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July 4th saluted with fireworks, parades, parties

July 5, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Scott Webb, of Waldorf, Md., celebrates during the finale of the Boston Pops Fourth of July Concert at the Hatch Shell in Boston, Thursday, July 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) NEW YORK (AP) — Extravagant displays of Fourth of July fireworks lit up the skies around the nation, including a smiley face that gave a [&hellip...

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Ariz. town remembers the 4th, fallen firefighters

July 5, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

A cowboy competes in the saddle bronc competition during the Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo, Wednesday, July 3, 2013 in Prescott, Ariz. A mile-high city about 90 miles northwest of Phoenix, Prescott remains a modern-day outpost of the pioneer spirit. It’s...

Briere agrees with Canadiens on 2-year deal

July 5, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this April 11, 2012 file photo, Philadelphia Flyers’ Danny Briere (48) sits on the bench during the third period in Game 1 of the opening-round of an NHL hockey playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh. A modest crop...

SF Bay Area rail talks resume as strike goes on

July 5, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Two BART strikers stand and look towards a long line of commuters working their way down California Boulevard to buses waiting to take them to San Francisco on the second day of the BART strike in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. (AP Photo/The...

Gandolfini leaves bulk of $70M estate to children

July 3, 2013 • Entertainment, National NewsComments (0)

FILE – This April 11, 2011 file photo shows actor James Gandolfini in Beverly Hills, Calif. Gandolfini, who died June 19, 2013, has left the bulk of his estimated $70 million estate to his 13-year-old son and infant daughter. The late “Sopranos”...

Expert: No Martin DNA on gun grip

July 3, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Defense attorney Mark O’Mara, right, talks with Assistant state attorney John Guy before a recess during the George Zimmerman trial in Seminole circuit court, in Sanford, Fla., Wednesday, July 3, 2013. Zimmerman is charged with second-degree murder in...

Gasoline prices begin summer slide

July 3, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this Monday, July 1, 2013 photo, a sign advertising unleaded gas for $2.99 is seen at a QuikTrip station in Greenville, S.C. Gasoline prices are on a summer slide, giving U.S. drivers a break as they set out for the beach and other vacation...

Before arrest, Hernandez had brushes with violence

July 3, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this June 26, 2013, file photo, Aaron Hernandez, left, stands with his attorney, Michael Fee, right, during arraignment in Attleboro District Court in Attleboro, Mass. Since Hernandez was arrested last week in the shooting death of a friend...

Investigators to examine why Ariz. blaze killed 19

July 3, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This undated photo provided by the family shows John Joseph Percin Jr. Percin, 24, was among the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots firefighters who were killed Sunday, June 30, 2013 when a windblown wildfire overcame them north of Phoenix. (AP Photo) PRESCOTT,...

AP IMPACT: More air passengers show up with guns

July 3, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

This handout photo provided by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), taken in April 2013 at Indianapolis International Airport, shows a gun among personal belongings that was confiscated in a carry-on bag at the airport. _ Several times every day,...