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FILE - Revelers march during the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade in New York on Oct. 31, 2019. The holiday so many look forward to each year is going to look different in the pandemic as parents and the people who provide Halloween fun navigate a myriad of restrictions and safety concerns. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Trick-or-What? Pandemic Halloween is a mixed bag all around

Sep. 16, 2020 1:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Roving grown-ups tossing candy at kids waiting on lawns. Drive-thru Halloween haunts. Yard parties instead of block parties and parades. Wider paths through corn mazes. The family holiday so many look forward to each year is going to look different in the pandemic as parents and the people...

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2018 file photo, then-Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, dressed as Batman, gets into the Halloween spirit as he hands out Halloween treats to costumed children during his visit to The Penleigh Child Development Center in Sacramento, Calif. Halloween traditions, including trick-or-treating, haunted houses and parades, have all been nixed in Los Angeles County in 2020 under new health guidelines because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Department of Public Health says so-called

Los Angeles eases up on pandemic-driven Halloween guidance

Sep. 9, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A day after issuing guidelines that restricted trick-or-treating and other Halloween traditions because of the coronavirus pandemic, Los Angeles County health officials walked back some of the rules on Wednesday. The county Department of Health initially said Tuesday that...

White House seeking volunteers for Christmas decorating

Sep. 3, 2020 11:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The holidays must go on, even with a pandemic and a heated presidential election. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are opening the White House to the public for Christmas decorating and are seeking volunteers. The White House is also inviting musicians, bands and choirs...

Cop fired for racist Christmas decorations returns to work

Aug. 13, 2020 6:41 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis police officer who was fired for decorating a Christmas tree with racist items has been reinstated through arbitration, a process that makes it difficult to fire officers and has been cited as an obstacle to police reform. The arbitrator ruled that Mark Bohnsack was wrongly...