Holidays

A surprise display of fireworks sponsored by Macy's explode over the Hudson Yards area of Manhattan as seen from a pier in Hoboken, N.J., late Tuesday, June 30, 2020. The fireworks were not announced until an hour or so before to avoid attracting large crowds during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
July 02, 2020 - 12:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The idea sounds almost un-American. The Fourth of July was always a time for communities to come together, daylong celebrations with patriotic parades in the morning and fireworks finales to cap it off. This year, people are being urged to stay home. If they want a show, watch it on...
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FILE - In this July 4, 2019 file photo, fireworks go off over the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Thursday, July 4, 2019. The Trump administration is promising one of the largest fireworks displays in recent memory for Washington on July 4. It also plans to give away as many as 300,000 face masks to those who come down to the National Mall, although they won't be required to wear them. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
July 02, 2020 - 1:21 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s July Fourth celebration on the National Mall will feature one of the largest fireworks displays ever and as many as 300,000 face masks will be given away to those who want them — but despite health concerns from D.C.'s mayor, no one apparently will be...
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A waiter takes an order at Slater's 50/50 Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in Santa Clarita, Calif. California Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered a three-week closure of bars, indoor dining and indoor operations of several other types of businesses in various counties, including Los Angeles, as the state deals with increasing coronavirus cases and hospitalizations. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
July 01, 2020 - 8:36 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California took a big step back in reopening its economy on Wednesday as Gov. Gavin Newsom shut down bars, wineries, museums, movie theaters and inside restaurant dining across most of the state for three weeks amid troubling increases in coronavirus cases and...
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A delivery man wearing a mask to curb the spread of the coronavirus passes by a food stall in Beijing on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Three months after China declared victory over the coronavirus and started to reopen its economy, restaurants are among thousands of small businesses that are struggling to lure back skittish consumers nervous about the virus and possible job losses. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
July 01, 2020 - 8:16 pm
BEIJING — China is reporting three newly confirmed cases of coronavirus, and says just one of them involved local transmission in the capital of Beijing. The report Thursday appears to put the country where the virus was first detected late last year on course to eradicating it domestically, at...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 14, 2020, file photo California Gov. Gavin Newsom discusses his revised 2020-2021 state budget during a news conference in Sacramento, Calif. Gov. Newsom signed a $202.1 billion state budget Monday, June 29, in Sacramento, Calif. The budget closes an estimated $54.3 billion deficit through a combination of spending cuts, internal borrowing and temporary tax increases on businesses. Like most states, California's deficit was driven by the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool, File)
June 30, 2020 - 9:29 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Los Angeles will close beaches and ban fireworks displays over the holiday weekend. California officials are warning further restrictions may be necessary to curb a troubling spike in coronavirus cases in much of the state. Gov. Gavin Newsom says he’s prepared to impose...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump arrives to speak to a group of young Republicans in Phoenix. The Republican president is hoping that a high-profile appearance at Mount Rushmore this Friday can help boost his standing. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
June 29, 2020 - 4:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: Days to next set of primaries (New Jersey and Delaware): 8 Days to general election: 127 ___ THE NARRATIVE President Donald Trump is aggressively working to undercut public confidence...
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Workers collect and stack the coffins of people that have been recently cremated amid the new coronavirus pandemic, at the La Recoleta cemetery in Santiago, Chile, Sunday, June 28, 2020. The coffins are collected, destroyed, and processed by a company specialized in organic waste. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
June 28, 2020 - 9:32 pm
MANILA, Philippines — Philippine officials say authorities in a central village may face criminal or administrative complaints for allowing a street parade and dance amid a strict coronavirus lockdown. Mayor Edgar Labella of Cebu city said officials of Basak village have been ordered to explain why...
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Munich's players celebrate in front of the empty stands after the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfL Wolfsburg and FC Bayern Munich in Wolfsburg, Germany, Saturday, June 27, 2020. Bayern wins the 8th straight Bundesliga title. (Kai Pfaffenbach/Pool Photo via AP)
June 28, 2020 - 5:31 am
DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — There was a trophy, there were medals and there were commemorative T-shirts. Only the fans were missing as Bayern Munich celebrated its title Saturday and the Bundesliga breathed a sigh of relief. The restart plan worked. “This isn’t the Bundesliga that we wanted or that...
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A Koran War veteran walks through a sterilizer as a precaution against the new coronavirus while he arrives to attend a ceremony to mark the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War in Cheorwon, near the border with North Korea, South Korea, Thursday, June 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
June 27, 2020 - 9:53 pm
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea has confirmed 62 additional cases of the coronavirus over a 24-hour period as the Asian country continues to face new clusters of infections amid eased social distancing rules. The additional cases reported Sunday took the country’s total to 12,715, with 282 deaths...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2007 file photo, Blaine Kern, Sr. poses for a photograph with some of the creations he built for Mardi Gras floats in New Orleans. The man known as “Mr. Mardi Gras" for helping to convert the annual pre-Lenten celebration into a giant event in New Orleans has died. News outlets report that Blaine Kern Sr. died Thursday, June 25, 2020. For decades, Kern's work helped boost New Orleans' Carnival. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)
June 26, 2020 - 10:12 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Blaine Kern Sr., a float builder who was often credited with helping expand New Orleans' Mardi Gras celebration into a giant event known worldwide, has died. News outlets reported that Blaine Kern Sr., known as “Mr. Mardi Gras” for his decades of work that helped boost New...
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