1 of 2 protesters hit by car on closed Seattle…

Authorities say a car drove onto a closed freeway and into a crowd of protesters, killing one person and critically injuring another

U.S. Aircraft Carriers Conduct Drills In South…

A strike group commander told the Wall Street Journal the U.S. wants to show allies "that we are committed to regional security and stability.”

There's Apparently a New Kid in the 2020 Race

Kanye West's presidential ambitions appear to have been reborn on the Fourth of July, reports Reuters , with the rapper tweeting thusly : “We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States,” West wrote,...

Planes fly over Bunker Hill to celebrate Fourth…

A number of planes flew in formation over Bunker Hill in Boston, Massachusetts, to celebrate the Fourth of July.

Columbus statue toppled by Baltimore protesters

Baltimore protesters have pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus and thrown it into the city’s Inner Harbor

Flags Burn on the Fourth of July

Not everyone was barbecuing and having a beer this Fourth of July. Some Americans hit the streets for sit-ins and marches in Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, New York, and over a dozen other towns and cities to protest police brutality and shine a light on what they consider a one-sided...

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US civil rights leader on state of race relations

Leading US civil rights activist, the Rev. Al Sharpton, has lamented the state of race relations in America as the nation marks independence day amid a surging pandemic. (July 4)

Armed protesters march through Georgia's Stone…

A large group of armed protesters marched through Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park, calling for the park’s massive Confederate carving to be removed

President Trump Attends Mount Rushmore Fireworks…

Presidnet Trump spent July 3 at Mount Rushmore's first Independence Day fireworks celebration in over a decade.

An Ex-Phillies Pitcher Dies in a Plane Crash—Again

Yet another former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher has died in a plane crash, People reports. Tyson Brummett, 35, died Friday morning along with a small plane's three passengers when it spiraled out of the sky in American Fork Canyon near Salt Lake City, authorities say. The passengers are identified as Brummett's...

4th of July fun facts

How much do you know about the 4th of July? Check out these fun facts to see for yourself.

GOP-ers possibly exposed to virus by Trump Jr…

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports the wife and the running mate of Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte, as well as several other top GOP officials, were possibly exposed to the coronavirus after attending an event with the girlfriend of President Donald Trump’s oldest son

Trump at Rushmore: Protests, Few Masks, a Miffed…

On the eve of the Fourth, President Trump gave a speech in South Dakota, at the foot of Mount Rushmore, and it wasn't a staid one. Fox News called it "fiery," the Guardian went with a similar take of "incendiary," while the New York Times deemed it a "divisive culture...

NY honours virus victims with moment of silence

Current and former US politicians observed a Fourth of July moment of silence for victims of the pandemic in New York on Saturday. (July 4)

Kansas newspaper's post equates mask mandate with…

A weekly Kansas newspaper has posted a cartoon on its Facebook page likening the governor’s order requiring people to wear masks in public to the murder of millions of Jews during the Holocaust

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2 Oklahoma Police Officers Charged With Murder In…

Officials say Jared Lakey died last year "after being tased multiple times" by officers ​Joshua Taylor and Brandon Dingman.

Trump Jr. GF Gets Bad News Before Mount Rushmore…

The latest member of President Trump's entourage to test positive for COVID-19 received the news right before she was set to attend his event at Mount Rushmore on Friday evening—and she's the closest one to Trump yet. The New York Times and CNN report that Kimberly Guilfoyle, girlfriend of...

Weather's impact on the American Revolution

In celebration of Independence Day, we take a look back at how weather affected the outcome of different events during the American Revolutionary War.

Ex-MLB pitcher Tyson Brummett, 3 others die in…

A former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher and three others died in a plane crash in rural Utah

Senator: I'm Ready to Block Over 1K Military…

Sen. Tammy Duckworth is drawing the line. The Illinois Democrat announced Thursday she'll hold up over 1,100 military promotions unless the Pentagon promises it won't block the promotion of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who testified in in the House impeachment inquiry of President Trump, USA Today reports. "It is...

Florida boaters head out to celebrate 4th of July

The of Fourth of July restrictions didn't stop boaters from heading out in Palm Beach County, Florida. (July 4)

Hot dog champs repeat as July 4 gluttony fest…

The coronavirus outbreak moved the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest from the Coney Island boardwalk to an undisclosed indoor location but the results were familiar

Officers Fired After Taking Photos At Elijah…

Three Aurora Police Department officers have been fired over photos taken at the site of Elijah McClain's memorial in Colorado.

California Holiday Warning: Assume Everyone Is…

Worried about the rising number of coronavirus cases, California officials have closed beaches and ruled out indoor dining for the holiday weekend. And they're stepping up their warnings: "Only leave for essential activities like going to work or going to the market," Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti implored residents. "And...

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Showers, thunderstorms to hang around Southeast

Some rivers and creeks could rise due to the repeated rounds of rain, but major river flooding is not expected.

Man in famous 9/11 photo dies from COVID-19 in…

A man photographed fleeing smoke and debris as the south tower of the World Trade Center crumbled just a block away on Sept. 11, 2001, has died from coronavirus

Mexico Issues First Border Restrictions Over…

Any other year, Arizonans would "flock to Mexican beach towns like Rocky Point and San Carlos for the Fourth of July," reports the Daily Star . But this holiday, most will be turned away if they try. Mexico's Foreign Ministry on Thursday announced the country's first border restrictions since the pandemic,...