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Extreme heat grounds almost 50 regional flights out of Phoenix

Las Vegas has tied its record high temperature of 117 degrees (47.2 degrees Celsius) as a weather system continues to bring scorching heat to the Southwest U.S. Heat waves ripple across the tarmac at Sky Harbor International Airport as downtown Phoenix stands in the background as an airplane lands, Tuesday, June 20, 2017 in Phoenix .


Showers and storms linger, plus watching the tropics

Showers and storms linger, plus watching the tropics

These strong winds will churn up the ocean with waves cresting up to 7 feet just offshore. High: 94. Wind: E 5-10 miles per hour. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. We will have plenty of sunshine in between any showers with partly cloudy skies. South winds could gust as high as 25 miles per hour in the Omaha area.



Cindy To Make Landfall Overnight; Life-Threatening Flash Flooding Possible

Tropical Storm Cindy is inching closer to the central Gulf coast this afternoon and will make landfall late tonight into Thursday morning as a tropical storm. A waterspout came ashore in Biloxi, Miss., early Wednesday. "Future Track suggests rain totals of 2-4" could be common across much of the ArkLaTex with more than 5-6" of rain possible in some areas.


Trump hosts lunch with Republican senators, Obamacare repeal on menu

Trump hosts lunch with Republican senators, Obamacare repeal on menu

The remarks nevertheless provided ammunition to Democrats who have unanimously opposed the Republican effort to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, the Affordable Care Act of 2010. Asked if any differences were resolved in the meeting, which included centrists such as Sen. Republicans like Sens. Rob Portman of OH and Dean Heller of Nevada are pressing for a longer phaseout of enhanced federal funding for the expansion, The Wall Street Journal wrote late last week .


Rep. Steve Scalise's Condition Upgraded To 'Fair' After Baseball Field Shooting

Rep. Steve Scalise's Condition Upgraded To 'Fair' After Baseball Field Shooting

Doctors say the House majority Representative is showing "signs of improvement". "To the children and their families, we are an incredibly safe, peaceful city", Silberberg said. A congressional aide, a lobbyist, and two U.S. Capitol Police officers assigned to protect Scalise also were shot. "I think it should be about fair outcomes, and it really shouldn't matter if one player is better than the other".


Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Corker Authored Iran And Russia Sanctions

Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Corker Authored Iran And Russia Sanctions

The Russia sanctions measure was added as an amendment to an Iranian sanctions bill, after a deal was struck between the heads of the Senate Foreign Relations and Banking Committees. Some of the sanctions were originally proposed by Barack Obama's administration, while others are new, but they are all meant to punish the Russian government for what USA intelligence agencies say was an effort to damage Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton by leaking embarrassing emails.