Persistent US heat wave shatters new records, causes deaths in the West and grips the East

Persistent US heat wave shatters new records, causes deaths in the West and grips the East

Los Angeles (AP) — More than 50 million people across the US are under heat alerts amid a brutal heat wave that has shattered records and caused multiple deaths across the West. As of Monday, much of the West and South are experiencing moderate to major heat risk, the National Weather Service said. California and Nevada are expected to see more daily record high temperatures in the week ahead. By Thursday, the heat in the Pacific Northwest will shift to …