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Americans Celebrate Independence Day

Posted July 5th, 2012 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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The annual Independence Day celebration across the United States was capped off Wednesday with the traditional nighttime fireworks displays in many cities. In Washington, D.C., a large crowd gathered at the U.S. Capitol for a patriotic concert watched as fireworks lit up the sky behind the Washington Monument, while New Yorkers were treated to a […]

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Americans Celebrate Independence Day

Posted July 4th, 2012 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Nightfall is approaching in much of the United States, as millions of people anticipate traditional Independence Day fireworks displays. Hundreds of thousands are braving record heat in Washington for the annual July 4th concert and fireworks — and keeping an anxious eye on the sky. Weather forecasters predict a chance of strong thunderstorms after dark. […]

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Americans Celebrate Independence Day

Posted July 4th, 2012 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has marked the nation’s Independence Day by welcoming 25 active duty U.S. service members as new American citizens. Mr. Obama said in a speech at the White House Wednesday that “immigration makes America stronger” and “positions America to lead in the 21st century.” The 25 who took the oath of allegiance […]

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Americans Celebrate Independence Day

Posted July 4th, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has marked the nation’s Independence Day by welcoming 25 active duty U.S. service members as new American citizens. Mr. Obama said in a speech at the White House Wednesday that “immigration makes America stronger” and “positions America to lead in the 21st century.” The 25 who took the oath of allegiance […]

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Americans Celebrate Independence Day

Posted July 4th, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Americans celebrating the nation’s Independence Day Wednesday are facing more extreme heat, continued power outages from Friday’s violent storms in the east and a threat of more fires in the country’s dry west. Tens of millions of people are lining parade routes and attending picnics, concerts and family gatherings to mark the 4th of July […]

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Americans Celebrate Independence Day

Posted July 4th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Americans celebrating the nation’s Independence Day Wednesday are facing more extreme heat, continued power outages from Friday’s violent storms and wildfires. Tens of millions of people are lining parade routes and attending picnics, concerts and family gatherings to mark the 4th of July holiday. But with more than one million people still without power, many […]

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America Celebrates Independence Day

Posted July 4th, 2012 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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From the far reaches of Alaska to the Gulf coast, Americans on Wednesday are celebrating the 236th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, the formal announcement of America’s end as a British colony. Tens of millions of small-town Americans and city dwellers alike will line parade routes, watch fireworks, attend picnics, concerts and family gatherings. […]

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America Readies for Independence Celebrations

Posted July 3rd, 2012 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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From the far reaches of Alaska to the Gulf coast, Americans on Wednesday will celebrate Independence Day — the 236th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence from British rule. Tens of millions of small-town Americans and city dwellers alike will line parade routes, watch fireworks, attend picnics, concerts and family gatherings. In Washington, hundreds of […]

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