Latest Holidays News

Gas prices 'double-edged sword' hurts drivers, helps climate

Jul. 07, 2022 10:06 AM EDT

As Congress and now the Supreme Court stymie the Biden administration’s efforts to curb climate change, one thing the president doesn’t want - sky high gas prices - actually is nibbling away at emissions of heat-trapping gas. Gas prices in much of the United States shot past the...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Jul. 07, 2022 01:28 AM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. June 30, 2022. Editorial: Deer season tweaks show responsibility A few days ago the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board announced a handful of changes to this year’s white-tailed deer season. They weren’t major — most hunters probably...

Favorable weather helps fight against California forest fire

Jul. 06, 2022 20:55 PM EDT

JACKSON, Calif. (AP) — Favorable weather early Wednesday aided the fight against a wildfire in California's Gold Country that has forced evacuations in two counties. The Electra Fire had burned 6.4 square miles (16.6 square kilometers) of rural terrain but it was now 40% contained...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jul. 06, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

LNP/Lancaster Online. July 3, 2022. Editorial: State House Speaker Bryan Cutler shows some courage in Jan. 6 hearing. Other Pennsylvania elected officials should take note. As we celebrate this Fourth of July weekend, it’s important to acknowledge that American...

Indiana boy, man killed in separate weekend fireworks blasts

Jul. 06, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

MOUNT VERNON, Ind. (AP) — An 11-year-old boy and a man died over the Fourth of July holiday weekend after being injured by fireworks in separate Indiana incidents, authorities said. The boy, Camrynn Ray McMichael of Mount Vernon, died Sunday night from a head injury he suffered in...

Girl dies while tubing during holiday weekend in Tennessee

Jul. 06, 2022 05:02 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A 10-year-old girl died while tubing on a Tennessee waterway during the Fourth of July holiday weekend, authorities said. The girl was on a tube being pulled by a pontoon boat on the Tennessee River in Decatur County on Saturday evening when the boat's...

Piscotty homers, A's win series for second time in last 12

Jul. 06, 2022 01:25 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — First-year manager Mark Kotsay walked up the tunnel after another impressive victory by his Athletics and tried to remember the last winning series at home. “To be honest, I don't think I can reflect on it, so it does feel good to get a series win here at...

New evacuations for communities near California forest fire

Jul. 05, 2022 21:26 PM EDT

JACKSON, Calif. (AP) — Evacuation orders were expanded Tuesday for remote California communities near a wildfire that may have been sparked by fireworks or a barbecue on the Fourth of July in a mountainous region that's a top tourism destination. The Electra Fire in Sierra Nevada...

Deadly July 4 parade: Shots, then a frantic rush to escape

Jul. 05, 2022 22:27 PM EDT

HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — David Shapiro and his wife brought their two young kids to enjoy the Independence Day parade in their hometown north of Chicago, snagging a spot in front of a boutique winery. The children's parade in downtown Highland Park had already gone by, with...

Cowboys criticized over deal with gun-themed coffee company

Jul. 05, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys sparked criticism on social media Tuesday after announcing a marketing agreement with a gun-themed coffee company with blends that include “AK-47 Espresso,” “Silencer Smooth” and “Murdered Out.” The partnership with the Black...