On the Radar: Heat wave, India-Pakistan talks, Jeffs' trial
The remains of a catfish decay in a dried up lake in San Angelo, Texas, on Monday.
July 26th, 2011
06:08 AM ET

On the Radar: Heat wave, India-Pakistan talks, Jeffs' trial

Three things you need to know today.

Heat wave: The deadly heat wave that has kept much of the eastern and central United States in its grip is expected to hold on longer in some central states this week.

Parts of Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma are under excessive heat warnings until the end of the week, the National Weather Service said.

Those areas - including Wichita, Topeka and Goodland, Kansas; St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield and Pleasant Hill, Missouri; and Tulsa, Oklahoma - should experience heat indices between 105 and 110 degrees on most days, the weather service said.

Parts of Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, North Carolina and Texas are under heat advisories for the remainder of the week as well, according to the service. They can also expect heat indices between 105 and 110 degrees throughout the week.

High heat indices from Monday include Killeen, Texas, at 112, and Darlington, South Carolina, Duncan, Oklahoma, and Greenville, Mississippi, all at 110.

India-Pakistan talks: India and Pakistan are set to open a new round of talks this week in the latest attempt by the Asian rivals to build mutual trust.

No breakthroughs are expected in the bitter disputes that divide the nuclear neighbors, but some progress might come in the area of Kashmiri trade.

Pakistan's Foreign Minister, Hina Rabbani Khar, will arrive in New Delhi on Tuesday, a day before she is scheduled to meet with her Indian counterpart, S.M. Krishna.

Top bureaucrats from the two sides were in discussions in the Indian capital, New Delhi, ahead of Wednesday's talks.

Polygamous sect leader's trial: Jury selection enters a second day Tuesday in the sexual assault trial of polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs.

Jeffs is charged with two counts of sexual assault on a child and one count of bigamy stemming from a 2008 raid on a ranch operated by his church.

Authorities raided the Yearning for Zion ranch near Eldorado, Texas, and removed 400 children who they feared had been sexually abused.

Some of the men at the ranch were charged with sexual abuse and most of the children were later returned to their families.

The ranch is operated by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, an offshoot sect of the mainstream Mormon Church.

District Judge Barbara Walther told the pool of potential jurors on Monday that the trial could last two to three weeks.

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  1. Mr. Wizard

    Six months from now CNN will be writing an article about how cold it is in the same states and how Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma got more than a foot of snow. I suggest that CNN write two articles; one about how hot it is in the eastern and central US and another about how cold it is. Every six months publish the same same article. Then wait and see if any readers notice that it is the same articles being published.

    July 26, 2011 at 7:15 am | Report abuse |
    • logikflux

      Gee Mr Wizard, that sounds like a swell idea!

      July 26, 2011 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mr.smooth

    Clear sign that something serious is going on here.

    July 26, 2011 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |
  3. cpc65

    Zombie catfish invasion!

    July 26, 2011 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Daddyship

      haha well played sir.

      July 26, 2011 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
    • logikflux

      Blurp Blurp!

      July 26, 2011 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
    • fiskenmann

      Should have harvested all these fish and sell them as 'fish jerky'.

      July 26, 2011 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  4. somefly

    105 isn't that hot. People are getting too fat from eating that mc'd's.

    July 26, 2011 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Arrrrgh

      I need a McFlurry to cool myself down.....

      July 26, 2011 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
    • zin

      if you add humidity to the heat yes it is very bad. i live in AZ for 10 + years and could handle the 115 + heat. but the humidity makes it like a sauna and can be very dangerous.

      July 26, 2011 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Mcfly

      105 isnt that hot if you work inside...

      July 26, 2011 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Tropicana

      Humidity is good for you. It cools your body down by making you sweat. The dry heat, in the absence of humidity increases your core body temperature and will cause you to overheat, shutting down internal organs.

      July 26, 2011 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
    • logikflux

      105 not bad, but the humidity makes it suck.... It's regularly over 100 where I live, I love my beautiful desert.

      July 26, 2011 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  5. In America

    I'm not trying to be condescending here, the image above isn't a wake up call. That call came long ago; we just decided to sleep in. Since then, we've had the calamities as Love Canal, Three Mile Island, the oil discharge in the Gulf, and Chernobyl. Not to mention, who puts 6 count them 6 nuclear reactors in such a small cluster together, in an earthquake and tsunami zone and says with an confidence, (to quote SK) "Yep, nothing wrong here.

    Read carefully, I’m not blaming earth quakes and tsunamis. The image of the dead catfish occurred due to natural causes. Lakes dry up all the time. It’s our inability to predict our impact on any ecosystem we decide to change for our own purposes.

    When I was a boy tens of thousands houses stood where marshlands, headwaters and estuaries had once filtered slit, stood as nurseries for billions of small fish who, one day, would move to deeper water and grow to adulthood. Today, the government is taking advantage of flood plain reclamation and trying to restore the marshlands once stripped of their protective cover for other species. They are grabbing land along river banks so floods can run what was once their natural course. This is not only going to restore coastal estuaries but it will save us (the people living on those former wetlands) billions in insurance hikes. The one thing you have to remember about insurance companies is this; they are not in business to pay for your damages. While the law says they have to, their primary goal is collect money in exchange for nothing.

