Northeast bakes under wilting heat for a 2nd day

June 22, 2012 • National News

Evelyn Maresca, 83, right, laughs as she talks to Anna Anthony, 81, while playing bingo at a city sponsored cooling station at the Ironbound Senior Center, Thursday, June 21, 2012, in Newark, N.J. Forecasters say temperatures could combine with humidity to make it feel like 110 degrees in parts of the state. Thermometers might not drop below 80 in the state’s cities during the evening. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

BOSTON (AP) — Record-breaking heat scorched the Northeast for the second straight day Thursday, breaking records from Vermont to Delaware and sending people flocking to beaches, pools and air-conditioned museums to stay cool.

At least eight temperature records nationwide were broken, and three others were tied, the National Weather Service said. In Vermont, temperatures soared to 97 degrees in Burlington, and the air in Georgetown, Del., and at Kennedy Airport in New York registered a record-breaking 97 degrees.

In New York, Times Square food vendor Bashir Saleh was feeling the heat.

“I’m exhausted,” said Saleh, who had already worked eight hours as the heat rose near his propane-gas fueled coffee maker. But the heat is worth Login to read more

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