Food and drink

A sign calling out California Gov. Gavin Newsom for not following his own pandemic protocols at the French Laundry restaurant is seen in San Francisco on Dec. 8, 2020. A number of American political leaders have been caught preaching one thing on the coronavirus and doing another. Newsom, has fielded weeks of questions about whether he's a credible coronavirus messenger after dining out with a group. The Democrat has called it a lapse in judgment but has ignored questions about whether Californians can still trust him. (AP Photo/Juliet Williams)
December 19, 2020 - 11:35 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Denver's mayor flies to Mississippi to spend Thanksgiving with his family — after urging others to stay home. He later says he was thinking with “my heart and not my head." A Pennsylvania mayor bans indoor dining, then eats at a restaurant in Maryland. The governor of Rhode...
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The food distribution station of Berlin's biggest restaurant Hofbraeu Berlin is ready for the homeless people, in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. The restaurant which had to closed due to the corona pandemic has opened its doors for homeless people. Starting this week the Hofbraeu Berlin offers free meals, a place to warm up and counseling for up to 150 homeless people per day. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
December 18, 2020 - 2:36 am
BERLIN (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic hasn’t made life on the streets of Berlin any easier for Kaspars Breidaks. For three months, the 43-year-old Latvian has faced homeless shelters operating at reduced capacity so that people can be kept at a safe distance from one another. And with fewer...
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December 17, 2020 - 12:09 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Swiss authorities say food delivery service Uber Eats counts as a postal service provider -- and needs to be regulated as such. Switzerland’s postal supervisory authority, PostCom, announced Thursday that the U.S.-based company’s Swiss affiliate needs to register as a postal service...
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A woman waits for a Long Island Rail Road train in the Queens borough of New York as snow falls at the start of an oncoming snow storm, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
December 16, 2020 - 9:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A major snowstorm rolled into the Northeast on Wednesday at a key moment in the coronavirus pandemic, days after the start of the U.S. vaccination campaign and in the thick of a virus surge that has throngs of people seeking tests per day. Snow was falling from northern Virginia to...
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Traffic moves slowly along W. Market Street in Pottsville, Pa., as the snow begins to fall with Winter Storm Gail on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. (Jacqueline Dormer/Republican-Herald via AP)
December 16, 2020 - 7:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest developments on the winter storm moving across the Northeast (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announced Wednesday he is banning tractor trailer and tandem trailers from all limited access highways, beginning at 9 p.m. due to the severe winter snow...
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A protester wears a chef's hat, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 in Paris, as part of a demonstration of hotel and restaurant owners to demand their businesses to reopen. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
December 14, 2020 - 1:30 pm
PARIS (AP) — While French chef Michel Solignac labored over his hot stoves, his baby son Nicolas would watch him from his playpen in the corner of the kitchen. The now 30-year-old Nicolas grew up with cooking in his genes and, quite naturally, took over the restaurant when his father hung up his...
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FILE - Dec. 8, 2020, file photo, a healthcare worker wears personal protective equipment as she speaks with a patient at a mobile testing location for COVID-19 in Auburn, Maine. A survey from the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds about 4 in 10 Americans say they are extremely or very worried about themselves or a family member being infected with the virus, about the same as in October and slightly lower than in surveys conducted in March and in July. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
December 14, 2020 - 8:32 am
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Deaths from the coronavirus pandemic are spiking across the country, yet a new poll finds little increase in alarm among Americans about COVID-19 infections and no significant change in opinion about how the government should act to slow the spread. The survey from The...
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Spaces of Opportunity garden manager and farmer Bruce Babcock collects watermelons Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2020, from one of a handful of family farms to be sold at the weekly farmers market. Babcock spends most of his time managing and assisting other farmers at the 10-acre community farm. (AP Photo/Cheyanne Mumphrey)
December 13, 2020 - 11:19 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Bruce Babcock only has to walk across the street from his house in a residential neighborhood to get to the 10-acre patch (40,500 square meters) of farmland where he labors to help feed his community. As a community garden coordinator, Babcock works with volunteer growers and food...
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FILE - In this April 5, 2020, file photo, Lodi Police Capt. Sierra Brucia, left, meets with Pastor Jon Duncan of the Cross Culture Christian Center on Palm Sunday in Lodi, Calif. The church sued Gov. Gavin Newsom arguing his stay-at-home order violated their constitutional rights. In San Joaquin County, part of California's vast Central Valley that produces most of the country's fruits and vegetables, the coronavirus is the leading cause of death this year and things will only worsen as infections skyrocket and hospitals fill beyond capacity. Like most of California, the city of Lodi is under a broad shutdown order as Christmas approaches, and its residents and businesses are grappling with how to stay safe while keeping their economy operating. (Daniel Kim/The Sacramento Bee via AP)
December 12, 2020 - 4:38 pm
LODI, Calif. (AP) — In San Joaquin County, part of California’s vast Central Valley that produces most of the country’s fruits and vegetables, the coronavirus is spreading like a weed and the hospitals are running out of beds for the sickest patients. San Joaquin is part of a 12-county region that...
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2020, file photo, customers have lunch at an outside table as a table inside sits empty at Serafina Ludlow restaurant in New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has reinstated indoor dining restrictions indefinitely in the city on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020, as coronavirus cases and hospitalizations climb. Starting Monday, Dec. 14, only takeout orders and outdoor dining will be allowed in the city. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
December 11, 2020 - 4:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Indoor dining at New York City restaurants will be banned again in an effort to halt the coronavirus resurgence, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday in an announcement that could foretell a grim winter for one of the city's most important industries. As of Monday, only takeout orders and...
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