Parades

Grand Marshall Laurie Hernandez, from left, Tournament of Roses President Laura Farber, Grand Marshall Rita Moreno and Grand Marshall Gina Torres appear at the tournament house in Pasadena, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. Hernandez, Moreno and Torres will be the Grand Marshals for the 2020 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade. (David Crane/The Orange County Register via AP)
October 15, 2019 - 12:22 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Actresses Rita Moreno and Gina Torres and Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez have been named grand marshals of the 2020 Rose Parade. Tournament of Roses President Laura Farber announced the grand marshal selections Tuesday, saying each exemplifies the theme of the 131st Rose...
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FILE - This undated portrait attributed to Rodolfo Ghirlandaia shows Italian explorer Christopher Columbus. The image and story of the 15th Century navigator who began European incursions into the Americas, have changed in the U.S. over decades. Following his three voyages, Columbus fell into obscurity for centuries until his adventures were revitalized in the 1800s. Columbus became a symbol for Italian and Irish immigrants in the U.S. who used his story to fight anti-Catholic bigotry and discrimination. They created annual Columbus Day to honor the explorer but also pay homage to Italian American heritage. By 1992, the 500th anniversary of Columbus' landing in the Americas, a new generation of Native American activists began protesting the navigator and blaming him for launching centuries of indigenous genocide. (AP Photo)
October 11, 2019 - 2:13 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The image and story of Christopher Columbus, the 15th century navigator who began European incursions into the Americas, have changed in the U.S. over the decades. Columbus was an obscure figure until his adventures were revitalized in the 1800s. By the 1990s, a new...
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A child waves a national flag behind a police barricade line as Chinese military vehicles and floats in preparation for the parade for the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, in Beijing, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. China's ruling Communist Party is preparing to celebrate its 70th anniversary in power with a parade showcasing the country's economic growth and newest weapons.(AP Photo/Andy Wong)
September 30, 2019 - 6:52 pm
BEIJING (AP) — The Latest on the 70th anniversary of Communist Party rule in China (all times local): 9:45 a.m. Hong Kong's acting leader has said at a reception marking 70 years of communist rule in China that his city has become "unrecognizable" because of the violent protests consuming the...
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The large portrait of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong is seen on Tiananmen Gate near Tiananmen Square in Beijing, before the start of a parade to mark the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China in Beijing on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
September 30, 2019 - 6:16 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party is preparing to celebrate its 70th anniversary in power with a parade showcasing the country's economic growth and newest weapons. Tuesday's event marks the anniversary of the Oct. 1, 1949, announcement of the founding of the People's Republic of China...
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September 24, 2019 - 9:52 am
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. On the contrary, rain was a fitting accessory for a forest-themed show at the Longchamp Racecourse that celebrated nature and ecology...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a town hall meeting at the Indian Creek Nature Preserve, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
September 21, 2019 - 12:15 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — When Barack Obama marched into the 2007 Iowa steak fry flanked by 1,000 supporters, skeptical Iowans were put on notice that he could win the caucus. A dozen years later, a new generation of Democratic White House hopefuls are looking to pull off a repeat performance to...
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Holding banners and balloons, participants march in what they said was a gathering designed to promote traditional family values in Sarajevo, Bosnia, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019. Several hundred people have marched in Bosnia's capital Sarajevo to express their disapproval of the Balkan country's first ever LGBT pride parade scheduled for Sunday. (AP Photo/Eldar Emric)
September 07, 2019 - 9:39 am
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Several hundred people have marched in Bosnia's capital to show disapproval of the Balkan country's first LGBT pride parade this weekend. Participants in Saturday's protest said they wanted to promote what conservatives call "traditional family values." A pride...
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Polish military parade during the annual Armed Forces review during a national holiday, in Katowice, Poland, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. Large crowds turned out for the celebration which this year included a fly-over by two U.S. F-15 fighter jets.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
August 15, 2019 - 1:17 pm
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 fighter jets. The military show took place in the southern city of Katowice in the presence of Polish...
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French paratroopers march on the Champs-Elysees avenue during the Bastille Day parade in Paris, France, Sunday July 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
July 14, 2019 - 3:39 am
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has overseen France's annual Bastille Day celebration, which this year showcases European defense cooperation. Flags of the 10 countries of the European Intervention Initiative, a joint military pact created last year, led Sunday's military parade down...
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July 10, 2019 - 3:06 pm
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. EDT last Thursday for its coverage of Trump's much-discussed holiday parade in Washington, D.C., the Nielsen...
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