Sweltering heat continued Friday, moving from the Ohio Valley to the East Coast and straining regional power grids.
As temperatures head into near record-breaking territory, demand for power is also getting close to capacity, but authorities in New England say they don't expect to top the record usage set in the summer of 2006. And they're confident they can continue to meet demand.
It's as sure as spring turning to summer. Every time temperatures soar past 90 degrees, fans and conditioners fly off store shelves.
As expected, the Senate rejected House Republican's so called "Cut, Cap and Balance" plan. As we reported when the House approved it, earlier this week, the bill sought to introduce a balance budget amendment to the constitution.
The final steep mountain stage of the Tour de France brought a flurry of attacks, as Alberto Contador, Andy Schleck, Cadel Evans and a handful of other riders struggled to win time over each other on the iconic Alpe d'Huez.
At the end of the day, Schleck took over the Tour lead, a testament to his refusal to let first Contador, and then Evans, ride away from him.
With two stages remaining, the top 10 riders are:
Andy Schleck, Luxembourg, Leopard-Trek, 82 hour, 48:43
Frank Schleck, Luxembourg, Leopard-Trek, plus 53 seconds
It may be an unassuming piece of fabric, but it has woven itself prominently into American life.
If you've seen a photo of a newborn baby recently, you've probably laid eyes on it.
We're talking about a white flannel blanket with pink and blue stripes that is used in hospital delivery rooms across the country. It's one of the first things to touch the skin of countless babies every year.