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3-Day Weekend Plans: Fireworks, Arm Wrestling, Rooftop Bash

| Ashley Henshaw | Posted 08.28.2011 | Chicago

Budget cutbacks have led to the cancellation of Chicago’s city-run fireworks shows this year, including those at the Taste of Chicago. It's disappoi...

Best July 4th Fireworks & Fests In Denver

| Sheri L. Thompson | Posted 08.28.2011 | Denver

We Americans love variety. True to form, Denver’s got nine July 4th celebrations for you to choose from, come Monday. Old-Fashioned Fourth: Step ...

July 4th Weekend in LA: Fireworks & Fun

| Katie Bain | Posted 08.29.2011 | Los Angeles

"Hollywood ain’t America," goes a country tune popular with family back east. It’s true! It ain’t, and that’s because Los Angeles has got more...

QUIZ: What Do You Know About Fireworks Safety?

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 08.28.2011 | Healthy Living

Setting off Fourth Of July fireworks can feel just as American as, well, that slice of apple pie you capped off the picnic with. According to one trad...

WATCH: Vancouver Rioter Takes Firework To The Groin

Posted 08.16.2011 | Sports

You may have seen the bizarrely heartwarming viral photo of a couple kissing amid the chaos that was Vancouver after the Canucks suffered a 4-0 thrash...

WATCH: Fireworks Fail

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

This is why you don't shoot off fireworks in the middle of a residential area. Even if you're not well-versed in basic firework safety tips, you'd thi...

Why You Should Really Be Concerned About the Global Wildlife Die-offs

Tara Lohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tara Lohan

We can seriously consider what's pushing so much life on this planet toward extinction, or we can wait until it starts raining dead birds. Oh wait, that's already happening.

James Peter Morss Plunges To Death Setting Off Fireworks In Ouray

KMGH Denver | Wayne Harrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

OURAY, Colo. -- A Ouray man who stepped back to avoid exploding fireworks plunged 100 feet off a cliff to his death. According to Ouray County Sher...

Paul Jones, British Traveler, Carried 200 Fireworks On Continental Flights

AOL Travel News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

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Cops Seize Fireworks And Explosives Capable Of Leveling An Entire City Block

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After making one arrest following the seizure of fireworks and explosive chemicals powerful enough "to level an entire city block," Cook County sherif...

The Week In Photos

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The week started with scorching heat and ended with LeBron James breaking Knicks fans' hearts by choosing to play with the Miami Heat. In between, the...

The Futility of Fireworks

Lisa Guest | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Guest

Driving home from where I was nestled tonight, a place I chose to get away from the noise and smoke, I found it was near impossible to avoid aural discomfort and toxic inhalants in the city.

Military Vet P.T.S.D. Politiku

Susanna Speier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susanna Speier

The July 5th submission pile-up of "Fireworks & Combat Trauma Politiku" --written by military vets with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder-- in response t...

Faisal Shahzad Buys Fireworks (VIDEO): Phantom Fireworks Releases Footage

AP / Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A store in Pennsylvania has released video of the suspect in the failed Times Square car bombing buying fireworks. Footage from the Phantom Fireworks...

The Everyday Patriot

Tom Morris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

Take action, do something good, and by your deeds as well as your words, you can live the patriotic spirit every day. This is one great reminder of the holiday we've just experienced, and the mindset it helps us to celebrate.

Orange County Wildfire Spreads Near Irvine Park

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

A brush fire reported to the Orange County Fire Authority on Sunday afternoon spread to consume at least 10 acres in little more than an hour......

PHOTOS: Fireworks Light Up New York

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (Associated Press) - The nation's largest fireworks show lit up the sky in a burst of red, white and blue over the Hudson River straddling Ne...

Fireworks and Combat Trauma Politiku

Susanna Speier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Susanna Speier

Fireworks & Combat Trauma Politiku Craig Newmark's recent blogpost about National PTSD Awareness Day inspired me to draft a proposal for a series of...

The Best Places To See Fireworks, Eat Hot Dogs, & More

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In keeping with years past, Macy's will be providing the not-to-be-missed fireworks this Fourth of July. Luckily, there are plenty of great places to...

Best 4th Of July Festivities This Weekend

Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

There are a lot of 4th of July fireworks shows in LA County this weekend, and kudos to LA Magazine for helpfully creating this map of over 40 celebrat...

Fireworks Already Leading To Injuries, Arrests In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Fourth of July is on Sunday, and while people may have the best intentions while celebrating Independence Day, sometimes things get out of hand. ...

PHOTOS: Red, White And GREEN: 5 Tips For An Eco 4th Of July

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. Any tips for throwing an ...

How to Have a Greener Fourth

Avital Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Avital Andrews

Sunday is the Fourth of July, and what better way to honor the nation we love than by protecting and conserving its natural resources? Here are four tips to help you plan a bright-green celebration.

Jimmy Kimmel & Chris Rock Swap Stories Of Insane Fourth Of Julys (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Last night on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Chris Rock came out to talk up his new movie "Grownups," but the conversation quickly turned to Kimmel and Rock's Br...

Faisal Shahzad, Times Square Car Bomb Suspect, Pleads Guilty

AP / Huffington Post | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Calling himself a Muslim soldier, a defiant Pakistan-born U.S. citizen pleaded guilty Monday to carrying out the failed Times Square car b...