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Hungary fireworks go on but weather agency controversy stays

Aug. 27, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — An elaborate fireworks display took place Saturday under calm skies in Hungary’s capital after a postponement of the show last weekend caused controversy when it led to the firing of the country’s top meteorologists over their weather predictions. ...

Report: Alleged Richmond July 4 plot had unknown location

Aug. 26, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police Chief Gerald Smith sounded authoritative when he held a press conference to announce that police had thwarted a planned mass shooting at a July 4 fireworks show in Richmond. Smith said two men had planned the shooting for the Dogwood Dell Amphitheater....

Heads of Hungary weather service fired after wrong forecast

Aug. 23, 2022 06:35 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The two top officials of Hungary's meteorological service were fired Monday after an inaccurate rain forecast prompted the postponement of a fireworks display on the country's most important national holiday. The firings of the head and deputy head of the...

Festival resumes after report of shot sends people fleeing

Aug. 14, 2022 14:50 PM EDT

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — An annual 10-day music festival in eastern Pennsylvania resumed Sunday after a reported shooting sent participants scrambling for safety just before the conclusion of Saturday night's concert. Bethlehem police converged on the area just before the Musikfest...

Federal court denies Noem's Mount Rushmore fireworks appeal

Jul. 27, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday dismissed an appeal from South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem in her lawsuit that attempted to overturn the National Park Service's denial of the state's application to hold a fireworks display at Mount Rushmore to celebrate 2021's...

Bullets that hit police at July 4 show likely fired far away

Jul. 06, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bullets that grazed two police officers during a Fourth of July fireworks show in Philadelphia, prompting an evacuation that sent scores of people running from the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, came from the same weapon but were probably fired from “quite a distance away,”...

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...

Oakland Police: four fans hurt when hit by bullet fragments

Jul. 05, 2022 21:01 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Four baseball fans were injured by bullet fragments from outside the Coliseum while attending a postgame July 4 fireworks show, Oakland Police and the team said Tuesday. None of the injuries were life-threatening, police and the A's said. ...

July Fourth event shooting causes panic in Philadelphia

Jul. 05, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Scores of people watching a Fourth of July fireworks show in Philadelphia ran for cover when gunshots rang out, forcing them to leave behind strollers and other personal items as they sought refuge from what many feared was someone shooting into the crowd. Two...

White Sox, MLB decide to play game after parade shooting

Jul. 05, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox talked to Major League Baseball on Monday about postponing their game against the Minnesota Twins after a gunman opened fire on an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago, killing at least six people. After the team's conversation with MLB...