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.
BOSTON (AP) - New Balance thinks the U.S. military is dragging its feet.
TORONTO (AP) - Matt Boyd turned in an outing for the record books.
TORONTO (AP) - Wade Miley warmed up in the bullpen, then he waited nearly half an hour to take the mound for the bottom of the first inning.
BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) - The wife of a man killed by police on Thursday said she told authorities there were no real firearms in her home before two officers shot him to death. Prosecutors said the man had pointed a realistic-looking BB gun at the officers before they opened fire.
BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) - The wife of a Massachusetts man killed by police says she told authorities there were no real firearms in her home before two officers shot him to death. Prosecutors say the man had pointed a realistic-looking BB gun at the officers.
NEW YORK (AP) - Toronto FC's Damien Perquis, Columbus Crew's Federico Higuain, New England's Kelyn Rowe and Real Salt Lake's Demar Phillips have been fined by MLS for infractions.
TORONTO (AP) - Blue Jays starter Matt Boyd didn't record an out in his second big league start Thursday, leaving after the first seven Red Sox batters reached safely in the first inning.
WESTFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Marine killed in World War II in the Pacific battle of Tarawa has been buried in his Massachusetts hometown.
SALEM, Mass. (AP) - A judge has rejected a request to move the trial of a Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his high school math teacher.
BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) - These Massachusetts lotteries were drawn Saturday:
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TORONTO (AP) - Red Sox catcher Ryan Hanigan has been activated off the 60-day disabled list and is in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Blue Jays.