07/05/2015 02:16 AM EDT - EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) — A deck collapsed at a North Carolina beach house as a family got set to take a group photo, leaving at least 14 people injured with two of those in critical condition, authorities said.   Full Story
 
Woman who tries to sneak on planes arrested twice in 2 days
07/04/2015 11:21 PM EDT - CHICAGO (AP) — A woman who has repeatedly tried to sneak aboard airplanes has been arrested in Chicago twice in as many days, the latest incident while trying to get through security without a ticket at O'Hare International Airport. Full Story

07/05/2015 12:01 AM EDT - EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) — A deck collapsed at a North Carolina beach house as a family got set to take a group photo Saturday evening, leaving at least 14 people injured with two of those in critical condition, authorities said.   Full Story
 
Threat to Southwest flight deemed not credible by FBI
07/04/2015 11:11 PM EDT - DENVER (AP) — An unspecified security threat that led authorities to check a Southwest Airlines plane after it landed at Denver International Airport has been determined to be not credible, the FBI said. Full Story

07/04/2015 09:20 PM EDT - DENVER (AP) — Authorities say a Southwest Airlines plane finishing a flight from Baltimore to Denver was parked in a remote area at Denver International Airport Saturday evening because of an unspecified security threat.   Full Story
 
Arizona prison hit with 3rd disturbance by inmates in 4 days
07/04/2015 10:55 PM EDT - KINGMAN, Arizona (AP) — A third disturbance within four days broke out Saturday in a private prison in Kingman, authorities said. Full Story

07/04/2015 10:50 PM EDT - CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane crashed into crowded beach in Southern California, sending a 12-year-old boy to the hospital with minor injuries.   Full Story
 
Slain woman's parents focused on healing, not sanctuary law
07/04/2015 07:51 PM EDT - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The parents of a woman killed at a San Francisco pier say they are focused on healing and not on the fact that the man accused of shooting her has been deported five times. Full Story

07/04/2015 07:11 PM EDT - FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) — A falling staircase that killed a tenant at a Northern California apartment building was due to be repaired after another set of steps collapsed a year ago, the Sacramento Bee reported.   Full Story
 
Gay rights activists mark landmark 1965 demonstration
07/04/2015 06:36 PM EDT - PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gay rights activists gathered in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia on the Fourth of July to mark the progress of their movement and pay tribute to those who launched it a half-century ago — but also made it clear that the fight for equality was far from over. Full Story

07/04/2015 11:30 PM EDT - SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Wildfires across Washington state burned through brush, forest and grassland amid 100-degree heat as the region braced for more hot weather and the onset of Fourth of July fireworks.   Full Story
 
Funeral for Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer slated for Friday
07/04/2015 05:51 PM EDT - SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Funeral services for Mormon leader Boyd K. Packer, president of the faith's highest governing body, will be held next week. Full Story

07/04/2015 07:55 PM EDT - BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Police have found three bodies inside two houses in the coastal Maine town of Boothbay Harbor, and authorities believe they are from the same family.   Full Story
 
Union denounces release of officer names in police shootings
07/04/2015 04:51 PM EDT - PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The union representing Philadelphia police officers is challenging the department's decision to make public the names of officers in police-involved shootings. Full Story

07/04/2015 04:51 PM EDT - NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Police in Newport News, Virginia, say a 23-year-old man was fatally shot by police after he ignored their pleas to put down a sawed-off shotgun.   Full Story
 
'Candy Bomber' drops sweets from Utah's air for July 4
07/04/2015 04:31 PM EDT - OREM, Utah (AP) — A pilot who delivered candy to children in Berlin at the end of World War II parachuted sweets down to Orem to celebrate Independence Day. Full Story

07/04/2015 03:05 PM EDT - LAKE CITY, Fla. (AP) — A 5-year-old Florida girl riding in a boat has died after a sturgeon leaped from the Suwannee River and struck her.   Full Story
 
Removal of animals from Alabama shelter continues
07/04/2015 01:50 PM EDT - DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Volunteers will continue removing animals from a shelter in Alabama that's now the focus of a police investigation. Full Story

07/04/2015 01:46 PM EDT - NAVARRE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman has been arrested after authorities say she was spotted throwing kittens out her car window.   Full Story
 
Bald eagles soaring by the hundreds along James River
07/04/2015 01:46 PM EDT - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Bald eagles are back in record numbers along the James River, decades after they almost disappeared. Full Story

 
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Billy Joel weds girlfriend during Fourth of July party

NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Joel married girlfriend Alexis Roderick in a surprise ceremony at the couple's annual Fourth of July party. Full Story
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Did Tiger Woods cheat with Amanda Dufner?

Lindsey Vonn reportedly caught golfer with his competitor’s ex-wife, which is likely why they aren’t dating anymore.