Virginia had eight highway fatalities during the Fourth of July weekend, and four of those involved motorcycles. Motorcycle operators died in Albemarle, Orange and Brunswick, along with Virginia Beach. There were two fatal ATV crashes in Richmond and Montgomery Counties. Two pedestrians were killed. Those deaths happened in Newport News and Roanoke. Alcohol was a factor in at least one of the fatal accidents. 77 drivers were cited for being impaired behind the wheel. State troopers found 11,712 drivers who were speeding; and more than 2600 received a ticket for reckless driving.
Comedian Joan Rivers remains on life support after being hospitalized in serious condition due to cardiac arrest.
U.S. manufacturing activity hit a nearly 3-1/2-year high last month, a sign the economy entered the third quarter on strong footing.
Billionaire James Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts, was arrested in March after failing roadside field-sobriety tests.
Cole Hamels set up a combined no-hitter for the Philadelphia Phillies as they beat the Atlanta Braves 7-0 at Turner Field in Atlanta.
The Islamic State militant group released a video purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven Sotloff.