VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Officials in Virginia Beach have canceled July Fourth fireworks displays slated for two locations in an effort to keep residents safe and comply with orders issued amid...
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that he is planning to visit South Dakota for the return of fireworks at Mount Rushmore on July 3.
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo put on a flashy fireworks display on Friday to mark the 6-months-to-go milestone for this year's Olympics.
The show took place high above a barge stationed in Tokyo Bay...
KEYSTONE, S.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump says he might attend a fireworks show that's returning to Mount Rushmore in South Dakota's Black Hills on July 4th.
HONG KONG (AP) — New Year's revelers and pro-democracy protesters were flocking to sites across Hong Kong on Tuesday to see out 2019.
The semi-autonomous Chinese city has toned down the...
CHICAGO (AP) — About 1,300 additional Chicago police officers are expected to be spread across the city on New Year’s Eve.
The majority of the extra officers will be in uniform to increase...
FRISCO, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado town of Breckenridge cancelled its New Year's Eve fireworks display over environmental considerations, officials said.
HONG KONG (AP) — An annual fireworks display in Hong Kong marking China's National Day on Oct. 1 was called off Wednesday as pro-democracy protests show no sign of ending.
COEUR D'ALENE , Idaho (AP) — An Idaho man shot by police after a Fourth of July fireworks display has been arrested on murder and assault charges, officials said.
DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is investigating an illegal fireworks display on the summit of one of Colorado's highest mountains over the Labor Day weekend.
GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — Officials say a firework rocket that was launched during a show for the Pyrotechnics Guild International convention landed in a Wyoming home and sparked a small...
COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Colorado officials have closed parks and canceled a Major League Soccer game's fireworks display after plague was confirmed in prairie dogs in a Denver...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has ordered state flags be lowered to half-staff on Friday in honor of a Roswell firefighter who has died from injuries suffered in the...
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho police department has placed eight officers on paid leave after the shooting of 18-year-old man that followed an Idaho Fourth of July fireworks...
FORTWORTH, Texas (AP) — Officials say a 19-year-old man died in North Central Texas after a firework exploded into his chest and arm.
Tarrant County Medical Examiner's records show Maneno...
CHICAGO (AP) — A stampede at a Fourth of July fireworks display that injured more than a dozen people at Chicago's Navy Pier started when a private security officer shouted for bystanders to take...
ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — A shooting on a crowded boardwalk in a New Jersey shore community has left two women wounded and a teenage boy facing a weapons charge.
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — Police in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, shot and injured a man they say fired a gun within a crowd watching the city's annual Fourth of July fireworks display.
MIAMI (AP) — The Fourth of July fireworks show ended early in Miami because of a bomb scare.
Miami Commissioner Joe Carollo tells the Miami Herald "it's a major disappointment" for people...
RANDOLPH, Mass. (AP) — Authorities are blaming misfired fireworks for starting a blaze that damaged the town hall in a Boston suburb.
Firefighters in Randolph say the small fire broke out...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's "Salute to America" is making some radical changes to the Fourth of July festivities that Washingtonians — and tourists from all around the nation and...
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — High water on Lake Champlain nearly put a damper on the Vermont city of Burlington's fireworks display.
Tom Swenson of Northstar Fireworks tells the Burlington Free...
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Police say an Ohio man shooting off fireworks in his yard has died after a mortar exploded in his chest.
Witnesses told media outlets in Toledo that several children...
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — Fort Campbell and the 101st Airborne Division are hosting a special July Fourth ceremony, concerts and fireworks display.
MADISION, WIs. (AP) — Madison's mayor wants to enhance security at the city's downtown Independence Day celebration after a shooting in a crowd of people at the event left one person...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department says a Fourth of July celebration featuring President Donald Trump will include a flight demonstration by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.
ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — Police say they arrested a dozen young people after several fights broke out at a suburban Detroit fireworks display.
Crowds gathered Thursday night for the fireworks...
CHICAGO (AP) — A daylong celebration of LGBTQ culture in Chicago will return for a fourth year to Navy Pier.
Navy Pier Pride by American Airlines will be June 29. The free event from noon to...
FALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say an illegal Memorial Day weekend fireworks display is likely to blame for a brush fire that scorched five acres on Cape Cod.
FRISCO, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado town has cancelled plans for its annual Fourth of July fireworks display due to safety and other concerns.
The Summit Daily reported Monday that the town of...
FRISCO, Colo. (AP) — Another Colorado mountain community is canceling its annual fireworks display and working on other ways to celebrate the Fourth of July.
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A hot air balloon festival is coming to southwest Louisiana, with the first night being an alcohol-free "Church Night" and a beer festival the second afternoon.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he'll host a July Fourth celebration at the Lincoln Memorial. And though the event he's calling "A Salute to America" is months away, he's boasting...
PARIS (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people celebrated New Year's Eve on Paris' Champs-Elysees avenue in a festive and joyful atmosphere amid heavy security.
