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Members of the Salina South High School soccer team work out for conditioning training early Wednesday, July 20, 2011, in Salina, Kansas, to beat the heat of the day. The temperature is expected to reach 106 degrees in the Salina area. (AP Photo/Salina Journal, Tom Dorsey)

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)