Heat waves

FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, July 25, 2019, a bird sits on a straw bale on a field in Frankfurt, Germany, as the sun rises during an ongoing heatwave in Europe. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday Aug. 15, 2019, that July was the hottest month measured on Earth since records began in 1880. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, FILE)
August 15, 2019 - 12:13 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Meteorologists say July was the hottest month measured on Earth since records began in 1880. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday that July was 0.95 degrees Celsius (1.71 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than the 20th century average for the month. The...
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Construction worker Dineose Vargas wipes his face at a construction site on the Duncan Canal in Kenner, La., Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019. Forecasters say most of the South, from Texas to parts of South Carolina, will be under heat advisories and warnings as temperatures will feel as high as 117 degrees. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
August 13, 2019 - 7:28 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Stifling heat smothered states from Texas to South Carolina on Tuesday with temperatures that felt like 120 degrees (49 Celsius), making it difficult to be outside for long, much less work or play. As the entire Southeast baked amid heat warnings and advisories that reached from...
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Kai Frazier and Chance Seawright, brothers visiting from Aiken, South Carolina, cool off while playing in the Fountain of Rings in Centennial Olympic Park, Monday, Aug. 12, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Andrea Smith)
August 12, 2019 - 7:23 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Forecasters are warning about days of scorching, dangerous heat gripping a wide swath of the U.S. South and Midwest, where the heat index on Monday was approaching 120 degrees (48.9 Celsius) in one town and climbed nearly that high in others. With temperatures around 100...
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In this undated photo taken by her son, Marie Corine Bastide lays in her hospital bed at the University Hospital of Liege in Liege, Belgium. Bastide, who was involved in a car accident on the night of July 23, 2019, during one of Belgium's record breaking heat waves, survived for six days in her wrecked car in a ditch before being rescued. (Hadrien Riga via AP)
August 02, 2019 - 7:56 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — A Belgian woman who spent six days trapped in her overturned car without food during one of the country's hottest periods on record says thoughts of her children helped her to focus on staying alive. Corine Bastide ran off the road and into the woods last week near the southeast...
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Queues in Terminal 5 at Heathrow airport, Friday July 26, 2019. Travelers are facing a second day of disruption in Britain after record breaking July temperatures gave way to thunderstorms. The heat eased Friday, but Heathrow, Europe's biggest airport, was forced to cancel or delay flights amid severe weather conditions. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)
July 26, 2019 - 1:34 pm
LONDON (AP) — The temperature's dropping but Europe's troubles aren't over: A record-busting heat wave gave way Friday to thunderstorms and hailstorms, bringing the Tour de France to a dramatic halt and causing trouble at British airports and beyond on one of the most hectic travel days of the year...
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People rest on the floor in Terminal 5 at Heathrow airport, Friday July 26, 2019. Travelers are facing a second day of disruption in Britain after record breaking July temperatures gave way to thunderstorms. The heat eased Friday, but Heathrow, Europe's biggest airport, was forced to cancel or delay flights amid severe weather conditions. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)
July 26, 2019 - 12:13 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Europe's heat wave (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The U.K.'s air traffic controller says it has fixed a technical issue that led to flight restrictions at the country's airspace. The controller, NATS, says the problem has been fixed "sufficiently" at its Swanwick control...
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A girl cools off by standing in a park fountain in Antwerp, Belgium, Thursday, July 25, 2019. Belgium braced itself for code red, extreme heat warning, on Thursday as temperatures soared during the second heat wave of the summer. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
July 25, 2019 - 1:45 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the record-breaking heat wave hitting Europe (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Talk about winning the product placement lottery. A photograph of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II greeting new Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday showed a tower-like fan standing out against the...
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People cool down in the fountains as temperatures reached 30 degrees Celsius, at Toldbod Plads in Aalborg, Denmark, Wednesday July 24, 2019. (Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
July 24, 2019 - 6:25 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Europeans cooled off in public fountains Wednesday as a new heat wave spread across parts of the continent and was already breaking records. Belgium and Germany registered their highest-ever temperatures, while the Netherlands saw its hottest day in 75 years. And the mercury is...
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Colorado Rockies' Daniel Murphy applies sunscreen before a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium, Sunday, July 21, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
July 21, 2019 - 10:20 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The East Coast on Sunday sweated through another day of extreme heat and humidity as organizers in Boston canceled a benefit run, Delaware Civil War re-enactors got the day off and the New York Police Department implored residents to take it easy. "Sunday has been canceled," the NYPD...
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In this image provided by Ryan Denver/EQUI-PHOTO, Inc., Maximum Security (7), ridden by Luis Saez, wins the Grade I - $1,000,000 TVG.com Haskell Invitational horse race Saturday, July 20, 2019, at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, N.J. (Ryan Denver/EQUI-PHOTO, Inc. via AP)
July 21, 2019 - 11:07 am
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — Not again. That was the reaction of owner Gary West when the inquiry sign flashed after Maximum Security crossed the finish line first in the $1 million Haskell Invitational Saturday evening at hot and steamy Monmouth Park. Unlike in the Kentucky Derby, the stewards let the...
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