Unrelenting heat wave bakes all in its reach

New York Times: An unrelenting and record-setting heat wave peaked this weekend, beating a broad swath of states into sweaty submission, with above-normal triple-digit temperatures stretching from St. Louis to Washington. The searing heat withered crops in the fields, buckled roadways and caused at least two train derailments. At least 36 weather-related deaths have been reported since the temperatures first shot up 10 days ago. “I’m avoiding the outside world,” Monica Fuhrman, 21, of Centreville, Va., said Saturday......

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