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Pandemic was 'the perfect storm' for prom and wedding stores

May. 31, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

CUMMINGS, Ga. (AP) — Tuxedo WearHouse owners Boyd and Alice Hildebrand know their business inside and out after running the store for more than 35 years. Anytime they find themselves with a problem to solve, they always look to the past to feel out how to solve it. Like most of the world, however, the...

Wearing masks to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, Erica da Conceicao and Joao Blank ride in the back seat of a car for a drive-thru wedding at the registry office in the neighborhood of Santa Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, May 28, 2020. A Brazilian notary public hovering outside the car presided over Thursday's ceremony. The drive-thru marriage wasn’t the romantic vision the Blanks had imagined, but it is one of few possibilities in the era of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Brazilians say 'I do' at drive-thru weddings to avoid virus

May. 29, 2020 12:29 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — For João Blank and Erica Blank’s first kiss as husband and wife, they didn’t lock lips. The couple could only press their face masks together while sitting in the back of a hatchback, where they had just been wed. A Brazilian notary public hovering outside the car...

Melissa and Lexie Hoinski have lunch at an outdoor restaurant, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. Restaurants will be able to seat patrons indoors starting Thursday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Nursing home deaths nearly 70% of Ohio's overall total

May. 21, 2020 5:52 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nursing home residents continue to make up the vast majority of coronavirus-related deaths in Ohio, according to new Department of Health statistics. At least 1,246 residents of Ohio’s long-term care facilities have died as of Wednesday from the virus, or nearly 70% of the...

LaTahja Frazier, left, and Laborskie Frazier pose for their wedding photographer after getting married at The Little Neon Chapel, Sunday, May 10, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Using face masks and sanitizer, couples say ‘I do’ in Vegas

May. 21, 2020 12:10 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The bride wore a white beaded dress and a white cloth face mask that said “Mrs.” in curly black letters. Her new husband, dressed in black, wore one that said “Mr.” Vaughan Chambers and Alicia Funk put the face coverings on shortly after they exchanged vows and...

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks to the press during the daily COVID-19 news conference on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at the State Emergency Operations Center in Johnston, Iowa. (Kelsey Kremer/The Des Moines Register via AP, Pool)

Governor: Iowa movie theaters, zoos and museums to reopen

May. 20, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Wednesday that Iowa movie theaters, museums, zoos and wedding reception venues can reopen as of Friday, despite the hundreds of new COVID-19 cases being confirmed in the state every day. The Republican governor also said that state campground restrooms,...

A security guard, at left, stands in front of a coronavirus-themed mural Monday, May 18, 2020, in the arts district of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

May. 18, 2020 8:18 PM EDT

Europe reopened more widely on Monday, allowing people into the Acropolis in Greece, shops in Italy, markets and museums in Belgium, golf courses in Ireland and beer gardens in Germany while its leaders discussed how to salvage hallowed summer vacations. New infections and deaths have slowed considerably in...

In this April 27, 2020, photo, Darshana Kumara Wijenarayana and his bride Pawani Rasanga walk with packets of food to distribute in the small town of Malimbada, about 160 kilometers (99 miles) south of the capital Colombo. The Sri Lankan couple cancelled a wedding party and instead, shared their wedding day with some of their neediest neighbors who have been economically hit due to the lock down following the new Coronavirus. (Darshana Kumara Wijenarayana via AP)

Sri Lanka newlyweds cancel wedding party, help poor instead

May. 18, 2020 1:09 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — As couples do all over the world, Darshana Kumara Wijenarayana and his fiance, Pawani Rasanga, spent months planning a grand wedding. And everything was on course for the Sri Lankan couple — until the coronavirus struck the island nation off India's southern tip, leading to...

Newlyweds Ann Marcusen Bell and Enoch Bell pose for a portrait on Monday, May 11, 2020, in Kaysville, Utah. Due to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions, the couple was married in their living room while guests and the presider were present via Zoom video chat. (Ben Dorger/Standard-Examiner via AP)

Couple finds true love, marriage during coronavirus pandemic

May. 17, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

KAYSVILLE, Utah (AP) — With all the bad press COVID-19 has gotten, it only seems fair to point out when something good comes of the pandemic. Something like, say, true love. Our story begins back in early December, when 76-year-old Enoch Bell called up 83-year-old Ann Marcusen to ask her out on a date. The...

Maryland couple gets surprise wedding with ‘The Office’ cast

May. 17, 2020 9:10 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — When John Lush got down on one knee in the rain outside a Charles County Wawa in April 2019 to re-create the famous Pam and Jim proposal from “The Office” all he was hoping for was a “yes.” His then-girlfriend, Susan Hedrick, happily accepted but neither would...

Restrictions move couple’s ceremony to family hayfield

May. 17, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Saylor Paulson always imagined herself having a big wedding. When she got engaged a year ago to her boyfriend from their hometown of Hartford, her dream of saying “I do” in front of all the couple’s family and friends in an elaborate celebration of their nuptials...