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Severe heat broils Britain

UNUSUALLY HIGH temperatures are hitting Great Britain (Shutterstock/Ed Connor).

An historically broiling heat wave has struck England and other parts of Europe, shutting schools and businesses and giving residents an uncommon dose of severe hot weather.

Flights has curtailed as the hot weather has damaged some runways, civilian and military.

According to The New York Times, temperatures across Europe – fueled in part by fires – rose past the 100-degree mark (Fahrenheit) on Monday,

For the first time in history, Great Britain was put on a “red warning” for heat. Unlike the U.S, which  more commonly experiences extremes of heat, most homes, the transportation systems and schools are not air-conditioned, and people not as acclimated to heat such as might be found in Arizona every summer.

Armed bystander killed shooter

GREENWOOD PARK Mall in Indiana (Simon Property)

Police are praising the courage and quick action of a man who fatally shot a gunman who had already killed three people at a mall in Greenwood, Indiana on Sunday.

According to The Associated Press, Elisjha Dicken, 22, killed Jonathan Sapirman, 20, who had also wounded two other people.

“Many more people would have died last night if not for a responsible armed citizen,” said Police Chief Jim Ison.

Also in the news … Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top expert on the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, will retire from his position at the end of President Joe Biden’s current term.

Sports: Trout out of All-Star game


Not only is Mike Trout out of the lineup for the Los Angeles Angels with upper back spasms, he won’t be playing in the MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday.

Chosen to start as centerfielder for the American League All-Stars, Trout will sit out the game to rest his back.

In other Mike Trout news, he has reportedly agreed to play for Team USA – and serve as team captain – in the World Baseball Classic in 2023.

Weather: Cloudy skies making a comeback

After a sunny Tuesday with a daytime high of 81 and an overnight low of 64, the West Orange County forecast calls for several days of partly cloudy weather.  Wednesday should see a high of 80 (64) with Thursday at 78 (64).


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