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Gordon Ramsay's social media project culminates in cookbook

Oct. 28, 2021 08:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — How did Gordon Ramsay spend his pandemic lockdown? Getting frenetic in a kitchen, of course. The chef with a dizzying number of books, restaurants and TV shows was home in Cornwall, England, with mouths to feed last year when he did a series of lives on...

San Diego makes restaurant street dining permanent

Oct. 27, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego restaurants will be allowed to continue serving customers on sidewalks and in streets following City Council approval of new regulations that make permanent the move outdoors that helped eateries survive the pandemic. The 6-2 vote Tuesday will...

Tokyo governor hospitalized for fatigue _ 2nd time this year

Oct. 27, 2021 10:39 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo’s governor has been hospitalized with severe fatigue for the second time in four months and will take about a week off, the metropolitan government said Wednesday. Gov. Yuriko Koike’s hospitalization comes days after she announced an end to 11...

Slovakia extends COVID-19 restrictions amid infection surge

Oct. 25, 2021 10:15 AM EDT

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia extended tight coronavirus restrictions to more parts of the country on Monday as the latest surge of infections intensified. The number of counties affected by the measures doubled in just one week, from five to 10. They are mostly...

Tokyo eateries return to normal hours as virus cases drop

Oct. 25, 2021 05:49 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — People in Tokyo can eat and drink in bars and restaurants later in the evening starting Monday as officials ease social distancing rules with the country’s daily coronavirus cases reaching their lowest levels in more than a year. Crowds have been...

Picasso artworks auctioned for combined $109M in Las Vegas

Oct. 24, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Eleven Pablo Picasso artworks have been sold for a combined $109 million in a Las Vegas auction coinciding with the artist’s 140th birthday. The nine paintings and two ceramic pieces had been displayed inside the Picasso restaurant at the Bellagio...

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...