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7/24/2016 9:49:59 AM
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory from 11 this morning until 7 this evening for the area. The high temperature today will be in the upper 80's. The peak heat index will be between 98 and 103 this afternoon. The low tonight will be in the upper 60's with a high temperature Monday in the mid-80's. This is the 4th straight day that the heat advisory has hit the area. ...read more

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(Reuters) - The Seattle Seahawks have reached a contract extension with general manager John Schneider, the NFL team announced on Sunday. The new deal extends through 2021, according to the NFL’s website, and is expected to make Schneider one of the highest paid general managers in the NFL. “Seahawks extend top GM John Schneider, key architect of ourroster....Congrats!” Seahawks owner Paul Allen said on Twitter.

DeMarcus Cousins of team USA fights for position against China's Zhou Qi during the exhibition game at Staples CenterThe game at Staples Center, home of the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, was a preview of the teams' scheduled August 6 clash in Rio de Janeiro, in the first-round opener for each. Kevin Durant, the erstwhile Oklahoma City Thunder star who rocked the NBA with his recent decision to depart for rivals Golden State via free agency, came off the bench to lead the USA with 19 points. "We should have won, but the way we won was excellent," said US coach Mike Krzyzewski.


(Reuters) - Four people were killed on Sunday when a bus carrying staff of the Dallas Cowboys football team collided with a van on an Arizona highway, authorities said.

Dallas Cowboys spokesman Rich Dalrymple said the bus was carrying no playersA Dallas Cowboys tour bus was involved in a road crash in Arizona in which four people in another vehicle died, the NFL team confirmed. Dallas Cowboys spokesman Rich Dalrymple said the bus was carrying no players, and that a few staffers who were aboard suffered "bumps and bruises". According to the Arizona Department of Public Safety, the crash, which involved the tour bus and a passenger van, occurred about 80 kilometres (50 miles) south of Las Vegas, Nevada, not far from Dolan Springs, Arizona.


Mike Piazza (L) and Ken Griffey Jr. pose with their plaques at the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremonyKen Griffey Jnr and Mike Piazza made tearful speeches at their induction ceremonies into the Baseball Hall of Fame, recalling family, childhoods and even the September 11, 2001, terrorism tragedy. The retired Major League Baseball stars were added to the shrine Sunday in ceremonies that drew 50,000 people to the small town in upstate New York known as the birthplace of the American pastime. Catcher Piazza, the second Hall of Famer whose plaque will feature a Mets cap, hit 220 home runs over more than seven seasons in New York starting in May of 1998.


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Police officers salute the hearse as they attend the funeral of slain Dallas police Sgt. Michael Smith in DallasBy Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - The Dallas Police Department, which was struggling to recruit officers, has seen a surge in job applications after the ambush shooting this month that killed five officers and brought global attention to the Texas city, officials said on Friday. During the 12 days following the July 7 shooting, the department said it got 467 job applications, a 344 percent increase compared with the 136 in a similar period in June.  That is an average of 38.9 requests per day to become a police recruit compared with an average of 11.3 submissions a day for 12 days in June. Potential officers in the north Texas region have often opted for departments in fast-growing cities surrounding Dallas where starting pay is typically higher than in Dallas.


Fire burns brush on a hillside during the so-called Sand Fire in the Angeles National Forest near Los Angeles, CaliforniaFirefighters struggled on Sunday to contain a fast-spreading wildfire that killed at least one person, destroyed 18 homes, closed a highway and forced hundreds of evacuations in the drought-parched canyons north of Los Angeles. It was threatening a string of small communities near Santa Clarita, just outside the Angeles National Forest, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a statement. A 10,262-acre (4,155-hectare) fire was also burning in a coastal area of Monterey County, 300 miles (480 km) northwest of Santa Clarita, prompting authorities to expand evacuation orders to several communities on Sunday afternoon, said Cal Fire spokeswoman Amber Anderson.


(Reuters) - Four people were killed on Sunday when a bus carrying staff of the Dallas Cowboys football team collided with a van on an Arizona highway, authorities said.
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