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Heatwave in Pakistan's Karachi kills 65 amid power cuts

May. 22, 2018 4:29 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani welfare organization says the heatwave gripping the region amid widespread power cuts has killed 65 people in Karachi. Anwar Kazmi, a spokesman for the private group Edhi, which is also the country's largest ambulance service, said on Tuesday that their morgue received...

Heat records eclipsed in Alabama

May. 14, 2018 4:10 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Parts of Alabama are in the grip of record heat, but a storm system moving through the Gulf of Mexico could bring cooler weather. The National Weather Service says Tuscaloosa reached 95 degrees on Monday to break a record high for the date of 93 degrees set in 1995. Birmingham...

Judge hears complaints about settlement over heat in prison

May. 8, 2018 4:28 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — About 1,300 inmates who'd been sweltering in the Texas summer heat and humidity are getting air conditioning in their housing areas as a federal judge heard objections to a settlement of a lawsuit over their treatment. The tentative settlement, announced in February, resolved a lawsuit filed...

Phoenix tops out at 106 degrees, breaking 70-year-old record

May. 6, 2018 6:55 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Temperatures in Phoenix have reached a new high, breaking a 70-year-old record. National Weather Service meteorologists say the desert city hit the 106-degree mark (41 degrees Celsius) just after noon. With an excessive heat warning in effect, meteorologists predicted Phoenix could hit 108...

Newspapers at Little Rock, Hot Springs take top APME awards

May. 6, 2018 9:59 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Little Rock and The Sentinel-Record at Hot Springs have won general excellence awards from the Arkansas Associated Press Managing Editors group. The winners were announced Friday. Lisa Hammersly of the Democrat-Gazette and David Showers of The...

London Marathon says reconsider fancy dress in record heat

Apr. 19, 2018 12:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — London Marathon runners have been urged to reconsider dressing up in fancy costumes because Sunday's race is set to be the warmest on record. Forecasts indicate sunshine and a temperature of 23 degrees Celsius (74 F), beating the previous high of 22.2 in 2007. Extra water, ice, showers and...

Oklahoma wildfires kill 2; threat nears historic level

Apr. 17, 2018 5:46 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Wildfires that have killed two people in western Oklahoma are nearing conditions not seen in at least a decade because of the mixture of high temperatures, low humidity and heavy winds, the National Weather Service said Monday. Weather service meteorologist Doug Speheger said Tuesday's...