(AP) — Despite the heat, thousands of people gathered in the nation's capital Wednesday night to celebrate July Fourth with the annual fireworks display on the Mall.
There also was a concert featuring country music star Josh Turner, R&B performers Kool & the Gang and the National Symphony Orchestra.
In Philadelphia, marching bands paraded through the city's historic district on the seventh day of a heat wave.
Seventy-one-year-old Ellen Schmidt of Magnolia, N.J., says the hot weather could not keep her from a decades-long tradition of attending July Fourth festivities, which included a swearing-in ceremony for new citizens in front of Independence Hall.
And in New York, about a dozen disabled soldiers were invited to visit ground zero and the Sept. 11 Memorial.
And for the annual fireworks show in the city, people blanketed 12th Avenue in Manhattan as far as the eye could see to watch the 40,000 aerial shells that were launched from five barges.
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Multiple passengers on a NFTA Metro bus were taken off in stretchers after the bus collided with a car at Bailey and Wecker in Buffalo.
CSX is working to get train cars back on the track after they flipped over Tuesday morning.
State Police say a Buffalo man had a BAC four times the legal limit when he was stopped in the Town of Alden for having a headlight out.
Cold and breezy with snow increasing in coverage into the overnight hours.
A woman told officers she thought she hit a curb, not a car. She failed field sobriety tests and was placed under arrest.
Amherst Police responded to a rollover accident on the north campus of University at Buffalo on Tuesday.