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Scorching temperatures, humidity making life miserable for millions from Midwest to Maine

Jun. 19, 2024 15:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A blistering heat wave Wednesday extended from the Midwest to New England, leaving millions of people sweltering through the Juneteenth holiday, including in places like northern Maine where they rarely experience such conditions this early in the year. The city of...

Tropical Storm Alberto forms in southwest Gulf, 1st named storm of the hurricane season

Jun. 19, 2024 15:19 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Alberto formed on Wednesday in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico, the first named storm of what is forecast to be a busy hurricane season. Alberto, which is bringing strong winds, heavy rainfall and some flooding along the coasts of Texas and Mexico,...

Cooler temps and rain could help corral blazes that forced thousands to flee New Mexico village

Jun. 19, 2024 14:13 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Cooler weather — and the chance of rain — could bring some relief but also the risk of danger this week to firefighters battling blazes in southern New Mexico that killed one person, damaged hundreds of structures and forced thousands to evacuate. Strong...

Tropical Storm Alberto forms in southwest Gulf, 1st named storm of the hurricane season

Jun. 19, 2024 11:02 AM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Alberto forms in southwest Gulf, 1st named storm of the hurricane season.

Record-breaking US heat wave scorches the Midwest and Northeast, bringing safety measures

Jun. 18, 2024 19:19 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Stifling heat blanketed tens of millions across United States on Tuesday, forcing people and even zoo animals to find ways to cool down as summer arrives in what promises to be a sweltering week. Extreme heat alerts stretched from Iowa to Ohio and even into the...

What's a heat dome? Here's why so much of the US is broiling this week

Jun. 18, 2024 16:46 PM EDT

FENTON, Mich. (AP) — With much of the Midwest and the Northeast broiling — or about to broil — in extreme summer heat this week, meteorologists are talking about heat waves and heat domes. Both mean it's really hot — and people will hear those terms a lot more as the world...

Deaths, drownings and destruction as heavy rains move through Central America. 3 killed in Guatemala

Jun. 18, 2024 15:26 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Three men drowned in Guatemala when two of them tried to help another who had tried to cross an overflowing river, as heavy rains caused death and destruction across Central America, authorities said Tuesday. The three fatalities on Monday were the latest in a...

7 people die in events related to heavy rains in El Salvador

Jun. 18, 2024 03:24 AM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Seven people were killed Monday in separate events in El Salvador that authorities attributed to heavy rains that have persisted since the weekend. In Tacuba, near the country’s border with Guatemala, five people died after they were buried in...

Southern China faces heavy floods, and landslides kill at least 9

Jun. 18, 2024 01:34 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Southern China was reeling Tuesday from heavy rains that triggered landslides killing at least nine people, knocking out power for entire villages and burying crops. Meanwhile, northern parts of the country are battling drought, as the country faces two extremes of...

Over 75 million people in the US are under heat alerts. Go indoors and hydrate

Jun. 17, 2024 22:55 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Over 75 million people in the United States were under extreme heat alerts Monday as a heat wave moved eastward, and the mid-Atlantic and New England were likely to see highs in the 90s as the week progresses. Excessive humidity will make it feel even more oppressive. ...