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Yoga, beer and coffee: A good fit at yoga class in Virginia

Jan. 23, 2021 9:00 AM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — On a dreary Sunday morning, The Stockpot in Norfolk would have been a perfect place for some comfort food. But I drove there sleepy-eyed for something else. A clue as to what? I brought my yoga mat. As I set up in the restaurant’s mezzanine area for a Sky’s the Limit...

This photo released on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 by the Iranian Army, shows Iran-made warship Makran prior to be joined to the Navy, in Iran. Iran's navy was poised to begin a short-range missile drill in the Gulf of Oman on Wednesday, state TV reported, amid heightened regional tensions over Tehran's nuclear program and a U.S. pressure campaign against the Islamic Republic. (Iranian Army via AP)

Iran holds missile drill in Gulf of Oman amid tensions

Jan. 13, 2021 4:04 AM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s navy began a short-range missile drill in the Gulf of Oman on Wednesday and inaugurated its largest military vessel, state TV reported, amid heightened tensions over Tehran’s nuclear program and a U.S. pressure campaign against the Islamic Republic. The two-day...

South Korea's Vice Justice Minister Lee Yong-gu speaks during a briefing at the government complex in Seoul, South Korea, Dec. 31, 2020. South Korea has enforced its toughest physical distancing rules at correctional facilities across the country after a major cluster of coronavirus infections flared at a Seoul prison. (Lee Jung-hun/Yonhap via AP)

The Latest: South Korea enforces tough measures in prisons

Dec. 30, 2020 11:10 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea __ South Korea has enforced its toughest physical distancing rules at correctional facilities across the country after a major cluster of coronavirus infections flared at a Seoul prison. The Justice Ministry says that 792 people — 771 inmates and 21 staff — at Seoul’s...

Anchorage to allow indoor service again at restaurants, bars

Dec. 30, 2020 10:45 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage is relaxing coronavirus restrictions to allow indoor service again at restaurants, bars and theaters. The city had ordered such businesses to stop serving people indoors this month because of a spike in virus cases in November, and they can now reopen with limitations,...

Meredith Hopkins, right, helps fit ski boots on Makenna Houghton at the ski shop at McIntyre Ski Area, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, in Manchester, N.H. Over the summer, people looking to get out of the house snapped up boats, bicycles and patio furniture, figuring they were safer socializing and being active outdoors than inside. Now that temperatures are dropping, they're buying snowshoes, skis, boots and winter coats, boosting the beleaguered retail sector. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Consumers still want to get outdoors as temperatures plunge

Dec. 25, 2020 7:33 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Over the summer, people looking to get out of the house snapped up boats, bicycles and patio furniture, figuring they were safer socializing and being active outdoors than inside. Now that temperatures are dropping, they’re buying snowshoes, skis, boots and winter coats,...

Florida deputies help free gator stuck in storm drain

Dec. 23, 2020 12:49 PM EST

VENICE, Fla. (AP) — A 6-foot (2-meter) alligator that got stuck in a storm drain was freed by some Florida deputies. A jogger in Venice, Florida first spotted the stuck gator Tuesday morning and reported it to deputies, according to a tweet from the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office. Deputies lifted a...

This Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, photo shows a line of empty chairs bearing the names of workers who have lost their jobs during the pandemic, outside Crumbs restaurant in Danville, Calif. (AP Photo/Michael Liedtke)

As small businesses await new US aid, it's too late for some

Dec. 22, 2020 5:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Clay Reynolds is starting to make peace with a gut-wrenching reality: He may have to once again close his business, Arrichion Hot Yoga and Circuit Training. The $900 billion pandemic relief package that Congress has just approved contains billions in aid directed specifically at struggling...

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2005, file photo, a crowd gathers in front of French luxury goods maker Louis Vuitton's landmark store on the Champs Elysees in Paris, during its reopening ceremony after a 20-month redesign and enlargement project. In a statement on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, called on Louis Vuitton to pull a yoga mat made partly from cowhide leather, saying the mat is

Louis Vuitton yoga mat made of leather draws Hindu complaint

Dec. 22, 2020 3:06 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Hindu activist is calling on luxury goods maker Louis Vuitton to pull a yoga mat made partly from cowhide leather, calling it “hugely insensitive.” Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, said in a statement Tuesday that the mat is “highly...

Amid pandemic, Baltimore neighbors work to keep spirits up

Dec. 17, 2020 6:31 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Phone lines are busier for Baltimore mental health hotlines as demands for their services are on the rise. And across Baltimore, neighborhoods and communities are sticking together as they search for ways to cope with pandemic-induced stress and anxiety. In Southeast Baltimore’s...

Houston Rockets guard James Harden leaves the court after their win against the San Antonio Spurs after an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Harden won't address reports he wants out of Houston

Dec. 16, 2020 3:45 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Given the chance to address months of speculation that he wants to be traded from the Houston Rockets, James Harden sidestepped questions more deftly than he shakes defenders with his signature step-back. The disgruntled superstar spoke to the media on Wednesday for the first time since...