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Annual Democratic Steak Fry fundraiser moves to drive-in

Aug. 13, 2020 9:42 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A signature annual fundraiser for the Polk County Democratic Party in Iowa will see a major change next month in the wake of a global coronavirus pandemic, with attendees preparing for a drive-in experience. The annual Steak Fry will be held at the Airplane Field at Des Moines Water...

New York challenges ruling that allowed larger weddings

Aug. 13, 2020 8:50 AM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — New York officials are challenging a federal judge's ruling in favor of two couples who wanted to have more than 50 people at their weddings despite the state's pandemic-related restrictions. U.S. District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby issued a preliminary injunction Friday that allowed a...

Bars get Bike Week reminder, school survey data released

Aug. 12, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Liquor Commission is reminding bar and restaurant owners of the importance of coronavirus-related guidelines, especially during the upcoming Laconia Motorcycle Week. “We want to inform all licensees of the guidelines as they relate to seating, capacity,...

Business aid announced with Illinois COVID-19 dead at 7,672

Aug. 12, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Wednesday the state is distributing $46 million to small businesses that have been adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The grants, which range from $10,000 to $20,000, are headed to 2,655 small businesses, including local restaurants,...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Aug. 12, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ Aug. 11 The Advocate on the U.S. Department of Agriculture purchasing shrimp from Gulf Coast fishermen in an effort to aid the seafood industry: There is never, in our view, a bad time to buy shrimp caught fresh in the Gulf of Mexico, but this is a particularly...

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Haile Thomas wrote more than a cookbook. It's a life guide.

Aug. 12, 2020 8:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — At 19, Haile Thomas has written a book that will flummox bookstore owners whenever they reopen. “Living Lively” has several dozen vegan recipes, but it's far more than a cookbook. It also has guidance on relationships and wellness. Thomas calls it an "empowerment...

Workers prepare to serve burgers at the first Beijing outlet for Shake Shack in Beijing on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. The U.S. headquartered burger chain is opening its first Beijing restaurant at a time when China and the U.S. are at loggerheads over a long list of issues. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Shake Shack shrugs off trade war, opens outlet in Beijing

Aug. 12, 2020 5:42 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Antagonisms between China and the United States didn’t stop Beijing's burger lovers from standing in line for hours for a bite of Shake Shack's snacks. The New York burger brand opened its first restaurant in the Chinese capital on Wednesday in Beijing's TaiKoo Li, a shopping area...

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...

FILE - This Jan. 22, 2018, file photo shows a Dunkin' Donuts logo on a shop in Mount Lebanon, Pa. The Massachusetts-based coffee and donuts empire is teaming with Post Consumer Brands to release two new breakfast cereals based on two of its most popular coffee drinks: Caramel Macchiato and Mocha Latte. The new cereals are expected to hit grocery shelves in late August 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Some coffee with your coffee? Dunkin' launching cereal line

Aug. 11, 2020 12:48 PM EDT

CANTON, Mass. (AP) — As if 2020 wasn’t weird enough, Dunkin’ is getting into the cereal game. The Massachusetts-based coffee and donuts empire is releasing two new breakfast cereals based on two of its most popular coffee drinks: Caramel Macchiato and Mocha Latte. The team-up with Post...

New York's 50-person wedding rule successfully challenged

Aug. 11, 2020 9:54 AM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled in favor of two couples who sued for the right to have more than 50 people at their weddings in western New York, despite the state's pandemic-related restrictions. U.S. District Judge Glenn T. Suddaby issued the preliminary injunction Friday in a case...