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Belgian parade goes ahead despite racism objections

Aug. 25, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

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. The character moved through the streets of the town of Ath, southwest of Brussels, on Sunday, chained and wielding a wooden...

Tennis champ, trailblazer Althea Gibson honored at US Open

Aug. 24, 2019 3:30 PM EDT

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 French Open, Wimbledon and U.S. Open singles titles. She integrated two sports — tennis and golf —...

Poland marks Armed Forces holiday with military parade

Aug. 15, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

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 leaders...

LGBT pride parade in Amsterdam features boats as floats

Aug. 3, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

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. Organizers said 80 boats officially took part in the canal parade on Saturday, including ones representing Dutch police, the military and an...

Gregorius leads another Yankee hit parade, 10-7 over Twins

Jul. 25, 2019 1:02 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Didi Gregorius and the New York Yankees started this road trip in Minnesota and turned Target Field into a private batting cage. Next stop for this hitting machine? Fenway Park. Didi Gregorius drove in three more runs with two of New York's nine extra-base hits, and the Yankees clobbered...

France trumpets shared European defense on Bastille Day

Jul. 14, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

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 troops marching in the country's annual military parade. Flags of the 10 European countries that are in a joint...

Fans celebrate World Cup champs, rally for equal pay

Jul. 10, 2019 10:39 PM EDT

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 field and advocates for pay equity off it. Crowds chanted "USA! USA!" and workers sounded air horns from a...

Fox News viewers flock to Trump's holiday speech

Jul. 10, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

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 company...

The Latest: Soccer federation head: Women deserve fair pay

Jul. 10, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

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): 12:35 p.m. U.S. Soccer Federation President Carlos Cordeiro says female athletes "deserve fair and equitable pay." Fans of the World Cup champion U.S. women's national soccer...

NY expands pay equity law on day honoring US soccer team

Jul. 10, 2019 3:39 PM EDT

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, disability or gender identity. Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the changes into law in Manhattan, just...