SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — A large wave washed out the Fourth of July fireworks show in a Jersey shore community.
Seaside Heights officials say a wave ran so far up the shore on Saturday night that it soaked all the fireworks set up on the beach.
Town officials say the fireworks were set up closer to the surf than usual this year in an effort to satisfy state regulations requiring spectators be kept a specific distance away from the fireworks. They...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For five years, Gov. Nikki Haley dismissed questions about the Confederate flag that flies on Statehouse grounds, saying she respected the 2000 compromise that took it off the dome.
In her 2010 campaign, she called the two-thirds approval required to move the flag too high a hurdle for a healthy debate. Last October, she criticized her opponent's call to remove the flag as a campaign stunt.
ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Saving water doesn't always mean saving money in drought-stricken California.
Water departments across California are increasing rates and adding fees because they're losing money as their customers conserve. They say they still have to pay for fixed costs including repairing pipelines and customer service.
Agencies are expected to lose $1 billion in revenue under Gov. Jerry Brown's mandatory conservation order for...
HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area man had used social media to promote his gun store, posting politically charged messages that criticized the president and promoted Second Amendment rights.
But after Jeremy Alcede lost ownership of his store in bankruptcy, a judge declared the business's Facebook and Twitter accounts property that belonged to the new owner and ordered Alcede to turn over the passwords.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An escaped murderer who was shot after three weeks on the run has been moved from a New York hospital to another maximum-security prison.
The state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision says David Sweat was moved from the Albany Medical Center early Sunday. He was taken to the Five Points Correctional Facility in Romulus. The prison is about 200 miles west of Albany.
CALAIS, Maine (AP) — Maine State Police say a man celebrating the Fourth of July died when he tried to launch a firework off the top of his head.
Stephen McCausland, a spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety, says 22-year-old Devon Staples of Calais (CAL'-ous) had been setting off fireworks with friends on Saturday night in the backyard of a friend's home.
He says Staples placed a fireworks mortar tube on his head and set it off, injuring...