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In New Orleans, a later 'last call' as virus rules eased

Apr. 09, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Last call is coming later at New Orleans bars. City Hall announced Friday that bars and restaurants in the city can sell alcoholic beverages until 1 a.m. — the latest easing of COVID-19-related restrictions in New Orleans. The previous...

Restaurant owners clash with police in Rome lockdown protest

Apr. 06, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian restaurant owners and others angry at having their businesses shut for weeks due to a virus lockdown clashed with police Tuesday during a protest outside Parliament in Rome, while in the south, hundreds of demonstrators blocked a major highway. One...

UK eyes testing COVID-19 passports at mass gatherings

Apr. 04, 2021 14:09 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain is planning to test a series of measures including “coronavirus status certifications" over the coming weeks to see if they can allow people to safely return to mass gatherings at sports arenas, nightclubs and concerts. People attending a range...

Edwards keeps Louisiana mask rule, ditches many virus limits

Mar. 30, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana will end many of its coronavirus restrictions for businesses, but will keep its statewide mask mandate in place even as several states have shed face covering requirements, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Tuesday. Customer limits on...

South Africa bans liquor sales over Easter to prevent surge

Mar. 30, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa will restrict the sale of alcohol and limit the size of religious and social gatherings over Easter to prevent the holiday from contributing to a new surge of COVID-19, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced Tuesday. “Given the role of...

Muncie's Oasis bar gets new owner, restored 1950s neon sign

Mar. 28, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Fifteen years ago, Cheryl Engle was a struggling single mom and nurse. Trying to make ends meet, she took a waitressing job at the Oasis Bar and Grill, Indiana’s oldest family-owned bar. Now, she owns it. Engle, who splits her...

Jackson County to drop several COVID-19 protocols

Mar. 26, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jackson County is the latest Missouri jurisdiction to ease COVID-19 protocols as the numbers of new cases, deaths and hospitalizations continue to drop. County Executive Frank White Jr. said Friday that as of April 9, all businesses can open at...

North Dakota Legislature approves Sunday morning booze sales

Mar. 26, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s Republican-led Legislature moved Friday to allow booze sales on Sunday mornings, marking further relaxation of what had been the nation’s toughest business restrictions on that day. The House voted to 49-41 to allow alcohol...

Booze-to-go approved by Wisconsin Senate

Mar. 23, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Booze-to-go will be easier to purchase in Wisconsin under a pair of bills passed Tuesday by the state Senate. One would allow bars and restaurants to sell mixed drinks and glasses of wine to go with tamper-evident seals. The...

Amended transgender sports bill applies only to K-12 teams

Mar. 23, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Some North Dakota senators have amended a transgender sports bill to make the legislation apply only to high school teams and not to college or club sports. The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday voted 6-1 in favor of an amended version of a...