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Poland marks Armed Forces holiday with military parade

Aug. 15, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

KATOWICE, Poland (AP) — Poland celebrated its Armed Forces national holiday on Thursday with a parade that included more than 2,600 soldiers and a flyover by aircraft that included American F-15 fighter jets. The military show took place in the southern city of Katowice in the presence of Polish leaders...

LGBT pride parade in Amsterdam features boats as floats

Aug. 3, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Tens of thousands of spectators are lining an Amsterdam canal to watch a parade of decorated boats during the Dutch capital's LGBT pride festival. Organizers said 80 boats officially took part in the canal parade on Saturday, including ones representing Dutch police, the military and an...

Newfields man's Ford Model T still turns heads at 100

Aug. 1, 2019 11:12 AM EDT

NEWFIELDS, N.H. (AP) — What goes 25 mph, ticks off speeding motorists and was on America's roadways when the stock market crashed in 1929? A horse and buggy? A John Deere tractor? Actually it's none of the above. It's Fred Dimock's soon-to-be 100-year-old Ford Model T as of July 30, which coincidentally...

NYC embraces idea of parade honoring 9/11 responders

Jul. 26, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials are welcoming a congresswoman's proposal for a parade honoring 9/11 responders and survivors. Rep. Carolyn Maloney made the suggestion in a letter Friday to Mayor Bill de Blasio, a fellow Democrat. His office responds that it's "a great idea," and officials will...

Gregorius leads another Yankee hit parade, 10-7 over Twins

Jul. 25, 2019 1:02 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Didi Gregorius and the New York Yankees started this road trip in Minnesota and turned Target Field into a private batting cage. Next stop for this hitting machine? Fenway Park. Didi Gregorius drove in three more runs with two of New York's nine extra-base hits, and the Yankees clobbered...

Utah celebrates first Mormon settlers during Pioneer Day

Jul. 24, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Residents are gathering to celebrate Utah's history and recognize Mormon pioneers who trekked West in search of religious freedom. Pioneer Day is a beloved only-in-Utah holiday every July 24 that features parades, rodeos, fireworks and more. Hundreds of people camped outside Tuesday...

Albuquerque's annual 'Dia de los Muertos' parade canceled

Jul. 24, 2019 4:12 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An annual parade celebrating Día de los Muertos in Albuquerque's South Valley has been canceled this year, organizers announced. The nonprofit group responsible for putting together the Día de los Muertos Marigold Parade said in a statement it will not hold the event in...

Hometown hero lauded for historic Apollo 14 mission

Jul. 16, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

DERRY, N.H. (AP) — Where were we, and what were we doing in the summer of 1969? Were we moving along in a job, raising a family, attending school, or just enjoying our childhood in a small-town neighborhood? Most of us were doing at least some of these things. It's likely all of us, though, took time to...

American Legion's presence evident throughout region

Jul. 15, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Local American Legion halls are known to the general public as venues for banquets and family gatherings, tasty omelets on Sunday mornings and frosty tap beverages on hot summer nights. True, the halls are designed for public gatherings and Legion fundraisers, and people who are...

France trumpets shared European defense on Bastille Day

Jul. 14, 2019 2:35 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's annual Bastille Day celebration became a showcase for European defense cooperation Sunday as other national leaders joined President Emmanuel Macron in Paris to inspect the troops marching in the country's annual military parade. Flags of the 10 European countries that are in a joint...