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  1. Fire at Texas Chemical Facility Prompts Warning to ResidentsSun, 05 Jul 2015 05:15:21 GMT
    Authorities described the blaze in Waller County, west of Houston, as a 12-alarm fire and told residents to shelter in place. More...
  2. Beachgoers Beware: Toxic Sea Creatures Invade Jersey ShoreSun, 05 Jul 2015 03:52:10 GMT
    The potentially deadly jellyfish-like Portuguese man-of-war has been found up and down the New Jersey coast and more are likely on their way. More...
  3. 14 Hurt After Deck Collapses During Family PhotoSun, 05 Jul 2015 03:30:56 GMT
    Some of those hurt suffered what were described as critical injuries after the structure collapsed in Emerald Isle, North Carolina, on Saturday. More...
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  1. America celebrates July 4 with parades, hot dogs, cold beerSat, 04 Jul 2015 20:25:34 GMT
    The United States marks 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday as it celebrates the Fourth of July with parades, fireworks, naturalization ceremonies, eating contests and music. Here are some highlights and lowlights of Independence Day celebrations across the country: Parades across Iowa and New Hampshire were clear reminders of the race for the White House: Red balloons promoting "Jeb! 2016," a tractor draped in a Rick Perry banner and dutiful volunteers holding signs and chanting for their chosen candidates. More...
  2. McCain: US must reassess Afghanistan troop withdrawalSat, 04 Jul 2015 17:20:42 GMT
    KABUL, Afghanistan >> The ongoing Taliban offensive in Afghanistan demands a reassessment of the Obama administration's current plan to drawdown U.S. forces, U.S. Sen. John McCain said Saturday during a visit to the country's capital. American and international troops have already stopped playing a combat role, remaining as trainers for local forces. More...
  3. Sanders snags key endorsement in New HampshireSat, 04 Jul 2015 15:16:06 GMT
    Sen. Bernie Sanders has snagged a key endorsement in New Hampshire that may sting a little for Martin O'Malley's campaign. Longtime New Hampshire Democratic activist Dudley Dudley told CNN Friday that she has decided to endorse Bernie Sanders for the Democratic 2016 nomination. More...
  4. Clinton says she takes a 'backseat to no one' among liberalsSat, 04 Jul 2015 11:06:55 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday she takes a "backseat to no one" on championing liberal causes, presenting herself as a standard-bearer for Democrats as primary challenger Bernie Sanders generates large, energetic crowds. Clinton addressed 850 people at an outdoor amphitheater at Dartmouth College, a last-minute venue change made to accommodate a larger audience. More...
  5. Takei walks back 'blackface' remark about ThomasSat, 04 Jul 2015 06:43:30 GMT
    But days after the "Star Trek" actor called Justice Clarence Thomas a "clown in blackface" following his dissent in last week's landmark same-sex marriage ruling, Takei said on Friday that his words "were not carefully considered." "When asked by a reporter about the opinion, I was still seething, and I referred to him as a 'clown in blackface' to suggest that he had abdicated and abandoned his heritage," Takei said in a Facebook post. More...
  6. Rubio, Christie planning sleepover with the RomneysSat, 04 Jul 2015 05:39:02 GMT
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will both be staying over at Romney's property in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, an aide to Romney confirmed. The aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of what the aide called the private nature of the event, said the former governor and his wife opened their home to the Christie and Rubio families after hearing they would be in town for the holiday weekend. More...
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  1. At least 14 people injured in North Carolina deck collapse, police saySun, 05 Jul 2015 05:45:55 GMT
    At least 14 people were injured, two critically, when a deck collapsed at a North Carolina beach house Saturday night as a family got set to take a group photo, authorities said. More...
  2. Florida homeless ex-Marine piano man draws raves playing Bach, StyxSun, 05 Jul 2015 05:00:41 GMT
    A homeless ex-Marine has got passersby feeling alright in downtown Sarasota, Fla., as he plays Bach, the Beatles and Styx on sidewalk pianos. More...
  3. Magnitude-4.2 earthquake rattles parts of OregonSun, 05 Jul 2015 04:22:29 GMT
    Some Oregonians woke on the Fourth of July to a significant jolt when a magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck near Springfield and Eugene. More...
  4. Let freedom ring: America celebrates Independence DaySun, 05 Jul 2015 04:00:01 GMT
    Americans across the country celebrated Fourth of July with parades, fireworks, naturalization ceremonies, eating contests and movies Saturday as the United States marked 239 years as an independent nation. More...
  5. Woman known for trying to sneak on planes arrested in Chicago again at airport securitySun, 05 Jul 2015 03:18:42 GMT
    A woman who has repeatedly tried to sneak aboard airplanes has been arrested in Chicago twice in as many days, the latest incident while trying to get through security without a ticket at O'Hare International Airport. More...
  6. Police: 14 hurt in deck collapse at North Carolina beachhouse when family gathered for photoSun, 05 Jul 2015 02:19:02 GMT
    Authorities say a deck collapsed at a North Carolina beachhouse as a family was preparing to take a group photo, leaving at least 14 people injured with at least two of those in critical condition. More...
  7. Arizona prison hit with 3rd disturbance by inmates in 4 days; prison has troubled historySun, 05 Jul 2015 02:17:44 GMT
    A third disturbance within four days broke out Saturday in a private prison in Kingman, authorities said. More...
  8. Southwest flight from Baltimore to Denver checked because of security threat, authorities saySun, 05 Jul 2015 01:18:42 GMT
    Authorities say a Southwest Airlines plane finishing a flight from Baltimore to Denver was parked in a remote area at Denver International Airport Saturday evening because of an unspecified security threat. More...
  9. 2 homes burn near Springdale as Washington wildfires grow Sun, 05 Jul 2015 00:23:12 GMT
    Wildfires across Washington state burned through brush, forest and grassland amid 100-degree heat as the region braced for more hot weather and the onset of Fourth of July fireworks. More...
  10. Firefighters battle wildfires across Washington state; 2 homes burn near SpringdaleSat, 04 Jul 2015 22:10:05 GMT
    Wildfires across Washington state burned through brush, forest and grassland amid 100-degree heat as the region braced for more hot weather and the onset of Fourth of July fireworks. More...