Fairs and festivals

Police stand guard outside the warehouse building where the Art All Night Trenton 2018 festival that was the scene of a shooting that resulted in numerous injuries and at least one death Sunday, June 17, 2018, in Trenton, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
June 17, 2018 - 10:39 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A 24-hour arts and music festival in New Jersey was on the verge of being shut down because of numerous fights when gunfire erupted, authorities said. One suspect was killed and 22 people, including two other suspects, were injured. Of the 17 people treated for gunshot wounds,...
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Multiple people were wounded early Sunday, June 17, 2018, when shooting broke out at the Art All Night festival in Trenton, New Jersey, early Sunday, sending people stampeding from the scene and leaving one suspect dead and at least 20 people injured, a local prosecutor said. (Paige Gross/ NJ.com/The Star-Ledger via AP)
June 17, 2018 - 9:32 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at a New Jersey arts festival (all times local): 5 p.m. Authorities say a number of fistfights broke out at an all-night New Jersey arts festival and the event was on the verge of being shut down when gunfire erupted, killing a suspect and injuring 22...
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Police stand guard outside the warehouse building where the Art All Night Trenton 2018 festival that was the scene of a shooting that resulted in numerous injuries and at least one death Sunday, June 17, 2018, in Trenton, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
June 17, 2018 - 12:31 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Two gunmen opened fire at an all-night arts and music festival early Sunday morning, sending people running over each other in the scramble to safety, authorities said. One suspect was killed and 22 people were injured. Of 17 people treated for gunshot wounds, four of them,...
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In this Oct. 18, 2014, photo, students from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia wear costumes to attend an annual festival based on the Harry Potter fantasy series conceived by British author J.K. Rowling, including Dan Lemoine, second from right, dressed as the title character; Mollie Durkin, second from left, dressed as the character Hermione Granger; and John Spiewak Jr., left, dressed as the character Ron Weasley, as they arrive at the festival in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia. In 2018, Warner Bros. notified organizers of Harry Potter fan festivals around the U.S. of new guidelines prohibiting any use of names, places or objects from the fantasy series, in an effort to crack down on unauthorized commercial activity at such events. (David Swanson/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
June 16, 2018 - 2:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Warner Bros. is cracking down on local Harry Potter fan festivals around the country, saying it's necessary to halt unauthorized commercial activity at such events. Fans, however, liken the move to greedy Dementors sucking the joy out of homegrown fun. Festival directors say...
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Utah County Commissioner Nathan Ivie speaks as he holds the American flag during a news conference to discuss the America's Freedom Festival's decision Thursday, June 14, 2018, in Provo, Utah. LGBT groups that were denied requests to participate in a July 4 parade that is part of America's Freedom Festival in Provo spoke out Thursday about being rejected even after festival organizer and Provo city officials signed a nondiscrimination deal. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
June 14, 2018 - 8:54 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Organizers of a prominent Utah July Fourth festival struck a deal to allow five LGBT organizations to participate in the parade Thursday, reversing an initial rejection given just hours after signing a nondiscrimination agreement with Provo city leaders. The deal followed an...
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People watch a TV screen showing file footage of U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, May 24, 2018. North Korea carried out what it said is the demolition of its nuclear test site Thursday, setting off a series of explosions over several hours in the presence of foreign journalists.The signs read: " North Korea demolishes nuclear test site ." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
May 24, 2018 - 10:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump canceling his planned summit with North Korea (all times local): 10:30 a.m. A senior Democratic senator says President Donald Trump's withdrawal from a planned summit with North Korea shows the consequence of his failure to prepare properly...
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May 21, 2018 - 2:15 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — A Portuguese theater director has cancelled his attendance at a major cultural festival opening in Jerusalem this week over Israel's treatment of the Palestinians. Tiago Rodrigues said he is dropping out of the Israel Festival so that his work will not "condone and promote a...
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May 15, 2018 - 12:14 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The organizer of Lebanon's beleaguered gay pride week has been briefly detained days into the celebrations and the rest of the festival's events cancelled. Hadi Damien told The Associated Press Tuesday that he was held overnight over Beirut Pride week, which began Sunday, allegedly...
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May 07, 2018 - 5:55 am
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Lawmakers in Ohio are looking at increasing oversight of amusement park rides after a deadly accident at last year's Ohio State Fair. The proposed changes call on the state to hire more ride inspectors and look for ones who have more professional training. The new legislative...
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May 06, 2018 - 1:31 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a story May 5 about the New Orleans Jazz Fest, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of an Aerosmith song as "Sweet Misery." The band's song "Cryin'" includes the phrase "sweet misery." A corrected version of the story is below: Aerosmith packs 'em in at New...
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