Latest Holidays News

Essence Fest is back in New Orleans after two-year hiatus

Jun. 29, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Black culture, in all its glory, will be on display over the 4th of July holiday weekend in New Orleans as thousands converge on the city for the in-person return of the Essence Festival of Culture. The multiday event begins with a Thursday performance by...

Some cities nix July 4 fireworks for shortages, fire dangers

Jun. 27, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The skies over a scattering of Western U.S. cities will stay dark for the third consecutive Fourth of July as some major fireworks displays are canceled again this year — some over wildfire concerns amid dry weather and others because of enduring pandemic-related staffing and...

Asian chili-garlic sauce punches up pork burgers for July 4

Jun. 27, 2022 08:23 AM EDT

For this year’s Fourth of July cookout, update long-held traditions with globally inspired flavors — starting with the burger. This recipe from our book “COOKish,” which limits recipes to just six ingredients without sacrificing flavor, is loosely based on a Filipino...

Man starts cigar brand to honor Surfside victim grandparents

Jun. 26, 2022 03:19 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Nick Fusco was 16 years old when he got his first cigar — a gift from his grandfather, plucked out of a special tobacco drawer in his grandparents’ Surfside condominium. Fusco, now 23, says that started a tradition of smoking cigars with his grandfather while...

Airlines aim to shift blame for flight problems to FAA

Jun. 24, 2022 19:54 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Airlines under scrutiny for widespread flight disruptions are renewing their criticism of the government agency that manages the nation’s airspace, saying that understaffing at the Federal Aviation Administration is “crippling” traffic along the East Coast. ...

Guilty plea in crash that killed parents, injured 3 children

Jun. 24, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A drunken driver who killed a mother and father and seriously injured their three young children as they looked at Christmas lights in Southern California pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder. Grace Elizabeth Coleman, 23, of Newport Beach also...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jun. 24, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Rutland Herald. June 21, 2022. Editorial: Choices A Supreme Court decision this week caught our attention. It could have significant implications right here in Vermont. The decision stems from a case out of Maine, and points to school choice. ...

Editorial Roundup: Tennessee

Jun. 23, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

Kingsport Times News. June 22, 2022. Editorial: Keep people and pets safe during excessive heat We were surprised when Alexa, our virtual assistant, gave us a notification that it was dangerously hot outside. We’d never heard that warning from Alexa, but we hadn’t...

Oil industry says Granholm meeting sends 'positive signal'

Jun. 23, 2022 18:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An oil industry meeting with Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to lower gas prices and boost domestic oil supplies was constructive, but did not produce a major breakthrough, administration and industry officials said Thursday. The closed-door meeting came as...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Jun. 23, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

Parkersburg News and Sentinel. June 21, 2022. Editorial: Budgets: Accurate, fair numbers are important With plenty of crowing out of Charleston about financial successes such as nearly $1.2 billion in surplus tax collections, lawmakers are right to wonder how matters...