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Parker, Sky beat Sun 94-91, set franchise's win record

Aug. 07, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Candace Parker scored 18 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and tipped a pass to Emma Meesseman for a 3-pointer in the closing seconds to help the Chicago Sky beat the Connecticut Sun 94-91 Sunday to set the franchise record for wins in a season. Courtney Vandersloot had...

Yet another heat wave grips parts of US West

Aug. 06, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Pacific Northwest braced for yet another heat wave Saturday and the temperature in Denver hit 101 degrees Fahrenheit on Friday, breaking a record set in 1877. Meteorologists on Saturday issued a heat advisory in Portland, Oregon, through Monday and also...

Portugal sets new July heat record, worsening severe drought

Aug. 05, 2022 13:10 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal recorded its hottest July on record last month, the country’s weather service said Friday. The heat worsened Portugal’s drought, with 45% of the mainland in “extreme drought” -- the highest classification -- and the rest in “severe”...

Boston sets daily temperature record amid severe drought

Aug. 04, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Temperatures at Boston’s Logan International Airport hit a daily record Thursday as the National Weather Service warned of severe drought conditions throughout most of coastal New England. The temperature at the airport reached 97 degrees, a record for Boston on...

Sea turtles crawl to new nesting record on Georgia coast

Aug. 03, 2022 15:32 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Rare sea turtles that spend summers laying eggs on Southern beaches have crawled to a new state record in Georgia. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources said Wednesday that more than 3,960 loggerhead sea turtle nests have been counted since May along the...

Seattle, Portland set heat duration records during hot snap

Jul. 31, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle and Portland, Oregon, set records Sunday for most consecutive days of high temperatures and authorities in Oregon investigated more possible heat-related deaths. In Seattle, the temperature rose to 91 Fahrenheit (32.8 Celsius) by early afternoon, the record...

Film industry brings in $855M to New Mexico in fiscal 2022

Jul. 31, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Fiscal 2022 has been a record setting year for movies and TV shows shot around New Mexico. Officials with the New Mexico Film Office said the film industry brought in $855 million this year — about $200 million more than last year — and involved a...

Northwest heat wave: Portland mayor warns of risky weekend

Jul. 29, 2022 21:34 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mayor of Portland, Oregon, warned the Pacific Northwest could see the most dangerous part of an extended heat wave this weekend as Portland and Seattle appear to be on track to break records for extended scorching temperatures. As the Northwest nears the...

Extended triple-digit heat suspected in 4 deaths in Oregon

Jul. 28, 2022 22:00 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Triple-digit heat was being investigated Thursday as the cause of death for four people in Oregon as a sweltering heat wave enveloped the Pacific Northwest — and the forecast showed no sign of letting up soon in a region unaccustomed to such temperatures. ...

Regulators say Nevada casino winnings set fiscal-year record

Jul. 28, 2022 19:18 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada casinos set a fiscal-year record in winnings from July 2021 to June 2022, collecting $14.6 billion to shatter a record that had stood since 2008, state gambling regulators said Thursday. The Nevada Gaming Control Board also reported that casinos statewide...