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Scientists confirm July set new global heat record

Aug. 15, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — July was the hottest month measured on Earth since records began in 1880, the latest in a long line of peaks that scientists say backs up predictions for man-made climate change. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday that July was 0.95 degrees Celsius (1.71...

Family spokesman: Atlanta teen who died was running in heat

Aug. 15, 2019 10:54 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A representative for the family of an Atlanta area teenager who died says the girl was running outside in the heat for a conditioning drill when she collapsed. Spokesman Justin Miller told news outlets 16-year-old Imani Bell was exercising for the basketball team Tuesday. The girl attended...

After 1 death, Southern heat wave eases slightly with front

Aug. 14, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An oppressive heat wave blamed for a death in Mississippi eased a little across the Southeast on Wednesday after a cold front pushed through the region, bringing damaging storms along with lower temperatures. Stifling heat and humidity that had made it feel like it was 120 degrees...

Baltimore teachers call for donated fans, district resists

Aug. 14, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's teacher union is calling for fans to be donated as classrooms are expected to reach sweltering temperatures when students return next month, but the district says electrical infrastructure may not be equipped to handle it. About a third of public school buildings in the city...

The Latest: Southern heat wave blamed for Mississippi death

Aug. 14, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the heat wave affecting parts of the United States (all times local): 3 p.m. A heat wave that sent temperatures soaring across the Southeast is being blamed for a death in Mississippi. Winston County Coroner Scott Gregory says a 74-year-old woman died of a heat-induced...

Stones fell from Notre Dame's ceiling after July heat wave

Aug. 14, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Several stones fell from the vaulted ceiling of fire-ravaged Notre Dame after last month's European heat wave, a French official said Wednesday, urging renewed stabilization efforts to prevent further damage to the iconic Paris cathedral. The Culture Ministry official said the stones crumbled...

Dreadful heat, humidity invade South as misery continues

Aug. 13, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Stifling heat smothered states from Texas to South Carolina on Tuesday with temperatures that felt like 120 degrees (49 Celsius), making it difficult to be outside for long, much less work or play. As the entire Southeast baked amid heat warnings and advisories that reached from central...

The Latest: Energy emergency declared in Texas heat wave

Aug. 13, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the heat wave spreading across the U.S. South and Midwest (all times local): 4 p.m. The operator of the electric grid that serves most of Texas has declared an energy conservation emergency as temperatures across much of the state approached or exceeded 100 degrees (38...

Bills prepare for Panthers, extreme heat at joint practices

Aug. 12, 2019 9:41 PM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera decided to have a little fun with Bills coach Sean McDermott over the weekend, sending a screenshot of the heat index in Spartanburg, South Carolina, at 110 degrees along with an orange emoji face dripping with sweat. "A psychological game," Rivera joked...

Parts of South and Midwest grapple with dangerous heat wave

Aug. 12, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Forecasters are warning about days of scorching, dangerous heat gripping a wide swath of the U.S. South and Midwest, where the heat index on Monday eclipsed 120 degrees (48.9 Celsius) in one town and climbed nearly that high in others. With temperatures around 100 degrees (37...