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Summer is sizzling: Heat records fall across US West
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From Seattle to Salt Lake City, the West is baking under record heat. Temperatures reaching the triple digits have made fire conditions extreme and sent folks looking for relief heading into the Fourth of July weekend. Unfortunately, the forecast in many areas calls for more sun and sweat....

Brutal heat wave in Pakistan last month killed 1,250
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan's government says the brutal heat wave that hit the port city of Karachi and the country's southern province of Sind in June killed 1,250 people before subsiding....

Spain, Portugal issue health alerts amid scorching temps
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LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Spain and Portugal both issued weather alerts Monday, advising residents to take extra care as temperatures soared above 40 C (104 F) in some southern areas....

Phoenix hit by first dust storm of monsoon season
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PHOENIX (AP) -- The first big dust storm of the monsoon season slammed the Phoenix area on Saturday with winds snapping utility poles and leaving thousands without power....

Heat wave originating in north Africa engulfs much of Spain
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MADRID (AP) -- Weather stations across Spain are warning people to take extra precautions as a heat wave engulfs much of the country, increasing the risk of wildfires....

Monsoon rains kill 81 in India
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Heavy early monsoon rains have killed at least 81 people in India's western Gujarat state, bringing misery to thousands of people uprooted from their flooded homes, an official said Friday....

Flash floods kill 7, leave 4 missing in northern Vietnam
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- A disaster official says flash floods triggered by a tropical storm have killed seven people and left four others missing in a northern Vietnamese province....

Power slowly being restored in storm-ravaged areas of PA, NJ
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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Utility crews were working around the clock to clear toppled trees and other debris as power was slowly being restored to the hundreds of thousands of people in the Northeast who were affected by a fast-moving ferocious storm system that caused two deaths....

The Latest: Weather Service confirms 9 tornadoes in Illinois
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The latest on the bad weather moving from the Midwest to the East Coast (all times local):...

Storm moving east after tornado, injuries in Illinois
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CHICAGO (AP) -- Strong storms were moving east early Tuesday after sweeping across parts of northern Illinois, where at least seven people were injured by severe weather that spawned several possible tornadoes, damaged homes and uprooted trees....

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