Holidays

Pope Francis washes the feet of inmates during his visit to the Regina Coeli detention center in Rome, Thursday, March 29, 2018, where he celebrated the "Missa in Coena Domini". Pope Francis visit to a prison on Holy Thursday to wash the feet of some inmates, stresses in a pre-Easter ritual that a pope must serve society's marginalized and give them hope. (Vatican Media via AP)
March 29, 2018 - 1:39 pm
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis urged inmates at a Rome prison on Thursday to never let their hopes be clouded like cataracts cloud the eyes — and revealed that he suffers from the condition and has to have surgery for it next year. Francis, 81, disclosed the news as he bid farewell to inmates and staff...
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March 24, 2018 - 4:17 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish officials held prayers and ceremonies honoring Poles who gave shelter and aid to Jews during the Holocaust as the country for the first time marked a new national holiday in their memory. The main celebrations were held Saturday in the southern village of Markowa. That...
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March 23, 2018 - 12:10 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorker's wishing to attend the open house Gov. Andrew Cuomo is hosting at the Executive Mansion on Easter weekend can register online for tickets. The Democrat's office says the third annual Easter egg hunt at the governor's Albany residence will be held March 31 during the...
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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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March 19, 2018 - 1:17 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Police officers in Buffalo have started a pilot body camera program. WGRZ-TV reports the Buffalo Police Department introduced the body camera program Sunday during the St. Patrick's Day parade. Democratic Mayor Byron Brown said in July the department planned to test 20 body...
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Units march along Fifth Avenue 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 18, 2018 - 5:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on New York City's St. Patrick's Day Parade (all times local): 8:50 p.m. The luck of the Irish held throughout one of the world's longest parades as the 257th running of the St. Patrick's Day parade was carried out under sunny skies. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says it was his...
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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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Spectators cheer 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 - 3:53 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 over 100 marching...
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A bagpipe unit representing New York State Courts takes part in the St. Patrick's Day parade Saturday, March 17, 2018, in New York. Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar joined along as Manhattan's Fifth Avenue came alive with the sound of bagpipes, trumpets and lots of green during the 257th running of the parade. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
March 17, 2018 - 2:30 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 during the 257th running of New York City's St. Patrick's Day parade. Several bagpipe bands led a parade made up of over 100 marching...
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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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