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Smog Is Spoiling New Year's In Italy This Year

AP | Eline Gordts | Posted 12.31.2015 | World

MILAN (AP) — Smog is helping to put a damper on New Year's Eve celebrations throughout Italy, as Rome, Milan and other cities ban fireworks in ...

Indians Fireworks Guy Accidentally Lets 'Em Fly For Opposing Team

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 09.16.2015 | Sports

Lapses in judgement happen over the course of a long Major League baseball season. Most of the time, it's the lapses by players and coaches that we no...

Jason Pierre-Paul Is Already Joking About Losing A Finger

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 08.24.2015 | Sports

Over the 4th of July weekend, Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul put his patriotism ahead of his paycheck when a fireworks accident cost him his ...

Berea Celebrates America With First Friday

Critley Lynn King | Posted 08.18.2015 | Travel
Critley Lynn King


5 Points Gathering Summer 2015

Morena Duwe | Posted 07.28.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

5 Points Gathering at Mount Baldy during fourth of July weekend taught me the true meaning of a gathering. Perched upon a mountain that requires a chairlift to ascend, attendees load themselves and their camping gear onto the lifts and the adventure begins.

Dear Pro Athletes, Stop Playing With Fireworks

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.09.2015 | Sports

The allure of fireworks is pretty self-explanatory. Explosions. Cool colors. They go boom, and they go bang. We ooh and we aah, and sometimes we ...

July 4 and Alice: The Wonderlands of Freedom

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 07.06.2015 | Books
Randee Mia Berman

In the middle of the terrace barbecue, I was thinking about Alice, Thomas Jefferson, Jefferson Airplane, and the White Rabbit, all marching to the tune of their own inner fife and drummers. All in the name of Independence.

One Fart From Freedom on the Fourth of July

Janie Emaus | Posted 07.04.2015 | Comedy
Janie Emaus

And then it happened. On the Fourth of July, while fireworks lit up the sky, popping and crackling in the air, my dad's internal organs opened up with explosives of their own. Our family cheers rivaled those of the partygoers on the street.

Why Do We Shoot Off Fireworks on the Fourth of July?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 07.04.2015 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo


'Oohs' And 'Ahs' Turn to Panicked Screams As Fireworks Bombard Crowd In Colorado

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 07.04.2015 | Crime

A spectator's video captured the terrifying moment a fireworks show went awry, injuring nine people in Avon, Colorado, Friday night. In the video,...

Here's An Important Reminder That Even Small Fireworks Can Start Big Fires

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 07.02.2015 | Weird News

Independence Day is nearly upon us and that means millions of Americans are likely to hit up their local fireworks store for small, overpriced explosi...

Fireworks, Fearing Death and Other Family Fun on the 4th of July

Stacey Gill | Posted 07.02.2015 | Parents
Stacey Gill

Every 4th of July for me is exactly the same. Every 4th of July I fear for my life.

No One Is Looking At Your Fireworks Pictures

Katie Hoffman | Posted 07.02.2015 | Comedy
Katie Hoffman

Every year in July, Americans wearing their washed-out flag shirts from 2000 gather together on an open field with picnic blankets and folding chairs to partake in the Sisyphean task of capturing the best moments of a fireworks show on camera.

Can You Deduct a Midnight Ride?

Mark Steber | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business
Mark Steber

As we approach our nation's birthday, barbeque, swimming, and fireworks tend to dominate our thoughts. Hopefully we can make time for another thought, even if it's brief and in between hot dogs, about the men and women who helped make our country and how they weren't very different from us.

Symbols and Cymbals Mark Fourth of July

Gary Stein | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics
Gary Stein

You can climb a pole and yank down a flag, but the culture of racism and hatred will still be there. On the flip side, you can sew a U.S. flag into a shirt or burn it in effigy in the Middle East, but this less-than-perfect nation will still stand.

July 4th Safety Tips for Pet Owners

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

With a little advance planning, you can prevent problems for your pet over the July 4th holiday. It will be much easier for you and your family to relax and enjoy the celebrations if you're not worrying about your pet's health and safety.

Have Fun, Stay Safe! Top Ten Summer Safety Tips for Your Children

Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D. | Posted 06.29.2015 | Parents
Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D.

With the 4th of July celebrations around the corner, it's a good time for parents to review summer safety tips. Here are The New York Society for the...

Celebrating July 4th in France

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.01.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

It's the July 4th weekend. My wife, Kathy, and I have a bag full of red, white and blue pinwheels, some Stars and Stripes-brand snack cakes and a packet of mini-flags. We're nearly set for a holiday blowout in the country. Strangely, none of the stores is stocked with hot dogs or chips. No one around us seems to be doing the same.

The Best Places To See Fireworks On The 4th Of July

The Active Times | Posted 07.01.2015 | Travel
The Active Times

Our Founding Fathers may not have been able to predict specifics about modern day society, but they knew our independence would always be something worth celebrating--and no celebration would ever be too grand, too loud or too bright.

4th of July Fireworks: The 10 Most Extravagant Displays in the U.S.

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business

Americans have celebrated Independence Day with fireworks displays since the country's first Fourth of July in 1777. Today, the fireworks industry is big business, with average Americans spending millions of dollars on retail fireworks every year.

Dogs Raise Firework Threat Level To ‘Gray'

The Huffington Post | Aaron Nemo | Posted 06.29.2015 | Comedy

Canines are on high alert as the 4th of July approaches.

Where to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.22.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Do you know where you'll be watching fireworks for the Fourth this year? If you haven't already made plans, you've come to the right place.

The 8 Most Popular Destinations For 4th of July | Posted 06.04.2015 | Travel

We found a few fun Independence Day-themed activities for you to enjoy, whether it's catching the fireworks at Fisherman's Wharf or dancing the night away in a Las Vegas pool party.

Entire Town Surprises Girl Who Has Life-Threatening Illness With Fireworks Show

The Associated Press | Posted 01.08.2015 | Good News

HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) — Never mind the bitter cold of January. When a sick little girl wanted a fireworks show, people in her northeast Missouri commun...

Beer, Fireworks And David Hasselhoff: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 01.01.2015 | Weird News

Berlin, Germany, rang in the new year in style with an official fireworks display and a free David Hasselhoff concert. But if footage from the unoffic...