HOUSTON (AP) — For more than two decades, Houston has had competing parades on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, with organizers lobbing allegations of favoritism and conspiracy at each other and at city officials as the groups battled over permits and preferred starting times.
BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren plans to rally with Boston airport workers to highlight the federal government shutdown and other concerns.
The Democrat, who is weighing a run for president, will join labor union leaders, workers and other elected officials Monday at Logan Airport's international terminal.
Organizers say they'll call for President Donald Trump to end the shutdown that's impacting Transportation Security Administration agents and flight traffic controllers.
The leader of Maine's Roman Catholics is calling the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. a man "who led a fearless inventory of the American soul."
Diocese of Portland Bishop Robert Deeley said the holiday on Monday serves as a reminder "that the struggle for racial harmony continues in our nation today."
The New Hampshire political leader who signed legislation recognizing Martin Luther King Day as a state holiday is participating in annual festivities.
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is joining fellow Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan at the Martin Luther King Day Interfaith Celebration at the North Church in Portsmouth. Shaheen has said one of her proudest days as governor was signing the bill that created the holiday in 1999.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Democratic Gov.-elect Phil Murphy on Friday urged New Jersey Transit to postpone a hotly contested vote on whether to buy land on Hoboken's waterfront, and criticized the rescheduling of the vote for the Martin Luther King Day holiday on Monday.
Monday is Republican Gov. Chris Christie's last full day in office. In July, Christie signed a measure that included $12 million for purchase of the land.
MIAMI (AP) — Two teenagers have been arrested on attempted murder charges in a shooting at a Miami a park following the city's annual Martin Luther King Day Parade.
The Miami-Dade Police Department said in a news release Tuesday that 18-year-old Gerrell Brownlee and a 17-year-old boy will face attempted second-degree murder and firearms charges. It wasn't immediately clear from court records whether either suspect has a lawyer.
MIAMI (AP) — Police say rival gangs are to blame for a shooting at a park following the annual Martin Luther King Day Parade in Miami.
News outlets report that Miami-Dade police announced Tuesday that the gunfire that wounded eight people at Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Park on Monday was an exchange between gangs.
Hundreds of people had gathered in the park after the MLK Day parade in the Liberty City neighborhood. People scattered in all directions when they heard the shots fired.
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A longtime advocate for immigrant rights and integration is being honored at the 35th annual Martin Luther King Day Community Celebration in Manchester.
BOSTON (AP) — The crew of the USS Constitution will open the ship to the public in commemoration of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.
Public tours will be given on Monday — the Martin Luther King holiday — from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
There are days the NBA holds dear, days the league sets even more emphasis on putting its best foot forward.
Opening night, Christmas Day, All-Star weekend. They are all important dates for the league to engage its fans, grab ratings and put on a show. Ranking right up near the top of that list is Monday, Martin Luther King Day.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The state's official Martin Luther King Day observance is being held at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center adjacent to the Capitol.
Emmy-winning violinist Damien Escobar will join the Syracuse Children's Chorus and others in performing at the annual event. Escobar appeared on the NBC hit show "America's Got Talent" and has performed on numerous talk shows and at the White House.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Every third Monday in January, Arkansas state offices are closed in observance of an unlikely holiday: the shared birthdays of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
CARY, N.C. (AP) — Former Washington state NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal, who was criticized last year for passing herself off as black, will no longer speak at a North Carolina Martin Luther King Day celebration next month.
CARY, N.C. (AP) — Former Washington state NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal, who was criticized last year for passing herself off as black, has been tapped to speak at a North Carolina Martin Luther King Day celebration in January.
The Raleigh News & Observer reports (http://bit.ly/2duILI5 ) the theme of the MLK Dreamfest Celebration in Cary, North Carolina, "Healing Race Relations through Conversation and Participation."