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Titans and Hall of Famers to honor the late Bum Phillips

Sep. 24, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

The late Bum Phillips, a Texas coaching legend who worked wearing a cowboy hat, is being honored by the team he led to two AFC championship game appearances. In Tennessee, a quarter-century after the franchise left Texas for Music City. The...

Judge orders restaurant to cease operations in mask dispute

Sep. 24, 2021 08:47 AM EDT

BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) — A Jackson County judge has ordered a suburban Kansas City restaurant to shut down in the wake of its owner’s continued defiance of a mask mandate intended to fight the spread of COVID-19. Earlier this month, Judge James Kanatazar ordered...

Diner reopens months after owner was jailed over virus rules

Sep. 22, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

HOLLAND, Mich. (AP) — The doors at a western Michigan restaurant were open before sunrise as the owner welcomed diners for the first time since she spent four nights in jail for ignoring orders related to COVID-19. Marlena’s Bistro and Pizzeria in Holland had been...

McDonald's begins phasing out plastic toys in Happy Meals

Sep. 21, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

McDonald’s plans to "drastically” reduce the plastic in its Happy Meal toys worldwide by 2025. The burger giant said Tuesday it’s working with toy companies to develop new ideas, such as three-dimensional cardboard superheroes kids can build or board games with...

Restaurant's answer to staff shortages: Robot servers

Sep. 19, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut restaurant is taking an unorthodox approach to addressing staff shortages: robot servers to serve meals. The operator of the New London location of the Shaking Crab told The Day that the ocean-themed restaurant will use regular...

Macon Mall overhaul plans include amphitheater

Sep. 19, 2021 11:25 AM EDT

MACON, Ga. (AP) — A developer and the Macon-Bibb County government say they will work together to revitalize a languishing mall in middle Georgia. Macon-Bibb Mayor Lester Miller announced the $100 million plan Wednesday. Local media report it includes a 10,000-seat...

Virginia cafe a finalist in U.S. Chamber of Commerce awards

Sep. 18, 2021 09:07 AM EDT

WINCHESTER, Va. (AP) — Victoria Kidd said she is always humbled when thinking about the reputation that her Hideaway Cafe has earned since opening its doors in downtown Winchester in 2015. That reputation, she said, has always been one of inclusivity and service. And...

At new UI dining hall, 1,000s of students eat in style

Sep. 18, 2021 01:10 AM EDT

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — If the University of Illinois is going to make one of the largest dining halls in the nation, it better have some school spirit. Maybe some Block I pasta? Sure enough, one of the creative flairs that made it into the $73.5 million expansion of the...

Vaccine cards required for some indoor businesses on Maui

Sep. 16, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Proof of vaccination is now required to patrons who want to sit inside Maui bars and restaurants. Vaccination cards must be shown for indoor dining and drinking as well as for communal areas in businesses like gyms under Maui's “Safer Outside"...

Alberta leader apologizes, imposes restrictions and passport

Sep. 16, 2021 00:00 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The leader of the Canadian province of Alberta apologized Wednesday for his handling of the pandemic and said he is reluctantly introducing a vaccine passport and imposing a mandatory work-from-home order two months after lifting nearly all restrictions. ...