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Celebrate safely this holiday weekend

RAPID CITY, S.D. -- Independence Day is usually a time of celebration, but festivities often involve fireworks and even alcohol, which can be dangerous alone but may have even worse outcomes when mixed.…

Biden to award Medal of Freedom to Biles, McCain, Giffords

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — President Joe Biden will present the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to 17 people, including actor Denzel Washington, gymnast Simone Biles and the late John McCain, the Arizona Republican with whom Biden served in the U.S.…

Seeking parole, Pistorius meets with girlfriend's father

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African former track star Oscar Pistorius has met with the father of Reeva Steenkamp, the woman he shot to death in 2013, as part of his parole process, the Steenkamp's family lawyer told…

Last-minute deal averts casino strike in Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The main union for Atlantic City casino workers reached agreements on new contracts with four casinos on Thursday, providing for what one of its presidents called “the best contract we've ever had” and labor peace…

Towns agrees with Timberwolves on $224 million extension

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns is under contract for six more years, after agreeing to an extension Friday to remain with the Minnesota Timberwolves. It's a huge commitment from the Timberwolves, and one they made as quickly as they possibly…

Pre-pandemic sized crowds descend on US airports for holiday

The July Fourth holiday weekend is off to a booming start with airport crowds crushing the numbers seen in 2019, before the pandemic. Travelers seemed to be experiencing fewer delays and canceled flights early Friday than they did earlier this week.…

Julian Assange appeals to UK court against extradition to US

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has appealed against the British's government decision last month to order his extradition to the U.S. The appeal was filed Friday at the High Court, the latest twist in a decade-long legal saga sparked by…

Russian missiles kill at least 21 in Ukraine's Odesa region

In this photo provided by the Ukrainian Emergency Service, first responders work in a damaged residential building in Odesa, Ukraine, early Friday, July 1, 2022, following Russian missile attacks. Ukrainian authorities said Russian missile attacks on…

Fatal crash on E. North Street Thursday night

RAPID CITY, S.D. Police responded to a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of E. Blvd N and E. North St. on Thursday evening. In an update from Brendyn Medina, Community Relations Specialist for the Rapid City Police Department, a little…

New Tropical Storm Bonnie heads for hit on Central America

A woman protects her shoes with plastic bags as she wades through a street inundated by heavy rains, in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, June 29, 2022. Forecasters issued a hurricane watch for the Nicaragua-Costa Rica border as…

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