AP News Menu

Heat blankets much of U.S. as summer sizzle sets in
Written by Associated Press   
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 15:31

NEW YORK (AP) — Forecasters warned of potentially dangerous temperatures from Minnesota to Massachusetts, as the nation's largest heat wave of the summer stretched out and stagnated, with relief in many places still days away.

The National Weather Service says most states in the U.S. were expected to have some areas where the temperature would hit 90 degrees or more on Wednesday. Humid air is making things worse, with heat indexes in some places over 100.

In New York City, sidewalk food vendor Ahmad Qayumi said the space inside his steel cart got so hot, he had to turn off his grill because he couldn't breathe.

Amid the heat, officials in Maryland are working to keep a failing water main from cutting off hundreds of thousands of people just when they need it most.


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

 

Front Page Stories

'Actors' lap up stardom
04/19/2014 | DAVID DUPONT Sentinel Arts & Entertainment Editor
article thumbnail

Margot (performed by Madison Zavitz) interacts with Bruiser (performed by Nugget). (Enoc [ ... ]


Elmwood graduate Trevor Lee shares his Yosemite experience
04/19/2014 | JORDAN CRAVENS Sentinel Staff Writer
article thumbnail

Trevor Lee has traveled to 40 states, and most recently spent 10 months at Yosemite Nati [ ... ]


Other Front Page Articles