America celebrates Jul 4 with prohibited dogs, banners and barbecues

July 4, 2015 - Picnic Time

By Katie Reilly

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Americans marched in star-spangled parades, ran send races, collected for fireworks shows and crowned a new universe prohibited dog eating champion as they distinguished Independence Day in normal character on Saturday.

Possible confidence threats, wildfires in a West and stormy continue on a East Coast apparently did small to moderate a spirits of celebrants embellished out in red, white and blue from their headbands to their shoelaces.

Crowds during Boston’s Old State House erupted in acclaim and cannons shot out tri-color confetti after a annual Jul Fourth reading of a Declaration of Independence.

Meskie Hyman, 11, exuded loyalist honour in a star-spangled shirt and a hairband with dual American flags that fluttered underneath pale skies in Maplewood, New Jersey.

“I adore that it’s a giveaway nation and we have a right to speak. It lets us see everyone’s intensity and find a heroes,” she said.

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The throng in Washington, D.C. watched a march of coronet bands, law coercion motorcycle units, high propagandize drum majorettes, antique cars and troops and troops detachments.

The National Mall, an open area west of a Capitol and site of a fireworks arrangement approaching to pull hundreds of thousands, was slimy from solid sleet that had stopped by a time a march started. Among them was Kearston Andrews, 26, who had trafficked with her family from nearby Gainesville, Florida, and pronounced confidence concerns had not influenced them.

The Department of Homeland Security and a Federal Bureau of Investigation released an warning this week seeking internal authorities and a open to sojourn observant for probable threats following new calls for assault by leaders of radical Islamist organisation Islamic State.

In New York City, a nation’s biggest troops force reserved about 7,000 officers and scarcely all a counterterrorism crew to hoop confidence around Independence Day events.

Even after earnest an increasing participation during weekend events, Massachusetts State Police confirmed a holiday spirit, tweeting with a local Boston word early Saturday “Have a disagreeable protected 4th of July!”

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In a overwhelming dissapoint on Coney Island, 23-year-old visitor Matt Stonie grabbed a famed mustard-colored champion’s belt after gobbling 62 prohibited dogs in 10 mins in a annual Nathan’s International Hot Dog Eating Contest.

Stonie, of San Jose, California, suspended long-time champion Joey “Jaws” Chestnut, who still binds a universe record of 69 franks eaten in 2013. Miki Sudo hung onto a women’s title, downing 38 hotdogs in 10 minutes.


On a U.S. West Coast, that is already battling wildfires, communities in Washington state and Oregon limited or criminialized fireworks for fear of some-more blazes. Cupertino, California, and Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, also canceled firework shows.

Nine people suffered teenager injuries during Avon, Colorado’s “Salute to a USA” fireworks uncover on Friday night after a malfunction sent some of a fantastic explosives into a throng rather than into a sky, city manager Virginia Egger pronounced in a statement.

Revelers on a beaches of North Carolina were warned by a National Park Service to use additional counsel after 7 shark attacks were available in a state by midday Thursday, leading a prior high of 4 in 2014 according to a International Shark Attack File. That won’t deter some from a surf, pronounced shark record curator George Burgess.

A jubilee in Austin, Texas featured nation song fable Willie Nelson during an all-day cruise full with song and drinking. And in Oklahoma, a record to kick during a “Watermelon Seed Spittin’ World Championship” in Pauls Valley, about 60 miles (100 km) southeast of Oklahoma City, was 66 feet, 11 inches (20.41 meters), set in 1989 by Jack Dietz of Chicago, organizers said.

(Additional stating by Jon Herskovitz in Austin, Eric M. Johnson in Seattle, Jackie Tempera in Boston, Ian Simpson in Washington and Barbara Goldberg in New York; Editing by Ruth Pitchford, Frances Kerry and W Simon)