Tag: Fourth of July

911 callers urge help for hockey player killed by fireworks

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A woman told a 911 dispatcher that Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks was “getting ready to go into convulsions” after he was struck...

Hot dog! NYC marks July 4 with eating contest, fireworks

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NEW YORK — After a year lost to the coronavirus, New York City's most well-known Fourth of July traditions are back. ...

People along the US-Canadian border await word of reopening

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BURLINGTON, Vt. — In a normal, pre-COVID-19 summer, scores of pleasure boats are anchored in Lake Champlain off the Burlington waterfront by July 4,...

Biden sees virus ‘independence,’ but COVID takes no holiday

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WASHINGTON — After nearly six months in office, grappling with a pandemic every step of that way, President Joe Biden was determined to party. ...

Maui mayor asks airlines for fewer tourists amid travel boom

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HONOLULU — For nearly a year, Maui residents had their tropical oasis virtually to themselves. ...

Universal takes top three spots at domestic box office

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Although the box office has yet to fully recover from the pandemic, at least one studio has good reason to celebrate this Fourth of...

Tragedy casts pall over July Fourth holiday in South Florida

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The Fourth of July holiday was marked with somber tones in South Florida, where a collapsed building has left at least 24 dead and...

Actor Will Smith pays for July 4 fireworks in New Orleans

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NEW ORLEANS — Fireworks are returning to New Orleans on Independence Day thanks to actor Will Smith. ...

Biden says teachers deserve ‘a raise, not just praise’

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Speaking to the nation’s largest teachers union, President Joe Biden said Friday that the pandemic has given America’s parents the “ultimate education” on the...

Closed US Capitol is somber backdrop this Independence Day

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WASHINGTON — As it has been for nearly 16 months, longer than any time in the nation’s history, the U.S. Capitol is closed to...