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Californians celebrate July 4 with virtual parades, masks

July 4, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As the coronavirus surges in the state, Californians celebrated Independence Day with virtual parades featuring photos of flag-draped front porches instead of pancake... more »»

Phoenix to change 'Robert E. Lee,' 'Squaw Peak' street names

July 4, 2020

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix officials are set to begin the process of changing the names of two streets — one seen as demeaning to indigenous Native American women and the other glorifying the... more »»

Police: 2 women hit by car on Seattle highway amid protest

July 4, 2020

SEATTLE (AP) — A 27-year-old man drove a white Jaguar onto a closed freeway in Seattle early Saturday and barreled through a panicked crowd of protesters, critically injuring two women, officials... more »»

As monuments fall, Confederate carving has size on its side

July 4, 2020

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — Some statues of figures from America's slave-owning past have been yanked down by protesters, others dismantled by order of governors or city leaders. more »»

AMERICAN DIARY: July 4 hurts, until I remember my WWII uncle

July 4, 2020

RIO RANCHO, N.M, (AP) — The July Fourth holiday hurts me every year. Waving flags seems out of place, and wearing anything stars and stripes makes me feel like Apollo Creed in "Rocky. more »»

Police: 2 women hit by car on Seattle highway amid protests

July 4, 2020

SEATTLE (AP) — A 27-year-old man drove a white Jaguar onto a closed freeway in Seattle early Saturday and barreled through a panicked crowd of protesters, injuring two women, officials said. more »»

Amazon homeless shelter boosts unique program for sick kids

July 4, 2020

SEATTLE (AP) — After becoming homeless, Connie Wade realized she'd be missing something critical to care for her daughter. more »»

Michigan village starts flood recovery, awaits funds

July 4, 2020

LANSING, Mich (AP) — Jenna Hulse was at work out of town as a nurse when she got a message from her brother that a dam three blocks from her house in the Michigan village of Sanford was failing. more »»

Stimulus money could pose dilemmas in nursing homes

July 4, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Nursing home residents are among the Americans getting $1,200 checks as part of the U.S. government’s plan to revive the economy. more »»

Mississippi could drop Jim Crow-era statewide voting process

July 4, 2020

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi just ditched its Confederate-themed state fla. more »»

Governors stress 'personal responsibility' over virus orders

July 4, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Earlier this week, as Tennessee registered what then was its highest single-day coronavirus case increase, Gov. Bill Lee held a news conference and issued a stern response. more »»

2 women hit by car on Seattle highway closed amid protests

July 4, 2020

SEATTLE (AP) — Two women were struck by a car whose driver sped through a protest-related closure on a freeway, authorities said early Saturday. more »»

More fireworks in Americans' hands for July 4 raises risks

July 4, 2020

ATLANTA (AP) — For many Americans, the Fourth of July will be more intimate this year. It also could be riskier.

Saturday will be unlike any Independence Day in recent memory. more »»

Violence mars Portland protests, frustrates Black community

July 4, 2020

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters in this liberal, predominantly white city have taken to the streets peacefully every day for more than five weeks to decry police brutality. more »»

Epstein cohort's arrest becomes new test for plea deal

July 3, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Before Jeffrey Epstein’s jailhouse suicide last year, his defense hinged on a 2008 deal with federal prosecutors in Florida over his alleged sexual abuse of multiple teenage girl. more »»

 
 

 

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