Fourth of July

FILE - In this May 24, 2020, file photo, visitors gather on the beach during the Memorial Day weekend in Newport Beach, Calif. California's mood has gone from optimistic to sour as coronavirus cases and hospitalizations are on the rise heading into the July 4th weekend. Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered bars and indoor restaurant dining closed in most of the state, many beaches are off limits, and he's imploring Californians to avoid holiday gatherings with family and friends. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
AP News
July 02, 2020 - 7:21 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Heading into Memorial Day weekend, California's mood was celebratory. The state had avoided dire predictions of a coronavirus surge, hospitalizations were starting to decline and restaurants and most other businesses had reopened. As July 4th approaches, the mood has...
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Nurse Tanya Markos administers a coronavirus test on patient Ricardo Sojuel at a mobile COVID-19 testing unit, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in Lawrence, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
AP News
July 02, 2020 - 7:15 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Four U.S. states — Arizona, California, Florida and Texas — reported a combined 25,000 new confirmed coronavirus cases Thursday as the infection curve rose in 40 of the 50 states heading into the July Fourth holiday weekend. With the number of daily confirmed...
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Julia LeDoux
July 02, 2020 - 4:44 pm
As the nation prepares to celebrate a socially distanced Fourth of July this year while marking its 244th birthday, here are four interesting things you might not know about the holiday.
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FILE - In this July 4, 2019 file photo, fireworks go off over the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, Thursday, July 4, 2019. The Trump administration is promising one of the largest fireworks displays in recent memory for Washington on July 4. It also plans to give away as many as 300,000 face masks to those who come down to the National Mall, although they won't be required to wear them. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
AP News
July 02, 2020 - 2:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s July Fourth celebration on the National Mall will feature one of the largest fireworks displays ever and as many as 300,000 face masks will be given away to those who want them — but despite health concerns from D.C.'s mayor, no one apparently will be...
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A surprise display of fireworks sponsored by Macy's explode over the Hudson Yards area of Manhattan as seen from a pier in Hoboken, N.J., late Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Coronavirus concerns are changing the way the holiday is celebrated. In New York, the Macy's annual summer spectacle was replaced by a series of smaller, surprise shows. They’ve been ringing out all week, leading into the televised finale Saturday. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
July 02, 2020 - 1:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The idea sounds almost un-American. The Fourth of July was always a time for communities to come together, daylong celebrations with patriotic parades in the morning and fireworks finales to cap it off. This year, people are being urged to stay home. If they want a show, watch it on...
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Eldis Sula
July 02, 2020 - 1:18 pm
If you have Independence Day plans this year, it may be worth doing a risk assessment. Here’s a list of popular Fourth of July activities and safety factors to consider for each one.
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Lizzy Buczak
July 02, 2020 - 1:17 pm
Every Fourth of July celebration consists of these things: grilled food, fireworks, and dessert. After noshing on BBQ all day, you’re going to need some sweets to cleanse your palate ahead of the fireworks! See these 6 easy recipes.
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RADIO.COM Staff
July 02, 2020 - 8:00 am
Everything you think you know about Independence Day — July 4th — might be wrong. And it starts with: we didn’t declare independence from England on July 4th. It was actually July 2nd.
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Photo credit Scott Lettieri/KCBS Radio
Matt Bigler
July 02, 2020 - 5:00 am
Lighting off illegal fireworks is even more dangerous this Fourth of July due to the dry conditions outdoors. Bone dry grass and fireworks tend not to be a good combination. Read more about firework safety now.
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Health officials disinfect an area around a hospital after one of the hospital's patients tested positive for the new coronavirus in Gwangju, South Korea, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. South Korea is considering including religious facilities on the same list with nightclubs, hostess bars and karaoke rooms as "high risk" venues for the spread of COVID-19 following a slew of transmissions tied to church gatherings. (Park Chul-hong/Yonhap via AP)
July 01, 2020 - 10:40 pm
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea says it has confirmed 54 more COVID-19 cases as the coronavirus continues to spread beyond the capital region and reach cities like Gwangju, which has shut schools and tightened social restrictions after dozens fell sick this week. The figures reported Thursday...
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