Holidays

President Donald Trump speaks during a "Salute to Service" dinner, Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 04, 2018 - 1:44 pm
STERLING, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump wished America a happy Fourth of July holiday Wednesday and reserved special praise for the "American heroes" whose sacrifice he said helped the nation win her independence 242 years ago. Trump tweeted a short video that included well wishes from him and...
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Angela Limb, right, with her 10-year-old twins John, center, and Michael, left, relaxes at Goose Lake beach in Anchorage, Alaska, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. The family plans to celebrate the Fourth of July with a family barbecue. (AP Photo/Rachel D'Oro)
July 03, 2018 - 11:57 pm
BOSTON (AP) — In these complex times, a simple question about the quintessential American holiday of fireworks, cookouts and parades isn't always so simple. As Americans prepare to celebrate the nation's 242nd birthday, some feel a deeper sense of patriotism. For others, the social issues roiling...
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President Donald Trump arrives to speak to a "Salute to Service" dinner, Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 03, 2018 - 10:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump in West Virginia (all times local): 10:20 p.m. President Donald Trump celebrated active-duty service members and veterans during a military tribute on the eve of Independence Day. The president spoke Tuesday during a "Salute to Service" charity...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a "Salute to Service" dinner, Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 03, 2018 - 7:53 pm
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump celebrated active-duty service members and veterans during a military tribute Tuesday on the eve of Independence Day. Delivering remarks at a "Salute to Service" charity dinner at the Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, West...
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FILE - In this July 4, 2014 file photo, fireworks illuminate the sky over the U.S. Capitol building and the Washington Monument during Fourth of July celebrations in Washington. PBS’ tradition of broadcasting music and fireworks from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol is facing competition from a different live concert in the same city at the same time hosted on the White House’s South Lawn. Though each event will feature competing “American Idol” alums, the PBS’ “A Capitol Fourth” has the bigger stars: The Beach Boys, Jimmy Buffett, Pentatonix, Chita Rivera, Luke Combs, The Temptations, Renee Fleming, CeCe Winans, Joshua Bell and “American Idol” singer Lauren Alaina. It will be hosted by John Stamos.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
July 03, 2018 - 3:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Fourth of July is usually a time for national unity, when Americans of all political stripes often turn their gaze to Washington as part of a patriotic lovefest. But there promises to be some division this year when it comes to what to watch. PBS' tradition of broadcasting music...
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Investors walk in front of trading boards at a private stock market gallery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, July 3, 2018. Asian markets tumbled on Tuesday as back-and-forth exchanges over possible higher U.S. tariffs for the auto sector deepened concerns that a trade war is brewing. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
July 03, 2018 - 10:12 am
The major U.S. stock indexes were mostly higher in early trading Tuesday, led by gains in energy companies as the price of U.S. crude oil jumped above $75 a barrel. Technology stocks lagged. Volume was light during the half-day trading session ahead of the Independence Day holiday. KEEPING SCORE:...
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FILE - In this April 6, 2016 file photo, a woman walks outside the main mosque in the downtown Chechen regional capital of Grozny, Russia. Muslim visitors from Arab countries in Grozny for the World Cup received an exceptionally warm welcome from the Muslim community in Chechnya, with taxi drivers and hotel workers going out of their way to make the visitors feel at home. (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev, File)
July 02, 2018 - 9:15 am
GROZNY, Russia (AP) — Even during the World Cup, which brought hordes of foreigners to Russia, the capital of Chechnya remained well off the beaten path for most travelers. The Grozny airport doesn't even have a conveyor belt for collecting baggage when you arrive. Bags are lined up in a small side...
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June 26, 2018 - 10:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is adding a live concert on the South Lawn to its annual Fourth of July celebration. The 90-minute event is made possible by a partnership between the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation. It will feature performances by artists Sara Evans,...
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Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, gestures while speaking during the Stanley Cup victory celebration on the National Mall in Washington, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
June 21, 2018 - 2:50 am
Alex Ovechkin has already done a "keg stand" with the Stanley Cup, performed shirtless push-ups in a fountain full of teammates and lifted hockey's prestigious trophy so often in joy that it could be considered upper-body training. "That's my summer workout," Ovechkin said with a smile. The Summer...
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June 19, 2018 - 6:41 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine spent his first Father's Day as a dad of two. Supermodel Behati Prinsloo shared a photo on Instagram of the 39-year-old holding their second daughter, Gio Grace, who was born in February. Their first daughter, Dusty Rose, is nearly 2 years old...
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