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  • Forecast: 1 more day until California heat relief

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forecasters say Southern Californians face one more day of sky-high temperatures Tuesday before they get any relief. The region should expect dangerously hot weather, with an excessive heat warning in effect in Los Angeles County valleys until 7 p.m., the National Weather...

  • Heat wave sends power demand soaring in California

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A heat wave sent Californians to their air conditioners Friday and drove power demand to its highest peak of the year as the southern region sweltered under 100-degree temperatures. Statewide electrical demand peaked Monday afternoon at 45,090 megawatts, beating a record for...

  • Hurricane Odile grows off Mexico's Pacific coast

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A rapidly strengthening Hurricane Odile intensified into a strong storm Saturday night and appeared headed for a possible close brush with the southern end of Mexico's Baja California peninsula. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Odile's maximum sustained winds...

  • Counties declared disaster areas after hail storm

    CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture has declared several counties in Eastern Illinois and Western Indiana a disaster area after a spring hail storm ruined area strawberry crops. Gov. Pat Quinn announced the declaration in a news release Thursday. It applies to Vermilion, Champaign,...

  • Hurricane Cristobal heads toward Bermuda

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Cristobal moved slowly toward Bermuda after drenching Atlantic and Caribbean islands with heavy rains, causing flooding that officials blamed for at least five deaths. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said the hurricane would likely avoid a...

  • The last time the U.S. was this cold was Bill Clinton's first year as president

    A NOAA tool used to measure climate noted that despite the cool start to the year, the temperature swings we've experienced amount to the seventh-most extreme year on record.

  • Hawaii Senate primary dodges storms, but political tempest lies ahead

    Hawaii’s Democratic Senate primary, the most competitive for the party this year, promised to be a knock-out fight — but it was nearly also a natural disaster.



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