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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...

California forest fire temporarily strands July 4th revelers

Jul. 05, 2022 10:42 AM EDT

JACKSON, Calif. (AP) — Fourth of July revelers stranded by a wildfire in a mountainous California region that's a top tourist destination were safely evacuated, but the fire continued chewing through forests on Tuesday, officials said. The fire in Sierra Nevada Gold Country that...

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...

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

Jul. 05, 2022 10:30 AM 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...

Algeria marks 60 years of independence with military parade

Jul. 05, 2022 05:27 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria is celebrating 60 years of independence from France on Tuesday with nationwide ceremonies, a pardon of 14,000 prisoners and its first military parade in years. The events mark the country's official declaration of independence on July 5, 1962, after...

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...

Vogt hits home run, sacrifice fly as A's beat Blue Jays 5-1

Jul. 05, 2022 00:41 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Vogt cherished going to San Francisco Giants games on July 4 or Mother's Day as a kid coming from Central California, and now he really appreciates playing on special holidays. On Monday, the 37-year-old Vogt changed his walk-up music to “Born in...

Arraez gets 3 hits as Twins beat White Sox 6-3 in 10 innings

Jul. 05, 2022 00:29 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Luis Arraez had three hits, including a tiebreaking RBI single in Minnesota’s four-run 10th inning, and the Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 6-3 on Monday night. Arraez’s leadoff grounder against Joe Kelly (0-2) drove in pinch-runner Gilberto Celestino. Jorge...

Asia shares rise on optimism about easing COVID restrictions

Jul. 05, 2022 00:24 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares advanced Monday across the board as buying set in after the lull of a U.S. national holiday. Analysts said the optimism may be driven by expectations the U.S. may decide to cut Chinese tariffs, a welcome move that would also help tame inflation. ...