Latest Holidays News

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...

Man killed in illegal fireworks explosion near Los Angeles

Jul. 05, 2022 15:01 PM EDT

MONTEBELLO, Calif. (AP) — A 42-year-old man was killed when a powerful firework exploded in his hand during a Fourth of July celebration in a Southern California neighborhood, officials said Tuesday. Paramedics responding around 6:30 p.m. Monday found the victim with severe...

8 hurt, some critically, in July 4 Minneapolis park shooting

Jul. 05, 2022 14:33 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Eight people were wounded, some critically, in a shooting in a Minneapolis park during unofficial Fourth of July celebrations, according to officials. Police said the shooting took place about 11:30 p.m. Monday at Boom Island Park. “We were just...

Police: Gunman at July 4 parade fired more than 70 rounds, evaded initial capture by blending into fleeing crowd

Jul. 05, 2022 12:47 PM EDT
HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — Police: Gunman at July 4 parade fired more than 70 rounds, evaded initial capture by blending into fleeing crowd.

Police: 3 shot to death at block party in Gary, Indiana

Jul. 05, 2022 12:30 PM EDT

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Gunfire during a July Fourth block party in northwestern Indiana left three people dead and seven wounded early Tuesday, police said. The shooting happened in a residential neighborhood of Gary, Indiana, about 12:45 a.m. and officers who responded found three...

6-year-old girl dies in fall from parade trailer in Mandan

Jul. 05, 2022 10:52 AM EDT

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — A 6-year-old girl has died after falling from a trailer headed to a July Fourth parade staging area in Mandan, according to officials. According to Deputy Police Chief Lori Flaten, the girl fell off the trailer Monday and was hit by one of its tires. She was...

New California wildfire strands Fourth of July revelers

Jul. 05, 2022 01:38 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters in Northern California were battling a fresh wildfire that broke out Monday east of Sacramento at a recreation area packed with Fourth of July revelers and forced a number of evacuations. As the fire quickly spread, 85 to 100 people...