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CES 2014: Popular Mechanics Editors' Choice Awards

The world's biggest consumer electronics extravaganza is in full swing, and we've seen every curved TV, Bluetooth-enabled toothbrush, and robotic gadget in Las Vegas. Here's the best of the show, the items you really want to know about in 2014.

Gear & Gadgets

Illegal firework sparks overnight fire in SE Portland

PORTLAND, Ore - An illegal firework sparked a grass fire that ignited a duplex late Thursday night in SE Portland.<p>Witnesses said somebody lit a …


Man arrested after injuring four bystanders with firework

PORTLAND, Ore. - One man went to jail, a man and a boy were sent to the hospital, and two women had an awful night after a fireworks mishap on …

Latin America

Stray fireworks ignite blaze that destroys 14 boats in Seattle

SEATTLE -- Stray fireworks by Independence Day revelers triggered a destructive fire at a boat storage facility on Lake Union, which sent thick …

July 4th

Four injured in Clark county fireworks accidents

VANCOUVER, Wash. - A 12-year-boy suffered third-degree burns and had a sparkler wire embedded in his arm on Thursday night, one of four injuries from …