Protesters return to St. Louis area where couple…

Hundreds of protesters have made a peaceful return to the St. Louis mansion owned by a white couple whose armed defense of their home during an earlier demonstration earned them both scorn and support

President Trump Attends Mount Rushmore Fireworks…

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

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...

The role of weather in fireworks shows

Experts who prepare fireworks shows, like Casey Helfrich, have to keep an eye on weather conditions at all times.

As Texas reverses course on masks, GOP digs in on…

Texas began mandating face coverings Friday on the orders of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who says some people “are not comprehending the magnitude” of the coronavirus outbreak

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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Calif. beachgoers seek surf, sun before closures

California headed into the Fourth of July weekend Friday under classic sunny summer skies and new health orders that temporarily put many popular beaches off-limits and canceled fireworks shows in an effort to prevent runaway coronavirus infections. (July 3)

Mountain lion seen roaming San Francisco killed…

A young mountain lion that was captured last month after roaming the streets of San Francisco and then released into a wilderness preserve was found dead Friday on the shoulder of a highway in Northern California

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.

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,...

Holiday fireworks spark wildfire concerns

Authorities are warning people to be careful with backyard fireworks and grilling over the holiday weekend as they battle wildfires in Arizona.

8-year-old killed, 3 injured in shooting at…

A shooting at an Alabama shopping mall has left an 8-year-old boy dead and three other people hospitalized

NFL Team Takes Step Toward New Name

After decades of saying they'll never change a team name considered by many to be a slur against Native Americans, the Washington Redskins announced Friday they'll reconsider. People familiar with the team's talks with NFL officials, including Commissioner Roger Goodell, said a process is being set up for the review....

Demo against St. Louis couple who pulled gun

Hundreds of people staged a demonstration near the home of a Missouri couple who pointed guns at protesters last week during a protest against the city's mayor Lyda Krewson. (July 3)

Epstein cohort's arrest becomes new test for plea…

Before Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide last year, his defense against charges he sexually abused girls hinged on a 2008 non-prosecution agreement that his lawyers said prevented him from being charged with further crimes

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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.

Experts Fear Rise in COVID Deaths Is Looming

"There is a rise in Coronavirus cases because our testing is so massive and so good, far bigger and better than any other country," President Trump tweeted Thursday night. "This is great news, but even better news is that death, and the death rate, is DOWN." Experts believe it is...

What you need to know before lighting fireworks

Fireworks can be fun, but they are also very dangerous and should be handled with caution and care.

Religious leaders to invoke Frederick Douglass on…

About 150 preachers, rabbis and imams are promising to invoke Black abolitionist Frederick Douglass on July 4th as they call for the U.S. to tackle racism and poverty

2 Cops Charged With Murder in Oklahoma

Two Oklahoma police officers are charged with second-degree murder after allegedly using a Taser on a man more than 50 times. Jared Lakey, 28, died on July 6, 2019, two days after he confronted officers Joshua Taylor and Brandon Dingman in Wilson, per the Frontier . Taylor had responded to a...

Arizona sees record demand for hospital beds

Arizona is seeing record demand for hospital beds as the state struggles to control a surge in COVID-19 cases. On Wednesday, the state broke several of its own records for additional cases, deaths and hospitalizations. (July 3)

Former world leaders warn against Israel…

A group of former world leaders is urging European leaders to keep pressuring  Israel against annexation of parts of the West Bank, warning against complacency after Israel made no move to take over the territory on July 1

Mississippi Moves A Step Further Away From…

Gov. Tate Reeves signed the bill Tuesday ending the state's default designation as a "dry state."

Prosecutors: Ghislaine Maxwell Lived 'Life of…

Ghislaine Maxwell appears to have made "intentional efforts to avoid detection" before her arrest Thursday , from jetting off to Qatar and Japan to changing her phone number, according to authorities. Maxwell—who reportedly holds citizenship in the UK, US, and France—took "at least 15 international flights in the last...

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Lightning strikes dangerously close to police…

This police officer is counting his lucky stars after lightning strikes near him on July 3, on Turner Turnpike between Bristol and Stroud in Oklahoma.

Judge won't participate in 2nd lawsuit over Lee…

A Virginia judge has recused himself from a lawsuit filed by six Richmond residents opposed to Gov. Ralph Northam’s order to take down a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E

Secret Service Agents Fell Ill Before Pence Trip

Vice President Mike Pence, who had been scheduled to visit Arizona for a "Faith in America" campaign rally in Tucson and a tour of Yuma with Gov. Doug Ducey Tuesday, ended up making a much shorter visit to the state Wednesday. Sources tell the Washington Post that Pence postponed and...