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Denial of Confederate group from Christmas parade upheld

Jul. 30, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A group that was denied permission to march in a Louisiana city’s Christmas parade when it insisted on carrying Confederate battle flags lost its latest appeal Thursday in a federal court. Three judges of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected an appeal by the Louisiana...

School openings hinge on case counts, health official warns

Jul. 23, 2020 3:41 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Every region of Pennsylvania has seen an increase in the rate of positive coronavirus cases and failing to stop that could jeopardize the reopening of schools for the fall semester, the state's top health official said Thursday. In addition, Health Secretary Rachel Levine said the...

Justin Claravall, bottom left, Gregory Celio lie on a carpet while Bishop Alex Aclan leads a prayer during an ordination ceremony for the new priests at Dolores Mission Church in Los Angeles, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. The ceremony took place outdoors since indoor religious activities have been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

California counties see virus spikes; Rose Parade canceled

Jul. 16, 2020 1:03 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — School districts barred campus reopenings, the Rose Parade was canceled and San Francisco doubled down on business restrictions as California hit a near-record level of confirmed coronavirus cases amid a surging outbreak. Hospitalizations and rates of positive COVID-19 tests also rose on...

Workers direct cars as they wait in line for coronavirus testing at Dodger Stadium Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Los Angeles in 'dangerous phase' as virus cases surge

Jul. 15, 2020 10:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coronavirus cases have surged to record levels in the Los Angeles area, putting the nation’s largest county in “an alarming and dangerous phase” that if not reversed could overwhelm intensive care units and usher in more sweeping closures, health officials said...

People wear masks while viewing the gorilla habitat at the San Francisco Zoo on Monday, July 13, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

The Latest: 2 more big Calif cities keeping schools shut

Jul. 15, 2020 10:22 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco and Sacramento have become the latest cities in California to announce that public school students will not return to classrooms when the new term begins because of surges in coronavirus cases and delays in getting test results back. They join Los Angeles and San Diego, the...

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2020, file photo, crowds line the parade route on Colorado Boulevard before the start of the 131st Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif. Organizers have canceled the 2021 Rose Parade because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on long-range planning for the New Year's tradition. The Pasadena, California, Tournament of Roses Association said Wednesday, July 15, 2020, that the decision was put off until organizers were certain that safety restrictions would prevent staging of the 132nd parade. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker, File)

2021 Rose Parade canceled due to coronavirus pandemic

Jul. 15, 2020 3:32 PM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The 2021 Rose Parade has been canceled because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on planning for the New Year’s Day tradition and the risk of spreading infections among its huge audience and participants, organizers said Wednesday. The Pasadena, California, Tournament...

Organizers cancel 2021 New Year's Day Rose Parade due to impact of coronavirus pandemic

Jul. 15, 2020 2:16 PM EDT
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Organizers cancel 2021 New Year's Day Rose Parade due to impact of coronavirus pandemic.

Philadelphia's Mummers Parade called off because of virus

Jul. 14, 2020 4:52 PM EDT

The Mummers' strut has been stopped in its tracks. Philadelphia's famed, and often inflammatory, New Year's Day parade was canceled by the city on Tuesday — along with every other large event on public property through February 2021 — as officials try to keep a lid on the coronavirus pandemic. The...

A veteran wears a face mask prior to a Bastille Day ceremony at Parc Borely, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 in Marseille, southern France. France is honoring nurses, ambulance drivers, supermarket cashiers and others on its biggest national holiday Tuesday. Bastille Day's usual grandiose military parade in Paris is being redesigned this year to celebrate heroes of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

France says 'merci' to virus heroes on poignant Bastille Day

Jul. 14, 2020 10:51 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Medics in white coats replaced uniformed soldiers as stars of France’s Bastille Day ceremonies Tuesday, as the usual grandiose military parade in Paris was recalibrated to honor medics who died fighting COVID-19, supermarket cashiers, postal workers and other heroes of the pandemic. Yet...

Suburban Indianapolis woman marks 105th birthday with parade

Jul. 12, 2020 11:46 AM EDT

WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — A suburban Indianapolis woman has turned 105 years old with a car parade to mark the occasion. Ruth George celebrated her birthday on Saturday in Westfield, according to WTHR-TV. A line of cars drove by the senior citizens center where she lives and greeted her. Family, friends and...