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LSU fans cheer as players ride on floats during a parade celebrating LSU's NCAA college football championship, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

LSU title parade draws massive crowds

Jan. 18, 2020 7:20 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Thousands of LSU fans wearing purple and gold lined streets near Tiger Stadium and packed a basketball arena for a parade on Saturday honoring the football team's national championship season. A day after visiting with President Donald Trump at the White House, Tigers players rode...

LSU cornerback Kristian Fulton leaves the field after a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game against Clemson, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. LSU won 42-25. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Let the celebrations begin: LSU champs party ahead of parade

Jan. 14, 2020 5:41 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A locker room dance party that included some Louisiana State University football players puffing on cigars was just the start of the celebration for the team that capped off a perfect season with a win against Clemson University in the College Football Playoff national championship game....

FILE - This Jan. 6, 2015, file photo, shows members of the Phunny Phorty Phellows, celebrating aboard a streetcar in New Orleans. It's the official end of the Christmas season but just the start of the season leading up to New Orleans' biggest street party, Mardi Gras. A couple of walking parades and streetcar-riding groups touch off revelry climaxing on Fat Tuesday itself — Feb. 25 this year. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Countdown to Mardi Gras: This year, 7 weeks of festivities

Jan. 6, 2020 2:36 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Christmas season is officially drawing to a close, but it's just the start of the season leading up to New Orleans' biggest street party: Mardi Gras. Some walking parades and streetcar-riding groups touch off Carnival revelry, which climaxes on Fat Tuesday — Feb. 25 of this...

Members of the Froggy Carr club march during the Mummers Parade in Philadelphia, on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020.   Mayor Jim Kenney is sharply criticizing two men who wore blackface while marching in the city's annual New Year's Day parade. The group the men apparently were affiliated with was disqualified from the parade and may face additional penalties. (David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Blackface again mars Philadelphia's troubled New Year parade

Jan. 2, 2020 3:46 PM EST

The mayor of Philadelphia sharply criticized two men who wore blackface while marching in the city's annual — and often racially troubling — New Year's Day Mummers Parade, calling their actions “abhorrent and unacceptable.” The group the men apparently were affiliated with, the Froggy...

The Shriners Hospitals for Children float rides the 131st Rose Parade route in Pasadena, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. The theme of this year's parade is

Floats, marching bands hit the streets for 131st Rose Parade

Jan. 1, 2020 5:10 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — After a flyover by a B-2 stealth bomber, marching bands and floral floats took to the streets under mostly sunny California skies as the 131st Rose Parade drew hundreds of thousands of spectators on New Year's Day. Among the fanciful floats was an award-winning entry from the...

Activists of various nationalist parties carry torches and a portrait of Stepan Bandera during a rally in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. The rally was organized to mark the birth anniversary of Stepan Bandera, founder of a rebel army that fought against the Soviet regime and who was assassinated in Germany in 1959. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

Torchlight parade in Kyiv honors Nazi-linked nationalist

Jan. 1, 2020 2:22 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian far-right supporters have held a torchlight procession in the capital to mark the birthday of a nationalist leader who sided with the Nazis during part of World War II. The Wednesday march in Kyiv by about 1,000 far-right supporters commemorated the 111th birthday of Stepan...

Report: Boy fell from parade trailer, run over by father

Dec. 17, 2019 8:49 AM EST

MOUNT JULIET, Tenn. (AP) — A boy who died during a Christmas parade in Tennessee fell out of a trailer just before he was run over by a truck his father was driving, according to a Tennessee Highway Patrol report released Monday. The child, identified as 7-year-old Rowan Ace Frensley, was hit at the end...

Child fatally struck after Tennessee Christmas parade

Dec. 15, 2019 4:29 PM EST

MOUNT JULIET, Tenn. (AP) — A child was fatally struck at the end of a Christmas parade in Tennessee, authorities said. The child was hit Saturday by a pickup truck that was towing a trailer in a parking lot at Mount Juliet Middle School, police said in a news release. The Wilson County School District...

Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Michelle M. Keller, left, gives the oath of office to Andy Beshear to become Kentucky's governor in Frankfort, Ky., early Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. Holding the Bible is Beshear's wife, Britainy. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, Pool)

Kentucky's new governor reorganizes school board on day one

Dec. 10, 2019 6:10 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Delivering on a campaign promise to teachers who helped elect him, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear used his first day in office Tuesday to overhaul the state school board. In his inaugural address outside the state Capitol, the new Democratic governor proclaimed his support for public...

South Carolina boy, 5, killed in Christmas parade accident

Dec. 9, 2019 11:24 AM EST

BLUFFTON, S.C. (AP) — A 5-year-old boy riding on a float in a Christmas parade in South Carolina died after being injured in a parking lot where the vehicles stopped at the end of the route, authorities said. Ameer Frazier died at a hospital shortly after he was hurt Saturday at the Bluffton Christmas...