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15 tips to stay safe, cool in heat

The heat is on across the country. Learn how to stay cool -- and safe -- when the mercury rises.

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On this day: July 6

America names it currency, a political party holds its first convention, and a first lady, media mogul, rocker, screen scream queen and religious leader are all born, all on this day.

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Notable deaths of 2015

Here is a list of some of the notable public figures, athletes, musicians, artists and actors we've lost in 2015.

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On this day: July 5

History's greatest showman is born, a war begins, and two of man's greatest inventions are unveiled, all on this day.

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On this day: July 4

The United States declares its independence, an "Iron Horse" retires, the Beach Boys hit No. 1 for the first time, and we lose three presidents, all on this day.

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7 tips for healthy Fourth of July weekend

Keep you and your friends and family healthy and safe over the Fourth of July weekend with these tips.

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On this day: July 3

A major Civil War battle ends, America gains a new state, Jim Morrison overdoses, and summer blockbusters dominate theaters, all on this day.

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Who's running and who could run in 2016?

Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb announced his campaign for president Thursday, becoming the fifth Democrat to join the primary contest. Find out who else is running and who some of the other possible candidates are.

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Crisis in Greece: What to know

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is urging a "no" vote in a July 5 referendum on whether to accept a bailout offer from Europe and the International Monetary Fund. Take a look at the latest developments in the Greece financial crisis and how it's affecting the United States.

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History's 10 worst oil disasters

BP has reached a historic agreement with five Gulf States to settle the claims made against the company from a massive oil spill in 2010. Take a look back at history's worst oil disasters.

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On this day: July 2

A president is shot, a Supreme Court justice is born, aliens land -- or not -- and an acting legend passes, all on this day.

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Female stars who chopped off their hair

Whether they chopped off their locks for a role or just for a fresh look, short hair is in for many of Hollywood's most famous women.

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Most popular Fourth of July fireworks shows

The Fourth of July is nearly here, which means it's time to take a look at the biggest and best fireworks celebrations across the U.S.

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Looking back: U.S.-Cuba relations

The United States and Cuba are officially restoring diplomatic relations and opening embassies in each other's countries. Get up to speed on the last five decades of American foreign policy toward Cuba.

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America's 20 'highest' states

Recreational marijuana is now legal in Oregon. Find out which state has the highest rate of illicit drug use in the country.

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Celebrity breakups of 2015

Breaking up is hard to do, even for celebrities. Take a look at the notable celebrity splits of 2015.

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On this day: July 1

The Battle of Gettysburg begins, America's first zoo opens, the first Tour de France starts, the Sony Walkman hits the market, the PG-13 movie rating is introduced, and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill breaks an unfortunate record, all on this day.

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So those celebs are Canadian, eh?

Happy Canada Day! There's much more to Canada than hockey, as these celebrities remind us of all our neighbors to the north have to offer.

Summer's most disgusting health concerns

Hurray, summer is finally here. However, you need to watch out for these all-too-common health hazards that accompany the nice weather.

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Highest-paid celebrities of 2015

Forbes has released its 2015 list of the world's highest-paid celebrities. Click on to see which 25 stars made the most over the past year.

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America's favorite fast food chain is...

While satisfaction with the restaurant industry has waned, a survey found Americans still eat out an average of four times a week. See which company topped the American Customer Satisfaction Index for 2015.

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Apple products that changed the game

Apple Music, the company's new streaming music service, launches around the world June 30, 2015. Take a look back at some of the products that have defined Apple and changed the way we live.

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On this day: June 30

Abraham Lincoln sets aside Yosemite Valley as public land, "Gone with the Wind" is published, the first Chevy Corvette rolls off the assembly line, and Tonya Harding is stripped of her national championship, all on this day.

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Best summer vacations of 2015

Summer's already officially more than a week old, so maybe it's time to start considering that summer vacation. Take a look at a list of 2015's best summer vacation destinations.

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Create your own fireworks display

Before heading out to see the real thing, create your own, virtual fireworks display in honor of Independence Day.

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'60s quiz: At the movies

What was on the screens?

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'Sexy' gorilla tickles Japan's fancy

Shabani is an 18-year-old male gorilla at Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Garden in Japan. The "handsome" gorilla is super popular with young ladies and families. Shabani became internet-famous after netizens started tweeting and FBing about his handsome photo used for the zoo's spring festival…

Timeline of NY prison escape saga

A three-week search involving hundreds of officers scouring the northeast, the saga came to an end on Sunday with David Sweat's capture, two days after Richard Matt was shot dead.

