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  • Phoenix hits 114, tying record-high temperature

    Updated: 8 min ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — The city of Yuma heated up to a record-setting temperature, while Phoenix came close to breaking its own. The National Weather Service says Yuma hit a high of 117 Wednesday, surpassing the record of 115 set on July 23 in 1959. Phoenix tied the day's record of 114, which was...

  • Relatives fly to Taiwan plane crash site, 48 dead

    Updated: 13 min ago

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Family members of victims of a plane crash were flying to the small Taiwanese island on Thursday where the plane had unsuccessfully attempted to land in stormy weather, killing 48. There were 10 survivors, and authorities were searching for one person who might have been...

  • Damaged levee causes flooding in Algodones

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ALGODONES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a damaged levee has led to flooding in Algodones. The Sandoval County Sheriff's Department said the levee broke Wednesday afternoon and caused flooding after a recent rain storm. Officials say at least 10 homes were affected, although there were no...

  • Rain won't extinguish huge Washington wildfire

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Rain and hail fell Wednesday on the largest wildfire in the state's history. But there wasn't enough water to extinguish the flames. "It was like the judgment day," fire spokeswoman Kris Erikson said of the intense thunderstorm. "It was major, but short. "Will it put...

  • Northern Utah wildfires close off recreation areas

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Fire crews in northern Utah worked Wednesday to control a handful of fast-growing blazes as the state's central and western regions braced for strong winds, thunderstorms and low humidity likely to start new fires, according to the U.S. Weather Service. The Anaconda Fire...

  • Fire season in West expected to get more intense

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Despite widespread drought in the West and expectations of an above-average wildfire season, wildfires have burned less than half the 10-year average area so far this summer. U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell said Wednesday that largely has been a matter of luck,...

  • Oklahoma City paramedics urge caution during hot, humid weather

    By Silas Allen, Staff Writer | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    Emergency Medical Services Authority officials issued a heat alert for the Oklahoma City metro area Tuesday. The alert will remain in effect until temperatures drop substantially.

  • Storms lead to 39,000 without power

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A band of severe thunderstorms that blew through Arkansas has left more than 39,000 homes and businesses without electricity. There were no reports of injuries due to the Wednesday storms. Entergy Arkansas Inc. reported that 39,316 customers were without power after...

  • Soybeans bounce off lowest prices since 2010

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Soybean futures rose Wednesday as forecasts for dry weather pulled prices up from their lows for the year. Soybeans rose 19 cents to settle at $10.77 a bushel. Other crop futures also rose. Wheat rose 6 cents to $5.31 a bushel and corn added 3 cents to $3.71 a bushel. Favorable weather...

  • US gives Arkansas $1 million for winter cleanup

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Labor is giving Arkansas $1 million to help continue cleanup operations following a December winter storm. Federal officials declared 14 counties eligible for a public assistance program after the Dec. 5-6 storm. The National Emergency Grant...

  • Temperature swings 35 degrees in Oklahoma community Wednesday

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: 5 hr ago

    Some areas of the state have reached 100 degrees others have recorded some rain on Wednesday.

  • Severe thunderstorm watch in effect in eastern Oklahoma

    Silas Allen | Published: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for several counties in eastern Oklahoma Wednesday. The watch remains in effect until 8 p.m. Wednesday. Affected counties are: ADAIR ATOKA BRYAN CHEROKEE CHOCTAW COAL CREEK DELAWARE HASKELL HUGHES JOHNSTON LATIMER LE FLORE MAYES...


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