Puffins fill up nesting islands this year despite challenges

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — One of the most beloved birds in Maine is having one of its most productive seasons for mating pairs in years on remote islands off the state's coast. Atlantic...

Mercedes apologizes for SUV tweet, stresses CO2-neutral aim

BERLIN (AP) — Mercedes-Benz has apologized for a tweet that appeared to celebrate the carbon dioxide emissions of an SUV model. The tweet on Thursday, which put its emissions at 193 ...

Belgian woman survives heat wave ordeal trapped in a car

BRUSSELS (AP) — A Belgian woman who spent six days trapped in her overturned car during one of the country's hottest periods on record says thoughts of her children helped her to focus on staying aliv...

Scientists link Europe heat wave to man-made global warming

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The heat wave that smashed temperature records in Western Europe last month was made more intense by man-made climate change, according to a study published Friday. ...

Walloped by heat wave, Greenland sees massive ice melt

BERLIN (AP) — The heat wave that smashed high temperature records in five European countries a week ago is now over Greenland, accelerating the melting of the island's ice sheet and causing massive ic...

It's official: UK broke temperature record during heat wave

LONDON (AP) — Britain has officially had its hottest day on record. Weather agency the Met Office says the temperature reached 38.7 C (101.7 F) at Cambridge University Botanic Garden in easte...

Paris train station power failure disrupts Eurostar traffic

PARIS (AP) — A power outage at one of France's busiest train stations is disrupting travel on the Eurostar to and from London and other routes around the region. Eurostar is urging p...

The Latest: UK travelers face more chaos after hot spell

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Europe's heat wave (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Travelers are facing a second day of disruption in Britain after record breaking July...

Belgium sees first death as a result of record heat wave

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium suffered a first death as a direct result of the record-breaking heat wave when a woman was found dead near her caravan close to the beach. The 66-year-old wo...

Seoul: NKorea in worst economic contraction in 2 decades

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says North Korea has suffered its worst economic contraction in more than 20 years due to international sanctions and bad weather. The Seoul-based Bank of Korea s...

Trump calls drenching of NYPD officers 'unacceptable'

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump says he is upset about videos showing New York police officers getting drenched with buckets of water. Trump said in a pair of tweets Thursday ...

Paris beats its all-time heat record, hitting 40.6 degrees C (105.1 F) amid heat wave sweeping Europe

PARIS (AP) — Paris beats its all-time heat record, hitting 40.6 degrees C (105.1 F) amid heat wave sweeping Europe.

The Latest: Toddler dies after falling asleep in hot car

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the record-breaking heat wave hitting Europe (all times local): 12 noon Authorities in Austria say a 2-year-old boy has died of dehydrati...

Paris sizzles, London boils as record heat threatens Europe

PARIS (AP) — Hot, hotter, hottest: Paris and London are bracing for record temperatures as the second heat wave this summer bakes the continent. The Paris area could be as hot as 42 ...

The Latest: 3 arrested in videotaped dousing of NYC officers

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the videotaped dousing of NYC patrol officers (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Police have arrested three men in connection with separate ...