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French military parades for Bastille Day, gets budget boost

Jul. 14, 2018 7:01 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's military had something extra to celebrate Saturday as it showed off its might for Bastille Day celebrations: a budget boost from President Emmanuel Macron. The pomp-filled parade down Paris' Champs-Elysees suffered a couple of glitches, as two police motorcycles crashed during a...

French police motorcycles crash during Bastille Day parade

Jul. 14, 2018 5:27 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Two French police motorcycles have crashed during a demonstration in front of President Emmanuel Macron and other guests at a grandiose Paris parade celebrating Bastille Day. The motorcyclists were part of a group tracing patterns on the Place de la Concorde in central Paris as part of a...

Leader of LGBTQ veterans group to oversee Boston parade

Jul. 12, 2018 5:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The leader of an LGBTQ veterans group has been hired to oversee the Boston St. Patrick's Day parade, which has been embroiled in controversy over whether to allow gay groups to participate. The parade's organizer, the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council, announced Thursday it has...

Royal Marines make debut at LGBT pride parade in London

Jul. 7, 2018 9:55 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — London Mayor Sadiq Khan and a contingent of Royal Marines have joined tens of thousands of people celebrating Britain's LGBT community at a massive parade. The event on Saturday was the first pride march that had uniformed Marines as official participants. The Royal Marines Band led the...

The Latest: 2016 runner-up Raonic's Wimbledon match halted

Jul. 6, 2018 4:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 9 p.m. The third-round match between 13th-seeded Milos Raonic, the 2016 Wimbledon runner-up, and 171st-ranked qualifier Dennis Novak has been suspended because of fading light. Play was halted with Raonic ahead 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-5. Novak will be...

Americans celebrate July 4 with fireworks, parades, salutes

Jul. 5, 2018 12:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With backyard barbecues and fireworks, Americans celebrated Independence Day by participating in time-honored traditions that expressed pride in their country's 242nd birthday. But this quintessential American holiday was being marked with a sense of a United States divided for some,...

Peraza hits Reds' latest grand slam in 8-2 win over Brewers

Jul. 1, 2018 5:36 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Another day, another Cincinnati grand slam. Jose Peraza kept up the parade of slams, sending Matt Harvey and the Reds over the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers 8-2 Sunday. Peraza connected in the sixth inning for the Reds' major league-leading ninth slam this year, tying the...

Celebration, defiance mix at New York City gay pride parade

Jun. 24, 2018 10:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Celebration and pride mixed with defiance in New York City on Sunday as throngs of people crowded the streets, rainbow flags waving, for the annual gay pride march. Tennis legend Billie Jean King was one of the grand marshals, along with transgender advocate Tyler Ford and civil rights...

The Latest: Pride events in NYC, San Francisco

Jun. 24, 2018 3:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on gay pride events (all times local): 2:40 p.m. San Francisco is wrapping up a weekend of gay pride events with the always colorful Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Parade and March through the heart of the city. Organizers say as many as 1 million people are expected...

Mexican soccer fans and pride marchers mingle in celebration

Jun. 23, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Soccer fans converged at Mexico's Angel of Independence monument to celebrate the national team's second win in the World Cup, mingling with an annual gay pride parade in a country that has been reprimanded for anti-gay slurs during soccer matches. Revelers cheered the Mexican team's...