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Columbia bans open carry of guns at festivals and parades

Sep. 19, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's capital city will not allow people to carry guns in the open during protests, festivals or other events that need a city permit. The resolution passed unanimously earlier this month by the Columbia City Council also bans the open...

World War II nurse leads Missouri bicentennial parade

Sep. 18, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A crowd gathered Saturday in Jefferson City to celebrate the state’s bicentennial, with a World War II nurse leading the parade. KTVO reports that Edith Harrington waved to the crowd from a military jeep, followed by about 100 entries that...

Hispanic Festival in Delaware celebrates culture, resilience

Sep. 18, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — People danced in the streets and watched from their doorsteps as passing parade floats serenaded Wilmington’s majority-Hispanic Hilltop neighborhood last Sunday with the booming tunes of bachata and reggaetón. Many donned capes made of flags...

N. Korea, slimmed down Kim Jong Un, enjoy toned-down parade

Sep. 09, 2021 07:21 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Military search dogs and goose-stepping trainers. Health workers wearing gas masks and red hazmat suits. And a slimmed down, beaming Kim Jong Un in a cream-colored business suit. The parade marking North Korea’s celebration of its 73rd anniversary was a marked...

North Macedonia marks 30 years of independence with parade

Sep. 08, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia on Wednesday marked the 30th anniversary of its independence from Yugoslavia with a military parade in the capital Skopje and ceremonies around the country. Prime Minister Zoran Zaev led the celebrations, attending the...

Macy's Thanksgiving parade returns to New York City streets

Sep. 08, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will return to New York City's streets this year with COVID-19 protocols including a vaccination requirement for parade volunteers, Macy's and city officials announced Wednesday. The Nov. 25 parade will be broadcast on...

South Korea monitoring the North over military parade signs

Sep. 07, 2021 03:31 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s military on Tuesday was closely watching North Korea amid signs the country was preparing to hold a new military parade to showcase its growing nuclear and missile capabilities. The South Korean and U.S. militaries were...

Chicago Pride Parade canceled 2nd straight year over COVID

Sep. 01, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Pride Parade has been canceled for a second straight year because of the COVID pandemic, organizers said Wednesday. The parade, traditionally held on the last weekend in June, was canceled in 2020 because of the pandemic. In May, organizers...

Key West's Fantasy Fest is on but no parade or street fair

Sep. 01, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — An annual celebration of debauchery and outrageous costumed parties in the Florida Keys is canceling its famous parade this year due to the state's surge in COVID-19 cases, but events connected to the 42-year-old festival are still being held, according to planners. ...

Ukraine leader stresses NATO, EU ties on independence day

Aug. 24, 2021 08:02 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president on Tuesday urged closer ties between the ex-Soviet nation and NATO and the European Union in a speech marking the 30th anniversary of Ukraine's independence. Ukraine celebrated its independence day on Tuesday with a military...