Fireworks explosion: A trailer loaded with fireworks exploded near a Texas high school. Fireworks are highly explosive, of course, but it's unclear what triggered this explosion. The local Kiwanis Club has organized the fireworks show for the past 24 years with no previous mishaps.
Although some burger businesses will be closed on July 4, here are 14 burger joints in the US that are still open on Independence Day. Several of these burger businesses will also offer special Independence Day burgers.
RadioShack announced Tuesday it will shut down 1,100 stores. A less-than-hip image, an increasingly competitive mobile market, and foot traffic challenges contributed to sales dropping 20 percent from last year.
A Texas judge has ordered hospital authorities to remove life-support devices from Marlise Muñoz, a pregnant woman who has been declared 'brain-dead.' It's an important test of laws written to protect unborn children.
For killing four people while driving drunk, a wealthy Texas teenager was sentenced to probation and treatment at an exclusive facility. Prosecutors and victims' families are urging the judge to add jail time.
One of President Kennedy's main goals in his Texas trip was to heal a Democratic Party split in the state. But that wasn't the only political feud. Here are some main crosscurrents before the JFK assassination.