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US heat wave just warming up for long and scorching weekend

Jul. 17, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The heat wave that has been roasting much of the U.S. in recent days is just getting warmed up, with temperatures expected to soar to dangerous levels through the weekend. Communities are preparing by offering buildings as cooling centers and asking residents to check in on relatives and...

Rays-Yankees game postponed due to severe weather forecast

Jul. 17, 2019 10:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rain keeps interrupting the New York Yankees' sunny season. The scheduled game between the Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays was postponed Wednesday night due to a forecast of thunderstorms and severe weather. Though no showers were falling yet on a humid evening in the Bronx, the game was called...

Health agency: 2 more heat-related deaths in Maryland

Jul. 17, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland health officials say two more people have died of heat-related illnesses as a deadly-heat wave broils much of the U.S. and is expected to worsen by the weekend. The Baltimore Sun reports the state Department of Health says a man aged 18 to 44 in Prince George's County and a woman...

Tennessee governor tours flooded crops, promises support

Jul. 17, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Lee took an aerial tour of flooded fields in western Tennessee on Wednesday, promising support to distressed farmers who warn they haven't seen such conditions in nearly a century. Flooding that has refused to leave since October is now spilling over into mid-July,...

Authorities ID Denver man who died after lightning strike

Jul. 17, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have identified the Denver man who died after he was struck by lightning while hiking on a mountain. The Daily Camera reported Wednesday that the Boulder County Coroner's Office identified the 36-year-old man as Peter Jornroth. Authorities say Jornroth and his wife were a...

Intense heat could harm roads, Illinois officials warn

Jul. 17, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois transportation officials are warning drivers throughout the state to watch for road blowouts during the intense heat. Acting Transportation Secretary Omer Osman says the "potential for pavement failures will increase" this week as the heat index likely tops 100. High...

Wisconsin schools cancel classes as heat wave broils state

Jul. 17, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A heat wave is prompting some schools in northern Wisconsin to cancel classes. Public schools in Green Bay are canceling classes Friday. The Appleton school district is calling off elementary and middle school classes on Friday. WLUK-TV reports the Neenah school district also canceled...

Seniors fence themselves in to protest migrant child deaths

Jul. 17, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Over two dozen senior citizens fenced themselves into a makeshift "detention center" on Philadelphia's Independence Mall in the sweltering heat to call attention to the treatment of migrant children in U.S. custody. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the ElderWitness group set up the...

Infant, 3 adults accidentally locked in hot SUV rescued

Jul. 17, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say an infant and three developmentally disabled adults were rescued after they were accidentally locked in a hot sport utility vehicle in eastern Pennsylvania. The (Allentown) Morning Call reports that Bethlehem Township police officers were called to a residential group...

Disaster flooding aid approved for 41 Oklahoma counties

Jul. 17, 2019 12:39 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Kevin Stitt says the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved disaster assistance for 41 Oklahoma counties as a result of spring flooding and severe weather in the state. The storms produced historic flooding throughout the northern half of the state and spawned a tornado...