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Girl hit by vehicle in July 4 parade in Utah, badly injured

Jul. 04, 2022 17:00 PM EDT

KAYSVILLE, Utah (AP) — An 8-year-old suffered critical injuries when she was struck by a vehicle while participating in a July 4 parade in Kaysville, north of Salt Lake City, police said Monday. The girl was in the parade as part of a cheerleading program and was hit by a vehicle...

July 4 events nixed in Utah city after fire threatens homes

Jul. 04, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A fire in a Utah city north of Salt Lake City suspected to have been caused by fireworks led to the evacuation of dozens of homes and the cancellation of some Independence Day events, officials said. The fire near the city of Centerville was reported at about...

Flight cancellations ease slightly as July 4 weekend ends

Jul. 04, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Travelers flying home from July Fourth getaways faced flight delays Monday, but airlines were canceling fewer flights than in the days leading up to the holiday weekend. Airlines had canceled more than 2,200 U.S. flights, and another 23,000 were delayed, since holiday...

Police: Chicago-area July 4 parade shooter on loose, residents asked to shelter in place; 6 confirmed dead, 24 injured

Jul. 04, 2022 14:12 PM EDT
HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — Police: Chicago-area July 4 parade shooter on loose, residents asked to shelter in place; 6 confirmed dead, 24 injured.

Police say 5 people killed, 19 hospitalized in shooting at July 4th parade in Highland Park near Chicago

Jul. 04, 2022 13:36 PM EDT
CHICAGO (AP) — Police say 5 people killed, 19 hospitalized in shooting at July 4th parade in Highland Park near Chicago.

Today in History: July 4, Declaration of Independence

Jul. 04, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, July 4, the 185th day of 2022. There are 180 days left in the year. This is Independence Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted by delegates to the Second...

‘Minions’ set box office on fire with $108.5 million debut

Jul. 03, 2022 13:07 PM EDT

Families went bananas for Minions this weekend at the movie theater. “ Minions: The Rise of Gru ” brought in an estimated $108.5 million in ticket sales from 4,391 screens in North America, Universal Pictures said Sunday. By the end of the Monday’s July Fourth holiday, it will likely have...

Fireworks injury prompts safety warning from police

Jul. 03, 2022 12:37 PM EDT

WESTMINSTER, Vt. (AP) — Authorities in Vermont say a man was seriously injured Saturday while setting off fireworks. The Vermont State Police say officers responded late Saturday night to a residence in the town of Westminster, located on the border with New Hampshire, after a man...

From one July Fourth to the next, a steep slide for Biden

Jul. 03, 2022 09:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Last Fourth of July, President Joe Biden gathered hundreds of people outside the White House for an event that would have been unthinkable for many Americans the previous year. With the coronavirus in retreat, they ate hamburgers and watched fireworks over the National Mall. ...

Tropical Storm Colin brings rain to Carolinas, weakens

Jul. 02, 2022 23:05 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Colin formed along the South Carolina coast on Saturday morning, bringing rain and winds, though the storm later weakened and conditions are expected to improve by Monday's July Fourth celebrations. The National Hurricane Center in Miami warned of the...