Why one founding father didn't want July 4 as America's birthday

CBS US News - Mon, 07/04/2016 - 1:08pm
John Adams didn't think July 4 was the right day to commemorate the start of our nation

Teen accidentally died at gun range from dad's bullet, police say

CBS US News - Mon, 07/04/2016 - 1:07pm
Father had taken his three kids for target practice at a Florida gun range when tragedy struck

Country club brawl leaves 1 dead, 6 wounded

CBS US News - Mon, 07/04/2016 - 12:53pm
Victims were shot, stabbed and beaten as series of fights broke out among a group renting out the club for a private party, officials say

Independence Day fireworks! 2016

CBS US News - Mon, 07/04/2016 - 12:38pm
America celebrates July 4th with a bang

Life aboard the USS Harry S. Truman

CBS US News - Mon, 07/04/2016 - 12:00pm
An inside look at one of America's supercarriers

Teen girl and her police rescuer both hit by lightning in N.C.

CBS US News - Mon, 07/04/2016 - 11:44am
A police sergeant responded to a call of a girl hit by lightning, and after getting the girl to EMS, he also was struck

Illegal fireworks eyed after L.A. girl, 9, loses hand, other fingers

CBS US News - Mon, 07/04/2016 - 11:17am
Family says the girl -- not realizing a firework was lit -- picked it up when it somehow ended up next to her

Protesters demand answers over Florida toxic algae bloom

CBS US News - Mon, 07/04/2016 - 10:55am
Protesters are demanding answers and action over a toxic mess in Florida sparking health concerns and affecting holiday plans. A poisonous algae bloom is plaguing four Florida counties. At least one beach along the coast is closed. Omar Villafranca reports.

18-year-old hurt after stepping on explosive in Central Park

CBS US News - Mon, 07/04/2016 - 10:26am
Investigators are trying to figure out how an explosive ended up in New York City's Central Park. A teenager lost part of his leg after stepping on the apparent homemade device. Officials do not believe the incident is connected to terrorism. Jericka Duncan reports.

Fort Bragg, MLB make history over holiday weekend

CBS US News - Mon, 07/04/2016 - 10:21am
Baseball game unlike any other played on sprawling Army base; Miami Marlins-Atlanta Braves contest just one of many attractions

Teen shoots himself to death on Florida gun range

CBS US News - Mon, 07/04/2016 - 8:52am
Deputies say shooting was accidental; range stresses teaching young shooters gun safety

Protesters demand answers about Florida's poisonous algae bloom

CBS US News - Mon, 07/04/2016 - 8:42am
Some blame state politicians who allowed oolluted water to be released from Lake Okeechobee

Elie Wiesel, Nobel Laureate and Holocaust survivor, mourned at private funeral

CBS US News - Mon, 07/04/2016 - 1:45am
"This is really the double tragedy of it, not only the loss of someone who was so rare and unusual but the fact that those ranks are thinning out," rabbi says

Man killed trying to crash through chicken wing festival

CBS US News - Mon, 07/04/2016 - 1:20am
Mini-van driver failed to heed police traffic stop, then tried to get past Wing Fest barricade, swerving toward officer before being shot

"File 17" offers glimpse into secret 28 pages about 9/11

CBS US News - Mon, 07/04/2016 - 12:23am
Little-known report quietly declassified amid clamor to release 28 pages of a congressional inquiry into Sept. 11 attack

Police: Man hacked off hand of home intruder with machete

CBS US News - Sun, 07/03/2016 - 11:25pm
Two masked men allegedly entered home and fired several shots from a BB gun at sleeping victim, who then grabbed machete and started swinging

7/3: More than 100 killed in Baghdad Ramadan bombings; Meet the family behind America's famous fireworks

CBS US News - Sun, 07/03/2016 - 10:15pm
A suicide truck bomb in Baghdad left at least 115 people dead and more than 200 ahead of the holiday marking the end of Ramadan; The pyrotechnic musical we've all come to expect in a Fourth of July celebration was pioneered by the Souza family

American farmers getting assist from drones

CBS US News - Sun, 07/03/2016 - 10:14pm
An increasing number of American farmers are using a high-tech tool to make their jobs a little easier. Drones are being put to work by a New Jersey cranberry farmer. Jamie Yuccas has more.

Meet the family behind America's famous fireworks

CBS US News - Sun, 07/03/2016 - 9:59pm
The pyrotechnic musical we've all come to expect in a Fourth of July celebration was pioneered by the Souza family. Carter Evans introduces us to the family of immigrants who became a fireworks dynasty.

Two religions find unity in shared place of worship

CBS US News - Sun, 07/03/2016 - 9:56pm
In a Washington, D.C. church, Muslims and Christians have found a common bond. The church hosts Muslim prayers, attracting hundreds of worshipers each week. Anna Werner has more.

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