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Berron Hill is treated for heat-related complaints at Festival Hall in Racine, Wis. Thursday, July 21, 2011. Hill was delivering Pepsi products to the facility when he said he felt faint because of the heat. Liz Hojan-Figge, left, the hall's business manager, put a bag of ice on his neck and another one under his knees, and called for an ambulance. (AP Photo/Journal Times, Mark Hertzberg)

Berron Hill is treated for heat-related complaints at Festival Hall in Racine, Wis. Thursday, July 21, 2011. Hill was delivering Pepsi products to the facility when he said he felt faint because of the heat. Liz Hojan-Figge, left, the hall's business manager, put a bag of ice on his neck and another one under his knees, and called for an ambulance. (AP Photo/Journal Times, Mark Hertzberg)

Nation wilts as heat wave spreads eastward

Americans withered under yet another day of searing sun Friday as a heat wave spread in earnest into the urban core of the Northeast, while warnings about excessive heat stretched from Kansas to Maine and the Carolinas. (AP)