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A customer of Cosmo's barber shop receives a haircut in the parking lot in front of the shop on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, in Pleasanton, Calif. Throughout May and June, California reopened much of its economy, and people resumed shopping in stores and dining in restaurants. NBut infections began to surge and a new round of business restrictions were imposed, including a ban on indoor dining in restaurants and bars.(AP Photo/Ben Margot)
July 22, 2020 - 4:08 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has surpassed New York for the most coronavirus cases in the country, reporting more than 409,000 infections after setting a record on Tuesday for the state's most confirmed new cases in a single day since the start of the pandemic. The surge of cases comes as...
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Medium Wings (Left) and Cajun Honey Butter BBQ Wings (right) from Bar Bill. (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
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July 18, 2020 - 6:54 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Governor Andrew Cuomo defended his controversial mandate which required customers at any bar or restaurant to order food if they want to purchase alcohol. He said that he was re-enforcing the original rule of outdoor dining.
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Governor Wanda Vazquez Garced offers a press conference to announce the extension of the Covid-19 curfew until June 15, while detailing the new sectors of the country that may resume operations from May 26 as part of a new executive order, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday, May 21, 2020. Puerto Rico is cautiously reopening beaches, restaurants, churches, malls, and hair salons under strict conditions as the U.S. territory emerges from a two-month lockdown despite dozens of new coronavirus cases reported daily. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti) PUERTO RICO OUT-NO PUBLICAR EN PUERTO RICO
July 16, 2020 - 6:49 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor on Thursday announced major rollbacks including the closure of bars, gyms, marinas, theaters and casinos and restricted the use of beaches as the U.S. territory is hit by a spike in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks. Gov. Wanda Vázquez said the...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2020 file photo, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt is recognized as President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the BOK Center, in Tulsa, Okla. Stitt announced Wednesday, July 15, 2020, that he's tested positive for the coronavirus and that he is isolating at home. The first-term Republican governor has backed one of the country's most aggressive reopening plans, has resisted any statewide mandate on masks and rarely wears one himself. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
July 15, 2020 - 3:48 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Wednesday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus and that he is isolating at home, making him the first U.S. governor to report testing positive. Stitt, 48, said he mostly feels fine, although he started feeling “a little achy”...
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Rachel Berry, in New York City since 2004, from Laurel, Maryland, sits in her living room decorated with her art, Monday, July 6, 2020, in New York. Before the coronavirus pandemic, Berry worked as a bartender and waited tables, jobs that gave her enough time to work on her creative pursuits. But as New York City tries to reopen, there's concern that jobs for the city's creative class are no longer readily available. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
July 15, 2020 - 3:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — It’s been the story for many a starry-eyed creative type looking for a big break in the Big Apple — wait tables to pay the bills while auditioning, performing, singing, painting, dancing, writing, whatever it takes to make the dreams of success come true. But there’s been a plot...
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Dana Renner continues to hand out five pack bags of masks to residents Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at the Lee County Multipurpose Center in Tupelo, Mississippi. The center has over 16,000 masks to give and will continue the give away each day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Thursday. This give-away is in response to the county seat, Tupelo, now requiring masks inside businesses and other buildings open to the public.(Thomas Wells/Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Via AP)
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July 14, 2020 - 10:02 pm
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. -- The Navajo Nation has reported 47 new cases of the coronavirus and no additional deaths. The latest positive cases of COVID-19 on the sprawling reservation bring the total number to 8,290. The death toll remains at 401 people. Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez said Tuesday...
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A technician makes an adjustment to a robot at Miso Robotics' White Castle test kitchen in Pasadena, Calif., Thursday, July 9, 2020. Robots that can flip burgers, make salads and even bake bread are in growing demand as virus-wary kitchens try to put some distance between workers and customers. Starting this fall, the White Castle burger chain will test the robot arm that can cook french fries and other foods. The robot, dubbed Flippy, is made by Pasadena, California-based Miso Robotics. (Miso Robotics via AP)
WBEN Newsroom
July 14, 2020 - 10:45 am
HAYWARD, California (AP) — Robots that can cook - from flipping burgers to baking bread - are in growing demand as virus-wary kitchens try to put some distance between workers and customers. Starting this fall, the White Castle burger chain will test a robot arm that can cook french fries and other...
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In this image taken from video, Jeffery Payne, a server in the VIP lounge at Caesars casino in Atlantic City, N.J., discusses the continuing unemployment of many casino workers during an online meeting from his home, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Many Atlantic City casino workers were ready to return to work on July 2 until Gov. Phil Murphy banned indoor dining due to the virus outbreak, preventing casinos from opening their restaurants and canceling plans to bring these workers back. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
July 09, 2020 - 1:06 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — After 3 1/2 months of being out of work amid the coronavirus outbreak, thousands of Atlantic City casino workers got the call they had been waiting for: It was time to go back to work. But less than three days before they were set to return, another call came: New Jersey'...
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Foreign tourists carry their surf boards at Kuta beach, Bali, Indonesia on Thursday, July 9, 2020. Indonesia's resort island of Bali reopened after a three-month virus lockdown Thursday, allowing local people and stranded foreign tourists to resume public activities before foreign arrivals resume in September. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)
July 09, 2020 - 3:34 am
DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s resort island of Bali partially reopened after a three-month virus lockdown Thursday, allowing local people and stranded foreign tourists to resume public activities before overseas arrivals resume in September. Normally bustling beaches and streets on the...
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WBEN Newsroom
July 07, 2020 - 3:32 am
How risky is dining out during the COVID-19 pandemic? There is some risk, but health officials say there are precautions you can take to minimize the chances you'll be exposed to the virus. Ordering takeout or delivery is still the safest option for getting restaurant food, according to the U.S...
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