Parisians and tourists gathered on the avenue known for luxury shops and refined air to watch a 20-minute light show at the Arc de Triomphe monument and a fireworks display at the start of the new year. At midnight, revelers kissed and hugged each other.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Members of a Colorado Springs climbing club are making their annual New Year's Eve trek up Pikes Peak in cold and snowy conditions.
AdAmAn Club members began the climb Sunday in sunny weather and plan to reach the summit in time to set off their annual fireworks display.
The group, founded in 1922, is named after its practice of adding a man to its ranks each year.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraskans have one final chance to catch a fireworks display over the waterway at Omaha's Gene Leahy Mall.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A U.S. Postal Service worker has admitted firing a gun into the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank during a downtown fireworks display in July.
LONDON (AP) — British emergency services say eight children have been hurt when an inflatable slide collapsed at a fireworks display in southern England.
The accident happened as thousands gathered Saturday to watch Bonfire Night fireworks in Woking, 25 miles (40 kms) southwest of London.
Journalist Andy Datson said he saw up to 40 children playing on the slide, which he estimated was about 30 feet tall and "looked pretty flimsy."
BERLIN (AP) — Swiss authorities have banned people from lighting fireworks in large parts of the country because of concerns about forest fires following weeks of dry weather.
Chur, the capital of the southern canton (state) of Grisons, said Wednesday it would cancel its traditional fireworks display on Switzerland's Aug. 1 national holiday.
Other cantons have also warned people not to use fireworks near wooded areas.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police have arrested a man who they say fired multiple shots as people were leaving a fireworks display in Connecticut.
Hartford police say they arrested the 19-year-old Windsor man Saturday and charged him with unlawful discharge of a firearm, reckless endangerment and breach of peace among other offenses.
Authorities say the man fired a handgun from the upper level of a plaza in Hartford as people were leaving a fireworks display.
CLARKSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Officials from a suburban New York town say playing a song known as the Civil War's unofficial Confederate anthem at a town-sponsored Fourth of July celebration was an oversight.
SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — Public works employees say they found two truckloads worth of fireworks debris at a Maine beach in apparent contempt of current prohibitions on beach fireworks.
Spent fireworks canisters, busted beach chairs, plastic bits and other remnants were found strewn across Pine Point Beach in Scarborough early Thursday. The Portland Press Herald reports town officials say they have a perennial problem around the Fourth of July trying to enforce the fireworks ban.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Severe thunderstorms knocked out power to nearly 7,000, disrupted some fireworks displays and injured at least one woman in eastern Nebraska.
The storms moved across the Omaha area around 10 p.m. Wednesday and knocked out power to 6,900 Omaha Public Power District customers.
Electricity was restored to most customers overnight, but about 300 still lacked power Thursday morning.
SHERIDAN, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say two people were critically injured by a lightning strike as people gathered for a Fourth of July fireworks show in northern Illinois and another person was hit by lightning after Chicago's fireworks.
The injuries came as severe thunderstorms moved through Illinois on Wednesday night.
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (AP) — Two people died and several others were injured after a branch measuring in parts more than 8 feet (2.5 meters) around fell on spectators during a fireworks display in western Illinois, authorities said.
Rock Island County Sheriff Gerald Bustos said Wednesday that the branch fell from an oak tree that's believed to be about 100 years old. It fell about 25 feet (8 meters) during Tuesday night's "Red, White and Boom" event outside the courthouse in Rock Island.
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on a tree branch that fell on spectators, killing two, at a western Illinois fireworks display (all times local):
A western Illinois sheriff says the branch that fell on spectators during a fireworks display, killing two, measured more than 8-feet (2.5 meters) around at its base and was about 45 feet (14 meters) long.
DENVER (AP) — Many Colorado communities have canceled their July 4th fireworks shows because of the high fire danger.
However, some shows will still go ahead as planned in places such as Denver, Colorado Springs and Fort Collins.
HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — The National Weather Service says there's a slight chance that thunderstorms could disrupt fireworks displays in parts of Nebraska.
A storm front will move across Nebraska Wednesday, and could produce scattered thunderstorms in the evening and overnight.
The Weather Service says lightning from the storms could disrupt outdoor activities.
Show Low and Prescott Valley are the latest Arizona communities to cancel planned July Fourth fireworks because of extreme fire danger.
Flagstaff, Prescott, Cave Creek and Williams previously canceled their holiday fireworks displays.
Prescott Valley's announcement Monday said it had plans for added patrol and fire protection but decided to cancel its display because dry conditions and the lack of in the immediate forecast.
NORTH BEACH, Md. (AP) — Maryland Natural Resources Police say a boat crash on the Chesapeake Bay during a fireworks display had injured four people.
Police tell news outlets the boats collided Saturday night in Anne Arundel County off North Beach. They say a 20-foot (6-meter) Bayliner boat had struck a 27-foot (8-meter) Wellcraft one anchored along the Anne Arundel and Calvert County line.