July 26, 2016; 7:47 AM ET
Severe thunderstorms rumbled through the Northeast on Monday, lashing the region with damaging winds while also unleashing heavy downpours that triggered flash flooding. more >
An array of office holders and celebrities hammered home the call for unity, with singer Paul Simon singing his "Bridge Over Troubled Water" as delegates linked arms and swayed to the music.
As July draws to a close, a rare storm system will swing up from the Deep South with downpours that will break the back of the heat wave in much of the northeastern United States.
A stifling heat wave will remain entrenched across the Northeast this week, despite a brief reprieve in humidity for some.
Thousands of structures, including a wildlife refuge home to more than 400 animals, are threatened by the Sand Fire in Southern California.Read Story >