Walmart ordered to pay Oregon man $4.4M in damages for racial profiling
DDA Multnomah County grand jury has ordered Walmart to pay $4.4 million in damages to a man who sued the store saying he was racially profiled and harassed by a Walmart employee at a Portland, Ore., area store in 2020.news.yahoo.com
Zelenskyy: Russia might do something particularly violent next week
KATERYNA TYSHCHENKO - SATURDAY, 20 AUGUST 2022, 21:36 President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine believes that Russia might attempt to carry out particularly violent attacks next week [Ukraine's Independence Day is on 24 August, which falls on next Wednesday - ed.news.yahoo.com
The American Dream and the nightmare of a coup
The Fourth of July has been a day to remember the genesis of the American Dream for more than two and a half centuries. American independence was an untried test of human passion and tenacity that became an evolving, expanding and broadening experiment of human growth, human passion and human altruism. The American Dream was never easy, because it was not just one dream, but dreams of every kind and type. For the first time in American history we have experienced the nightmare of an American coup. On the Fourth of July, our Independence Day, I did not celebrate, as I remembered the America Dream, while living through the nightmare of an ongoing American coup.myrgv.com
Man eats 52 lumpias in 10 minutes to win second annual lumpia eating contest in Houston, Texas
A Filipino restaurant in Houston, Texas, held its second annual lumpia eating contest during the Independence Day celebrations on July 4. The restaurant Be More Pacific: Filipino Kitchen & Bar hosted the competition with the aim of helping local small businesses recover from the economic impact of the pandemic, reported Click2Houston. In the now-popular contest, seven participants representing different restaurants in Houston competed by consuming as many fried lumpia rolls as they could in under 10 minutes.news.yahoo.com
FIREWORKS ON THE FOURTH: City’s SummerFest show lights up San Marcos sky
The City of San Marcos’s 42nd annual SummerFest fireworks show lit up the sky Monday night, celebrating Independence Day.Fireworks were launched from the Bobcat Stadium west parking lot, located behin[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Fireworks make for busy Independence Day for fire crews; possibly linked to 2 house fires
Firefighters were sent scrambling all across the city to put out fires possibly related to fireworks. They believe the holiday celebrations may have been behind a fire that destroyed 2 homes on the far Northwest Side.
Dow falls 500 points as worries grow over slowing economic growth
Choose your plan ArrowRight The Dow Jones Industrial tumbled more than 500 points or 1.7 percent in morning trading. The S&P 500 index fell by 70 points or 1.8 percent at the start of the session, while the tech heavy-Nasdaq lost 190 points or 1.7 percent. More than $8 trillion has been wiped out of the stock market this year. AdvertisementOne of the key economic signals market observers will be watching this week will be the performance of corporate earnings. The most recent hike, which was announced last month, came in at three-quarters of a percentage point, the Fed’s largest since 1994.washingtonpost.com
New Virginia law prevents inmate from getting planned early releases
A 2020 Virginia law allowed inmates to shave time off their sentences for good behavior. But on June 17, Virginia lawmakers approved a budget amendment from Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin that excluded thousands of inmates with violent offenses from receiving these reduced sentences.news.yahoo.com
It takes work: We must fight for freedoms, but in this country, we can
As we mark out nation’s Independence Day, many Americans might not feel like celebrating. We are asked to join together and celebrate our nation’s birthday, even as debate and dissent seem to be more prevalent than agreement on many key issues. That is why our nation’s founders codified the people’s right to assemble, speak freely and publish their opinions into our governing document, the Constitution. Certainly, what is called the greatest political experiment in history has featured plenty of disagreement, and even violence. “Dissent is the highest form of patriotism,” goes the famous quote that has been attributed to several of our founding fathers.myrgv.com
American GI Forum Firecracker Golf Tournament Classic returns
On Monday, July 4, 2022, the American GI Forum of San Marcos Men Chapter will be having their 22nd annual Veterans/Scholarship Fundraiser with the “Firecracker Golf Tournament Classic.” The popular Ju[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Sports San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Pop with precautions: Citing dry conditions, fire marshal urges caution with fireworks during the Fourth
It is a familiar sight to see colorful fireworks decorate the sky on the Fourth of July as family and friends gather to celebrate the holiday. Considering the dry conditions in the region and general safety considerations, it is also a time of year to practice safety first. The Rio Grande Valley, as it often does, finds itself in a unique situation due to dry conditions in the region making for fire hazards. “Our concern is the rural areas out in ranches, so just be mindful that grass is dry and that does create a fuel. Given the several fireworks displays local cities are holding throughout the Valley, Garza recommends attending one of these events.myrgv.com
Food, fun and fireworks: Here are the Valley’s Fourth of July plans
Festivities are scheduled to begin with an Independence 4K Run at 7 a.m. kicking off at Archer Park, located at 101 N. Main St. in McAllen. Residents can enjoy music, food, games and artisans at the Freedom Festival, which is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. PHARREven more food, fireworks and fun will be available in Pharr on Saturday, when the city will host its Independence Day Festival. HARLINGENFreedom Fest 2022 is scheduled from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Lon C. Hill Destination Park, located at 1216 Fairpark Blvd. Open to the public, the event promises fireworks at 9:01 p.m. to end the day’s festivities.myrgv.com
Some cities nix July 4 fireworks for shortages, fire dangers
The skies over a scattering of Western U.S. cities will stay dark for the third consecutive Fourth of July as some big fireworks displays are canceled again, this time for pandemic-related supply chain or staffing problems, or fire concerns amid dry weather.
