Some 18,000 fans at the Hollywood Bowl will be transported to Lake Wobegon, Minnesota, Friday night as writer and humorist Garrison Keillor hosts his final episode of the old-style variety show "A Prairie Home Companion" after 42 years on public radio.
A small piece of the parking lot at a sporting goods store in Bellingham, Wash., is being turned into a rain garden to keep more than 70,000 gallons of polluted stormwater from washing into a nearby creek each year.
Supporters of the LGBT rights movement won the latest round against conservatives when a federal judge ruled that a Mississippi "religious objections" law is unconstitutional, just moments before it was to take effect Friday.
Striking union members chanted, banged drums and blew whistles as part of a raucous picket line on Atlantic City’s Boardwalk outside the Trump Taj Mahal casino early Friday amid a contract dispute with owner and billionaire investor Carl Icahn at the start of the busiest weekend of the year for the casino industry.
From coast to coast, towns have had to cancel their annual Fourth of July fireworks displays because they don’t have enough money. Corporate sponsorships have dried up. The fireworks and insurance costs have gone up. Towns have even tried crowdfunding to raise money, but some of those efforts have fallen short.
Wildlife officials set traps and scouted the woods by helicopter Thursday for the bear that attacked and killed a U.S. Forest Service employee as he rode a mountain bike along a trail outside Glacier National Park.
Police in Washington state have issued a warning to all dog owners about tennis balls being turned into bombs. People take the insides of fireworks out and put them inside tennis balls. The police issued the warning ahead of the Fourth of July weekend.
The Missouri Democratic Party steps up attacks on Republican Sen. Roy Blunt over the failure of a funding bill he'd sponsored to combat the Zika virus. They accuse Blunt of skipping crucial negotiations to make time for two fundraisers the same night that Republicans filed a final version of the bill. But Republicans say Blunt wasn’t expected to be present at that point and that Democrats are misrepresenting the timeline of events and how such deals work on Capitol Hill.
U.S.-led military efforts to contain violent Islamic State radicals in the Middle East have not yet succeeded, and the group’s engine of worldwide terrorism “still has a lot of momentum,” CIA Director John Brennan says.
The UC Davis Road Ecology Center released its 2016 report identifying hot spots along California highways for wildlife and vehicle conflicts. Targeting efforts in these areas could provide the greatest impact to preserve wildlife and reduce collisions.
The Paul Miller Auto Group made a 22,000-square-foot flag from red, white and blue vehicles at its 27-acre site in Lexington, Kentucky. Hundreds of vehicles were moved to make way for the flag. Ten drivers moved the vehicles for the flag into place over about seven hours.
Large American flag assembled with 123 vehicles
10-year-old recites Declaration of Independence from memory
NY Giant appears in PSA on fireworks safety one year after hand-mangling accident
Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump respond to Orlando massacre