Japan PM visits storm-hit areas; royal parade may be delayed
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday visited northern towns devasted by the deadly typhoon and promised residents his government's support for their speedy...
Actresses, gymnast named grand marshals of 2020 Rose Parade
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Actresses Rita Moreno and Gina Torres and Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez have been named grand marshals of the 2020 Rose Parade.
Protesters interrupt Columbus Day parade over jail concerns
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Several people have been taken into police custody after about two dozen demonstrators briefly interrupted a Columbus Day parade in upstate New York to protest jail...
No Worcester Columbus Day parade for first time in century
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — New England's second-largest city won't be hosting a Columbus Day parade this year for the first time in more than a century.
West Virginia mayor won’t rename Christmas parade
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The mayor of West Virginia's capital city on Thursday reversed a decision to change the name of the annual holiday parade after intense backlash from church leaders and...
Eagles center Jason Kelce, wife welcome new daughter Wyatt
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce (KEHL’-see) is tackling a new role: fatherhood.
Kelce and his wife, Kylie, welcomed their new daughter, Wyatt Elizabeth, this...
Amazing Amy to join 4 others as Fiesta Bowl parade marshals
PHOENIX (AP) — Special Olympian Amy Bockerstette will join an elite group of women serving as grand marshals for the Fiesta Bowl parade.
The inspirational golfer with Down syndrome will...
China’s 70-year parade shows global ambition as HK protests
BEIJING (AP) — China's Communist Party marked 70 years in power with a military parade Tuesday that showcased the country's global ambitions while police in Hong Kong fought protesters in a...
Endymion announces entertainment lineup for 2020 gala
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — One of New Orleans' major Mardi Gras krewes has announced the entertainment lineup for its 2020 extravaganza.
The Krewe of Endymion on Tuesday says the event will be...
Dior celebrates nature to kick off Paris Fashion Week
PARIS (AP) — The drizzly weather in the French capital didn't rain on Dior's parade as the powerhouse staged the first major show of Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday.
Serbian police intervene to protect gay pride parade
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Police in Serbia briefly clashed with far-right supporters who tried to prevent a gay pride parade attended by the country's openly gay prime minister on...
No kites, pigeon flying as China preps for 70th anniversary
BEIJING (AP) — China has banned flying kites, drones and captive pigeons over central Beijing for more than two weeks as it prepares for a military parade and other celebrations to mark the 70th...
Detroit Youth Choir to perform at Thanksgiving Day parade
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Youth Choir is on a musical roll.
The group of 8 to 18 year olds earned a spot in the finals of NBC's "America's Got Talent" and also will perform the opening act...
Hundreds march against Bosnia’s first LGBT pride parade
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Several hundred people marched in Bosnia's capital Saturday to show their disapproval of a weekend LGBT pride parade that will be the country's first.
Oh how sweet it isn’t: Navajo president bans candy at parade
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Oh how sweet it isn't.
Thousands of people will line a highway on the Navajo Nation this Saturday for the largest Native American fair parade in the country. But...
Bosnia’s 1st LGBT parade defies threats, urges tolerance
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia's embattled LGBT community will defy threats of violence to hold the Balkan country's first ever pride parade this weekend and appeal for tolerance and...
UAW president joins Labor Day march days after FBI search
DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers president walked a portion of Detroit's traditional Labor Day parade just days after FBI agents searched his home while a small group of protesting union...
NYC’s West Indian parade brings cultural pride to rainy day
NEW YORK (AP) — Steel bands and revelers sporting elaborate feathered costumes, Caribbean flags and some rain ponchos marched and danced Monday in a West Indian American Day Parade dampened by...
Louisiana’s Little League champs to ride in Bacchus parade
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's Little League World Series champions are getting more recognition.
Krewe of Bacchus Captain Clark Brennan says the East Bank team and the Eastbank girls World...
‘Straight pride’ parade draws marchers, protesters
BOSTON (AP) — A "straight pride" parade and counter-demonstration went off in Boston Saturday without any major conflicts reported between the two groups.
Cambridge cancels Caribbean fest after violence at Boston’s
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Officials in Cambridge, Massachusetts are cancelling the city's annual Caribbean festival, citing gun violence at a similar festival in Boston this month.
