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July 4, 2015 - 3:00am
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A technical crew with The Orlando Eye safely evacuated all 66 stranded riders from the largest Ferris wheel on East Coast, an incident that shut down the attraction that towers 400 feet over central Florida, authorities said.

Orange County Fire Rescue spokeswoman Kathleen Kennedy told The Associated Press no one was hurt following the Friday afternoon incident and all were taken off in an operation lasting about three hours with help from several...

July 4, 2015 - 2:25am
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UNDATED (AP) — From coast to coast, Americans are celebrating the country's independence with family gatherings, fireworks, parades and food.

Philadelphia started its celebration a little early with the Liberty Block Party on Friday near Independence Hall. There was music on three stages, treats from local food trucks and restaurants and a beer garden. The Philly Pops performed patriotic tunes.

Saturday's events include a Celebration of Freedom...

July 4, 2015 - 1:19am
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July 4, 2015 - 12:31am
1 hour 49 min ago

As the nation gears up to celebrate America's birthday, here are some Fourth of July highlights from around the country:

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IN AMERICA'S BIRTHPLACE: CONCERTS, A PARADE AND BEER

Philadelphia started its Fourth of July celebration a little early.

The city's Liberty Block Party kicked off the festivities Friday near Independence Hall with music on three stages, treats from local food trucks and restaurants and...

July 3, 2015 - 9:41pm
1 hour 49 min ago

As the nation gears up to celebrate America's birthday, here are some Fourth of July highlights from around the country:

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NATHAN'S HOT DOG EATING CONTEST

Competitive eaters have weighed in and are ready for Saturday's annual hot dog eating contest in New York at Coney Island's Nathan's Famous.

Four past winners hit the scales Friday and reigning champion Joey Chestnut is the heaviest at 230 pounds. Repeat...

July 3, 2015 - 8:59pm
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HALIFAX, Mass. (AP) — For the second time in two days, an 18th century Massachusetts home has been heavily damaged in a car crash.

The latest accident happened early Friday morning in Halifax, about 40 miles south of Boston. Police say a car crashed into the 1740 home and ended up in the living room as the couple who lives there was sleeping. Only the driver was hurt.

The driver was treated at a hospital and charged with negligent operation of a...

July 3, 2015 - 6:57pm
1 hour 49 min ago

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a technical crew with The Orlando Eye has safely removed all 66 riders who were stranded aboard the 400-foot Ferris wheel that stopped moving for more than 45 minutes Friday.

Orange County Fire Rescue spokeswoman Kathleen Kennedy told The Associated Press power to the attraction was restored with a generator and that firefighters, some on ladders, helped the ride's technical team as they removed the riders from the enclosed capsules...

July 3, 2015 - 6:54pm
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LACEY, Wash. (AP) — Thurston County health officials say a Super 8 Motel in Lacey has voluntarily closed while officials investigate a possible outbreak of Legionnaires' disease.

Over the past month, three cases of the disease have been confirmed with a possible connection to the motel.

The disease is a serious form of pneumonia that is caused by the Legionella bacteria. People get it when they breathe in water mist or vapor that has been...

July 3, 2015 - 6:42pm
1 hour 49 min ago

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Coast Guard has suspended a search for a cruise ship crew member who was reported overboard off Alaska.

Alaska State Troopers identified the Norwegian Sun crew member as 27-year-old Jonas Fillipe de Miranda Santiago of Brazil. No hometown was given for de Miranda Santiago, who went missing Thursday south of Douglas Island.

Coast Guard Lt. Colin Boyle says footage from the security system of the Norwegian Cruise Line ship...

July 3, 2015 - 6:26pm
1 hour 49 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Election Commission has fined a political action committee associated with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders for missing financial reporting deadlines.

The Vermont Press Bureau reports that the FEC in December sent a letter to the Progressive Voters of America Leadership PAC warning about the missed deadlines.

The PAC's treasurer responded in May by acknowledging it had neglected to file the reports,...

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