July 24, 2016; 8:33 AM ET
Stifling heat has been baking the central United States but will finally ease across northern areas this weekend. more >
The Minneapolis Police Department put out a warning for Pokemon GO players on Saturday to play safely.
"If you 'gotta catch 'em all,' don't catch yourself in a dangerous situation," the police department wrote.
Full statement from Minneapolis Police Department on Pokemon Go
With the recent rise in popularity of the Pokemon Go app for iPhone and Android, the Minneapolis Police Department would like to remind everyone to be safe while participating.The app uses a geolocation feature which has allowed robbers to anticipate the location and level of seclusion of unwitting victims. Some have taken advantage of this feature and we have had a few players robbed. Since the goal of the "game" is to find virtual objects, officers have seen an increase in people doing things that would be considered suspicious. With high demand for the application, the servers for the game are shutting down during the day. So, at night when the servers come back online, officers are finding people and getting calls on suspicious people in neighborhoods and parks at late hours. Just a reminder that if you choose to use the app do it safely, stay in well-lit locations, and be aware of your surroundings. Thank you!
Short-Range Weather forecast overview for the North Central United States
Throughout the duration of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, one group of athletes will be paying close attention to the weather forecast and, in particular, the wind as they go for the gold.
Lightning killed a teenager on Friday, the second teen lightning death in three days. With thunderstorms continuing to rattle several parts of the nation, more lives will be at risk.
Smoke created hazy, orange views in Los Angeles on Saturday as the Sand Fire continued to rage less than 40 miles away from the city's downtown.Read Story >