Facebook groups pivot to attacks on Black Lives…

A loose network of Facebook groups that took root across the country in April to organize protests over coronavirus stay-at-home orders have now pivoted to new targets

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,...

Showers, storms to pester Southeast this week

The unsettled pattern will continue across the southeastern U.S. this week as each afternoon brings the chance for showers and drenching thunderstorms.

Cosby citing systemic racism as he fights assault…

Bill Cosby has long championed personal responsibility in the Black community

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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Today in History for July 5th

Highlights of this day in history: Elvis Presley holds his first major recording session; Birth of the bikini; Enron's Kenneth Lay dies; Arthur Ashe wins at Wimbledon; Larry Doby follows Jackie Robinson; Baseball's Ted Williams dies. (July 5)

Fewer will attend camp this summer; some camps…

After being cooped up for months, kids need summer camp more than ever but a smaller-than-usual cadre will enjoy the experience this year

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...

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.

Rocket fired toward US Embassy in Iraq injures…

The Iraqi military says a rocket aimed at Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone, home of the U.S. Embassy, struck a residential house and injured a child

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...

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)

Sheriff: 2 dead, 8 hurt in South Carolina…

A sheriff's official says a shooting at a South Carolina nightclub left two people dead and eight wounded

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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...

4th of July fun facts

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

1 of 2 protesters hit by driver on Seattle…

One of two people hit by a man who drove his car onto a closed Seattle freeway and into a crowd protesting police brutality has died

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...

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)

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

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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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.

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

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,...