Russia mobilizes army to fight fires as it endures hottest summer on record; 25 reported dead

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Heat advisories across US South as humidity exacerbates temps to feel like 100-plus degrees

South bakes, humidity feels like 100-plus degrees

Putin visits Russian village destroyed by forest fires, death toll from blazes up to 25

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NY man, 70, and NJ man, 75, killed when parachutes tangle in Pennsylvania skydiving mishap

2 skydiving seniors die when chutes tangle in Pa.

Prosecutor: Woman charged in NY killing of hotel heir husband also accused in Fla. death

Prosecutor accuses hotel heir wife in Fla. death

Prosecutor: Fla. woman accused in NY of killing her hotel heir husband also killed his mother

Feds: Accused NY killer also killed in Fla.

Amid vast change wrought by spill, Gulf coast residents adapt, reflect, savor special moments

Gulf lament: Everything’s different now

MARRERO, La. — In a pretty brick house on a cul-de-sac with a basketball hoop and flowering crape myrtles, a little boy with big blue eyes and hair the color of sand is trying to understand why Daddy is gone so much these days.

Former President Clinton tells Yale graduates to listen to those with whom they disagree

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Fast-moving waters during Tenn. floods killed 3 couples, preacher’s wife, father and daughter

3 retired couples among those killed by floods

7.2 quake kills 2 in Mexico, damages buildings in Arizona, California

Strong quake kills 2 in Mexico, rattles US states

7.2 quake near Mexico border, Calif.’s biggest in years, jolts millions, kills at least 1

Millions in Calif., Ariz., Mexico feel 7.2 quake

Aid group helping elderly Haitians at nursing home; conditions improving amid chaos of quake

Help grows for abandoned elderly Haitians

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — An international aid group has assumed day-to-day management of a nursing home in the Haitian capital where elderly residents were left starving in the dirt after the Jan. 12 earthquake.

81-year-old woman was driver of car that hit culture tour bus in Florida crash, killing 2

Patrol names drivers in fatal Fla. tour bus crash

Authorities: Tour bus carrying seniors rolls over in Fla., killing 2; several hospitalized

Authorities: Tour bus rollover in Fla. kills 2

Extended Brazil heat wave kills 32 elderly people

Brazil heat wave kills 32 elderly people

BRASILIA, Brazil — Thirty-two elderly people died in a southeastern Brazilian city this week because of a heat wave that has pushed temperatures to unseasonably high levels, a health official said Wednesday.

Haiti nursing home still waiting on food deliveries for frail elderly patients

Haiti nursing home still waiting on food pledges

Haiti nursing home patients receive some medical aid but still urgently need food

Haiti elderly receive some medical care, need food

Aftershock sends some in Haiti capital into streets; observers say it was weaker than others

Brief aftershock hits stricken Haiti capital

Haiti to relocate 400,000 quake homeless to new, outlying camps; hopes dim for new rescues

Haiti to relocate 400,000 quake homeless

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Within days, the government will move 400,000 people made homeless by Haiti’s epic earthquake from their squalid improvised camps throughout the shattered capital to new resettlement areas on the outskirts, a top Haitian official said Thursday.

Haiti to move 400,000 people from capital to temporary camps on outskirts this month

Haiti to resettle 400,000 quake victims to camps

Rescue hopes dim for those trapped in Haiti quake; focus now on aiding injured, homeless

Rescue hopes dim; focus now to help Haiti homeless

Desperate residents in Haitian nursing home finally start to get help, but not enough

Help finally starts to get to Haiti nursing home

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts From Recent Editorials in Newspapers in the US and Abroad