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Heat wave cancels Chicago events, challenges festivalgoers

Jul. 20, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Stifling heat has forced the cancellation of several outdoor events in Chicago as forecasters urge residents to drink plenty of water and stay in the shade. An excessive heat warning covered the Chicago area Saturday for a second straight day, with temperatures expected to reach about 95 (35...

Big league ballparks broil as heat wave grips much of majors

Jul. 20, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

At Wrigley Field, misters in the back of the bleachers tried to cool the crowd. At Yankee Stadium, only one player took batting practice on the field. In Cleveland, rules were relaxed on what fans could bring into the park. Even for a sport that promotes high heat, Saturday was a scorcher across the major...

'It's brutal': Heat wave gripping half the US cancels events

Jul. 20, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans from Texas to Maine sweated out a steamy Saturday as a heat wave canceled events from festivals to horse races, chased baseball fans out of their seats and pushed New York City to order steps to avoid straining the electrical system. The National Weather Service said "a dangerous...

Monmouth resumes racing after delay for fierce heat, safety

Jul. 20, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — After a 4 1/2-hour delay because of extreme heat and concern for the horses, Monmouth Park resumed its biggest card of the year, paving the way for the $1 million Haskell Invitational with Maximum Security to be run just before sunset. The track canceled six races earlier in the...

Severe weather damages trees, buildings in Wisconsin

Jul. 20, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Heavy rain and fierce winds downed trees, damaged buildings and left tens of thousands of people without power in Wisconsin on Saturday as a heat warning remained in effect for parts of the state. Two injuries were reported in Trempealeau County. And We Energies said it could be days...

The Latest: 2 storm-related injuries reported

Jul. 20, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on storms that moved through Wisconsin on Friday and Saturday (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Storms that swept through Wisconsin on Saturday are being blamed for two injuries in Trempealeau County, and authorities are investigating whether the storm was a factor in two deaths. The...

Severe storms knock out power to thousands in Michigan

Jul. 20, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — About 196,000 utility customers in Michigan's Lower Peninsula are without electricity after a storm packing strong winds, hail and lightning crossed parts of the state. Jackson, Michigan-based Consumers Energy says storms overnight Friday brought down more than 1,500 power lines....

More school districts join no snow days pilot project

Jul. 20, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — More school districts are joining a South Carolina experiment to have kids learn at home on days when roads are too icy for school buses. The Independent Mail reports that there weren't enough snow days last year for the South Carolina Education Oversight Committee to decide whether...

Official: $10.8 million in disaster loans made in Arkansas

Jul. 20, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The U.S. Small Business Administration says $10.8 million in disaster assistance loans have been made in Arkansas. SBA director Tanya Garfield in Sacramento, California, said Friday that the loans are to businesses and residents to help rebuild and recover from severe storms and...

High winds down trees in South Dakota

Jul. 20, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Storms that passed through eastern South Dakota on Saturday morning brought high winds that toppled trees and damaged farm outbuildings. The National Weather Service says a wind gust of 66 mph was reported at the Sioux Falls airport, while the Brookings airport reported a 75 mph...