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America welcomes July 4 with hot dogs, cool music, cold beer
The United States marks 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday as it celebrates the Fourth of July with fireworks, food and music. Here are some highlights and lowlights of Independence Day celebrations across the globe:... 7/4/2015 2:50 PM

Forgiveness of Charleston church shooter prompts discussion
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Under an outdoor tent a few blocks from Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Sharon Simmons paused while cleaning up from the previous night's revival to ponder the idea of forgiving the white man accused of killing nine of the historic black church's members, including the pastor.... 7/4/2015 2:56 PM

Government faces burden in proving airlines worked together
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As the Justice Department launches an investigation into possible collusion in the airline industry, experts say the government faces the burden of proving that carriers were deliberately signaling business decisions to each other.... 7/4/2015 7:13 AM

New tune for piano-playing senator: Revised education policy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- How does a musician-senator fill the time during yet another partisan Senate stalemate?... 7/4/2015 2:01 PM

66 riders safely evacuated after 400-foot Ferris wheel stops
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A technical crew with The Orlando Eye safely evacuated all 66 stranded riders from the largest Ferris wheel on East Coast, an incident that shut down the attraction that towers 400 feet over central Florida, authorities said.... 7/4/2015 7:02 AM

A year on, children caught on border struggle to stay, adapt
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- At 1-year-old, a wide-eyed, restless Joshua Tinoco faces the prospect of deportation to his native Honduras, one of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children who arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border last year.... 7/4/2015 3:13 PM

Owners of former Vick dogfighting house clash with county
SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) -- The black two-story shed still stands out back at 1915 Moonlight Road - a haunting reminder of the brutal dog fights that took place upstairs when NFL quarterback Michael Vick owned the place.... 7/4/2015 3:17 PM

Texas wants its gold back inside the state's borders
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Forget Fort Knox or the Federal Reserve. Texas has decided to start keeping its gold holdings within in its own borders. But what makes sense politically in such a sovereignty-loving place is creating a logistical conundrum.... 7/4/2015 3:18 PM

After year of Washington legal pot sales, taxes top $70M
SEATTLE (AP) -- Washington launched its second-in-the-nation legal marijuana market with just a handful of stores selling high-priced pot to long lines of customers. A year later, the state has about 160 shops open, tax revenues have soared past expectations and sales top $1.4 million per day.... 7/4/2015 3:31 PM

Hundreds of Arizona inmates to be moved following riot
KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) -- About 700 inmates at an Arizona prison were being moved to new locations Friday after disturbances on consecutive days left their housing units uninhabitable.... 7/4/2015 2:27 AM



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