Heat wave – A blistering heat wave retreated to the south Wednesday, bringing some relief to the Ohio Valley and Northeastern United States. The number of states under heat advisories has diminished to 12 – half the number earlier in the week. Dangerous heat is expected across parts of northern Texas through Thursday evening, according to the National Weather Service. Other states still sweltering under heat advisories are Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South and North Carolina, and Virginia.
Roger Clemens trial – A federal jury in Washington are set to hear opening statements Wednesday in Roger Clemens' perjury trial. The former baseball star is accused of lying to a congressional panel about whether he'd ever used steroids.
An estimated 40,000 people in Northern Ireland have been left without running water for as long as 10 days because of pipes that burst in the cold weather, officials said Wednesday.
The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service and charities including the Red Cross have been drafted to help distribute emergency supplies after what the Belfast government called "an unprecedented number of burst pipes."
Almost 80 towns and villages across Northern Ireland have been affected, and government company Northern Ireland Water has warned the disruption could continue for several more days.FULL STORY