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California man drowns in Oregon river while saving daughter’s life

California man drowns in Oregon river while saving daughter’s life

A California father died Thursday afternoon while rescuing his daughter from a river at North Fork Park, Oregon. Baltazar Tellovelasco, 29, of Oxnard, saw his 12-year-old daughter in distress while swimming at Little North Fork in the Santiam River, according to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office. He quickly entered the river to rescue her. The…MORE

Why the heat index matters more than the temperature in this heat wave

Why the heat index matters more than the temperature in this heat wave

Checking the temperature reading during this weekend’s heat wave won’t tell the whole sweltering story. It’s going to feel a lot hotter. Blame the heat index, also called “apparent temperature.” It’s a combination of air temperature and humidity, and it measures what the body actually feels, CNN meteorologist Haley Brink said. “We should pay attention…MORE

Google celebrates 50 years since the moon landing with an out-of-this-world Doodle

Google celebrates 50 years since the moon landing with an out-of-this-world Doodle

The moon landing got the Google Doodle treatment for its 50th anniversary, retold from launch to landing by one of the three astronauts on the history-making mission. If you click it, you’ll see Apollo 11 command module pilot Michael Collins narrating a short cartoon rendering of the eight-day mission, peppered with anecdotes from life on…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