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San Diego fireworks malfunction in big, fast flash

July 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Spectators watch from Coronado Island in San Diego as a malfunction causes the entire Fourth of July fireworks show go off all at once, Wednesday, July 4, 2012. The Coast Guard says the mishap occurred minutes before the scheduled opening of the Big Bay Boom show. More than 500,000 people witnessed the short-lived spectacle. No [&hellip...

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Malware may knock thousands off Internet on Monday

July 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – This undated handout image provided by The DNS Changer Working Group (DCWG) shows the webpage resulting from not having the DNS malware. It will only take a few clicks of the mouse. But for hundreds of thousands of computer users, those clicks...

Insurance companies send crews to protect homes

July 6, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Anthony Cano a firefighter with Wildland Defense Systems Inc., demonstrates how they applied a fire retardant gel that prevents flying embers from igniting on the Waldo Canyon wildfire west of Colorado Springs, Colo., Friday, June 29, 2012. Wildland Defense...

Rain cools Colo. fires, other wildfires grow

July 5, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

A wildfire burns in Lambert Park Tuesday, July 3, 2012 in Alpine, Utah. Fire officials say a wildfire in Utah County destroyed a barn and forced the evacuation of Alpine neighborhoods. The Lone Peak Fire District says no houses have been damaged and the fire...

Many Americans have throwback Fourth without power

July 5, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Brianna Honis participates in the Port Carbon Citizens Committee’s annual Fourth of July Parade nicknamed the “Baby Parade” in Port Carbon, Pa. Wednesday, July 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Republican-Herald, Jacqueline Dormer) MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP)...

Trailer for Cruise's next film project rolls out

July 4, 2012 • Entertainment, National NewsComments Off

In this publicity photo provided by Paramount Pictures, actor Tom Cruise, center, is Jack Reacher in film, “Jack Reacher,” from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Productions. Paramount Pictures has released the trailer for Cruise’s crime drama...

Singer Francesca Battistelli welcomes baby girl

July 4, 2012 • Entertainment, National NewsComments Off

FILE – This Jan. 31, 2010 file photo shows singer Francesca Battistelli arriving at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Battistelli and her husband, Matthew Goodwin, welcomed their second child, Audrey Jane Goodwin, at their Atlanta area home Tuesday,...

Easy fix eludes power outage problems in US

July 4, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

Janet Arnett sits in her apartment in Epiphany House, a low-income senior home in Baltimore, Tuesday, July 3, 2012, as she awaits return of electricity for the first time since last weekend’s severe storms. Utility crews struggled Tuesday to restore...

2 paths forward for uninsured, 1 clouded by ruling

July 4, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In this April 5, 2009 file photo, the Department of Health and Human Services building is seen in Washington. Really? The Supreme Court’s big health care decision means 30 million or more uninsured Americans are soon going to have coverage?...

Search to find Earhart wreckage begins in Hawaii

July 4, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

FILE – In a March 10, 1937 file photo American aviatrix Amelia Earhart waves from the Electra before taking off from Los Angeles, Ca., on March 10, 1937. Earhart is flying to Oakland, Ca., where she and her crew will begin their round-the-world flight...