Thomas Jefferson’s home will hold its annual July 4th celebration Friday. It will mark the 52nd annual naturalization ceremony where dozens become new U.S. citizens. The event will start at 9 a.m. Friday. Monticello says visitors can park as early as 6:30 a.m. at PVCC, and shuttle buses will leave the Piedmont parking lot beginning at 7:30. The ceremony welcomes 73 people from 39 nations. They’ll hear from guest speaker David Rubenstein, a regent at the Smithsonian Institution and the Vice-Chair of the Council on Foreign Relations.
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.