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Honolulu LGBTQ nightclub files federal discrimination suit

Nov. 22, 2021 21:54 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu Liquor Commission and the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs is discriminating against a Honolulu LGBTQ nightclub and its community, according to a federal lawsuit. The owners of nightclub Scarlet Honolulu said in the lawsuit...

US service sector expands at record pace in October

Nov. 03, 2021 10:55 AM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The rate of expansion in the U.S. services sector, where most Americans work, hit a record high in October as demand remained strong even as supply chain problems persisted. The Institute for Supply Management reported Wednesday that its...

Hawaii governor to lift some restaurant, bar capacity limits

Nov. 02, 2021 21:19 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Tuesday he will lift restaurant, bar and gym capacity limits in counties that require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to enter such businesses. Counties that don't require such proof will have to continue to...

Return to Sender? Stolen Elvis bust is back in Illinois bar

Oct. 29, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

WEST PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The King of Rock n’ Roll is back in the building. An Elvis Presley bust that was swiped from a central Illinois bar has been returned after the story of its theft attracted international attention. Employees at Jimmy’s...

Los Angeles OKs one of strictest US vaccination mandates

Oct. 06, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles leaders on Wednesday approved one of the nation's strictest vaccine mandates — a sweeping measure that requires the shots for everyone entering bars, restaurants, nail salons, gyms or even a Lakers game. The City Council voted 11-2 in...

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...

Wisconsin eateries recovering, but not to pre-virus levels

Oct. 04, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A report published by the Wisconsin Policy Forum shows the state’s bars and restaurants are recovering, but have not reached pre-pandemic levels. This is not because of a lack of customers or jobs, the report shows. It’s because restaurant and...

Party crowds spark effort to turn down volume in South Beach

Oct. 03, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Beach wants to turn down the volume in the city's South Beach party neighborhood, citing increasingly raucous crowds, public drinking and growing violence, but efforts to curb the carousing have raised complaints about racism, classism and business practices along one of...

The Latest: 2nd hospital in Alaska begins rationing care

Sep. 29, 2021 21:10 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A second hospital in Alaska is beginning to ration health care as the state deals with a spike in coronavirus cases. Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corp. in Bethel announced the move Wednesday as it reported it is operating at capacity. ...

LA considers sweeping vaccination mandate for businesses

Sep. 29, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A vote was abruptly delayed Wednesday on a Los Angeles proposal to impose one of the nation's strictest vaccine mandates to enter indoor businesses and venues, after questions were raised about it creating public confusion and even if it could be enforced. ...