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Hot Cars Are Also Killing Police Dogs

Faulty AC units, human negligence are factors in these preventable deaths: experts

(Newser) - A BuzzFeed investigation this year found at least 29 US police dogs had died of heatstroke in their handlers' cars over the past seven years. But a new analysis of 619 deaths since 2011 by the Green Bay Press-Gazette raises that number to at least 46 dogs, with 18 others... More »

Woman Faints at Santorum's Kickoff

2012 hopeful interrupts speech after fan swoons

(Newser) - Polls show that Republican voters aren't exactly swooning over Rick Santorum's White House run, but one woman was overcome during his big announcement yesterday . The former senator interrupted his speech after a woman fainted, apparently from the heat, Vanity Fair reports. Santorum walked offstage to help the woman... More »

Man Dies in Sun-Scorched Marathon

Record heat, safety concerns end Chicago race after 3½ hours

(Newser) - A 35-year-old man competing in the Chicago Marathon collapsed on the course and died yesterday, an apparent victim of record temperatures that topped out around 88 degrees. Officials called off the race at 11:30 a.m., with thousands still running and some complaining about a lack of water available... More »

Tips for Beating the Heat

Ten ways to keep the sun from getting you down

(Newser) - Everyone needs a little vitamin D, but sunburn (or, worse, heatstroke) is no fun. Protect yourself and your family with these tips from MSNBC:
  1. Drink up! Plan on 1 gallon of water per person per day.
  2. Smear on the sunblock and slap on a hat.
  3. Wear breathable fabrics, like cotton
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