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  • SATURDAY, JULY 4, 2015, 11:15 A.M.

    America celebrates Fourth with parades, hot dogs, cold beer

    The United States marks 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday as it celebrates the Fourth of July with parades, fireworks, naturalization ceremonies, eating contests and music. Here are …


  • MONDAY, JULY 1, 2013

    Celebrate America’s birthday with free fireworks and music

    Fireworks, barbecues and parades are making their way to the Inland Northwest for Fourth of July celebrations. Since it’s illegal to shoot off any kind of fireworks across much of …


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 2013, 3:38 P.M.

    Court wins drew big crowds to gay pride parades

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gay rights supporters crowded parade routes in San Francisco, New York and other major U.S. cities on Sunday — but this year’s pride celebrations were especially …


  • SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2013

    75th annual Lilac Parade a fragrant, glittering success

    The sun sets on the Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade, but the community lights up the streets of Spokane – a local tradition for 75 years. A police motorcade …


  • SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2013

    Parade winners

    Float judging Queen’s Award (best in population 100-1,000):


  • SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2013

    Emerald Isle spirit washes over St. Patrick’s Day parade

    The Irish spirit is alive and well in Spokane as the flag of Ireland flies above City Hall and thousands flocked to the downtown streets for the annual St. Patrick’s …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 2012

    CV band, color guard to perform at inauguration parade

    When President Barack Obama is inaugurated for his second term next month, a local marching band will represent Washington state in the parade. The Central Valley High School marching band …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 22, 2012, 10:47 A.M.

    Sandy victims cheered by NYC’s Thanksgiving parade

    NEW YORK (AP) — Victims of Superstorm Sandy in New York and elsewhere in the Northeast were comforted Thursday by kinder weather, free holiday meals and — for some — …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 22, 2012, 6:42 A.M.

    Thanksgiving parade brings cheer to storm-hit NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade kicked off in New York on Thursday, putting a festive mood in the air in a city still coping with …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 20, 2012, 8:11 A.M.

    Attorney: Driver in Texas parade crash ‘in shock’

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — A 50-year-old Army veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan was driving a parade float that investigators say edged across a railroad crossing in Texas despite …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 18, 2012, 3:48 P.M.

    Parade where vets killed used route for 3 years

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Organizers of a parade in West Texas in which four U.S. military veterans were killed when a train plowed into a truck had been using the …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 17, 2012, 4:37 P.M.

    Officials: Vets’ float crossed track after signals

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — A parade float filled with wounded veterans that was struck by a freight train had crossed onto the railroad tracks after warning signals were going off, …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 17, 2012, 3:29 P.M.

    NTSB: Signals activated before float on tracks

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Federal investigators say the warning signals at a railroad crossing in West Texas were activated before a parade float crossed the tracks in an accident that …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 17, 2012, 11:49 A.M.

    West Texas town begins recovery after train crash

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Two days after a train suddenly plowed into a parade float, killing four war veterans, the city of Midland, investigators and the victims’ families began what …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 17, 2012, 12:36 A.M.

    War-time instinct takes over in Texas train crash

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — With the thunderous crack of a freight train slamming into a parade float carrying his fellow war veterans, Sudip Bose went to work. A front-line physician …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 17, 2012, 12:14 A.M.

    Veterans killed in train crash were war heroes

    The four veterans killed when a freight train barreled into the parade float they were riding on were decorated military men who served on the front lines multiple times in …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 16, 2012, 12:53 P.M.

    Veterans killed in train crash were war heroes

    The four veterans killed when a freight train barreled into the parade float they were riding on were decorated military men who served on the front lines multiple times in …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 16, 2012, 12:19 P.M.

    Tragedy ends Texas parade honoring war heroes

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Cheered by a flag-waving crowd, the parade float carrying wounded military veterans was inching across the railroad tracks when the crossing gates started coming down. And …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 16, 2012, 9:09 A.M.

    West Texas rail crossing had 10 previous accidents

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There were 10 previous collisions at the West Texas railroad crossing where a train slammed into a parade float carrying wounded veterans and their families, according to …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 16, 2012, 6:55 A.M.

    Police: 4 vets killed after train hit parade float

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Four veterans were killed and 16 other people were injured when a train slammed into a parade float carrying the returning heroes to a banquet to …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 16, 2012, 5:40 A.M.

    Texas parade honoring war heroes ends in tragedy

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Cheered on by a flag-waving crowd, a parade float filled with wounded veterans and their spouses was inching across a railroad track when the crossing gates …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2012, 4:53 P.M.

    4 dead, 17 hurt when train hits Texas vets parade

    MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — A freight train slammed into a parade float carrying wounded veterans on Thursday, killing four people and injuring 17 others as the float tried to get …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 10, 2012, 12:32 P.M.

    Across US, Veterans Day commemorations under way

    Saturday marked the first of what will be three days of Veterans Day commemorations across the United States. The holiday falls on a Sunday, and the federal observance is on …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 1, 2012, 1:21 A.M.

    San Francisco goes orange, black for Giants parade

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Halloween treat came hours early for San Francisco Giants baseball fans who turned out by the thousand — many climbing trees and rooftops — to …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2012, 2:33 P.M.

    Another Superstorm casualty: Trick-or-treating

    NEW YORK (AP) — Seventh-grader Samantha Bertolino was especially proud of her Halloween costume this year. She was going to be a vampire, and she really had it together this …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2012, 12:11 P.M.

    San Francisco goes orange and black for SF Giants

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Orange-and-black clad hordes flooded the streets of San Francisco on Wednesday for a ticker-tape parade celebrating the 2012 World Series champion Giants — a Halloween treat …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31, 2012, 2:07 A.M.

    Champion SF Giants to be celebrated on Halloween

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Orange-and-black clad hordes will flood the streets of San Francisco for a Halloween Day ticker-tape parade celebrating the 2012 World Series champion Giants. With the victory …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012, 7:59 A.M.

    Rowdy fans take to streets after Giants’ victory

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of baseball fans took to the streets of San Francisco to celebrate the Giants’ World Series victory, with revelers gathering on corners, in parks and …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012, 3:38 A.M.

    Fans fill SF streets to celebrate Giants’ win

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of baseball fans took to the streets of San Francisco to celebrate the Giants World Series victory, with revelers gathering on corners, in parks and …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 29, 2012, 12:01 A.M.

    Thousands gather at City Hall to celebrate Giants

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — They came from all corners of the region and screamed louder with each strike and every out in the bottom of the 10th inning as the …


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