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Scenes from Central Washington wildfire

Hundreds of Central Washington residents were forced to evacuate ahead of a wildfire near Wenatchee, Washington. Here are some images taken from a video from the fire.

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Gay pride stretches across U.S., around the globe

Revelers from across the country and around the world gathered last weekend to celebrate Gay Pride with marches and parades. The 2015 Gay Pride events comes after the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision Friday to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states.

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10 vices that are good for you

Many of life's greatest indulgences bring big health benefits. Health.com rates the 10 vices that are actually good for you.

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On this day: June 29

Pelé helps Brazil to their first World Cup title, Jayne Mansfield dies in a car crash, the Supreme Court rules against the death penalty, and Apple releases the first iPhone, all on this day.

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'Seinfeld' stars then and now

If you're done binge watching "Seinfeld" on Hulu -- or if you're even just taking a break -- take a look at some of the stars of the classic '90s sitcom then and now.

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On this day: June 28

The last of America's Founding Fathers dies, Archduke Franz Ferdinand is assassinated, Mike Tyson bites off a bit of Evander Holyfield's ear, and Elián González returns to Cuba, all on this day.

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On this day: June 27

Two planes complete the first mid-air refueling, the first nuclear power plant opens, Hurricane Audrey hits the Gulf Coast, Atari is founded, and U.S. Route 66 ceases to officially exist, all on this day.

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Mixed reactions to historic same-sex ruling

Gay marriage supporters were jubilant while some conservative leaders and religious groups were upset over Friday's historic Supreme Court ruling. Here's a look how some people reacted to the decision.

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On this day: June 26

The toothbrush is patented, Christmas becomes a federal holiday, the first helicopter takes off, President Kennedy delivers his "Ich bin ein Berliner" speech, the first UPC is scanned, and Elvis leaves the stage for the last time, all on this day.

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Most gay-friendly U.S. cities

June is Gay Pride Month. Find out which communities made The Advocate's 2015 list of the most gay-friendly U.S. cities.

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Stars who served time behind bars

Not even fame and fortune can keep some people out of trouble. Check out some celebrities who have served out jail or prison sentences.

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Where are 'Saved by the Bell' stars today?

With Dustin "Screech" Diamond receiving a 120-day jail sentence on Thursday, check in with him and his "Saved by the Bell" co-stars to see what else they've been up to.

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Affordable Care Act: What you need to know

In a major win for the Obama administration, the Supreme Court held in a 6-3 decision that the Affordable Care Act authorized federal tax credits for eligible Americans living not only in states with their own exchanges but also in the 34 states with federal exchanges. Take a look at what you need…

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Michael Jackson: From head to toe

June 25th marks the 6th anniversary of the death of Michael Jackson. Find out some fun facts about the King of Pop with this interactive.

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On this day: June 25

Custer makes his last stand, France surrenders to Germany during World War II, Anne Frank's diary is published, the Korean War begins, and Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson both die, all on this day.

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20 cars that get the most tickets

Are you driving a ticket magnet? Click on to see if your current ride ranks about the 20 most ticketed cars on the road.

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On this day: June 24

A 19-year-old Pablo Picasso opens his first major exhibition, Mark Pickford becomes the first million-dollar actress, the Soviets begin their blockade of Berlin, Lynyrd Skynyrd releases "Sweet Home Alabama," and Mark Sanford comes clean, all on this day.

Top 20 amusement parks in North America

Before you head out on your summer vacation adventures, check out which North American amusement parks are the most popular with visitors.

7 states with Confederate symbols on their flags

The Charleston, South Carolina, church killings has revived the question of the appropriateness of featuring Confederate iconography on the flags of seven Southern states.

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NFL Deflategate: Tom Brady timeline

With Roger Goodell hearing Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension over Deflategate Tuesday morning, check out the timeline of events in the case so far.

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Animals most likely to kill you this summer

While you're much more likely to die in a car accident or by heart disease than in an animal attack, here are the animals most likely to kill you this summer.

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On this day: June 23

The International Olympic Committee is formed, the SAT exam is taken for the first time, Hitler takes in newly conquered Paris, and Tim Burton's "Batman" hits theaters, all on this day.

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