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More fireworks in Americans' hands for July 4 raises risks

More fireworks in Americans' hands for July 4 raises risks

ATLANTA — For many Americans, the Fourth of July will be more intimate this year. It also could be riskier. Saturday will be unlike any Independence Day in recent memory.
Cineplex sues former buyer Cineworld, seeking damages over failed deal

Cineplex sues former buyer Cineworld, seeking damages over failed deal

TORONTO — Cineplex Inc. has filed a lawsuit against its former suitor Cineworld Group PLC, seeking damages over the U.K. company's failed acquisition that could exceed the $2.18 billion outstanding on the deal.
Cirque du Soleil creditors oppose recovery strategy proposed by owners

Cirque du Soleil creditors oppose recovery strategy proposed by owners

MONTREAL — Cirque du Soleil creditors who are unhappy with its recovery plan will oppose the purchase agreement between the entertainment company and its current shareholders, which they claim is "doomed to fail.
Willie Nelson's July Fourth picnic is virtual in virus era

Willie Nelson's July Fourth picnic is virtual in virus era

SPICEWOOD, Texas — Willie Nelson’s annual Fourth of July Picnic is going ahead this year, but to reduce concerns about the coronavirus the event will be virtual. Fans can tune in to the nearly 50-year-old music bash Saturday via luck.
Christian Garrison, author, filmmaker, dies in NC at age 78

Christian Garrison, author, filmmaker, dies in NC at age 78

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Christian Garrison, an author and filmmaker who displayed an unfiltered slice of 1960s Mississippi hill country life in a short film about influential blues guitarist Fred McDowell, has died. He was 78.
Reps: Singers Kacey Musgraves, Ruston Kelly file for divorce

Reps: Singers Kacey Musgraves, Ruston Kelly file for divorce

NEW YORK — Grammy-winning singer Kacey Musgraves and her musician-husband, Ruston Kelly, have filed for divorce. Representatives for both singers confirmed the news Friday to The Associated Press.

Museums plan reopening; free masks all summer in New Bedford

BOSTON — Massachusetts museums are announcing reopening plans now that they are allowed to start welcoming visitors again under the third phase of the state's coronavirus economic recovery plan.
'A bonanza:' researchers find evidence of ancient ochre mine in Mexican caves

'A bonanza:' researchers find evidence of ancient ochre mine in Mexican caves

The caves are vast, pitch black, full of twists and turns and treacherously tight in spots.
Second wave of virus closures wallops California restaurants

Second wave of virus closures wallops California restaurants

LOS ANGELES — Homayoun Dariyani was training servers and cooks for his soon-to-open gourmet hamburger grill in March when California abruptly shut down dine-in restaurants to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

France returns remains of Algerian anti-colonial fighters

ALGIERS, Algeria — After decades in a French museum, the skulls of 24 Algerians decapitated for resisting French colonial forces were formally repatriated to Algeria on Friday in an elaborate ceremony led by the teary-eyed Algerian president.