A centuries-old copy of a 500-year-old map that christened the New World as "America" has been discovered at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich -- folded and wedged inside of an old book, according to a release on the university's website.
High temperatures will stay above 90 across much of the U.S. this week, and storms in the mid-Atlantic region have added power outages for millions already sweltering from the heat. Oh, did we mention there are fires blazing in the West?
I can remember my first Fourth of July after returning home from Iraq, when I was working as a bartender in a hotel in Ouray, Colorado. I stepped out from behind the bar for a minute and watched from the balcony above the front entrance to the hotel as the fireworks exploded in the sky above the town. I could feel them as much as I could hear them, just like in the war. And for a moment, I stood a bit straighter and was proud for having served my country.
After months of difficult talks, bipartisan House and Senate negotiators reached a tentative deal on a giant transportation funding bill Wednesday, multiple sources tell CNN. A formal announcement is expected late Wednesday night after the last details are hammered out and the final language is drafted, they said.
Emergency officials sifted through damage and debris scattered across roadways Saturday after a line of fast-moving storms and high winds swept through northwestern Wisconsin the night before, leaving at least one person dead and 39 others injured.
Ah, our magnificent Independence Day approaches. The Fourth of July! Flags flying -- the old red-white-and-blue. Patriotic parades, family picnics, fireworks and oh, no! Ugh! The Nathan's Famous International Hot Dog Eating Contest.
I am mourning. And honestly, I did not see this coming. Roger Federer doesn't make it to the finals for the second year in a row. The Williams sisters crash out on the same day, in the fourth round! Three players with 15 Wimbledon titles between them. Three players that brought me to tennis in the first place. Is this really the end of an era? Tell me there is reason to hope. Can I please have [you] reassure common folks like me that Roger will face Rafael Nadal in another major final, and that Serena Williams will fight off another championship point! -- Charith, Bangalore
Remember photo albums? Not those arbitrary online groupings of digital snaps with titles like "Big Pimpin' Up in NYC," but actual albums -- hulking books with noisy cellophane pinning prints to tacky white cardboard?
Tourism was "better than expected" over the Fourth of July holiday in some beach communities along the Gulf of Mexico, and the weekend provided a much-needed boost to areas hit hard by the oil disaster.
It's the Fourth of July, and you're gazing up toward the sky in anticipation of glorious fireworks; you're happily looking at a festive Independence Day parade; you're peering toward the grill, where hot dogs are sizzling ...
This Fourth of July weekend New Orleans will be packed with nearly 300,000 people, as the National Education Association holds its annual convention, and folks from across the country descend on the Crescent City for three days of partying and concerts featuring Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Janet Jackson and Earth, Wind & Fire, all headliners at the 16th annual Essence Music Festival.
A surge in Fourth of July travel is expected this weekend compared to last year's slump, driven by signs of life in the economy, according to the motorist group AAA. But the impact of the Gulf oil spill on coastal tourism in the region is unclear.
Dozens of affiliates of the American Civil Liberties Union have issued travel alerts for people heading to Arizona this Fourth of July holiday weekend -- the group's latest effort to condemn the state's new immigration law.
As a child, I looked forward to nothing more than the dazzling Fourth of July laser and fireworks show in Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta, Georgia. It was family tradition to eat a hearty meal at an Indian restaurant and then watch the show on the crowded lawn of the park.
Just when it looked like next weekend's trip to Phoenix could be billed as NASCAR's Championship Weekend, which would have made the season-finale at Homestead-"NASCAR 2010 Preseason Thunder," it all changed when Jimmie Johnson hit the wall on Lap 3 at Texas Motor Speedway.
They survived two seasons apiece on both CBS's "Survivor" and "The Amazing Race" and even their own Fox reality show, "Rob and Amber: Against the Odds." Now Amber and Rob Mariano are taking on their most daunting challenge yet -- parenthood.
This Fourth of July weekend, I traveled across my district and attended a wide array of events as diverse as our population itself in celebration of our great nation's birth. I held a town hall on health care reform and taught an adult English as a second language class at the University of Colorado.