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Sports on TV joins turkey, parade as holiday traditions

Nov. 30, 2022 16:48 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Besides eating turkey and visiting with family, sports on television occupied the time of many Americans over the Thanksgiving weekend. Some marquee contests led to some TV milestones, including the most-watched regular season pro football game ever and most-seen...

Gunshot during holiday festival prompts parade cancellation

Nov. 26, 2022 10:08 AM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A gunshot during a holiday festival in Dayton sent people running for safety and prompted cancellation of a parade minutes after it had started, authorities said. A police sergeant on duty saw juveniles fighting and heard the shot fired shortly after 8 p.m....

High-flying balloon characters star in Thanksgiving parade

Nov. 24, 2022 13:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Throngs of spectators lined the streets of New York on Thursday as colorful, high-flying balloons helped usher in the holiday season during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The annual tradition, which dates back nearly a century, packed streets as a procession of...

Judge hands life sentence to man who drove SUV into Wisconsin Christmas parade, killing 6; no chance of release

Nov. 16, 2022 18:49 PM EST
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Judge hands life sentence to man who drove SUV into Wisconsin Christmas parade, killing 6; no chance of release.

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta saw more than 820,000 visitors

Nov. 04, 2022 19:09 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Despite some days of bad weather, this year's cavalcade of hundreds of hot air balloons in New Mexico's high desert drew nearly 830,000 people. Organizers of the nine-day Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, which celebrated its 50th year, released...

'Bluey,' 'Funny Girl' set for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Nov. 01, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The debut of a giant “Bluey” balloon, Lea Michele and the Broadway cast of “Funny Girl” and the legendary Dionne Warwick are some of the highlights slated for this year's Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. This year’s parade — the 96th annual — will...

Thousands march in South Africa's 1st Pride since COVID-19

Oct. 29, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) — More than 3,000 people on Saturday took part in the first Pride march in South Africa since the COVID-19 pandemic, celebrating the LGBT community and defying a U.S. warning of a possible terror attack in the area. The U.S. government this week...

120,000 parade at Taiwan Pride celebration despite rain

Oct. 29, 2022 09:24 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Some 120,000 paraded in the streets of Taipei as the city’s 20th annual Pride event celebrated the LGBTQ community Saturday in spite of the rainy weather. The Taiwan Pride Parade began in 2003 with just 700 participants gathering in a park in central Taipei...

Jury convicts Wisconsin man of killing 6 by driving his SUV into a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee

Oct. 26, 2022 11:57 AM EDT
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Jury convicts Wisconsin man of killing 6 by driving his SUV into a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee.

New Orleans' 2023 Mardi Gras parade routes to stay short

Oct. 15, 2022 12:31 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fans of New Orleans' Mardi Gras season can expect another year of shortened parade routes. The Mayor's Mardi Gras Advisory Council said Thursday that the shorter routes of 2022 will continue in 2023, The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reported. ...