Joey Chestnut, aka 'Jaws,' a seven-time winner (a record), maxes out at 69 hot dogs in 10 minutes (another record). In the women's competition, Sonya Thomas, at 36-3/4 dogs, edged out the No. 2 by a bite.
The Yarnell Hill wildfire in Arizona is 45 percent contained. Next week, Congress will hold hearings on how to reduce wildfires through better forest management. Some see political opportunism for logging.
This July 4, the Maryland Historical Society is kicking off an effort to sew a reproduction of the star-spangled banner using materials as close as possible to those used by the original seamstress.