Heat Wave Blankets Eastern US : The Two-Way Record heat on East Coast; AZ Gov. angry over federal suit against immigration law; James to decide professional future tomorrow; wife carrying contest.
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Heat Wave Blankets Eastern US

Beating the heat in Brooklyn, New York. Ramin Talaie/Getty Images North America hide caption

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The record-setting heat won't end today.  The National Weather Service says most of the east coast will see temperatures around 100 degrees. And don't forget the humidity.  Baltimore topped the charts; Charm City hit 105 yesterday, where paramedics were summoned to aid residents of a nursing home whose AC had been on the fritz since last Friday.


AZ Gov. Jan Brewer says the Justice Department decision to sue her state to block its new law criminalizing illegal immigrants wastes time and money:

As a direct result of failed and inconsistent federal enforcement, Arizona is under attack from violent Mexican drug and immigrant smuggling cartels.  Now, Arizona is under attack in federal court from President Obama and his Department of Justice. Today's filing is nothing more than a massive waste of taxpayer funds.  These funds could be better used against the violent Mexican cartels than the people of Arizona.

Critics say in directing local law enforcement to arrest illegal immigrants, Arizona will lose money it doesn't have and officers will have fewer resources to stop violent crime. Politico says the Obama Administration's decision to sue will hurt Democrats campaigning in the West.


20,000 signs handed out in Cleveland, urging James to stay "Home" and play for the Cleveland Cavaliers next season. Jason Miller/FR137595 AP hide caption

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On Thursday night, LeBron James will announce which team he'll play for in a live broadcast, so don't wait for Twitter. ESPN.com's J.A. Adande of ESPN observes James probably can't imagine doing it any other way:

He doesn't know an existence when private matters were just that, before every kiss and every spat played out in front of the cameras. So it only makes sense that he would create a show to tell his choice, that he would drag teams and fans along until the camera's red light comes on at 9 p.m. ET.

These were two actual, back-to-back headlines on one sports website (which one is irrelevant; we've all been guilty of sensationalizing the most trivial developments): "LeBron James Shows Up At Camp." And "LeBron James Joins Twitter in Advance of Free Agency Announcement." So a camp appearance and a new Twitter account are now considered national news?

Yup.  He's trending high on Twitter.



Here's more on the competition's history. I love it that the wives wear helmets.