TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran showcased its domestically made fighter jets by flying the aircraft over Tehran during a military parade Thursday marking National Army Day as the country grapples with...
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A street festival tied to the South's largest St. Patrick's Day parade is reporting a decline in wristband sales that gauge the popularity of the two-day event.
Red Stockings, parade anniversaries add to opening day
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati Reds fans have milestones to celebrate during their annual opening day festivities.
Major League Baseball and the Reds this season are commemorating the 150th...
CINCINNATI (AP) — The baseball commissioner is grand marshal of the pregame parade. All major league teams are wearing patches commemorating Cincinnati's first all-professional team. A new manager...
USS Cincinnati crew to join Reds’ opening day parade
CINCINNATI (AP) — The captain and crew of the newest USS Cincinnati ship will help celebrate the start of the Cincinnati Reds' baseball season.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Students from eight Norman elementary schools came to the University of Oklahoma recently to do one thing: design the best parade float.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan celebrated its national day on Saturday with a military parade showcasing its missiles, tanks and aircraft, even as the prime minister and his Indian counterpart...
PARIS (AP) — The U.N.'s cultural agency said Friday it could remove Belgium's famed Aalst carnival from its cultural heritage list following accusations of anti-Semitism during a...
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — New rules are needed to crack down on littering during Savannah's sprawling St. Patrick's Day celebration, city officials said Monday.
BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of revelers crowded the streets of Boston for the annual St. Patrick's Day parade, many wearing green and waving Irish flags as they watched Revolutionary War re-enactors...
NEW YORK (AP) — A new, troublesome topic hovered over the St. Patrick's Day parade in New York this year: Britain's failed Brexit deal with the European Union that could squeeze Ireland's...
Chicago River dyed green for St. Patrick’s Day
CHICAGO (AP) — Thousands of revelers lined the streets to watch the Chicago River be dyed green for St. Patrick's Day.
The annual tradition that dates back decades took place Saturday...
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Born just 3 months ago, Caroline Homans looked as if she might sleep through her first St. Patrick's Day parade Saturday, cradled in her grandfather's arms as he held a beer...
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on St. Patrick's Day parades in the U.S. (all times local):
The St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City is a mix of celebration and a new...
KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — More than three dozen members of the University of Nebraska at Kearney's marching band will be spending the next few days performing and sightseeing in Ireland.
South Boston’s hosts annual St. Patrick’s Day parade
BOSTON (AP) — Boston will be awash with green this weekend as the city hosts one of the biggest and most famous St. Patrick's Day parades in the country.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Park fountains are gushing with green-dyed water. Beer trucks are making deliveries on a constant loop. And thousands of tourists in gaudy green outfits will soon arrive for...
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Brazilian samba school that paid tribute to a slain city councilwoman has won this year's Carnival parade contest in Rio de Janeiro.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — From children clamoring for tossed strands of beads, to revelers dressed up as "blind referees" poking fun at the NFL, to high school bands marching down the street, people in...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Samba competition is taking on a political edge in Brazil, with one of Rio's top samba schools and other groups paying tribute to Marielle Franco, an activist for gays and...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Mourners placed bouquets, balloons, and Mardi Gras beads near the bike lane among the oaks on Monday along New Orleans' Esplanade Avenue as plans for a parade were altered to...
DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Germany's main Carnival parades got underway Monday in the face of some windy weather, with floats poking fun at U.S. President Donald Trump and British Prime Minister...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on a deadly crash in New Orleans (all times local):
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — A northwest Louisiana city is launching an outdoor market on Mardi Gras. The East Bank Market will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday at Bossier City's new festival...
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — Bryce Harper sounded like a typical Philadelphian talking about a goal every Phillies fan will endorse.
"I want to be on Broad Street on a frickin' boat or bus or...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rosinea Fagundes couldn't believe her ears.
With no history of family interest in samba or music, her 17-year-old autistic son, Henrique, decided he would try to become...
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Navy, Coast Guard ships in Mobile for Mardi Gras
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Two military ships will be in Mobile, Alabama, for Mardi Gras as the Carnival season reaches its climax on the Gulf Coast.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A floppy-eared pooch wearing a red crustacean costume rides in a wagon decorated like a shrimp boat, followed by another "boat" wagon occupied by a pug in a sailor...
