Brazil flights canceled amid safety concerns...
Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Citing safety concerns over heavy rain and a short runway, TAM airlines canceled or diverted about 90 flights Tuesday at Sao Paulo's main airport, where one of the carrier's planes crashed in the rain last week, killing 199 people. Authorities periodically closed the airport to all traffic during the rain Tuesday, causing a ripple effect, as more than half of all flights in Brazil were delayed or canceled for the straight day.
Britons cleaning up after worse floods in decades..
Buscot, England..Gasoline-powered pumps roared into action Tuesday as stunned Britons tried to dry out their houses after the worst flooding in more than half a century. Although sunshine helped shrink water levels Tuesday, more rain was expected in the next few days. Forecasters, however, said additional flooding wasn't expected. The heaviest flooding was in the Gloucestershire region, where some 350,000 people remained without drinking water.
Heat wave sweeps south Europe, killing 35..
Bucharest, Romania..Southern Europe sizzled under a heat wave Tuesday, with temperatures hitting triple digits for a seventh day in Romania, blazes forcing the evacuation of tourists in Croatia and Italy, and wildfires in Macedonia and Greece exploding shells from long-ago wars.At least 35 heat-related deaths were reported. At least 27 people have died since last week in Romania,where heavy use of air conditioning caused power outages..
'WHAT GLOBAL WARMING?'
KINGSLAND, TEXAS...Jackiesue Denney said:(while standing knee deep in flood water)
"Fuck you George W. Bush.."