Oregon heat wave victims older, lived alone, had no AC

PORTLAND, Ore. — Most people who perished in last month’s record-smashing heat wave in Oregon’s most populous county were white, male, older and socially isolated, according to a preliminary report released Tuesday in Portland. Initial tallies show that heat was likely the

Californians Urged to Conserve Power or Risk Blackouts Amid Heat Wave

As Californians have retreated indoors, seeking relief from the dangerously high temperatures, pressure has grown on the state’s electrical system, with officials now relying on backup power and urging people to conserve energy or risk rolling blackouts. Concerns grew over the weekend,

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