State: School’s ‘football flu’ policy can be challenged
BURLINGTON CITY, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey school employee has won a round in a dispute over using a sick day during last year's Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl victory parade.
Help wanted: Volunteers needed to sustain traditions
SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) — Volunteers power the community events that define summertime and holidays in the Valley.
Now, the steady flow of new helpers needed to re-energize these events has slowed...
Parade group bars guest for Confederate monument throws
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans parade group says it has put a lifetime ban on a guest who threw yellow penalty flags protesting removal of Confederate monuments.
Trump books Lincoln Memorial for July 4th gala he’ll host
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he'll host a July Fourth celebration at the Lincoln Memorial. And though the event he's calling "A Salute to America" is months away, he's boasting...
Carnival parades rescheduled: storms expected on busy day
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans moved three daytime Saturday parades up an hour and a suburb rescheduled a Saturday evening parade to Sunday because storms are likely on one of the busiest days...
Parade horses to be up for adoption after Mardi Gras marches
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Sixteen horses that will march in this year's Mardi Gras parades will be up for adoption as part of an effort by three Louisiana organizations to save them from being resold at...
Parade horses to be up for adoption after Mardi Gras marches
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Sixteen horses that will march in this year's Mardi Gras parades will be up for adoption as part of an effort to save them from being resold at auctions or for...
NYC’s Chinatown welcomes Year of the Pig with vibrant parade
NEW YORK (AP) — Drums, dragons and dancers paraded through New York's Chinatown on Sunday to usher in the Year of the Pig in the metropolis with the biggest population of Chinese descent of any city outside Asia.
Confetti and spectators a half-dozen or more deep at points lined the route of the Lunar New Year Parade in lower Manhattan.
NYC’s Chinatown welcomes Year of the Pig
Club: Mardi Gras tradition is not the same as blackface
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans' widely recognized Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club says its tradition of using black makeup for its Mardi Gras float riders is not the same as "blackface," a controversy that has embroiled officials nationwide.
Group wants to bring back Mardi Gras parade crowd costumes
HOUMA, La. (AP) — The Krewe of Tradition is working to bring Mardi Gras costumes back into parade crowds in a south-central Louisiana city, with a four-hour costume-making workshop Sunday at the Bayou Terrebonne Waterlife Museum in Houma.
Trump may get parade after all, but don’t call it a parade
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump may get his parade after all. Just don't call it a parade.
Trump said Tuesday that he's exploring the idea of holding a parade called "Salute to America" around July 4. The Lincoln Memorial is under consideration for the event, which he said would be more like a "gathering." He'd also like the event to become a tradition.
Mayor says New Orleans ‘more than prepared for Mardi Gras’
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As New Orleans prepares for the height of the Carnival season, the city's mayor outlined security and infrastructure preparations and said the city is "more than prepared for Mardi Gras 2019."
MLB commissioner will be grand marshal for Cincinnati parade
CINCINNATI (AP) — Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred will serve as grand marshal for Cincinnati's annual opening day parade as he helps celebrate the 150th anniversary of the professional baseball-pioneering Red Stockings.
New way to recycle beads at Mardi Gras in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — What to do with all those beads from parades during Carnival season around New Orleans?
Unwanted beads can be tossed at a big truck at the end of parades. The truck operated by the ARC of Greater New Orleans will follow most Metairie parades.
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Family seeks to find plush toy goat lost at Patriots parade
BOSTON (AP) — A New Hampshire couple is on a mission to find a stuffed toy goat they named Brady that got away from them during the New England Patriots Super Bowl parade in Boston.
North Korea pushing flag at center of new loyalty campaign
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea is stepping up a new loyalty campaign as leader Kim Jong Un prepares for his second summit with President Donald Trump.
The campaign began last month with the introduction of a song in praise of the nation's flag.
Gronk gets bonked by beer can during Super Bowl parade
BOSTON (AP) — Gronk got bonked.
Rob Gronkowski, the New England Patriots' star tight end, says he got hit in the face by a can of beer thrown during Tuesday's Super Bowl victory parade in Boston.
Gronkowski told "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" the can drew blood, and he showed Fallon the small cut it left near one of his eyebrows.