Critics of Trump's plans to hold a large-scale event for Fourth of July say he is politicizing the national holiday.
By Robert Burns, Lolita C. Baldor, Darlene Superville, Associated Press
White House and administration officials have tried to calm concerns about the president's plans by stressing that he plans to deliver a patriotic speech at the Lincoln Memorial.
By Darlene Superville, Associated Press
In our news wrap Wednesday, President-elect Trump condemned the truck attack in Berlin. He spoke at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, after meeting with Gen. Michael Flynn, his pick for national security adviser. Also, the death toll from Tuesday’s firework…
By PBS NewsHour
An explosion that set off a chain reaction in a fireworks market in Mexico on Tuesday destroyed surrounding homes and killed at least 33 people. Authorities feared the toll could climb as 12 people were still deemed missing.
By News Desk
By Lora Strum
The basic firework requires three ingredients: an oxidizer, a fuel and a chemical mixture to produce the color. Over the years, scientists have staged various chemical reactions to produce fireworks of different colors.
More than 100 people were killed and hundreds more injured in Kerala, India on Sunday morning from a blaze that swept through a Hindu temple during an unauthorized fireworks show for a local new year festival.
By Kenzi Abou-Sabe
As a national average, culled from 315 different testing sites, Independence Day fireworks introduce 42 percent more pollutants into the air than are found on a normal day.
News Wrap: Enrollments in health care law hit 2 million but miss goal…
In other news Thursday, Americans in the U.S. and abroad celebrated the Fourth of July, the Statue of Liberty reopened for the first time since Hurricane Sandy and President Barack Obama thanked U.S. troops for their service. Also, fire crews…
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