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Chestnut crowned July 4 hot-dog champ again but can't top his own record

NEW YORK (Reuters) - This year's Nathan's Famous hot-dog eating contest proved a mild disappointment to Joey Chestnut, the Fourth of July event's perennial champ, even though he handily won the annual display of gastronomical excess for the 12th time this year.

For U.S. birthday, life, liberty and the pursuit of hot dogs

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fireworks, music and the pursuit of hot dogs will mark the 242nd year of independence for the United States on what is expected to be a steamy Wednesday in much of the country.

Factbox - Sifting through U.S. beach sand numbers

(Reuters) - One of the challenges Florida faces after a violent storm year that left the state saddled with more than $50 billion in damage is getting enough sand to protect seaside homes and businesses and fix up its beaches in time for the peak tourist season.

Monkey steals eggs, scratches child in Singapore housing estate

SINGAPORE: The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) is working with the Pasir Ris-Punggol Town Council to monitor the situation after a monkey was spotted at a Housing Board estate encroaching on residents' space and scratching a child.

Hot-dog contest, fireworks, beachgoing mark U.S. July 4 holiday

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans celebrated the July Fourth holiday on Tuesday with the reopening of a New Jersey beach closed to everyone but the governor after a government shutdown, a record-setting hot-dog eating contest and fireworks displays across the country.

Aerosmith's Joe Perry collapses in concert

New York (AFP) - Aerosmith's hard-rocking guitarist Joe Perry collapsed during a concert in New York but was said Monday to be recovering.

America celebrates July 4 with hot dogs, banners and barbecues

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans marched in star-spangled parades, ran relay races, gathered for fireworks shows and crowned a new world hot dog eating champion as they celebrated Independence Day in traditional style on Saturday.

US enjoys July 4 parades, picnics under watchful eyes of police

NEW YORK: Americans gathered on Thursday for parades, fireworks and hot dog-eating contests at Independence Day celebrations, held under unprecedented security following the Boston Marathon bombings.

U.S. enjoys July 4 parades, picnics under watchful eyes of police

NEW YORK (Reuters) - People across the United States gathered on Thursday for parades, picnics and fireworks at Independence Day celebrations, held under unprecedented security in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings.

In recovering from Superstorm Sandy, a setback for every triumph

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The road to recovery can be measured in exclamations, some of execration, some of joy.

Life Inspired has a chic new look

2020 is all about change, and Life Inspired did just that with a fresh makeover!

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