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By Derek Gatopoulos, Inna Varenytsia, Associated Press
In our news wrap Sunday, Ukraine's president warns that Russian forces could escalate fighting this week and calls for strength ahead of Ukrainian Independence Day, a federal appeals court granted Sen. Lindsey Graham a temporary hold on testifying before a…
A shooter fired on an Independence Day parade from a rooftop in suburban Chicago, spraying the crowd with gunshots initially mistaken for fireworks.
By Michael Tarm, Kathleen Foody, Roger Schneider, Associated Press
The Declaration of Independence's words are timeless, "we hold these truths to be self-evident." But in this time of stark divisions, is it self-evident what it means to be American? Ahead of the Fourth of July holiday, we reached out…
By Lisa Desjardins, Ali Rogin, Winston Wilde, Claire Mufson
Thomas Jefferson helped immortalize the expression, but he didn't invent it. The words in some form date back centuries before the Declaration and were even preceded in 1776 by Virginia's Declaration of Rights, which stated that “all men are by…
By Hillel Italie, Associated Press
By Stephanie Sy, Layla Quran
Problems with the global supply chain have impacted nearly every sector of the economy. Now Americans preparing to celebrate Independence Day may find increased prices on the fireworks aisle, or their cities canceling fireworks displays altogether. Stephanie Sy has the…
By Associated Press
The show will be broadcast live on NBC as part of a two-hour special featuring the Black Pumas, Coldplay, OneRepublic and Reba McEntire. The performers' appearances were pre-recorded from around the country in front of live audiences.
By Zeke Miller, Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press
The new goal, which also includes fully vaccinating 160 million adults by Independence Day, comes as demand for vaccines has dropped off markedly nationwide, with some states leaving more than half their vaccine doses unordered.
By Dánica Coto, Associated Press
The former British colony once known as "Little England" announced late Tuesday that it plans to replace the monarch with its own head of state in time for next year's 55th independence anniversary.
By Lynn Berry, Aamer Madhani, Associated Press
Several hours before Trump’s “Salute for America” celebration, people filed to the National Mall in baking heat and took shade under the scattered trees while, not far away, music wafted from a party on the White House South Lawn. To…
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