Mexicans heading into Independence Day celebrations have been jolted by a brazen shooting that left four dead and nine wounded in Garibaldi Plaza, a famous square where mariachi musicians serenade tourists.
Independence Day doesn’t mean the same for all in America.
The warm weather continues into day six of the D.C. area’s heat wave. Paired with only a slight chance of storms, the forecast makes for good Fourth of July celebrations.
Here’s a look at what happened on this date in history.
PBS’ tradition of broadcasting music and fireworks from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol is facing competition Wednesday from a different live concert in the same city at the same time hosted on the South Lawn of the White House.
Leave the fireworks to the professionals. That’s advice from a man who’s quite familiar with the injuries that they can inflict.
D.C. has announced a series of road closures, lane restrictions, service adjustments and other measures ahead of the nation’s birthday party Wednesday.
How will you celebrate America’s birthday? Whether you prefer your Independence Day celebrations large or small, you’re sure to find one you like on our comprehensive regional list.
Not all areas have as strict of restrictions but most have banned at least some forms of fireworks. See what is permitted and prohibited in your area.
The anti-drunk driving effort called Sober Ride carried a record-breaking 559 people on Independence Day.
It’s a July 5 tradition — the massive cleanup effort is underway on the National Mall, after the annual Independence Day celebration.
WTOP visited Washington, D.C.’s Union Station to find out if visitors could belt out the national anthem of the United States, as well as quiz them on their July 4 knowledge.
As many plan to make their way to the National Mall for Independence Day celebrations, U.S. Park Police wants to remind the public that they may opt-in for public safety alerts via text messages.
Americans have disagreed about government and civic life since the country’s founding, about who should vote, who should run for office and the risks of political factions. But as the U.S. nears its 241st birthday, many say democracy itself is in the dock.
Some people bring their dogs everywhere, but pet experts say it’s best if four-legged friends skip Independence Day festivities.
Recreating the District in video game form was no small task. Here's how the developers did it.