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12,000 are without power in Madison, Wisconsin, during the heat wave

12,000 are without power in Madison, Wisconsin, during the heat wave

About 12,000 customers are without electricity in Madison, Wisconsin, during a dangerous heat wave, after fires at two downtown substations, according to local officials. An explosion and a fire occurred early Friday morning at a substation jointly owned by Madison Gas and Electric and the American Transmission Company, MG&E CEO Jeff Keebler told reporters at…MORE

The New York City Triathlon has been canceled because of the heat

The New York City Triathlon has been canceled because of the heat

The roughly 4,000 athletes who trained for Sunday’s New York City Triathlon will have to wait for another event — thanks to this weekend’s major heat wave that’s scorching much of the United States. The 19th annual endurance race in Manhattan is canceled, organizers said Thursday, with temperatures and humidity expected to be beyond safe…MORE

A man escaped a high-rise on fire by climbing down it in true “Spider-Man” style

A man escaped a high-rise on fire by climbing down it in true “Spider-Man” style

Did Philadelphia’s friendly neighborhood “Spider-Man” just escape an apartment fire? The fire department responded to an apartment fire around 9:30 p.m. Thursday in West Philadelphia, according to CNN affiliate WPVI. When they arrived at the 19-story high-rise, they saw a truly shocking sight: a man climbing down the outside of the building to escape the…MORE

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