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Hot again: Another month, another global heat record reached

Oct. 16, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists say the globe sizzled to a record tying hot month in September, driven partly by a sweaty United States. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says 2019 tied with 2015 for the hottest September on record globally. September averaged 60.71 degrees (15.95 Celsius),...

'Flash drought' brings dust and dread to Southern farmers

Oct. 10, 2019 2:57 PM EDT

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A furnace-like "flash drought" is intensifying as it blasts away the little moisture left across a vast swath of the South, wilting garden plants and raising alarm among farmers, according to a weekly report updated Thursday. Nearly 56 million residents are now living in drought...

Record heat greets Cardinals-Braves NLDS opening game

Oct. 3, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The hottest October day in Atlanta history created sweltering conditions for Game 1 of the National League Division Series. The first-pitch temperature was 94 degrees Thursday for the opener of the best-of-five series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Atlanta Braves. The high of 97 set an...

The Latest: Coleman wins gold in men's 100 after dodging ban

Sep. 29, 2019 2:17 AM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The Latest on the track and field world championships (all times local): 10:20 p.m. Christian Coleman has won the world championship gold medal in the men's 100 meters, three weeks after avoiding a ban for missed drug tests. Coleman started well and extended his lead down the stretch to...

Hot pursuit: Athletes chase world medals in sweltering Qatar

Sep. 26, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Marathons at midnight. Training sessions in saunas. Cooling vests packed with ice. Air conditioners humming inside an outdoor stadium. Coaches, athletes and event organizers have been at their creative best in an attempt to beat the heat at world championships in Qatar. For 10 days,...

Better weather eases California power shutoffs

Sep. 25, 2019 11:27 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric restored power to thousands of Northern California customers on Wednesday after a shutdown to reduce the threat of wildfires. Before dawn, the utility cut the electricity to more than 48,000 customers in seven counties in the wine country and Sierra Nevada...

Coral die-off predicted as marine heat wave engulfs Hawaii

Sep. 24, 2019 1:02 AM EDT

CAPTAIN COOK, Hawaii (AP) — At the edge of an ancient lava flow where jagged black rocks meet the Pacific, small off-the-grid homes overlook the calm blue waters of Papa Bay on Hawaii's Big Island — no tourists or hotels in sight. Here, one of the islands' most abundant and vibrant coral reefs...

Families struggle to meet Kashmiris lodged in Indian jail

Sep. 20, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

AGRA, India (AP) — Hameeda Begum explained her arduous journey from the Himalayan region of disputed Kashmir to the hot and humid room in the Agra Central Jail where the exhausted 70-year-old was waiting to see her son. A man in his early twenties offered her a bottle of water, saying, "Don't lose hope....

Southern California bakes under weekend heat wave

Sep. 14, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California is baking under a weekend heat wave that's dropping humidity levels and raising the risk of wildfires. A heat advisory issued by the National Weather Service for a large swath of the region is in place through Saturday night. Forecasters say inland areas could hit 105...

Official: Texas violated settlement over hot prisons

Sep. 10, 2019 10:18 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The head of Texas' prison system acknowledged during a court hearing Tuesday that state officials violated the settlement of a lawsuit over oppressive heat faced by some prisoners. Bryan Collier, executive director of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, testified that mistakes were...