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Police: 4 shot, 3 arrested at Raptors rally in Toronto

Jun. 17, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Gunfire broke out and a stampede ensued as fans celebrated at a rally Monday for the NBA champion Raptors, leaving four people shot and thousands fleeing less than a block from where the players and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sat on stage. Three people were arrested and two guns...

Kendall County GOP condemns volunteer who gave Nazi salute

Jun. 17, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

OSWEGO, Ill. (AP) — Officials of the Kendall County Republican Party are condemning a party volunteer who allegedly gave a Nazi salute to Congresswoman Lauren Underwood and other Democrats as they passed a parade float the volunteer was on. The man reportedly gave the salute and shouted "sieg heil" Sunday...

Thousands gather for Denver Pride Parade led by governor

Jun. 16, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Thousands of people turned out for the Denver Pride Parade on Sunday. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, the nation's first openly gay governor, and his partner, Marlon Reis, served as grand marshals along with Colorado's first transgender state legislator, Brianna Titone, Out Boulder executive...

Big Sky Pride celebration, parade to be held in Helena

Jun. 16, 2019 11:09 AM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Big Sky Pride celebration, including the 26th annual parade, will be held in Helena this week. The five-day event celebrating the LGBTQ community starts Tuesday with a viewing of "Transitive Property," a short documentary following the lives of four transgendered Montanans. The...

Fans pack downtown St. Louis to cheer on the champion Blues

Jun. 15, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — After a half-century of disappointment, even Mother Nature didn't dare spoil the celebration of St. Louis' first-ever Stanley Cup championship. A morning downpour fizzled to a light rain by the time the parade began Saturday, and the sun popped out just as a rally was starting before a...

The Latest: Blues hoist Stanley Cup as St. Louis celebrates

Jun. 15, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on the Stanley Cup celebration in St. Louis (all times local): 3:30 p.m. St. Louis Blues players have taken turns hoisting the Stanley Cup to the cheers of a massive crowd beneath the Gateway Arch. Hundreds of thousands of people turned out Saturday for a parade and rally to...

AP Explains: Juneteenth celebrates end of slavery in the US

Jun. 14, 2019 9:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A holiday that is spreading across the U.S. and beyond, Juneteenth is considered the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. It was originally celebrated on June 19, the day that Union soldiers in 1865 told enslaved African Americans in...

Big crowds, extra police expected at Blues' celebration

Jun. 14, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Organizers of the celebration to honor the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues expect a massive crowd, and security will be tight. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected Saturday for a parade and rally beneath the Gateway Arch to celebrate the Blues' first-ever NHL championship. The...

Pride parade kicks off in Tel Aviv with partyers, protesters

Jun. 14, 2019 8:56 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — The largest gay pride parade in the Middle East drew hundreds of thousands of revelers and demonstrators from all over to the streets of Tel Aviv on Friday. Drag queens and rainbow-clad marchers streamed through the coastal city, posing for selfies and beating drums. Shirtless men...

Year of parades ends in Boston with Bruins' Stanley Cup loss

Jun. 13, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — There won't be a third championship parade through the Back Bay, and it seems so long ago that people in the city were dreaming of a Boston Slam. After back-to-back wins by the Red Sox and the Patriots, the never-satisfied fans in this town coveted a chance to sweep the major sports prizes....