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Maskless San Francisco mayor bucks health order at nightclub

Sep. 17, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The mayor of San Francisco was spotted dancing and singing along to live music without a mask at an indoor nightclub, despite a strict order by her public health department that requires wearing masks at indoor establishments unless someone is actively eating or...

Panel reverses course on evidence in fatal crash in Acadia

Sep. 16, 2021 10:35 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has reversed a judge's decision to bar a blood-test from being used as evidence in a crash in which three people were killed in Acadia National Park. The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a park ranger and Bar Harbor...

'Paradise': Australian states free of COVID resist opening

Sep. 09, 2021 21:55 PM EDT

PERTH, Australia (AP) — It can seem like Australia’s west coast has almost entirely avoided COVID-19. A mask-free nightlife is thriving and huge crowds are turning out for sporting events, including 53,000 rugby fans who crammed into a Perth stadium to watch New...

Comedian Fuquan Johnson 1 of 3 dead from suspected overdose

Sep. 06, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stand-up comedian Fuquan Johnson was among three people who died of a suspected overdose at a Los Angeles party, authorities said Monday. Three people were declared dead at the scene in the Venice neighborhood early Saturday morning and a fourth was...

Canada's Ontario province to require vaccine certificates

Sep. 01, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Ontario on Wednesday became the fourth Canadian province to announce residents will have to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 to enter restaurants, theaters, gyms and other indoor public venues. Premier Doug Ford said the vaccination certificate...

Bali bomb case at Guantanamo runs into immediate challenges

Aug. 31, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (AP) — Three men held at the Guantanamo Bay detention center were formally charged Tuesday in connection with the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings and other plots in Southeast Asia after 18 years in U.S. custody, with defense lawyers insisting afterward that...

Late-summer sip: A new world of booze-free options

Aug. 31, 2021 11:54 AM EDT

Looking to kick back and enjoy the late days of summer with something non-alcoholic? There's been a real transformation going on in the world of non-alcoholic beverages. Craftspeople, mixologists and scientists have moved well beyond sweet “fake wines” and watery...

Bali bomb case starts in Guantanamo 18 years after capture

Aug. 30, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (AP) — Three prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay detention center had their first day in court Monday after being held by the U.S. for 18 years without charge in connection with the deadly 2002 Bali nightclub bombings and other plots in Southeast Asia. ...

Self-serve wine bar in Louisiana inspired by military can-do

Aug. 29, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

GRETNA, La. (AP) — The wine selection is completely in your hands at Stained Glass Wine House, where a bank of self-serve wine dispensers forms the heart of the operation. You might skip from an Austrian riesling to a Portuguese rosé to a California cabernet. However,...

Some Vermont clubs to require proof of vaccination for entry

Aug. 21, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Some Vermont entertainment venues are asking visitors for proof of vaccination against COVID-19 to attend events. Higher Ground in South Burlington and the Vermont Comedy Club in Burlington have announced such policies, and the coffee house, bar...