    No, our wake up call was 60 maybe 70 years ago, we were just too damned stupid to realize what that angry buzzing noise behind our ear was!

    July 26, 2011 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Boehner

      mmmmmm, filtered slit...

      July 26, 2011 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
    • eldono

      So...What is the wake up call?

      July 26, 2011 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  6. Cribbagechick

    The article says "heat indices". Don't you mean "heat indexes"?

    July 26, 2011 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Carcharodon

      No, "indices" is the plural of "index".

      July 26, 2011 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Matrix

      indices is proper.

      July 26, 2011 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
    • MegaRedd


      July 26, 2011 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Kyle

      No, indices is the correct term.

      July 26, 2011 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
    • logikflux

      Aren't we smart now?

      July 26, 2011 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  7. Jennifer Ford

    Catfish are remarkable creatures. They can bury themselves in the mud when the lake starts going dry, then lie dormant until the lake fills up again. If you pour water on this catfish, it will come back. Casey Anthony is innocent.

    July 26, 2011 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
    • RealityCheck

      This catfish ain't comin' back. Let it go. Let it go...

      July 26, 2011 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Girl sit down

      You sound so dumb, sit down!

      July 26, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
    • James Dean

      I highly doubt that would happen at the stage of decay on the catfish. I'm pretty sure it's too mutilated already.

      July 26, 2011 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Myka

      LOL that was funny! Love how others take you serious too!

      July 26, 2011 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
    • logikflux

      Would that make it undead? Zombie Catfish!!!! AAAHHHHGGG!

      July 26, 2011 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  8. Marie Welsh

    I am sick and tired of the media saying that Warren Jeffs is a Mormon leader. The Mormon Church has no ties with the Sect that Warren Jeffs people belong too. Polygamy was banned in the church, and a group of polygamist did an off shoot from the LDS Church, but no leaders have ever recognized this off shoot.

    So Media get it right for a change will you, I for one am sick to death of the half truths you publish.

    July 26, 2011 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
    • fiskenmann

      Yeah get it right and also it's LSD Church!

      July 26, 2011 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  9. ella LDS

    You fight em Warren ! Dont give in. We LDS members support you. I and my sister wives are behind you 100 percent.

    July 26, 2011 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  10. In America

    It's interesting how short the attention span is of the average blogger. The idea is to stay on point, Casey Anthony is not the point, neither is Warren Jeffs. If no one had ever heard of these two, the world would be no better off than it is now, which illustrates their importance in the history of the world, nada, zip, zilch, goose egg, zero, both losers, ghosts, gone, bu-by bu-by now. They do not exist, and favorable opinion won't be recognized. In other words "WHO FRAPPIN CARES? If you do, perhaps this is your stop and you get off the great bus of humanity. "LAST STOP FOR MORONS."

    July 26, 2011 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Myka

      Well the Casey Anthony comment was a joke and Jeff Warren was mentioned up above. So no one is too off topic.

      July 26, 2011 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  11. Flip

    That's Lake O.C. Fisher in San Angelo! Look... it's ALWAYS hot here every summer, but the current heat wave and dry spell have broken records. It's getting ridiculous. You could drive a boat on this lake two years ago.

    July 26, 2011 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  12. bachmanntwit

    FACT: Michele Bachmann's husband, Marcus Bachmann, has a falsetto voice and bashes gays.

    July 26, 2011 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
    • fiskenmann

      Sorry but you are wrong! He does not bash gays, he bashes and bangs gays.

      July 26, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  13. J Jones

    We are witnessing something that has been happening since long before any of us arrived on this planet. It is simply a heat wave. Periodically throughout history these same conditions have ocurred and I'm sure will continue to happen. It's just a matter of weather patterns. Yes, these weather extremes do seem to be more frequent. Communications being as instant and "In our face" as it is today, allows for us to be overly exposed to constant reporting of news and weather events. One hundred years ago people just didn't hear of what the weather was half way across the country or if they did, it was days if not weeks after the fact. I guess one just needs to look at the big picture before we jump to any conclusions about why are these things happening only to our generation? Hopefully, by looking at it this way, we see it from a differnent perspective.

    July 26, 2011 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  14. Beatrice

    USA got heat wave because of immorality.

    July 26, 2011 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
    • palintwit

      Ha ha. Pretty funny. I'll bet you're a big fan of Sarah Palin, too.

      July 26, 2011 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
    • In America

      And we're not off point here? I've searched this comment fairly well, there is no humor in it.

      July 26, 2011 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  15. Wendy31179

    I'm in Fort Worth and it's not pleasant here. We are used to 100 degree days but this is crazy. We have to water our lawns and houses everyday to avoid foundation problems. Can't wait to go to NY next month and get away. Pray for rain!

    July 26, 2011 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |