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Munich's Oktoberfest finally back on after pandemic pause

Aug. 04, 2022 07:07 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's annual Oktoberfest festival is finally on again for this fall, following a two-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the head of the famous Bavarian beer festival said Thursday. “The Wiesn will take place,” Clemens Baumgaertner told reporters in...

Restaurant faces online harassment following author incident

Aug. 01, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — It’s hard to miss Epilogue Kitchen and Cocktails when walking through Salem’s downtown district. Taped to its windows are tons of signs, some of them handmade. They read: “Black Lives Matter,” and, “No Place For Hate.” There are large portraits of...

Robert Smith closes longtime dairy bar in Shannon

Jul. 31, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

SHANNON, Miss. (AP) — In 1962, E.D. and Georgia Mae Smith opened Smith’s Dairy Bar in Shannon. After school, Robert Smith – then a junior at Siggers High, which is now Shannon Elementary – and his siblings would go straight to the restaurant to help their folks serve...

Drought in northern Mexico threatening livelihoods

Jul. 17, 2022 11:19 AM EDT

SANTIAGO, Mexico (AP) — Restaurant owner Leticia Rodríguez celebrated the construction late last year of a new lakeside boulevard in this northern Mexico town that she hoped would draw more people to her business. But now with La Boca reservoir nearly empty, tourists have stopped coming to boat,...

Dodger Stadium workers won't strike during All-Star Game

Jul. 15, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The union representing concession workers at Dodger Stadium on Friday agreed not to strike during Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game and its related events. Unite Here Local 11 and concessionaire Compass Group and its subsidiary Levy Restaurants have made...

FX's 'The Bear' roars on TV with word of mouth, critic love

Jul. 14, 2022 11:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The new FX series “The Bear,” streaming on Hulu, did not qualify for an Emmy Award nomination this year but if its immediate success and popularity are an indicator, it could be a major contender next year. FX announced its season two pick-up on Thursday. Jeremy...

West Virginia cafe to serve as recovery resource center

Jul. 10, 2022 09:31 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Recovery Point West Virginia held its grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for The Point Cafe, Huntington’s newest community resource center, on Thursday. The Point Cafe opened at 630 8th Ave. in Huntington after a few years of planning during the...

Virginia cafe owners want community to socialize with cats

Jul. 10, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — What do cats, coffee and community all have in common? They’re all essential parts of a new business coming to Newport News this summer. Cups and Claws Café will offer a chance to socialize with adoptable cats while drinking a cup of...

Lights out on Nittosha matchbooks prompts nostalgia in Japan

Jul. 07, 2022 22:13 PM EDT

HIMEJI, Japan (AP) — Matches are more than just matches at century-old Nittosha. The tiny but proud manufacturer is tucked away in the sleepy Japanese city of Himeji, famous for little other than an ancient castle, gourmet seawater eels and the matches. Nittosha,...

Restaurant owner to fly into space on Blue Origin rocket

Jul. 04, 2022 03:16 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — Stroll down the stairwell from the second-story Moon Room at Pineapples in Eau Gallie, and you’ll encounter an MTV-themed mural of an astronaut holding a flag on the lunar surface amid a cosmic backdrop. Look closely: The astronaut’s spacesuit bears the...