Cities and towns across the western United States took emergency measures on Saturday to cope with a heatwave, after dozens of people were taken ill and the region sweltered in dangerous triple-digit temperatures.
A heatwave is expected to send the mercury soaring to nearly 54C (130F) in California's Death Valley over the weekend – just short of the 134F reading from a century ago that stands as the highest temperature ever recorded on Earth.
The challenge: to visit all 50 US states in 30 days. The purpose: to take a picture of a representative from each state in front of a backdrop both continuous and ever-changing. But can our two reporters make it back in time for Independence Day?
Nobu Hotel, Las Vegas
Mike Conway has walked away from oval-racing in the US after two huge crashes
A Republican stalwart, now 80, has owned up to a 1970s liaison with the daughter of a colleague
Who but Robert Lepage would set a piece that is partly about the Iraq War in a Las Vegas hotel and its desert environs?
The chief of the Los Angeles Police Department said he would order an investigation into the sacking in 2008 of Christopher Dorner, a fugitive former officer suspected of three killings in southern California.
Can the answer to the obesity crisis be found in the cutlery drawer? The first intimation that it might came, of all places, from Sir Alan Sugar, who titled a chapter "The Tiny Fork Diet" in his 2011 book The Way I see It. It gathered pace thanks to a French book, published last year, called Dîne Avec Une Fourchette: the idea of both being that if you only eat food with a fork, and prepared with a fork, you forgo the fattening, slippery delights of yoghurt, ice cream, butter et al (see forkitdiet.com for a wider array of things that aren't allowed to tickle your tines).
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A video of two children on a sledge accidentally crashing into woman has been uploaded onto YouTube.
Rematch – and fifth fight – on the cards but hopes for Mayweather contest ended by brutal KO
A man who spent years modifying his face and body to look like a cat has died in an apparent suicide.
A planet with four suns has been identified by two “armchair astronomers”.
You'd think it would end up in the pockets of Mr Bellagio, or Caesars Palace, but a Las Vegas cabbie who found $220 000 dollars in the back of his car did something remarkable with the cash - he gave it back to the punter who'd won it. The Las Vegas Review-Journal has details.
In TV interview, candidate's wife admits her fears if he should win White House race