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Highlights of this day in history: John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet for first time; Baseball's first All-Star Game; Outbreak of the Biafran War; Painter Frida Kahlo born; Althea Gibson wins at Wimbledon; Singing cowboy Roy Rogers dies.
The Georgia State Patrol says fireworks, rocks and graffiti have caused extensive damage to its headquarters in Atlanta. A spokesperson says public safety workers put out the fire early Sunday. Two employees were treated for smoke inhalation.
Here's the latest for Sunday, July 5: Christopher Columbus statue toppled in Baltimore; India sees another record jump in coronavirus cases; Rio's Catholic church reopens for mass; baby Hawksbill turtles born on nearly empty Thailand beaches.
Baltimore protesters pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus and threw it into the city's Inner Harbor Saturday night. Video captured by reporter Louis Krauss of The Baltimore Brew shows the moment the statue came down.
Highlights of this day in history: Elvis Presley holds his first major recording session; Birth of the bikini; Enron's Kenneth Lay dies; Arthur Ashe wins at Wimbledon; Larry Doby follows Jackie Robinson; Baseball's Ted Williams dies.
Leading US civil rights activist, the Rev. Al Sharpton, has lamented the state of race relations in America as the nation marks independence day amid a surging pandemic.
The opening of the Fourth of July weekend at the iconic Mount Rushmore ended with fireworks on Friday, after US President Donald Trump gave a speech lashing out at "left-wing mobs."
While public health officials are urging Americans to avoid large crowds and hold more muted Independence Day celebrations amid a spike of coronavirus cases, President Donald Trump is going big, with events at Mount Rushmore and the nation's capital.
A team has travelled by helicopter to one of Kenya's most remote corners to search for desert locusts, which threaten to cut off the nation's food supply if not controlled quickly.
Highlights of this day in history: America's Declaration of Independence; Former Presidents John Adams and Thomas Jefferson die on same day; Israel's raid at Entebbe; West Point opens; Lou Gehrig's farewell to baseball; Neil Simon born.
Hundreds of people staged a demonstration near the home of a Missouri couple who pointed guns at protesters last week during a protest against the city's mayor Lyda Krewson.
California headed into the Fourth of July weekend Friday under classic sunny summer skies and new health orders that temporarily put many popular beaches off-limits and canceled fireworks shows in an effort to prevent runaway coronavirus infections.
Arizona is seeing record demand for hospital beds as the state struggles to control a surge in COVID-19 cases. On Wednesday, the state broke several of its own records for additional cases, deaths and hospitalizations.
An attorney for the family of a 23-year-old man killed in a police chokehold last year says they may seek federal civil rights penalties. One of the officers was fired after photos surfaced of officers joking about Elijah McClain's death.
One of the three white officers who stopped Elijah McClain has been fired over photos showing colleagues reenacting the chokehold used before the Black man died last year, according to documents from prosecutors.
Here are the top stories for Friday, July 3: Trump heads to Mt. Rushmore for fireworks display; Chicago urges social distancing for July 4th; More than 160 dead in Myanmar landslide; Washington Redskins eyes nickname change.
The Houston Astros resumed training Friday at their home field in the midst of a pandemic. Major League Baseball is set to start later this month with no fans and a shortened season.
A man robbing a gas station convenience store fatally shot a bystander before being killed in a wild shootout with another bystander, police in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale said Friday morning.
Chicago officials say people traveling to the city from 15 states with increasing numbers of confirmed cases of the coronavirus will have to quarantine for two weeks upon arrival or face possible fines. The order takes effect Monday.
Chicago's mayor is warning her city's bars and restaurants to limit capacity this Fourth of July weekend and threatens to shut them down if they fail to follow social distancing rules.
The Black national anthem was born more than a century ago, but the popular hymn within the African American community called “Lift Every Voice and Sing” has resurrected a beacon of hope during nationwide protests in recent weeks.