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Shoppers wear masks on Oxford Street in London, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. Britain's top medical advisers have painted a grim picture of exponential growth in illness and death if nothing is done to control the second wave of coronavirus infections, laying the groundwork for the government to announce new restrictions later this week. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Closing time: UK pubs must shut early as COVID cases surge

Sep. 21, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British pubs will have to close early and people who fail to obey quarantine rules will face stiff fines under new lockdown restrictions to curb a surging wave of new coronavirus infections. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to announce the new measures Tuesday, a day after the U.K.'s...

Indian passengers queue up to test for COVID-19 at a facility erected at a railway station to screen people coming from outside the city, in Ahmedabad, India, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. India's coronavirus cases jumped by another 96,424 in the past 24 hours, showing little sign of leveling. India is expected to have the highest number of confirmed cases within weeks, surpassing the United States, where more than 6.67 million people have been infected. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

The Latest: U of Colorado shifting students for virus cases

Sep. 18, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

DENVER — The University of Colorado has forced some students to move out of their dorms to create more isolation housing for students with coronavirus infections as case numbers continue to increase at the Boulder campus. The Denver Post reported that the university said in an email to affected students...

Nevada COVID-19 panel OKs reopening bars in Las Vegas, Elko

Sep. 17, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bars in and around Las Vegas will be allowed to reopen after this weekend with limited capacity, distance between customers and facial coverings all around, following action Thursday by a Nevada coronavirus response task force. The panel decided that drinking establishments can also...

Patrons at the Big Star Wrigleyville restaurant Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, are seated in a social distant manner on West Patterson Ave., across from Wrigley Field during a baseball game between the Cubs and St Louis Cardinals in Chicago. The pandemic has been especially hard on businesses that rely on ballpark traffic, eliminating crowds at major league games, and leading to rules that limit the amount of people they can have inside their doors at the same time. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

As MLB plays on, the businesses it feeds fight for survival

Sep. 15, 2020 4:57 PM EDT

The cathedrals lie empty. Wrigley. Fenway. Yankee Stadium. PNC Park. Progressive Field. Sure, their lights are on as Major League Baseball tries to squeeze in a truncated 60-game season in the middle of a pandemic. But no one is home save for a few dozen players running around in masks under the din of...

Bill Hasselback, the owner of The Leon Pub in Tallahassee, Fla., says bars have been treated unfairly during the coronavirus outbreak. He spent Monday night, Sept. 14, 2020, at his bar hoping more of his regular patrons will begin returning, now that Florida has eased more restrictions to reopen the state's economy. (AP Photo/Bobby Caina Calvan)

Experts worry as US virus restrictions are eased or violated

Sep. 15, 2020 3:43 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — State and local officials around the U.S. are rolling back social-distancing rules again after an abortive effort over the summer, allowing bars, restaurants and gyms to open. Fans are gathering mask-free at football games. President Donald Trump is holding crowded indoor rallies....

Mike Miller, owner of Wilbert's Food & Music, poses in front of the restaurant before a baseball game between the Minnesota Twins and the Cleveland Indians, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Cleveland. The coronavirus pandemic has been especially hard on businesses that rely on ballpark traffic, eliminating crowds at major league games, and leading to rules that limit the amount of people they can have inside their doors at the same time. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Hard ball: COVID-19 slams Cleveland's baseball bars, clubs

Sep. 15, 2020 11:07 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — No band has plugged its guitars into the amplifiers on Wilbert's stage since mid-March, and there's usually an open bar stool or three these days at the music joint just a long relay throw outside the outfield walls of Progressive Field. It's a sunny Sunday, and there's a hint of fall in...

FILE - Smoke from wildfires fills the sky over Pasadena, Calif., in this view looking east down Colorado Boulevard in a Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 file photo. The fires consuming the forests of California and Oregon and darkening the skies over San Francisco and Portland are also damaging an economy already struggling with the coronavirus outbreak. In the communities where they are raging, wildfires are destroying property, running up huge losses for property insurers and putting a strain on economic activity that could linger for a year or more.  (AP Photo/John Antczak, File)

Wildfires during pandemic intensify economic pain in West

Sep. 14, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

The fires consuming the forests of California and Oregon and darkening the skies over San Francisco and Portland are also damaging a regional economy already singed by the coronavirus outbreak. Wildfires are destroying property, running up huge losses for property insurers and putting a strain on economic...

Easing of some hospitality restrictions may come this week

Sep. 14, 2020 1:17 PM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — If the number of COVID-19 cases continues to remain low at Vermont colleges, universities, and schools, Gov. Phil Scott may announce the easing of some restrictions on the hard-hit hospitality industry this week, he said. “But again, it all is reliant on the data and the...

Many Wichita bars ignoring local coronavirus curfew order

Sep. 13, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Several Wichita bars and nightclubs have been ignoring the city's 11 p.m. coronavirus curfew, with one owner saying he has to do it for his business to survive. City and county officials say the venues that have been flouting the curfew put in place by Sedgwick County health officials...

ASU president alleges some bars violating COVID-19 protocols

Sep. 13, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona State University President Michael Crow alleges several restaurant-bars near the school’s Tempe campus have violated the safety protocols businesses must abide by to operate amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The Arizona Republic reported Sunday that Crow sent a letter to Arizona...