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Trump kicks off Veterans Day tribute in NYC

Nov. 11, 2019 3:08 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump kicked off New York City's Veterans Day Tribute on Monday by saying the nation's veterans "risked everything for us. Now it is our duty to serve and protect them every single day of our lives." Trump spoke at the opening of the 100th annual parade organized by the...

Over 100,000 greet Japan's emperor at enthronement parade

Nov. 10, 2019 6:12 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako waved and smiled from an open car in a parade Sunday marking Naruhito's enthronement as more than 100,000 delighted well-wishers cheered, waved small flags and took photos from packed sidewalks. Security was extremely tight, with police setting up 40...

Trump says he is weighing Putin invitation to Russia parade

Nov. 8, 2019 12:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's weighing an invitation from Russian President Vladimir Putin (POO'-tihn) to attend the May 9 Victory Day parade in Moscow. Trump tells reporters he appreciates the invitation from Putin, but the parade falls "right in the middle of political season," so...

Trump to kick off NYC Veterans Day Parade, offer tribute

Nov. 6, 2019 7:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will speak at the opening ceremony of the New York City Veterans Day Parade next week as he returns to a city he no longer calls home, organizers and the White House announced Wednesday. United War Veterans Council Chairman Douglas McGowan said Trump will offer a...

Nationals fans rejoice in red as hometown heroes are honored

Nov. 2, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The song "Baby Shark" blared over loudspeakers and a wave of red washed across this politically blue capital Saturday as Nationals fans rejoiced at a parade marking Washington's first World Series victory since 1924. "They say good things come to those who wait. Ninety-five years is a...

Skulls, masks and dancers as Mexico fetes Day of the Dead

Nov. 2, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Dancers in indigenous costumes pranced down a broad avenue followed by a float bearing the 20-foot-tall likeness of the goddess Mictecacihuatl, announced as "the queen of the underworld and the guardian of our bones," crowned by a red feather headdress and cradling a skull in her right...

Billy Porter, TLC, Ozuna set for Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

Nov. 1, 2019 3:41 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Emmy-winning "Pose" actor Billy Porter, Latin singer Ozuna and Grammy-winning performers Black Eyed Peas, TLC, Chicago and Kelly Rowland will be among the stars celebrating at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Macy's said Friday that Ciara, Idina Menzel, Lea Michele, Debbie...

Costumed revelers march in 46th NYC Halloween parade

Oct. 31, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The ghoulish and the whimsical were out in force as tens of thousands of costumed revelers marched in New York City's 46th annual Village Halloween Parade on Thursday. The mile and a half parade kicked off in Greenwich Village under an overcast sky and heavy police presence. The parade...

Day of the Dead parade hits Mexico City as holiday expands

Oct. 27, 2019 9:06 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Thousands of Mexicans took to the streets of the capital to dance beside giant skulls and skeletons Sunday as Mexico City rolled out its fourth edition of a Day of the Dead parade inspired by Hollywood, part of an ever-expanding menu of festivities for the holiday. The city once again...

Mexicans parade as fancy skeletons ahead of Day of the Dead

Oct. 27, 2019 12:24 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans paraded in the streets of the capital dressed as elegant skeletons Saturday as the country's Day of the Dead festivities extend in scope and popularity. Thousands of revelers gathered at the foot of Mexico City's Angel of Independence statue wearing costumes and face paint to...