1. Los Angeles swelters in record-breaking heat wave

    Los Angeles swelters in record-breaking heat wave
    Downtown Los Angeles hit 113F (45 Celsius) for a few minutes at about 12:15pm local time, breaking the former record of 112F (44 Celsius) set on June 26, 1990. Temperature records for the area date to 1877. The historic moment came during a series of days well over 100F (38 Celsius) in many cities ranging from Anaheim, home of Disneyland, to San Luis Obispo on the usually balmy Central Coast. Firefighters carried heavy hoses up hills to battle a small but persistent brush fire west of Los Angeles in Thousand Oaks while other workers in less strenuous jobs also struggled through the day
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