The heat wave baking the mid-Atlantic region has set record-high temperatures. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Heat Wave Is Officially Record Breaking

The sweltering heat currently baking the mid-Atlantic can officially be called record breaking.


Brothers Allen Peters (L) and Derek Peters (R) of Shavertown, Pennsylvania, cool themselves off in a fountain at the World War II Memorial. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Beat The Heat: Tips To Stay Cool

The Emergency Management Agency in D.C. has declared a heat emergency and is offering tips to help you stay cool.


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Extreme Heat Forces D.C. Spray Parks to Open Early

The District of Columbia is opening its spray parks one week early, citing the extreme heat expected to continue throughout the week.


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Wade Carries Heat Late, Miami Tops Wizards 99-90

Dwyane Wade scored 13 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter, LeBron James led all scorers with 23 points and the Miami Heat clinched a playoff spot by beating the Washington Wizards 99-90 on Monday night.


A Pittsburgh Steelers fan cheers against the Cleveland Browns during the game on December 29, 2013 at Heinz Field. (credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Gallo Goes There: What Makes A Great Sports Town?

Is it because every team in the city is equally loved and supported, with sellouts stretching back decades, through good seasons and bad?


A thermometer in the sun on the sidewalk indicates a temperature of 120 degrees Fahrenheit. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Study: Temperatures To Go Off-the-Charts Hot Around 2047

Starting in about a decade, Kingston, Jamaica, will probably be off-the-charts hot — permanently. Other places will soon follow. Singapore in 2028. Mexico City in 2031. Cairo in 2036. Phoenix and Honolulu in 2043.


A thermometer in the sun on the sidewalk indicates a temperature of 120 degrees Fahrenheit. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Study Finds Global Warming May Cause Increases In Crime, War

The findings of a far-reaching study show that steady increases in Earth’s temperature could lead to increases in violent crimes and wars.


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Metro Allowing Riders to Drink Water on Trains During Heatwave

Metro officials say riders will be allowed to carry and drink water on trains and buses for the next few days because of expected hot temperatures.


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D.C. Homeless Group Warns of Heat-Related Dangers

An advocacy group for the homeless is warning residents in the Washington area to be alert for homeless people who may need help in the extreme heat.


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Metro to Allow Water Due to Extreme Heat

Metro is relaxing its “no eating or drinking” policy due to the excessive heat.