Fairs and festivals

July 09, 2018 - 4:35 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Beyonce and Jay-Z will headline a special Global Citizen Festival in honor of Nelson Mandela in South Africa late this year. The Dec. 2 concert in Johannesburg is part of events marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of the anti-apartheid leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner...
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Queen Latifah performs at the 2018 Essence Festival at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Saturday, July 7, 2018, in New Orleans. (Photo by Donald Traill/Invision/AP)
July 08, 2018 - 5:55 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Iconic females in the music industry shined at the Essence Festival, where Queen Latifah used her debut performance to celebrate "Ladies First" and her 30 years in the trenches. Latifah was one of the headliners on the festival's main stage Saturday and was joined — to the...
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A reveller escapes over a barrier as others run next to fighting bulls from the Jose Escolar ranch during the second day of the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, Sunday, July 8, 2018. Revellers from around the world flock to Pamplona every year to take part in the eight days of the running of the bulls. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
July 08, 2018 - 3:30 am
PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — The second running of the bulls at this year's San Fermin festival in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona kicked off under heavy rain, with both bulls and runners slipping throughout the race. Two people were injured and taken to the Navarra hospital after being trampled...
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Queen Latifah performs at the 2018 Essence Festival at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Saturday, July 7, 2018, in New Orleans. (Photo by Donald Traill/Invision/AP)
July 08, 2018 - 3:24 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Iconic females in the music industry shined at the Essence Festival, where Queen Latifah used her debut performance to celebrate "Ladies First" and her 30 years in the trenches. Latifah was one of the headliners on the festival's main stage Saturday and was joined — to the...
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July 08, 2018 - 3:15 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Iconic females in the music industry shined at the Essence Festival, where Queen Latifah used her debut performance to celebrate "Ladies First" and her 30 years in the trenches. Latifah was one of the headliners on the festival's main stage Saturday and was joined — to the...
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July 08, 2018 - 3:15 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Iconic females in the music industry shined at the Essence Festival, where Queen Latifah used her debut performance to celebrate "Ladies First" and her 30 years in the trenches. Latifah was one of the headliners on the festival's main stage Saturday and was joined — to the...
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July 07, 2018 - 8:22 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Advance tickets for the New York State Fair are going on sale, and there are new discounts for college students and Canadians. Admission tickets purchased during advance sales are $6. That's a 40 percent discount from the $10 charge at the gate during the Fair. Admission will be...
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Revellers run next to Puerto de San Lorenzo's fighting bulls during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Saturday, July 7, 2018. Revellers from around the world flock to Pamplona every year to take part in the eight days of the running of the bulls. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
July 07, 2018 - 6:17 am
PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — A man who was gored and three others who were trampled in the first running of the bulls of this year's San Fermin festival were hospitalized Saturday, officials in the Spanish city of Pamplona said. Among those receiving medical treatment is a 20-year-old Canadian man with...
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Revellers run next to Puerto de San Lorenzo's fighting bulls during the running of the bulls at the San Fermin Festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Saturday, July 7, 2018. Revellers from around the world flock to Pamplona every year to take part in the eight days of the running of the bulls. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
July 07, 2018 - 3:07 am
PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — Medical officials overseeing the annual Running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, say that five people have been injured at the traditional festival, with at least one gored by a bull's horns. Red Cross spokesman Jose Aldaba says ambulances were taking the injured to a nearby...
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Demonstrators protest against bullfighting in front of the City Hall a day before of the famous San Fermin festival, in Pamplona, northern Spain, Thursday, July 5, 2018. The festival will begin on July 6 with the ''txupinazo'' opening ceremony, with people participating in bull runs, music and dance, through the old city. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
July 06, 2018 - 3:34 am
PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — The topics of sexual abuse and animal cruelty are dominating this year's San Fermin festival in Pamplona, which kicks off Friday for nine days and eight nights of round-the-clock alcohol-soaked partying, traditional celebrations and dangerous bull runs. It's not a full-blown...
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