Americans celebrated 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday with extravagant fireworks displays, rock and classical concerts and parades both big and small. Here were some highlights of Independence Day festivities around the nation:
FRISCO, Texas (AP) - Mauro Diaz had an early goal and a late assist, helping FC Dallas beat the New England Revolution 3-0 on Saturday night.
BILLERICA, Mass. (AP) - Police say a northeastern Massachusetts teenager has died from his injuries a week after he was critically wounded in an accidental shooting involving BB guns and a pellet gun.
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) - Authorities say a Massachusetts woman was shot dead in her apartment and three people who were in the apartment above hers have been questioned.
BOSTON (AP) - Pablo Sandoval made a running catch of a foul pop and began tumbling over the railing into the Houston dugout when pitcher Vincent Velasquez reached out to help brace his fall.
Parades, fireworks, naturalization ceremonies, eating contests and music ushered in the Fourth of July as the United States marked 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday. Here were some highlights of Independence Day celebrations:
BOSTON (AP) - Clay Buchholz knew he had it going right away.
EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (AP) - Police say a woman hit two cars and a house while trying to turn around and avoid the Fourth of July parade in East Longmeadow.
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a woman in Lawrence.
The United States marks 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday as it celebrates the Fourth of July with parades, fireworks, naturalization ceremonies, eating contests and music. Here are some highlights and lowlights of Independence Day celebrations across the country:
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - When hiking, Sheila Collins may not be able to see the path she's walking on so well, but she can still sense of the magnificence of the nature surrounding her.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - The link between animal abuse and other violent crimes is well-documented, and law enforcement agencies and courts are recognizing that people who commit serious acts of animal abuse frequently have past criminal histories or are more apt to commit violent crimes against humans.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - Gardner's fire chief remains hospitalized in Worcester from injuries sustained fighting a house fire.
WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) - Cape Cod officials are reminding visitors how to stay safe as great white sharks begin their annual return to the tourist destination.
BOSTON (AP) - The Red Sox have bolstered their bullpen by recalling right-hander Steven Wright from Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday.
CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) - Chicopee police say a 37-year-old man has died after a head-on collision between his SUV and a police cruiser.
BOSTON (AP) - Meet the state's new fiscal year. Same as the old fiscal year.
FALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) - The Mashpee Wampanoag tribe is holding its 94th annual Powwow this weekend.
Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:
BOSTON (AP) - The state is extending summer hours at some swimming pools and athletic facilities around the state.
BOSTON (AP) - Thousands of revelers will descend on Boston for the annual Boston Pops Orchestra concert and fireworks display.