Monday, July 6, 2015
Parades, fireworks, naturalization ceremonies, eating contests and music ushered in the Fourth of July as the United States marked 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday.
Jeanette and Alexander Toczko were each 8 years old when they became smitten with one another. They married in 1940 and were rarely apart in the decades since.
An alligator has attacked and killed a Texas man who ignored warnings about the reptile and went for a late-night swim in a creek, U.S. media reported Saturday.
Saturday, July 4, 2015
A pig-shaped hot-air balloon crashed into a tree and caught fire at a balloon festival in Utah, cutting the pilot's face.
About half of the Lake Superior waters and much of the shoreline belonging to the Canadian government are now under the country's highest level of federal protection.
A U.S. Navy installation in Washington, D.C. was given the all-clear Thursday after a tense lockdown and search for several hours over reports of a possible shooting, authorities said.
Jacobo Zabludovsky, a journalist who for decades was seen as a symbol of the tight links between Mexico's government and press, died Thursday at age 87.
More than 5,000 people were evacuated from their homes after a train carrying toxic chemicals derailed in Tennessee overnight and spectacularly caught fire, firefighters and officials said Thursday.
Two minor blasts have rattled the Colombian capital Bogota and injured at least 10 people, amid an uptick in violence and strains in negotiations to end the country's internal conflict.
Fires at six African-American churches in the southern United States do not appear to be linked or racially motivated, officials said Thursday.