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Tokyo warned of power crunch as Japan endures heat wave

TOKYO (AP) — People in Tokyo are sweating it out as the government warns of possible power shortages and urges greater efforts to conserve energy while Japan endures unseasonably hot temperatures. ...

Sriracha hot sauce maker warns of shortage

IRWINDALE, Calif. (AP) — Bottles of the popular Sriracha hot sauce could be hard to find on store shelves this summer. Southern California-based Huy Fong Inc., told customers in an e...

Runner collapses, dies after Brooklyn half-marathon

NEW YORK (AP) — A 30-year-old man crossing the finish line of a Brooklyn half-marathon collapsed and died Saturday morning, officials in New York said. The runner was transported to ...

Leclerc takes pole ahead of Verstappen at Spanish GP

MONTMELÓ, Spain (AP) — Charles Leclerc’s perfect weekend at the Spanish Grand Prix was almost ruined when his Ferrari spun to a stop late in qualifying. Instead of panicking, Leclerc...

Leclerc leads practices for Spanish GP, Mercedes holds hope

MONTMELÓ, Spain (AP) — Formula One leader Charles Leclerc of Ferrari topped both practices at the Spanish Grand Prix on Friday while Mercedes appeared to close the gap. Leclerc toppe...

Near-record heat for Preakness another test for Epicenter

BALTIMORE (AP) — Epicenter lost the Kentucky Derby because of a hot pace. Now he'll face hot temperatures in the Preakness. Two weeks after getting passed by 80-1 l...

Taiwan's 1st plum rain of year to bring wet weather on Labor Day weekend

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first plum rain front of the year is set to arrive over the Labor Day weekend, bringing wet weather on Sunday and Monday (May 1-2). Plum rain is generated by precip...

India's northwest reels under unusual early heat wave

NEW DELHI (AP) — An unusually early heat wave brought more extreme temperatures Monday to a large swath of India’s northwest, raising concerns that such weather conditions could become typical. ...

AP analysis: Exposure to extreme heat has tripled since 1983

World leaders have committed to limiting Earth’s rising temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial times. But what does that feel like? ...

Global wildfires: Greek mayor optimistic major Evia hub will be saved

Firefighting aircraft on Tuesday helped beat back wildfires threatening the northern town of Istiaia on the Greek island of Evia. Istiaia Mayor Yiannis Kontzias told local media that he was "op...

Wildfires raging across Turkey threaten power station, ignite anger

Out-of-control wildfires in Turkey threatened to engulf a thermal power plant in the southwest of the country Tuesday after killing eight people and injuring many more. Fanned by strong southern wind...

Coalition blasts plans to divert Colorado River amid drought

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Farmers, environmentalists and small-town business owners gathered at the Hoover Dam on Thursday to call for a moratorium on pipelines and dams along the Colorado River that t...

'Hell, plain hell,' as Moscow endures record June heatwave

MOSCOW (AP) — Residents of Russia’s capital are wilting under hot temperatures that on Wednesday hit an all-time high for June since records started being kept. The mid-afternoon tem...

California avoids major power outages as wildfires rage

SHAVER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Rescuers in military helicopters airlifted 207 people to safety over the weekend after an explosive wildfire trapped them in a popular camping area in California’s Sierra Na...

Taipei sizzles with second-highest temperature since 1897

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As summer temperatures continue to soar, Taipei on Sunday (July 19) saw the mercury rise to nearly 40 degrees Celsius, the second-highest temperature in the city in 123 ye...