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Sri Lanka gives booster shots to front-line workers, seniors

Oct. 23, 2021 04:35 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka on Saturday announced plans to offer booster shots to front-line workers followed by the elderly as the island nation gears up to further ease COVID-19 restrictions. Starting Nov. 1, workers in the health, security, airport and...

Bellagio in Vegas showing 11 Picasso works before auction

Oct. 22, 2021 13:11 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Eleven Pablo Picasso artworks will be on display Friday and Saturday at a Las Vegas Strip resort, ahead of a Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art auction that host Sotheby’s estimates could fetch a combined $100 million. The nine paintings and two ceramic...

Restaurants closed in parts of Slovakia amid COVID-19 surge

Oct. 18, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia on Monday reimposed coronavirus restrictions in the hardest-hit parts of the country amid the latest surge of infections. Five counties all located in northern Slovakia are affected by the measures, which include the closures of...

FDA spells out lower sodium goals for food industry

Oct. 13, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Food companies are coming under renewed pressure to use less salt after U.S. regulators spelled out long-awaited guidelines aimed at reducing sodium levels in dozens of foods including condiments, cereals, french fries and potato chips. The voluntary...

Savannah may cancel Rock 'n' Roll marathon over virus risk

Oct. 10, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The mayor of Savannah says city officials are weighing whether to pull the plug on next month’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon because of concerns that the event could cause a spike in coronavirus infections. More than 15,000 runners, most of them...

Historic YMCA turned into artsy apartments in Granite City

Oct. 09, 2021 00:14 AM EDT

GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) — Granite City was already dealing with vacant buildings and other downtown deterioration in 2004, when the YMCA moved out of a landmark four-story brick building on Edison Avenue. Since that time, government officials, business people and...

San Francisco Bay Area to drop some indoor mask mandates

Oct. 07, 2021 20:22 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Several San Francisco Bay Area counties will begin loosening mask requirements for certain indoor public settings, including offices, gyms, college classrooms and churches, once they reach low COVID-19 case and hospitalization rates and at least 80% of the total...

Vermont Everyone Eats program extended to end of year

Oct. 07, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

A Vermont program started during the pandemic that distributes free restaurant-made meals for people in need and directs revenues to local restaurants has been extended for the rest of the year. Vermont Everyone Eats operates statewide, with the goal of addressing...

Zimbabwe reopens bars, but only for vaccinated drinkers

Oct. 06, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe is allowing bars to reopen for the first time in more than a year, but only fully vaccinated people will be allowed to take a swig from inside the premises. The southern African country closed pubs and nightclubs in March 2020 as part of...

Florida woman got $3.4M COVID grant she never applied for

Oct. 05, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida gas station employee said she's listed as receiving a $3.4 million COVID relief check that she never applied for and never received. Holly Hill resident Amy Williams said she's stunned that her name and an outdated address ended up...