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Pedestrians walk past a COVID-19-themed mural outside a boarded up business Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, in Santa Monica, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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November 24, 2020 - 5:57 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With Thanksgiving two days away, California's health secretary on Tuesday urged people to say “no” to family and friends who want to gather, joining other officials in issuing dire warnings about the spread of the coronavirus. Dr. Mark Ghaly said it's not too late to cancel or...
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A student of the Emile Dubois high school takes part to a COVID-19 antigen test in Paris, Monday Nov. 23, 2020. Experts said they are less accurate than the standard PCR test, which detects even the tiniest genetic trace of the virus. Many governments including in France have started deploying them as a precursor to PCR tests.( Ludovic Marin, Pool via AP)
November 24, 2020 - 12:06 pm
People in France will be able to go back to their favorite shops and attend religious services again next week after a month of partial virus lockdown — but they’ll have to wait until at least Jan. 20 to savor a meal in a restaurant or enjoy a gym workout. President Emmanuel Macron laid out new...
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Are dining tents a safe way to eat out during the pandemic? AP Illustration/Peter Hamlin
November 24, 2020 - 12:06 am
Are dining tents a safe way to eat out during the pandemic? Health experts say outdoor dining tents are generally safer than dining inside, but caution that they’re not all equal. Many restaurants are erecting individual tents, igloos and other outdoor structures that let people who are dining...
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November 23, 2020 - 9:36 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — A customer left a $3,000 tip for a single beer as a restaurant voluntarily closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The man walked into Nighttown on Sunday in Cleveland, ordered the beer and asked for the check, which came to $7.02, owner Brendan Ring wrote on Facebook. Ring said...
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People dressed as showgirls stand along the Las Vegas Strip, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in Las Vegas. As the coronavirus surges to record levels in Nevada, the governor has implored residents to stay home. But Democrat Steve Sisolak has also encouraged out-of-state visitors, the lifeblood of Nevada's limping economy, to come to his state and spend money in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Associated Press
November 21, 2020 - 12:29 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — As the coronavirus surges to record levels in Nevada, the governor has implored residents to stay home. But Democrat Steve Sisolak has also encouraged out-of-state visitors, the lifeblood of Nevada's limping economy, to come to his state and spend money in Las Vegas. The pandemic...
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A jogger runs through a shopping district Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in Santa Monica, Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom is imposing an overnight curfew as the most populous state tries to head off a surge in coronavirus cases. On Thursday, Newsom announced a limited stay-at-home order in 41 counties that account for nearly the entire state population of just under 40 million people. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
November 20, 2020 - 2:20 pm
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — By most measures of what keeps a pub afloat, the coronavirus pandemic should already have Ye Olde King's Head on its last kegs. The British restaurant and bar in seaside Southern California has been battered the past nine months. It was in the process of adapting to new...
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People line up outside a popular pub and restaurant in St Kilda in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020. Melbourne, Australia's former coronavirus hot spot, emerged from a lockdown at midnight Tuesday, restaurants, cafes and bars were allowed to open and outdoor contact sports can resume. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
November 17, 2020 - 7:55 pm
SYDNEY — The Australian state of South Australia will begin a six-day lockdown at midnight Wednesday, with schools, universities, bars and cafes closed. Only one person from each household will be allowed to leave home each day, and only for specific reasons. The restrictions also require most...
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FILE - In this March, 12, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer takes questions at a news conference in Los Angeles. Gatherings large and small are likely to blame for a slight uptick in daily coronavirus cases in California's largest county, according to Ferrer, who warned Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, that upcoming holiday parties pose a risk for renewed spread and a spike in hospitalizations. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
November 17, 2020 - 7:15 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County imposed new restrictions on businesses Tuesday and is readying plans for a mandatory curfew for all but essential workers if coronavirus cases keep spiking. The county of 10 million residents — the nation’s most populous — has seen daily confirmed cases more...
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Patrick Marks, left, helps customer Jesus Chavez at Beck's Shoes in the Sutter County committee of Yuba City, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday that due to the rise of COVID-19 cases, Sutter was among the counties that has been moved to the state's most restrictive set of rules, which prohibit indoor dining and requiring people to wear face masks in public. The new rules began on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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November 17, 2020 - 5:39 pm
YUBA CITY, Calif. (AP) — Rick Patrick wears a mask and thinks those who don’t are “asinine.” He rarely leaves his home. He disapproves of what he calls the “stupidity” of people gathering in crowds. But Patrick, 64, won’t stop eating breakfast at his favorite restaurant in Yuba City even though it’...
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-FILE- In this Tuesday Sept. 17, 2019, file image, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte arrives at the Knight's Hall in The Hague, Netherlands. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte eased his country's coronavirus measures Tuesday Nov. 17, 2020, amid falling infection rates, allowing public venues including cinemas, museums and libraries to re-open after a two-week closure. However, Rutte warned that the country must remain in a partial lockdown he imposed in mid-October when Dutch rates of infections were among the worst in Europe. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
November 17, 2020 - 10:52 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte eased his country's coronavirus measures Tuesday amid falling infection rates, allowing public venues including cinemas, museums and libraries to reopen — with limitations on how many people can visit — after a two-week closure. The...
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