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Heat wave, drought showing no signs of slowing down
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The heat wave gripping parts of the country including Philadelphia, where tens of thousands are descending upon the city for the Democratic National Convention this week, is not going away anytime soon and will hit a peak Monday with temperatures in the city feeling like 108 degrees....

Iraq records hottest day so far this year in Basra city
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's state-run Meteorological Department said on Saturday that it had registered the hottest day so far this year, with maximum temperatures hitting 53.9 degrees Celsius (129.02 Fahrenheit) in the southern city of Basra....

The Latest: Texas teen, woman killed when storm hits camp
ELY, Minn. (AP) -- The Latest on two people who were killed when storms swept through a northern Minnesota forest (all times local):...

Scout leader: Storms kill boy, woman in northern Minnesota
ELY, Minn. (AP) -- A boy and a woman camping with a Boy Scouts adventure program were killed and two other campers were injured when severe storms swept through a northern Minnesota forest, the leader of the program said Thursday....

China fires 3 officials after typhoon in east killed 83
BEIJING (AP) -- The Chinese government has fired three officials in an eastern province after a strong tropical storm killed 83 people and left 19 others missing, an official news agency reported Monday....

Midwest braces for storms ahead of sweltering heat wave
CHICAGO (AP) -- Weekend thunderstorms and at least two tornadoes that rolled through the Midwest are expected to give way to a blistering hot and sticky week....

Firefighters rescue 2 from Phoenix storm drain
PHOENIX (AP) -- A man and a woman who became stuck after crawling miles through a storm drain system have been rescued by Phoenix firefighters....

Tornado warning forces 3 world leaders into school basement
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Three former world leaders were forced to take shelter in the lower level of an Arkansas high school after tornado sirens blared during a graduation ceremony for the Presidential Leadership Scholars Program....

The Latest: Minnesota governor says state tornado aid likely
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LITCHFIELD, Minn. (AP) -- The Latest on heavy storms hitting the Midwest (all times local):...

Fruit pops on offer at the Rome zoo as summer temps soar
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ROME (AP) -- The macaques snacked on cold melons, the lemurs nibbled frozen fruit pops and the tiger had his red meat on ice....

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