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Warm weather finally cooling off in northern New England

Oct. 11, 2018 12:00 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Recent record-setting warm temperatures throughout northern New England are finally cooling off. Temperatures are beginning to cool down amid rainfall Thursday. The National Weather Service warns of coastal flooding amid heavy rainfall in Maine and New Hampshire. The National Weather...

Reno sets record for hottest summer 2nd year in a row

Sep. 18, 2018 6:45 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — For the second year in a row, Reno sizzled through its hottest summer on record. The average daytime high for June, July and August was 93.6 degrees (34.2 Celsius). That's one-third of a degree hotter than the previous record set in 2017, according to the National Weather Service. The...

Hamilton turns up the heat on Vettel after Singapore F1 win

Sep. 16, 2018 1:09 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — In the sweltering heat of the Singapore Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton turned up the heat on Sebastian Vettel a notch further. Hamilton won comfortably from pole position on Sunday, extending his Formula One championship lead over Vettel to 40 points. Winning from pole on one of the hardest...

Heat behind record number of deaths in Phoenix last year

Sep. 10, 2018 12:51 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Extreme heat contributed to more deaths in metropolitan Phoenix last year than initially thought. The Arizona Republic reported Monday that Maricopa County public health officials recently revised the number of heat-related deaths for 2017 to 172. The initial tally was 155. The number marks...

The Latest: Vandeweghe, Barty knock out top seeds in doubles

Sep. 6, 2018 11:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 11 p.m. The 13th-seeded pair of CoCo Vandeweghe and Ashleigh Barty upset the top-seeded duo of Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova 6-4, 7-6 (6) to reach the U.S. Open women's doubles final. Krejcikova and Siniakova won...

The Latest: Djokovic beats Millman to reach US Open semis

Sep. 6, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 12 a.m. Novak Djokovic managed to do what Roger Federer could not: beat 55th-ranked John Millman at the U.S. Open. Djokovic moved a step closer to a third championship at Flushing Meadows and 14th Grand Slam title overall by...

Orchards say rain, heat spoiled popular Honeycrisp crop

Sep. 5, 2018 5:23 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's supply of the popular Honeycrisp apple is in danger, thanks to this summer's combination of heavy rain and excessive heat, which is also leading to school closures. Half the Honeycrisp apples at Lynd Fruit Farm in Pataskala in central Ohio have fallen victim to disease, leading...

Heat forces school closures, early dismissals across Ohio

Sep. 4, 2018 8:31 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The late summer heat wave has forced several schools in Ohio to close or schedule early dismissals. Columbus city schools announced schools would close about two hours early Tuesday because of "persistent high temperatures and humidity." The forecast called for temperatures of 91 in...

The Latest: Federer upset by Millman in US Open's 4th round

Sep. 4, 2018 12:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local): 12:55 a.m. Roger Federer has been stunned in the U.S. Open's fourth round by 55th-ranked John Millman of Australia 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7), 7-6 (3). It's the first time in Federer's career that he has lost to a man ranked outside...

Los Angeles heading toward July-August heat record

Aug. 31, 2018 3:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The National Weather Service says downtown Los Angeles is expected to record the hottest July-August combination since record-keeping began in 1877. Meteorologists say that's based on Friday's predicted high of 87 degrees (30.56 Celsius), which would make this year's average 78.5 degrees...