NEW YORK -- The U.S. marked the 235th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence with parades, fireworks, barbecues -- plus presidential campaigning, a White House birthday and competitive eating.
NEW YORK -- Joey Chestnut scarfed down 62 hot dogs to win his fifth consecutive Fourth of July hot dog eating contest at Coney Island -- the equivalent of about 20,000 calories in 10 minutes.
PARIS -- Dominique Strauss-Kahn faced a potential new sexual assault investigation Monday after a young French writer said she would formally accuse him of trying to rape her during a 2002 book interview -- a dizzying turn of events just as the former IMF chief's fortunes seemed to be growing brighter.
LONDON -- Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe said he has given up drinking alcohol after realizing he was partying too hard.
WASHINGTON -- A teenager now lives at the White House.Malia Obama, the eldest of President Barack Obama's two daughters, turned 13 on the Fourth of July.
ATLANTA -- Brian McCann's sixth All-Star Game in as many full seasons with the Braves will definitely be special and not only because the catcher will be a National League starter for the first time.
After weeks of pondering, Mark Karen accepted an athletic director/assistant principal position at Hilton Head (S.C.) High School late last week and left a major void at his previous high school in the process.
Brian McCann won the fan vote to get his first start behind the plate in his sixth All-Star Game appearance, while right-hander Jair Jurrjens and third baseman Chipper Jones joined Venters in gaining spots by player votes.
The "Transformers" robots have put their 3-D ticket-price advantage to good use.
Divers recovered the body of a 20-year-old Norcross man Sunday afternoon at Lake Allatoona, where authorities said he had been swimming with family.
ATLANTA -- It took six seasons, but Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann will finally start in an All-Star game.
SAVANNAH -- A new traffic rule is aimed at reducing close calls and collisions between bikes and the cars and trucks whizzing past them, and cyclists say it's the biggest improvement to Georgia's bike safety laws in decades.
NEWNAN -- Georgia opened its first new state park in 18 years just in time for the holiday weekend.
Authorities are still interviewing witnesses following the Sunday death of a Milton woman who fell five stories from a hotel at Stone Mountain Park.
Athletic and activities directors in Gwinnett County carry a heavy load, and Mark Karen was one of the busiest.
LAWRENCEVILLE — With just less than two months left before deadline, Gwinnett is in danger of being dethroned.
BUFORD — Typically, 19-year-old Angelica Brunache would go to the Mall of Georgia to put in time at her part-time job at Charlotte Russe. Other times she would go there to shop.
LAWRENCEVILLE — The postgame fireworks were nearly anti-climatic following the Gwinnett Braves offensive explosion in their 11-3 victory over the Durham Bulls at Coolray Field on the Fourth of July.
LOS ANGELES — The "Transformers" robots have put their 3-D ticket-price advantage to good use.
ATLANTA — Freddie Freeman homered twice to drive in three runs, Tommy Hanson combined with two relievers on a four-hitter and the Atlanta Braves beat the Colorado Rockies 4-1 on Monday night.
“Come hell or high water,” Russell Garrett planned to enjoy the fireworks show Monday night.
‘Harry Potter’ star says he quit drinking