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Atlanta celebrates a title, but revelry won't last long

Dec. 10, 2018 1:45 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Despite cold, drizzly weather, thousands of fans turned out Monday for a downtown parade and rally to celebrate the city's first championship since 1995. The revelry won't last long. Atlanta United must find a coach to replace Tata Martino and likely cope with the loss of star midfielder...

Atlanta goes for a rare sports title in MLS Cup final

Dec. 7, 2018 5:04 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A city that has known plenty of sporting heartbreak is one win from a championship. It sure has been a while. Atlanta hasn't won a major professional title since the Braves captured the 1995 World Series . A 2-year-old soccer team has a chance to end the drought when Atlanta United hosts the...

Community hero steps in for Kid Rock to lead holiday parade

Dec. 1, 2018 6:38 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A man who helped stop a Waffle House shooter stepped into the role as grand marshal for the Nashville Christmas Parade as a last-minute replacement Saturday for Kid Rock, who got the boot for his profane comments on live TV. James Shaw Jr. hopped into a horse-drawn carriage Saturday...

Romania celebrates 100th birthday amid rule of law concerns

Dec. 1, 2018 3:22 PM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Despite freezing temperatures, tens of thousands of Romanians turned out Saturday to celebrate 100 years since their nation became a modern-day state, with some noting concerns now about the rule of law and the state of democracy in the Balkan nation. Romanians waving the...

Kid Rock booted from leading parade after profane TV remarks

Nov. 30, 2018 8:30 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kid Rock's profane comments on live TV have gotten him booted from leading the Nashville Christmas Parade. Instead, parade organizers have invited James Shaw Jr., the man hailed as a community hero for wrestling a gun away from the shooter during a Nashville Waffle House shooting in...

The Latest: Kid Rock out of Christmas parade after comments

Nov. 30, 2018 7:18 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on Kid Rock's comments and the Nashville Christmas Parade (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Kid Rock's profane comments on live TV have gotten him booted from leading the Nashville Christmas Parade. Instead, the parade has invited the man hailed as a community hero for...

Once a sensation, 'Walking Dead' is another show

Nov. 28, 2018 4:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — At some point, a television sensation becomes just another show. The numbers illustrate how that's become the case with AMC's drama, "The Walking Dead." The zombies are taking a break at the halfway point of their ninth season, following an episode on Sunday that was seen by 5.1 million...

The Latest: Parade fans bundle up in bitter cold.

Nov. 23, 2018 2:29 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Macy's is apologizing for "technical difficulties" after fans watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade ripped into singer Rita Ora for what they saw as awkward lip-syncing. The British singer appeared out of sync with the...

Despite wind, balloons fly at Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade

Nov. 22, 2018 6:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Frigid weather and blustery winds didn't chill the enthusiasm at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, where spectators bundled up in blankets and sleeping bags and the giant character balloons flew lower than usual. SpongeBob, Charlie Brown, the Grinch and other big balloons were cleared for...

Lebanon's economy faces stark choice: Reform or collapse

Nov. 22, 2018 9:10 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon marked 75 years of independence with a military parade Thursday in Beirut, but many anxious Lebanese feel they have little to celebrate: the country's corruption-plagued economy is dangerously close to collapse and political bickering over shares in a new Cabinet is threatening to...