Bars and clubs

Firefighters work at the scene of a fire Friday, March 23, 2018 that began overnight in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. Firefighter Michael R. Davidson of Engine Company 69, died after he became separated from his unit as they battled the fierce, smoky blaze that broke out in the basement of a former Harlem jazz club being used as a film set for "Motherless Brooklyn," directed by Edward Norton. (AP Photo/Jennifer Peltz)
March 23, 2018 - 7:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City firefighter died early Friday battling a fierce blaze on a movie set after getting separated from his fellow firefighters in the thick smoke. The fire started in the cellar of a former jazz club as the crew of "Motherless Brooklyn," directed by Edward Norton, was...
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In this photo taken on Saturday, March 17, 2018, performer Andrei applies make-up before a Saturday night drag show at a gay club in Yekaterinburg, Russia. The prospect of President Vladimir Putin winning another six years in office drew an apathetic response at a gay nightclub in the Ural mountains city of Yekaterinburg. Despite harrowing reports last year of killings of gay men in the predominantly Muslim republic of Chechnya, those at the nightclub insist gay men in Russia can be safe as long as they are discreet. (AP Photo/Nataliya Vasilyeva)
March 18, 2018 - 12:38 pm
YEKATERINBURG, Russia (AP) — From the stage of a gay nightclub, a performer in drag reminded those in the crowd of their civic duty as Russians. "Do you know what's happening tomorrow?" asked Andrei. "I'm going to the election tomorrow. If anyone wants to join me, I can lend you my makeup, we'll go...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a luncheon with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on Capitol Hill, Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
March 16, 2018 - 12:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has owned up to making things up. For a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Trump was by his own admission unprepared — deficient in the fundamentals of the Canada-U.S. trade relationship that he'd been railing about since the campaign. He...
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March 12, 2018 - 7:23 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A distinctive wraparound tuba that was stolen last month from the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in New Orleans is back. Creative director and musician Ben Jaffe said he recovered the 12-year-old Italian sousaphone Monday, thanks to a tipster who wished to remain anonymous. He didn'...
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February 02, 2018 - 1:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican National Committee is siding with President Donald Trump on his order to bar transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military. The committee passed a resolution Friday that supports Trump's August demand that military recruitment policy consider transgender...
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Bill Cosby plays the drums at the LaRose Jazz Club in Philadelphia on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. It was his first public performance since his last tour ended amid protests in May 2015. Cosby has denied allegations from about 60 women that he drugged and molested them over five decades. He faces an April retrial in the only case to lead to criminal charges. (AP Photo/Michael R. Sisak)
January 22, 2018 - 8:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby performed in public for the first time since a sex abuse scandal embroiled him in 2015, joking that he "used to be a comedian" and playing with a jazz band in his hometown as a retrial looms in his criminal sexual assault case. The 80-year-old entertainer took the...
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In this Nov. 30, 2017, photo, a Quick Draw lotto sheet is seen on the bar at the William Hill Sports Bar inside Monmouth Park racetrack in West Long Branch, N.J. With banks of TVs tuned to all-sports stations and a spacious bar, the lounge a the racetrack is a sports gamblers’ paradise-in-waiting. All that’s standing in its way: A 25-year-old federal law that bars betting on sports in most states. The high court is weighing On Dec. 4, whether a federal law that prevents states from authorizing sports betting is constitutional. If the Supreme Court strikes down the law, giving sports betting the go-ahead, dozens of states could quickly make sports betting legal. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
December 04, 2017 - 1:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking up a case that could make sports betting widely available. The case the justices are hearing Monday is a result of New Jersey's yearslong effort to bring betting on sports to its casinos and racetracks. New Jersey is challenging a federal law that bars...
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December 02, 2017 - 1:28 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Officers who enforce North Carolina's alcohol laws are cracking down on a recent increase of violence at nightclubs. The Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission says this weekend's extra enforcement was prompted after seven people died at illegal bars in LaGrange and Goldsboro...
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December 02, 2017 - 1:10 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man who took comedians out of burlesque shows and put them in nightclubs reminisces these days about how that happy accident happened. When Budd Friedman opened a nightclub called the Improv on the edge of New York's theatre district in 1963 he had dreams of becoming a...
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FILE - This March 1, 2010, file photo shows an Arby's restaurant sign in Cutler Bay, Fla. Arby's is buying casual dining chain Buffalo Wild Wings in a deal worth about $2.4 billion. Arby's Restaurant Group Inc. said Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, that it will pay $157 per share. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
November 28, 2017 - 4:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Meat-centric sandwich chain Arby's said Tuesday that it's buying Buffalo Wild Wings for about $2.4 billion, making it the latest casual restaurant chain to be taken private. Buffalo Wild Wings, which serves chicken wings in a sports bar-like atmosphere, has reported falling sales as...
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