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Parades, hot dogs, cold drinks across US

By The Associated Press

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 … Full story    

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Parades, hot dogs, cold drinks across US

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 … Full story    
Updated 9 hours ago

Fire burning in Tenn. rail spill

A fire continued to burn Thursday afternoon at the site where a train car car­rying hazardous material derailed and caught fire in eastern Tennessee, and … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

California learns to save water by gimmicks, tech

RANCHO SANTA MAR­GARITA, Calif. - Billboards and TV commercials, liv­ing room visits, guess-your-water-use booths, and awards for water stinginess - a wealthy swath of Orange … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Body of prisoner released to family

ALBANY, N.Y. - The body of a convicted murderer who broke out of prison and was fatally shot after three weeks on the run was … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Kuwait defies bombing’s aim to divide

An Islamic State sympathizer's deadly bombing in a packed Kuwaiti mosque last week was designed to fit an all-too-familiar pattern: extremists attack Shiites to stoke … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

96-year-old bikes for church duties

OREM, Utah (AP) - If you're out and about in Orem during the first of the month, keep your eyes peeled. Behind the handlebars of … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Federal report: Polar bears are in trouble

Polar bears are at risk of dying off if humans don't reverse the trend of global warming, a blunt U.S. gov­ernment report filed Thurs­day said. … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Fire at SC black church wasn’t arson

GREELEYVILLE, S.C. - Preliminary indications suggest arson was not the cause of a fire that de­stroyed a black church tar­geted by the Ku Klux Klan … Full story    
Published:  July 2, 2015

Western Europe sweats in heat wave

PARIS - Joggers wheezed, electric wires warped, and Britain sweated through its hottest July day on record as a wide swath of Western Europe sweltered … Full story    
Published:  July 2, 2015

Want a national day? There’s a website

To most Ameri­cans, July 4 is Independence Day. But on Mar­lo Anderson's calendar, it's also Caesar Salad Day and Barbecued Spareribs Day. Anderson is the … Full story    
Published:  July 2, 2015

Writer, publicist Jack Disney dies

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) - Jack Disney, a longtime sports writer with the old Los Angeles Herald Examiner who later worked in publici­ty at two Southern … Full story    
Published:  July 2, 2015

Justice Dept. report faults Ferguson police actions

ST. LOUIS - Police antagonized crowds who gathered to protest in Ferguson after Michael Brown's death last summer, violated free-speech rights and made it difficult … Full story    
Published:  July 1, 2015

Missing grandmother is discovered alive

DALLAS - Wanda Mobley swerved to avoid something in the remote highway, and seconds later was trapped inside her wrecked car in a ravine in … Full story    
Published:  July 1, 2015

Greece in default on IMF loan

ATHENS, Greece - Greece slipped deeper into its financial abyss after the bailout program it has relied on for five years ex­pired at midnight on … Full story    
Published:  July 1, 2015

Inmates had sights on Mexico but ride backed out

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - Two convicted murderers who eluded a massive manhunt for three weeks planned to drive to Mexico after escaping prison but ended … Full story    
Published:  June 30, 2015

Survey shows 37 percent of kids experience assault

CHICAGO - Getting punched by your brother or sister is sometimes a painful rite of passage, but many U.S. kids also expe­rience other types of … Full story    
Published:  June 30, 2015

Ruling: Eighth Amendment is not violate

WASHINGTON - Trading sharp words, a deeply divided Supreme Court upheld the use of a controversial drug in lethal-injection executions Monday, even as two dissenting justices said for the first time they … Full story    
Published:  June 30, 2015

New Mexico reports ‘all-time high’ tourism numbers for 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Pointing to New Mexico’s slick television and online promotional commercials, Gov. Susana Martinez announced Monday that close to 33 million people visited … Full story    
Published:  June 30, 2015

SpaceX launch ends in failure, rocket erupts

An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies and a first-of-its-kind docking port to the International Space Station broke apart Sunday shortly after liftoff. It was a … Full story    
Published:  June 29, 2015

Turkish police use water cannons to clear gay pride rally

ISTANBUL (AP) – Turkish police used water cannons and tear gas against gay pride marchers trying to rally in Istanbul’s central square on Sunday, forcing … Full story    
Published:  June 29, 2015

2nd escaped murderer is shot, captured after other killed

MALONE, N.Y. – The second of two convicted murderers who staged a brazen escape from an upstate maximum-security prison three weeks ago was shot and … Full story    
Published:  June 29, 2015

Chris Squire, bassist of progressive rock band Yes, dies

NEW YORK – Chris Squire, the bassist and co-founder of the progressive rock band Yes who recently announced he had leukemia, has died, according to … Full story    
Published:  June 29, 2015