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This photo provided by the North Korean government shows missiles during a military parade marking the ruling party congress, at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, North Korea Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. Independent journalists were not given access to cover the event depicted in this image distributed by the North Korean government. The content of this image is as provided and cannot be independently verified. Korean language watermark on image as provided by source reads:

N.Korea holds huge military parade as Kim vows nuclear might

Jan. 15, 2021 3:57 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea displayed new submarine-launched ballistic missiles under development and other military hardware in a parade that underlined leader Kim Jong Un’s defiant calls to expand the country's nuclear weapons program. State media said Kim took center stage in Thursday...

Peggy Scott Laborde and members of the Krewe of Oak toast Carnival as the Phunny Phorty Phellows start their 40th anniversary streetcar ride ushering in Carnival at the Willow Street car barn in New Orleans, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. This year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, riders socially distanced during their ride. Due to RTA regulations, bystanders were not allowed in the car barn. The Phellows are an historic Mardi Gras organization that first took to the streets in 1878 and ceased parading in 1898. The group was revived in 1981. They were known for their satirical parades and today's krewe members' costumes often reflect topical themes. One Carnival historian has referred to the PPP as the

Pandemic-era Mardi Gras: No big crowds, but plenty of cake

Jan. 7, 2021 12:06 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A subdued Carnival season began Wednesday after the coronavirus pandemic put an end to the crowd-heavy balls and street parades that draw thousands of people to the city every year. The Mardi Gras season always starts on Jan. 6 and ends on Fat Tuesday, which this year falls on Feb. 16....

Savannah cancels St. Patrick's Day festivities again

Jan. 5, 2021 4:49 PM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — For the second straight year, the city of Savannah is canceling its traditional St. Patrick's Day events because of the coronavirus pandemic. Mayor Van Johnson announced Tuesday during his first weekly update of 2021 that he spoke with health officials and city leaders before making...

President-elect Joe Biden arrives at St. Edmond Catholic Church in Rehoboth Beach, Del., Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Biden inauguration to feature virtual, nationwide parade

Jan. 3, 2021 7:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration will include a "virtual parade across America” consistent with crowd limits during the coronavirus era, organizers announced Sunday. Following the swearing-in ceremony on Inauguration Day on Jan. 20 on the west front of the U.S. Capitol,...

Costumed participants take to the streets of their south Philadelphia stomping grounds for a New Year’s celebration of Mummers tradition despite official cancellation of the annual event and a ban on large gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Ron Todt)

Some Mummers strut despite Philadelphia parade cancellation

Jan. 1, 2021 7:48 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Scores of costumed performers took to the streets of their south Philadelphia stomping grounds for a New Year’s celebration of Mummers tradition, far from the customary parade route and despite official cancellation of the annual event and a ban on large gatherings due to the...

FILE - In this March 16, 2020 file photo, health workers react as people applaud from their houses in support of the medical staff that are working in COVID-19 outbreak in Barcelona, Spain. Spain is restoring border controls and severely restricting who can enter the country.  (AP Photo/Joan Mateu, File)

One Good Thing: Highlights of 9 months in tales of kindness

Dec. 28, 2020 11:00 AM EST

In mid-March, as the coronavirus was ravaging communities and economies around the world, The Associated Press launched its “ One Good Thing ” series to highlight individuals whose actions offer glimmers of light in dark times. Nine months later we’ve hit every continent except Antarctica to...

Group delivers toys to kids living in Virginia motels

Dec. 26, 2020 9:00 AM EST

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) — The parade of cars, decked out with lights and tinsel and blaring their horns, turned into the court of the Garden Inn in Spotsylvania County. Bringing up the rear was a trailer full of wrapped gifts and Santa Claus seated in the back of a truck. Tinsley Hart, 6, and her sister...

Mississippi Mardi Gras celebrations dwindle amid virus surge

Dec. 25, 2020 11:01 AM EST

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Several Mardi Gras parades in Mississippi have already been cancelled because of a surge in coronavirus cases, and one more is likely to be added to that list soon. Biloxi Mayor Andrew “Fofo” Gilich told WLOX-TV this week that he’s “about 80%” sure...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Dec. 23, 2020 12:10 PM EST

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ Dec. 22 The Advocate on new investments in the petrochemical industry: With the nation — and the world — seriously hurt economically during the coronavirus pandemic, it’s good news that Louisiana continues to be an attractive place for...

Editorial Roundup: Louisiana

Dec. 16, 2020 3:12 PM EST

Recent editorials from Louisiana newspapers: ___ Dec. 14 The Advocate on the historic pace of the coronavirus vaccine development process: The pandemic is still raging, but now that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has authorized the use of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine and doses are being...