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Police: Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies

July 5, 2015

CALAIS, Maine (AP) — A young man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, fatally injuring himself, authorities said Sunday. more »»

Traders recall the 'rush' and 'roar' as famed pits close

July 5, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Meegan had every intention of going back to college, but then he got a summer job in the Chicago trading pits and fell in love with the "roar" of the floor, the excitement of... more »»

320-acre wildfire threatens homes in Northern California

July 5, 2015

VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire that has burned more than 320 acres is threatening homes in a Northern California city.

The fire started around 10 p.m. Saturday. more »»

America celebrates Independence Day with fireworks, parades

July 5, 2015

Americans celebrated 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday with extravagant fireworks displays, rock and classical concerts and parades both big and small. more »»

Parades, hot dogs, cold beer: America celebrates July 4

July 5, 2015

Parades, fireworks, naturalization ceremonies, eating contests and music ushered in the Fourth of July as the United States marked 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday. more »»

Slain woman's parents focused on healing, not sanctuary law

July 4, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The parents of a woman killed at a San Francisco pier say they are focused on healing and not on the fact that the man accused of shooting her has been deported five times. more »»

Parades, hot dogs, cold beer: America celebrates July 4

July 4, 2015

Parades, fireworks, naturalization ceremonies, eating contests and music ushered in the Fourth of July as the United States marked 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday. more »»

Gay rights activists mark landmark 1965 demonstration

July 4, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gay rights activists gathered in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia on the Fourth of July to mark the progress of their movement and pay tribute to those who launched... more »»

Diana Douglas, 1st wife of Kirk Douglas, dies at 92

July 4, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Diana Douglas, the first wife of Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas, died Saturday in Los Angeles. She was 92. more »»

Matt Stonie tops Joey Chestnut in hot dog eating contest

July 4, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Stonie shocked the competitive eating world Saturday by upsetting Joey "Jaws" Chestnut at the Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at Nathan's Famous in Coney Island,... more »»

A year on, children caught on border struggle to stay, adapt

July 4, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — At 1-year-old, a wide-eyed, restless Joshua Tinoco faces the prospect of deportation to his native Honduras, one of tens of thousands of children who arrived at the U.S. more »»

America celebrates July 4 with parades, hot dogs, cold beer

July 4, 2015

The United States marks 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday as it celebrates the Fourth of July with parades, fireworks, naturalization ceremonies, eating contests and music. more »»

Texas wants its gold back inside the state's borders

July 4, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Forget Fort Knox or the Federal Reserve. Texas has decided to start keeping its gold holdings within in its own borders. more »»

America welcomes July 4 with hot dogs, cool music, cold beer

July 4, 2015

The United States marks 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday as it celebrates the Fourth of July with fireworks, food and music. more »»

After year of Washington legal pot sales, taxes top $70M

July 4, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington launched its second-in-the-nation legal marijuana market with just a handful of stores selling high-priced pot to long lines of customers. more »»

 
 
 

 

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