockdown. While bars and nightclubs have been closed for four months, the city is now offering automatic approval if bar owners fill out an...

Arizona unveils reopening plan for bars, gyms, water parks

Aug. 10, 2020 7:35 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Gyms, bars and water parks in Arizona that were ordered closed six weeks ago by Gov. Doug Ducey due to the pandemic will be able to reopen at a limited capacity and with health precautions once the spread of the virus within their county is downgraded to moderate or minimal, state officials...

Jake Gunderson boxes six packs of Skip Day, a specialty brew, on Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 at Fernson Brewery in Sioux Falls, S.D. (Erin Bormett/Argus Leader via AP)

Shift in alcohol buying means new normal for breweries

Aug. 10, 2020 1:02 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Blake Thompson and his fellow beer-makers at Fernson Brewing Co. had planned to use white cans for the Sioux Falls-based brewery’s new hard seltzer. Thompson reached out to the supplier to inquire about getting some extra stock of the white-painted cans commonly used by...

People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus pass on a crosswalk on a street in Tokyo, Tuesday, Aug, 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

The Latest: Japan governor touts gargling product for virus

Aug. 4, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

TOKYO — A governor in Japan is drawing skeptical criticism after he touted a gargling product as effective against the coronavirus, an assertion that, despite its dubiousness, emptied some store shelves of the medicine. Shares of Shionogi & Co. and Meiji Holdings Co., which make Isojin, soared in Tokyo...

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, right, speaks during a COVID-19 briefing as state epidemiologist Linda Bell, left, looks on, on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in West Columbia, S.C. As of Monday, McMaster says all businesses will be allowed to be open, as long as they adhere to social distancing and capacity limits. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

Sewage shows the decline in COVID-19 cases in 1 SC city

Aug. 4, 2020 1:51 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Proof that the spike in COVID-19 cases in South Carolina has ended can now be found in the sewage in one city, officials said. Clemson has been measuring the level of virus in the city's wastewater weekly since late May. There was a spike in mid-June to coincided with a rapid increase...

FILE - A trainer and club member at Mountainside Fitness, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in Phoenix, which has challenged Gov. Doug Ducey's gym shutdown order. A judge heard arguments Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in the challenge filed by Mountainside Fitness and another health club chain. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Health clubs try again to undo Ducey’s gym closure order

Aug. 3, 2020 9:27 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona’s top public health official was grilled in court Monday over why health clubs must remain closed in a bid to guard against the spread of the coronavirus, yet supermarkets, restaurants and other businesses can remain open. Dr. Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of...

In a July 2020 photo provided by Wolf's Ridge Brewing, owner Bob Szuter, employees Allison Randolph and Alicia Herrmann, sous chef Andy Zamagias, general manager Corey Schlosser and employee Andy Powell, from left, gather inside the restaurant's tap room in Columbus, Ohio. Szuter says he’s trying to figure out new ways to bring in revenue, focusing more on the brewery side of the business until it’s safe to have a full dining room. (Charlie Wilkerson/Wolf's Ridge Brewing via AP)

With loan money gone, restaurants are at mercy of virus

Aug. 3, 2020 9:59 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The check has arrived and beleaguered restaurant owners across America are looking down on their empty wallets. Government coronavirus loans in the spring helped eating establishments rehire laid-off employees and ride out the pandemic's initial surge and wave of shutdown orders. But that...