Seventeen children become US citizens in time for Independence Day
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is on the path of welcoming 9,400 new citizens in 170 naturalization ceremonies by July 7. Seventeen of those new citizens were sworn in Saturday and all of them were under the age of 14 and from 17 different countries.
Greek Independence Day events culminate in military parade
Military helicopters fly over Acropolis Hill during a military parade in Athens, Thursday, March 25, 2021. Greece celebrates the bicentenary of the start of the country's war of independence against the Ottoman Empire. Unable to watch the parade in person, many Athenians came out onto balconies in the center of the city to watch the flyby, snapping pictures with cameras and mobile phones. AdThis crucial blow enabled the Greeks to fight on and eventually gain independence in 1830. “Two centuries ago, a handful of determined fighters within and outside Greece, raised the banner of independence.
Mexico publishes heavily edited probe of exonerated general
FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2016 file photo, Secretary of Defense Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda arrives for a review of the troops that will participate in the Independence Day parade, in Mexico City. Mexican prosecutors on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, declared completely unfounded the U.S. case against Cienfuegos who was arrested on drug charges in the United States and then returned under pressure from the Mexican government. The report released Sunday by the Mexican Attorney General's Office included a 226-page stretch with every page blacked out, followed shortly thereafter by a 275-page stretch of blacked-out pages. In the few readable passages, he says the descriptions of him in the intercepted messages don't match his physical appearance. Cienfuegos was arrested in Los Angeles in October, but the U.S. government dropped its charges against him in November after Mexican officials threatened to restrict U.S. agents.
Poland blames violence at far-right march on hooligans
Protesters burn down bengal fire as they attend in the annual Independence Day march organized by far-right groups for participants to be inside cars or motorbikes because of the coronavirus social distancing, ready for the start of the event in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. The march that marks Poland's sovereignty regained after World War I has often led to clashes with opponents. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)WARSAW – Poland’s ruling right-wing party has blamed violence, injuries and damage during recent national holiday event that it backs on hooligans and provocateurs. “Unfortunately, during the march there took place condemnable events that were the result of hooligans joining in," it said in a statement. The Nov. 11 national holiday marks Poland’s regaining of sovereignty after World War I, following over a century of partition and foreign rule.
3 authentic Mexican cocktail recipes
SAN ANTONIO – Diez y Seis de Septiembre is the celebration of Mexico’s independence from Spanish rule. Enjoy authentic Mexican ingredients in your favorite cocktails to celebrate Mexico’s Independence DayMidnight Margarita:1.5 oz Campo Bravo Tequila.75 oz Naranja Orange Liqueur.5 oz Lime JuicePour ingredients in a shaker with ice, shake and serve over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a limeThe Paloma is the most popular drink in Mexico, traditionally made with Blanco tequila, lime juice and grapefruit soda. Skinny Paloma:1.5 oz Dulce Vida Grapefruit Tequila.5 oz Lime Juice3 oz Mineral Water/Club SodaCombine all three ingredients in a tall glass over ice, stir and garnish with a lime. For more information Dulce Vida Tequila, click here.
Independence Day DWIs down in San Antonio, but still cause for concern, police say
This Fourth of July, San Antonio police made 11 DWI arrests. Even though San Antonio city and Bexar County parks were closed, and major events throughout the area were canceled, this year’s numbers weren’t much lower than last year’s when there were 15. San Antonio police officer Doug Greene says the slight improvement isn’t anything to brag about. Man killed in wrong-way crash had plans to marry, relative says”My daughter’s just turned five... last week. And it’s it’s really tough to explain to her that, you know, her dad passed away because of the drunk driver,” Salama said.