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2 homes burn near town as Washington wildfires grow

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.

Billy Joel weds girlfriend during Fourth of July party

Billy Joel married girlfriend Alexis Roderick in a surprise ceremony at the couple's annual Fourth of July party.

Saturday's MLS Capsules

Games played on July 4, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER ROUNDUP: David Villa scored twice to help New York City FC beat the Montreal Impact 2-1 on Saturday night.

Smoke from Canadian fires blows as far south as Tennessee

After almost of a week, smoke from Canadian wildfires continued to blanket parts of North Dakota on Saturday and some residents said they're growing tired of the hazy skies.

Magnitude 4.2 earthquake hits Oregon, no damage reported

Some Oregonians woke on the Fourth of July to a significant jolt when a magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck near Springfield and Eugene.

Parades, hot dogs, cold beer: America celebrates July 4

Parades, fireworks, naturalization ceremonies, eating contests and music ushered in the Fourth of July as the United States marked 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday.

Twins' Santana reinstated from suspension, will start Sunday

The surprising Minnesota Twins, who are in second place in the American League Central, have added a front-line starter for the second half of the season.

Saturday's MLB Capsules

Games played on July 4, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Bryce Harper homered using a patriotic bat and the Washington Nationals beat the San Francisco Giants 9-3 on Saturday despite Stephen Strasburg exiting in the fourth inning with tightness in his left side.

Armed robbers hit fireworks tent in southwest Missouri

Armed robbers have stolen from a church-run fireworks stand in southwest Missouri.

Police identify man shot dead in St. Louis

Police are investigating the shooting death of a 53-year-old man in St. Louis.

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