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California's rising COVID-19 rate sparks pleas to vaccinate

Jul. 23, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California health officials pleaded with people to get vaccinated for COVID-19 as infections and hospitalizations continued a worrying rise and three Bay Area counties urged employers to enforce mask-wearing among those who haven't had the shots. ...

Belgrade residents tell rights court of bar noise 'torture'

Jul. 21, 2021 02:20 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's capital is vibrating with nightlife again after over a year of pandemic restrictions. Cafes, bars and fun-hungry customers are celebrating a summer boom in business and entertainment options, but the accompanying loud music and other noise are a bust for...

Virus surge fears, UK leader's quarantine, mar 'Freedom Day'

Jul. 19, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Corks popped, beats boomed out and giddy revelers rushed onto dancefloors when England’s nightclubs reopened Monday as the country lifted most remaining coronavirus restrictions after more than a year of lockdowns, mask mandates and other pandemic-related curbs on freedom. ...

'United Pingdom:' Firms in England fret over staff shortages

Jul. 19, 2021 07:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Businesses in England warned Monday that a “pingdemic” of people receiving notifications on their phones telling them to self-isolate because of contact with coronavirus cases threatens to lead to widespread staff shortages and mayhem across the economy just as lockdown...

Nightclubs elated but doubts cloud England's ‘Freedom Day’

Jul. 18, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Sparkling wine, confetti, a midnight countdown: It’s not New Year’s Eve, but it might as well be for England’s clubbers. After 17 months of empty dance floors, the country’s nightclubs are reopening with a bang. Beginning Monday, face masks will no...

European nations impose incentives, penalties to boost shots

Jul. 17, 2021 02:51 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — European nations are scrambling to ramp up vaccination drives, using a carrot-and-stick approach to persuade the reluctant to get their shots as the more transmissible delta variant drives a surge in infections. Greece became the latest to enact...

The Latest: SKorea sees 11th straight day over 1,000 cases

Jul. 16, 2021 21:29 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korea has reported another new 1,455 cases of the coronavirus, its 11th straight day over 1,000, as officials push to tighten pandemic restrictions nationwide. The numbers reported by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency on Saturday...

Moscow lifts dining restrictions; Russia hits record deaths

Jul. 16, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Authorities in Moscow on Friday canceled their order that restaurants only admit customers who have been vaccinated against COVID-19, recovered from the virus or have had a recent negative test. The softening of restrictions in the Russian capital reflects...

The Latest: Largest Navajo Nation casino is set to reopen

Jul. 10, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The largest of the Navajo Nation casinos is preparing to reopen for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began. The Twin Arrows Resort Casino east of Flagstaff has been closed since March 2020. Officials have planned a job fair Saturday ahead...

How Mississippi’s oldest gay bar survived the COVID pandemic

Jul. 10, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Last March, after Lynn Koval watched COVID-19 cases spread across the United States, she bought several thousand dollars worth of beer and liquor before closing the doors at Just Us Lounge, the oldest gay bar still operating in Mississippi. The...