Cooling stations have been set up to shelter the homeless and elderly people who cannot afford to run their air conditioners, as a potentially dangerous heatwave blistered parts of western US.
In California, Nevada and Arizona, air-conditioned "cooling centres" were set up in community centres, homeless shelters and libraries, and officials warned residents to avoid prolonged exposure to the searing temperatures.
In Phoenix, emergency shelters are temporarily adding 150 beds in an effort to safeguard hundreds of homeless.
More top news
We're all narcissists now (aren't we) so it must be OK for me to see the prism of UK politics through my two stints as a political editor.
Bury has a knack of voting for the next governing party, but with 100,000 young people registering to vote in a week, what matters to them?
It makes the city the latest to sever itself from symbols viewed by many as a representation of racism and white supremacy.