Sizzling temperatures hit Australia as wildfires persist

PERTH, Australia (AP) — A code red was issued in South Australia on Friday as temperatures hit 42 degrees Celsius (108 Fahrenheit) in the state’s capital, while firefighters battling wildfires in New ...

Australia firefighters brace for extreme heatwave at weekend

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Firefighters battling wildfires in Australia’s most populous state attempted to make headway Thursday amid favorable conditions, before an "extreme heatwave" hits embattled are...

Australian PM apologizes for family vacation amid wildfires

SYDNEY (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday apologized for taking a family vacation in Hawaii as deadly bushfires raged across several states, destroying homes and claiming the li...

2 firefighters die, 3 hurt as wildfires ravage Australia

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Two volunteer firefighters died Thursday while battling wildfires ravaging Australia’s most populous state, forcing Prime Minister Scott Morrison to cut short his family holida...

Australia's most populous state declares wildfire emergency

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Australia's most populous state of New South Wales declared a seven-day state of emergency Thursday as oppressive conditions fanned around 100 wildfires. Arou...

It's sizzling: Australia experiences hottest day on record

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia experienced its hottest day on record and temperatures are expected to soar even higher as heatwave conditions embrace most of the country. The Australian Bur...

Japan affected most by extreme weather in 2018: report

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Japan, the Philippines, and Germany are the three countries that suffered the most from extreme weather events in 2018, according to the Global Climate Risk Index 2020 pub...

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. ...

Health insurers experience July heatwave

Health insurer stocks heated up in July. UnitedHealth Group, Anthem and several others outpaced the broader market in what has been an otherwise choppy year for the sector. The secto...

Snow inside, but hot outside as casts work on holiday shows

LONDON (AP) — On a sunny summer day in the United Kingdom, cast and crew can be found inside a studio — sprinkled with snow. It's the seasonal disorder of television shows. In order ...

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...

Verstappen wins chaotic German GP, Vettel goes 20th to 2nd

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) — Max Verstappen won a chaotic and rain-soaked German Grand Prix on Sunday, while championship leader Lewis Hamilton finished 11th and his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas cr...

Hyo Joo Kim fires 3rd-round 65 to lead Evian major by 1 shot

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (AP) — Cresting a wave of South Koreans atop the Evian Championship leaderboard Saturday, Hyo Joo Kim fired a third-round 65 to move one shot clear on 15-under 198. ...

Leclerc posts fastest time in final practice for German GP

HOCKENHEIM, Germany (AP) — Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc posted the fastest time in the final practice session for the German Grand Prix ahead of qualifying later Saturday. Leclerc ...

Hoses, ice packs help tame Tokyo heat before the Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — The heat is on for organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Several days after marking one year to go before the opening ceremony, the notorious Tokyo heat kicked in just ...