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Missouri crowds amid pandemic prompt real-life 'Footloose'

Sep. 24, 2020 12:41 PM EDT

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — With bars and nightclubs limiting capacity and closing early in the St. Louis area due to the coronavirus pandemic, neighboring establishments in St. Charles are seeing so many large and unruly crowds that the city is taking a cue from the 1984 movie “Footloose” and...

Joe Bastone, owner of Yankee Tavern, responds to questions during an interview Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Bronx shops, bars plead with Yankees for aid amid COVID

Sep. 15, 2020 10:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The manager stands behind the counter at Ballpark Sports Shop on River Avenue, pinstriped jerseys fully stocked on the racks around him. The inventory is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, but on this day, he'll be lucky to sell a few $20 hats. Around the corner on 161st Street, the...

FILE - In this Sunday, July 12, 2020 file photo, Presidential candidate Rafal Trzaskowski gestures while addressing supporters at the end of the election day in Warsaw, Poland. The Supreme Court of Poland has upheld the reelection of President Andrzej Duda after deciding that complaints about the validity of the country’s presidential election were insufficient to void the results. The ruling paves the way for Duda to take the oath of office before both chambers of parliament on Thursday Aug. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)

Warsaw mayor mocked for pressuring DJ to change music

Sep. 14, 2020 9:53 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Warsaw's mayor has come under criticism after a video emerged of him demanding that DJs at a night club change their music, seeming to leverage his influence by stating "it's my city.” Rafal Trzaskowski, who was the opposition candidate in an unsuccessful presidential bid this...

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2020, file photo, students wear protective masks as they arrive for classes at the Immaculate Conception School while observing COVID-19 prevention protocols, in the Bronx borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The Latest: NYC teachers union will block school reopening

Sep. 11, 2020 9:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK — The New York City teachers union warns it won’t let the nation’s largest school district reopen for in-person classes this month if the city doesn’t issue protective equipment, conduct testing and clean schools properly. Union leader Michael Mulgrew in a Friday video...

Tables and chairs sit the empty Salon Los Angeles during an event to raise money and keep open the iconic dance hall known as “The Cathedral of Mambo” amid the new coronavirus pandemic in Mexico City, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. Millionaires, writers, ambassadors, and movie stars danced here; now, shuttered for more than five months due to the pandemic, the owners of the fabled hall say they are in debt and may have to close and demolish it. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Coronavirus shutdown threatens Mexico's storied dance halls

Sep. 8, 2020 10:04 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Salon Los Angeles had been crowded every weekend since 1937 with couples twirling to mambo, cha-cha-cha, salsa and danzon. Everyone from slum-dwellers to movie stars and millionaires have danced at the fabled hall that boasts, “Anybody who hasn’t been to the Salon Los...

Jeff Brightwell, owner of Dot's Hop House, is framed between protective shielding placed over the bar as he poses for a photo at his establishment in the Deep Ellum entertainment district in Dallas, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

As virus cases drop, governors may gamble on bars. Again.

Sep. 6, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A guy walks into a bar, which still isn't allowed in Texas. But Jeff Brightwell owns this bar. Two months into an indefinite shutdown, he's just checking on the place — the tables six feet apart, the “Covid 19 House Rules” sign instructing drinkers not to mingle....

FILE - Two fans are shown in the stands before an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Baltimore Ravens Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. Businesses near NFL stadiums have been hit hard due to pandemic-imposed attendance restrictions this season. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer, File)

Businesses in NFL cities bracing for possibility of no fans

Sep. 2, 2020 3:04 AM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Hotel clerks in this town know exactly when the NFL releases its schedule each year. The incessant ringing of the telephone serves as its own alarm. “The second that schedule comes out, the phones just go off the hook,” said Kelsie Basten, the front desk manager at St....

This Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, photo shows Kochina Rude delivering food for customers in San Francisco. A San Francisco drag show night club has taken the show on the road after having to close its doors due to the coronavirus pandemic. Oasis'

Meals on heels: San Francisco drag queens deliver amid virus

Sep. 1, 2020 2:09 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — These divas deliver. Drag queens don their colorful wigs, elaborate makeup and knee-high stiletto boots, but instead of stepping on a stage, they're putting on a face covering, grabbing a takeout bag and bringing their musical numbers to fans' doorsteps in San Francisco. The Oasis...

People disinfect as a precaution against the coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. Health officials prepare to tighten distancing restrictions in the greater capital area. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: S. Korea sees 299 new cases as virus spikes

Aug. 29, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has reported 299 new cases of the coronavirus as officials placed limits on dining at restaurants and closed fitness centers and after-school academies in the greater capital area to slow the spread of the virus. The 17th consecutive day of triple-digit daily increases brought...

Columbia bars must close early amid spike in virus cases

Aug. 28, 2020 4:53 PM EDT

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — With more than 300 University of Missouri students infected with the coronavirus and cases spiking in the surrounding community, Columbia's city health director on Friday announced a new order that limits crowd sizes and requires bars to close early. Stephanie Browning, who leads the...