News | Interesting Stories

Los Angeles Police Report Over 1,000 Complaints Of Illegal Fireworks, Warn Against Non-Emergency 911 Calls

Across Los Angeles on Saturday night, there were scenes of illegal fireworks throughout the city in celebration of the Fourth of July.

Pets & Animals | Man's Best Friend

Why Fireworks Scare Some Dogs But Not Others

Canine scientists investigate why loud sounds cause some dogs to lose their cool and offer insight on effective treatment

Pets & Animals | Pets & Animals

This Smart Tag Is an Essential Fourth of July Accessory for Dogs Afraid of Fireworks | Mental Floss

In addition to keeping your dog calm during fireworks shows this Fourth of July, a smartphone-connected pet tag will help you keep track of them.

Politics | The Hall of Idiots

L.A. Mayor Garcetti Tweets Out Warning About Fireworks. It Blows Up In His Face. | Daily Wire

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti had what he thought would be a Big Idea to dissuade citizens from setting off fireworks for the Fourth of July, but it backfired in one heck of a major way. Here was Garcetti’s Big Idea:

Miscellaneous | Interesting Stuff

How Do Fireworks Actually Work? | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

Sports | NFL

Report: Jason Pierre-Paul has right index finger amputated - CBSSports.com

Jason Pierre-Paul had a finger amputated on Wednesday, just four days after being involved in a fireworks accident in Florida.

Sports | NFL

Report: C.J. Wilson lost two fingers in fireworks accident | ProFootballTalk

A new report says the hand injury suffered by Buccaneers cornerback C.J. Wilson in a Fourth of July fireworks accident was very serious. The Lincoln Times-News in Wilson's hometown of Lincolnton, North Carolina reports that Wilson lost two fingers in the

Miscellaneous | Chicago Events

4th of July fireworks: Where to watch fireworks in Chicago

Whether you want to see the sky lit up downtown or catch a suburban display, we've found the best place in Chicago to watch fireworks on the 4th of July.

Family & Parenting | Kids

Independence Day Parades, Fireworks, and 4th of July Events in LA

Looking for 4th of July activities in Los Angeles? From parades to fireworks: here are 20 Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July in L.A.

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

The 5 best places in LA to watch fireworks this 4th of July

Put on your favorite star spangled shirt/tie/underoos, and get your freedom-loving, patriotic self to one of these epic Independence Day extravaganzas.