Belgian parade goes ahead despite racism objections
BRUSSELS (AP) — A Belgian street festival featuring a character called "Savage" played by a white person in blackface makeup has gone ahead amid objections from anti-racism activists.
Tennis champ, trailblazer Althea Gibson honored at US Open
NEW YORK (AP) — Althea Gibson basked in a ticker-tape parade in New York a decade before Arthur Ashe won the 1968 U.S. Open.
Gibson won 11 majors in three years from 1956-58, including the...
Brigham Young University ends traditional homecoming parade
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Brigham Young University will no longer hold a homecoming parade.
The Daily Herald reports that school officials say participation in the tradition is declining, so...
Poland marks Armed Forces holiday with military parade
KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Poland celebrated its Armed Forces national holiday on Thursday with a parade that included more than 2,600 soldiers and a flyover by aircraft that included American F-15...
LGBT pride parade in Amsterdam features boats as floats
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Tens of thousands of spectators are lining an Amsterdam canal to watch a parade of decorated boats during the Dutch capital's LGBT pride festival.
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Gregorius leads another Yankee hit parade, 10-7 over Twins
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Didi Gregorius and the New York Yankees started this road trip in Minnesota and turned Target Field into a private batting cage.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Residents are gathering to celebrate Utah's history and recognize Mormon pioneers who trekked West in search of religious freedom.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An annual parade celebrating Día de los Muertos in Albuquerque's South Valley has been canceled this year, organizers announced.
PARIS (AP) — France's annual Bastille Day celebration became a showcase for European defense cooperation Sunday as other national leaders joined President Emmanuel Macron in Paris to inspect the...
Fans celebrate World Cup champs, rally for equal pay
NEW YORK (AP) — Adoring fans packed New York City's Canyon of Heroes on Wednesday amid a blizzard of confetti to praise the World Cup-winning U.S. women's national soccer team as leaders on the...
Fox News viewers flock to Trump’s holiday speech
NEW YORK (AP) — The Fourth of July meant hot dogs, fireworks and President Donald Trump for many Fox News viewers.
Fox News reached an average of 4.09 million viewers between 6 and 8 p.m....
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a New York City parade and ceremony honoring the U.S. women's national soccer team (all times local):
NY expands pay equity law on day honoring US soccer team
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state expanded a state law Wednesday that prohibits gender pay discrimination, making it illegal to pay someone less based on characteristics including race, religion,...
NEW YORK (AP) — A ticker tape parade to shower the U.S. women's national soccer team with praise and paper confetti will start at 9:30 a.m. EDT in New York City on Wednesday.
US Women’s World Cup champs arrive home ahead of parade
NEW YORK (AP) — Megan Rapinoe stepped off the plane with champagne in hand — a fizzy souvenir from a most memorable trip overseas.
"Thank you, France, for the hospitality," the U.S. soccer...
Correction: WWCup-US Returns Home story
NEW YORK (AP) — In some versions of a July 8 story about the women's soccer champions returning to the U.S., The Associated Press erroneously identified the city in the dateline. The team arrived...
LYON, France (AP) — The Latest on the Women's World Cup final (all times local):
New York City is ready to celebrate the U.S. women's national team for its victory in the...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Officials say the deadline for entries to participate in the parade that opens the Illinois State Fair is approaching.
Pride celebrations in Europe mark 50 years since Stonewall
MADRID (AP) — European cities celebrated LGBTQ pride on Saturday with colorful parades that also became platforms for political demands and a push back against far-right populist...
SPARTA, N.C. (AP) — Organizers in a western North Carolina town who built a parade float built to show support for LGBTQ children who face bullying are banning children from the float because of...
Maduro shows military might in Independence Day celebration
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro oversaw a grand military parade to mark the country's independence day Friday, reveling in his might as commander in chief as the...
PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on border crisis (all times local):
Several dozen members of a group protesting treatment of migrants and asylum seekers have been cited after briefly...
NEW YORK (AP) — The national holiday to mark America's birth as a country has been filled with parades, concerts, competitive eating and, of course, fireworks.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Asylum seekers from African countries such as Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo enjoyed their first Fourth of July with an ice cream social at a famous...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say 33 people protesting the treatment of migrants and asylum seekers were cited after briefly interrupting a Fourth of July parade in Philadelphia.
WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut town's Independence Day parade is featuring boom boxes instead of bands for the 34th straight year.