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Detroit tourism seeks rebound after year lost to pandemic

May. 15, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Timothy Tharp has owned businesses in Detroit long enough to remember when parts of downtown resembled a ghost town. He’s also seen its resurgence with new restaurants, hotels and throngs of people since the city's emergence from bankruptcy. Then came...

Masks off, Poles cheer reopening of bars and restaurants

May. 15, 2021 08:19 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poles pulled off their masks, hugged their friends and made toasts to their regained freedom as restaurants, bars and pubs reopened for the first time in seven months and the government dropped a requirement for people to cover their faces outdoors. ...

Missouri lawmakers approve expanded alcohol sales

May. 14, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Sunday tailgaters could buy beers earlier in the morning and a pandemic allowance for carryout cocktails could become permanent under a bill passed by the Missouri Legislature. The bill expanding the availability of...

Pandemic-hit oyster farmers turn to conservation to survive

May. 13, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — When the pandemic struck last year, oyster farmer Chris Burtis soon realized the restaurants that bought his oysters had mostly closed. Without a new market, his Ferda Farms faced potential economic ruin. Then, Burtis heard The Nature Conservancy in...

Missouri lawmakers OK limits on local pandemic restrictions

May. 12, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers pushed back Wednesday against local coronavirus restrictions, passing legislation limiting the duration of public health orders that have shut down businesses and schools and limited how many people can gather. ...

Dutch move toward further easing of coronavirus lockdown

May. 11, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch zoos and theme parks will be allowed to reopen next week under strict conditions and bars and cafes can extend the opening hours of their outdoor terraces, if hospital and intensive care admissions continue to fall, caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte...

Virginia restaurants face new challenges in full reopening

May. 11, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia restaurants will soon be able to host more patrons, but establishments may not be able to accommodate more guests due to a shortage in workers. Restaurants and drinking establishments will be able to seat up to 100 patrons indoors and a...

Hugs to be allowed in England as part of lockdown easing

May. 10, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In less than a week, people in England will be able to give friends and family a hug for the first time since restrictions were put in place in March last year at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed Monday...

Street parties celebrate end of Spain's state of emergency

May. 09, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Impromptu street celebrations erupted across Spain as the clock struck midnight on Saturday, when a six-month-long national state of emergency to contain the spread of coronavirus ended and many nighttime curfews were lifted. In Madrid, police...

Eyeing reelection bid, Macron looks to repair French economy

May. 09, 2021 02:58 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron’s plans for bringing France out of the pandemic aren't just about resuscitating long-closed restaurants, boutiques and museums. They are also about preparing his possible campaign for a second term. A year before the next...