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Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney holds the crystal football from the Coaches Trophy during a celebration at Memorial Stadium honoring the NCAA college football champions, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Clemson, S.C. Clemson won the title with a 35-31 victory over defending national champ Alabama last Monday night (Bart Boatwright/The Greenville News via AP)
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  • Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney holds the crystal football from the Coaches Trophy during a celebration at Memorial Stadium honoring the NCAA college football champions, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Clemson, S.C. Clemson won the title with a 35-31 victory over defending national champ Alabama last Monday night (Bart Boatwright/The Greenville News via AP)

    Thousands turn out for Clemson football parade, celebration

    CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Around 70,000 smiling, cheering football fans turned out for the biggest party Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has thrown yet at Death Valley to celebrate the school’s first national championship in 35 years. Last year, more than 30,000 people showed up for Swinney’s pizza party when Clemson was picked for its first […]
  • A worker fills barriers with water on one of the cross streets along the route of the Rose Parade on Sunday evening, Jan. 1, 2017, in Pasadena, Calif. The parade is normally held on New Year's Day, but this year will be held on Jan. 2 because of a never-on Sunday tradition. (AP Photo/John Antczak)

    Rose Parade proceeds under clouds with additional security

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The Rose Parade is underway under cloudy skies and with additional security. The 128th annual parade got started Monday with an added police presence and measures to prevent a vehicle from barreling into the route. Sturdy barricades are erected at more than 50 intersections to prevent a terrorist attack like ones […]
  • Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez, right, speaks about safety issues ahead of next week's 128th Rose Parade as he is joined by Pasadena Fire Chief Bertral Washington, left, and Rob Savage, special agent in charge of the U.S. Secret Service Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Police, other agencies ramp up security for Rose Parade

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Acknowledging they have learned valuable lessons from this year’s terrorist attack in Brussels, authorities said Wednesday they are tightening security at the 128th annual Rose Parade with sturdier barricades and more checkpoints to control cars, as well as numerous other measures, including some they aren’t disclosing. More than 1,000 police officers, […]