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A vintage, rotating Budweiser Clydesdales lamp hangs from the tin ceiling at Mike's Tavern in West Peoria, Ill., Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. The timeworn saloon is one of the oldest in the Peoria area, brimming with the same casual atmosphere (and, maybe, some of the same dust) since its inception nine decades ago. Over its first 82 years, Mike’s was owned by only two families, a streak that ended this month. (Matt Dayhoff/Journal Star via AP)

West Peoria tavern undergoes big changes to stay same

Sep. 26, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

WEST PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Even with the rarity of new ownership, Mike’s Tavern will sell tradition as much as drinks. The timeworn saloon is one of the oldest in the Peoria area, brimming with the same casual atmosphere (and, maybe, some of the same dust) since its inception nine decades ago. Over...

FILE - In this July 22, 2020, file photo, Tyson Salomon, left, gets a pedicure outside Pampered Hands nail salon in Los Angeles. A steady drop in coronavirus cases across California cleared the way Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, for the wider reopening of businesses in nine counties, including much of the San Francisco Bay Area, the state's top health official said. Dr. Mark Ghaly, the state health secretary, said nail salons could also reopen with restrictions, though he cautioned that California's reopening must remain

The Latest: Concerns over coronavirus upticks in California

Sep. 25, 2020 9:38 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California has begun to see concerning upticks in coronavirus data after a period of decline. The state health secretary said Friday that there have been increases in the number of newly confirmed cases, hospital emergency department visits for COVID-19 and new hospitalizations for...

FILE - In this April 29, 2020, file photo, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb prepares to host a virtual media briefing in the Governor's Office at the Statehouse to provide updates on COVID-19 and its impact on Indiana, in Indianapolis. Gov. Holcomb's statewide mask mandate and six months of other coronavirus restrictions has stirred discontent among conservatives, complicating his front-runner campaign against underfunded Democratic challenger Woody Myers. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Health officials urge use of masks as some resrictions eased

Sep. 25, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana health leaders say the wearing of face masks will be as important as ever to stem the coronavirus spread, even as most of the statewide restrictions imposed by the governor are lifted as of Saturday. The new executive order from Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb continues the mask...

Flower vendors wait for buyers at a wholesale market in Bengaluru, India, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. The nation of 1.3 billion people is expected to become the COVID-19 pandemic's worst-hit country within weeks, surpassing the United States. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

The Latest: $14M more in virus funds for 3 Ariz universities

Sep. 24, 2020 9:23 PM EDT

PHOENIX — Arizona will provide the state’s three public universities with $14 million in additional funding to boost their efforts to test, track and respond to the coronavirus. Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday the money will help the universities build on their current efforts to track and contain...

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...

A woman wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus walks past a shopping mall on a rainy day in Beijing, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Even as China has largely controlled the outbreak, the coronavirus is still surging across other parts of the world. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: China lifts pandemic bar on entry by foreigners

Sep. 23, 2020 11:50 PM EDT

BEIJING — Chinese officials say foreigners holding certain types of visas and residence permits will be permitted to return to China as the threat of the new coronavirus continues to recede. The decision lifts a months-long blanket suspension covering most foreigners apart from diplomats and those in...

Restaurant owners sue W.Va. governor over bar closures

Sep. 23, 2020 3:24 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The owners of 12 restaurants and bars sued the governor of West Virginia on Wednesday for indefinitely closing establishments in student-heavy Monongalia County due to the coronavirus. Gov. Jim Justice ordered bars closed there on Sept. 2 after pictures were posted online of...

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...