Holidays

March 23, 2018 - 8:20 am
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Punxsutawney Phil is a wanted ... groundhog. A Pennsylvania sheriff's officer has put up a wanted poster for Phil. The handlers of the groundhog last month said the furry rodent called for six more weeks of winter after seeing his shadow. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office...
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A copy of Israeli poster for the movie "Paddington 2," released by Lev Cinema holding a 2-shaped matzo, the unleavened bread eaten during Passover, instead of a trademark bread and marmalade sandwich. A spokeswoman for the Israeli distributor said Thursday the campaign is meant as a nod to the Passover holiday, which starts next week. (Lev Cinema via AP)
March 22, 2018 - 2:59 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — In Israel, Paddington Bear eats his marmalade on matzo. On some posters advertising the new film, "Paddington 2," the British movie creation is being given a kosher-for-Passover makeover. Elsewhere, Paddington Bear holds his trademark bread and marmalade sandwich shaped as a 2. In...
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In this photo released on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows a boy, who was injured by a mortar attack on a market in the Kashkol neighborhood, receiving treatment at a hospital, in Damascus, Syria. The death toll from a rebel mortar assault on a market in Damascus has risen to over 40, according to state media, making it one of the deadliest attacks in the capital since the start of the seven-year civil war. (SANA via AP)
March 21, 2018 - 2:17 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Hundreds of armed rebels and civilians will begin evacuating a besieged town in eastern Ghouta, a rebel spokesman and Syrian government media reported Wednesday, in the first instance of fighters leaving the opposition stronghold east of the capital following a deal reached with the...
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Russian President and Presidential candidate Vladimir Putin exits a polling booth as he prepares to cast his ballot during Russia's presidential election in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 18, 2018. Putin's victory in Russia's presidential election Sunday isn't in doubt. The only real question is whether voters will turn out in big enough numbers to hand him a convincing mandate for his fourth term — and many Russian workers are facing intense pressure to do so. (Yuri Kadobnov/Pool Photo via AP)
March 18, 2018 - 2:31 pm
Here are the AP's latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. ---------------- ONLY ON AP ---------------- KUSHNER COS-FALSE DOCUMENTS — Jared Kushner's family real estate company routinely filed false documents with New York City claiming it had no rent-regulated...
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A New York City firefighter greets spectators as they take part in the St. Patrick's Day parade Saturday, March 17, 2018, in New York. Several bagpipe bands led a parade made up of over 100 marching bands after Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke briefly, calling it a "day of inclusion" and adding: "We're all immigrants." (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
March 17, 2018 - 11:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar joined along as Manhattan's Fifth Avenue came alive with the sound of bagpipes, trumpets and lots of green Saturday at the 257th running of New York City's St. Patrick's Day parade. Several bagpipe bands led a parade made up of more than 100...
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March 17, 2018 - 8:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he strongly disagrees with a parole board's decision to grant parole to an ex-radical convicted in the 1971 killings of two police officers. The Democrat told reporters at Saturday's St. Patrick's Day parade that the parole board's decision to let Herman Bell...
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Boats move through the water as the Chicago River is dyed green for St. Patrick's Day Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Chicago. Thousands of people lined the riverfront downtown Chicago to see the dyeing, a tradition for the holiday that dates to 1962. (Erin Hooley/Chicago Tribune via AP)
March 17, 2018 - 2:37 pm
Here are the AP's latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. ---------------- TOP STORIES ---------------- CLINTON EMAILS-INSPECTOR GENERAL — Andrew McCabe, the onetime FBI deputy director long scorned by President Trump and just fired by the attorney general, kept...
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US actor Mark Hamill and his wife Marilou York attend the St Patrick's day parade, in Dublin, Saturday March 17, 2018. (Brian Lawless/PA via AP)
March 17, 2018 - 12:21 pm
LONDON (AP) — Mark Hamill has tweeted that "today the whole galaxy is Irish" as he appeared as international guest of honor at Dublin's St. Patrick's Day parade. The "Star Wars" actor, whose great-grandmother was born in Ireland, was invited to represent the Irish diaspora at the celebration...
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March 17, 2018 - 12:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on New York City's St. Patrick's Day Parade (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Some spectators and participants at the 257th St. Patrick's Day parade in New York City cite family histories as evidence of Ireland's deep American roots. Matthew McCrosson said at Saturday's...
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Vice President Mike Pence, center, and his wife wife Karen Pence, right, welcome Prime Minister Leo Varadkar of Ireland, left, to the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, Friday, March 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
March 16, 2018 - 4:22 pm
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Protesters seeking to carry signs in an area being secured for Vice President Mike Pence to participate in the South's largest St. Patrick's Day parade won a brisk free speech fight Friday as city officials in Savannah backed off prohibiting signs and posters at the event. City...
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