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Members of the Froggy Carr club march during the Mummers Parade in Philadelphia, on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. Mayor Jim Kenney is sharply criticizing two men who wore blackface while marching in the city's annual New Year's Day parade. The group the men apparently were affiliated with was disqualified from the parade and may face additional penalties. (David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
January 02, 2020 - 3:43 pm
The mayor of Philadelphia sharply criticized two men who wore blackface while marching in the city's annual — and often racially troubling — New Year's Day Mummers Parade, calling their actions “abhorrent and unacceptable.” The group the men apparently were affiliated with, the Froggy Carr Wench...
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Dallas Stars fans get hyped in the midway outside the Cotton Bowl before the NHL Winter Classic hockey game between the Dallas Stars and the Nashville Predators, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)
January 01, 2020 - 4:58 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Ryan Clare chewed on a turkey leg as he milled about the Texas state fairgrounds hours before another major sporting event inside historic Cotton Bowl Stadium. No, this wasn't the Texas-Oklahoma football game, always held in October during the fair. Clare has been to the annual Red...
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The Shriners Hospitals for Children float rides the 131st Rose Parade route in Pasadena, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. The theme of this year's parade is "The Power of Hope." (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker)
January 01, 2020 - 4:06 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — After a flyover by a B-2 stealth bomber, marching bands and floral floats took to the streets under mostly sunny California skies as the 131st Rose Parade drew hundreds of thousands of spectators on New Year's Day. Among the fanciful floats was an award-winning entry from...
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Activists of various nationalist parties carry torches and a portrait of Stepan Bandera during a rally in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020. The rally was organized to mark the birth anniversary of Stepan Bandera, founder of a rebel army that fought against the Soviet regime and who was assassinated in Germany in 1959. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
January 01, 2020 - 2:21 pm
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian far-right supporters have held a torchlight procession in the capital to mark the birthday of a nationalist leader who sided with the Nazis during part of World War II. The Wednesday march in Kyiv by about 1,000 far-right supporters commemorated the 111th birthday of...
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Firefighters stand in front of the burning monkey house at Krefeld Zoo, in Krefeld, Germnay, Wednesday Jan 1, 2020. A fire at a zoo in western Germany killed a large number of animals in the early hours of the new year, authorities said. (Alexander Forstreuter/dpa via AP)
January 01, 2020 - 7:36 am
BERLIN (AP) — A fire at a zoo in western Germany in the first minutes of 2020 killed more than 30 animals, including apes, monkeys, bats and birds, authorities said. Police said the fire may have been caused by sky lanterns launched to celebrate the new year. Several witnesses reported that they...
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Confetti falls at midnight on the Times Square New Year's Eve celebration, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, in New York. (Photo by Ben Hider/Invision/AP)
January 01, 2020 - 7:13 am
Revelers around the globe are bidding farewell to a decade that will be remembered for the rise of social media, the Arab Spring, the #MeToo movement and, of course, President Donald Trump. A look at how the world is ushering in 2020: ___ NEW YORK Fireworks burst and confetti fell as throngs of...
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People raise their cellphones lights as they form a human chain on New Year's eve in Hong Kong, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Months of pro-democracy protests have brought “sadness, anxiety, disappointment and even rage,” the city’s leader Carrie Lam said in a News Year’s address Tuesday. Protests that began in June over a proposed extradition law have spread to include demands for more democracy and other grievances. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
December 31, 2019 - 8:14 am
HONG KONG (AP) — New Year's revelers and pro-democracy protesters were flocking to sites across Hong Kong on Tuesday to see out 2019. The semi-autonomous Chinese city has toned down the usually raucous celebrations this year amid continuing demonstrations that began in June in opposition to...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2017, file photo, police run toward the scene of a shooting near the Mandalay Bay resort and casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas. Las Vegas police have implemented almost all their self-identified upgrades stemming from a review of officers’ responses to the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history more than two years ago, the elected head of the department said Monday, Dec. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
December 31, 2019 - 12:31 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police have implemented almost all their self-identified upgrades stemming from a review of officers’ responses to the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history more than two years ago, the elected head of the department said Monday. Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo...
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December 30, 2019 - 4:10 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German public broadcaster has pulled a satirical ditty sung by a children's choir about a grandmother's environmentally questionable habits and apologized after the song drew a wave of criticism. A video featuring broadcaster WDR's children's choir singing an altered version of “My...
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In this image made from video, an aerial scene shows fires burning and smoke rising close to properties in Bundoora, Victoria state, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019. New Year’s Eve fireworks in Australia’s capital and other cities have been canceled as the wildfire danger worsens in oppressive summer heat, and pressure was building for Sydney’s iconic celebrations to be similarly scrapped. (Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Channel 7, Channel 9 via AP)
December 30, 2019 - 3:08 am
PERTH, Australia (AP) — Sydney will set off its iconic New Year's fireworks display after being granted an exemption to a total fire ban Monday as other Australian cities canceled their celebrations due to the worsening wildfire risk in the oppressive summer heat. Pressure had built for Sydney's...
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