With some 50,000 fireworks going off in just 25 minutes, Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks display in New York City is the biggest in the U.S. — but the task of putting it all together is even bigger.
The staff of hometown paper The Post and Courier feels the emotional toll of covering the church shootings and other traumatic events.
Going on a picnic with someone special? Make sure to pack watermelon, a food that lore says is an aphrodisiac. No food is actually scientifically linked to desire, but here’s how some got that rep.
International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Yukiya Amano says that, “with cooperation” from Tehran, a report could be finalized before January.
The new champion, who came in second last year in the annual contest put on by Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs, bested eight-time champ Joey “Jaws” Chestnut by two dogs on Saturday.
Beji Caid Essebsi’s office says the president needs the expanded powers to deal with extremists following the attack in Sousse that killed 38 foreign tourists.
He invented the pompom and the iconic “Herkie jump” that remains a staple of cheering squads to this day. And his National Cheerleading Association trains 150,000 cheerleaders a year.
During the world wars of the 20th century, librarians played a role worth remembering.
When the U.S. reopens its embassy in Havana, it will increase its staff. That should mean more help for American businesses hoping to gain a foothold on the Communist island.
Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis says there’s as much at stake for the rest of Europe as for Greece itself should they fail to reach an acceptable bailout deal.
Visitors to the White House will now have something besides their memory to rely on when recounting their visit. That’s because a 40-year-ban on photography during public tours has been lifted.
The battlefronts in Syria are complex and the power map inside the country is being redrawn. NPR’s Eric Westervelt talks to correspondent Deborah Amos, who just returned from the region.
Greeks are preparing for Sunday’s referendum, which the government insists is about whether to accept more austerity. Critics say it’s about keeping the euro.
When cops in Los Angeles encounter people who may be mentally ill, there’s a specialized unit that can offer help on the spot.
In compiling a database of fatal police shootings, The Washington Post took an extra step — finding details about the mental health of the deceased. Reporter Kimberly Kindy relates what she learned.