An oppressive heat wave descended over the country, sending temperatures soaring into the 100s and driving the sweaty and the suffering masses to seek relief however they could: in ice cream, in air conditioning, and—like this young girl at the City Garden in downtown St. Louis—in public fountains and pools. More than two dozen people have died in the scorching weather, which experts attributed to a “heat dome” that trapped heat and humidity in the central and eastern United States. The grueling conditions showed no signs of abating as the week reached a blistering end. Said a National Weather Service meteorologist, “The worst is yet to come.”
‘I feel that people I trusted have let me down.’
News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch, on his company'’ phone-hacking scandal.
July 25: Hillary Clinton ends 11-day trip to Asia.
July 27: Jon Huntsman appears at NEWSWEEK breakfast.
July 31: Major League Baseball’s trade deadline.
Aug. 1: Ramadan begins.
Aug. 2: Publication of Nina Burleigh’s The Fatal Gift of Beauty.
Aug. 3: Hosni Mubarak begins trial for protester killings.
News Bites: What were you like in high school?
Jeffrey Costello: “Shy and dorky.”
Hamish Bowles: “I was very studious and introverted. I was bullied quite a bit, so I focused on work.”
Justin Timberlake: “I liked rap music. I liked Nikes.”