• In this Tuesday, April 26, 2016 photo, an elephant opens its mouth while being sprayed water to cool off at Dusit Zoo in Bangkok, Thailand. Authorities are telling people to stay out of the blazing sun to avoid heat stroke. April in Thailand is typically hot and sweaty but his year's scorching weather has set a record for the longest heat wave in at least 65 years. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

    Thailand is used to hot Aprils, but not this hot!

    BANGKOK (AP) — Animals at Bangkok’s zoo are being fed special frozen fruit pops. People are flocking to shopping malls just to soak up the air-conditioning. Authorities are telling people to stay out of the blazing sun to avoid heat stroke.

  • In this April 27, 2011, file photo a deadly tornado moves through Tuscaloosa, Ala. On April 27, 2011, a series of tornadoes killed hundreds of people, injured thousands and reduced countless buildings to rubble across a swath of the U.S. More than 120 tornadoes were reported that day - one of the deadliest outbreaks in the nation's history. (Dusty Compton/The Tuscaloosa News, via AP, File)  MANDATORY CREDIT

    Tornado outbreak, 5 years later: Piecing lives back together

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — On April 27, 2011, a series of tornadoes killed hundreds of people, injured thousands and reduced countless buildings to rubble across a swath of the U.S.

  • Nicole Brown of Hazelwood tries to save her umbrella that succumbed to high winds on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, in St. Louis, Mo., as rain from an afternoon storm began to fall. "I didn't know it was gonna rain like this," she said. (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)  EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    The Latest: Tornado watch issued in 4 states; hail expected

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the central and eastern U.S. (all times local):

  • In this March 22, 2012 file photo, former NFL football player Herschel Walker speaks to airmen at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Boxing legend Larry Holmes and former football star Herschel Walker are welcoming continued research on the impact of blows from boxing and other sports on the athlete's brain.
The two joined Sen. John McCain of Arizona and Dr. Charles Bernick of the Cleveland Clinic's Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health on Tuesday, April 26, 2016, at a Capitol Hill news conference. (AP Photo/Northwest Florida Daily News, Mark Kulaw, File)

    Boxing, football legends hail research into brain damage

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former football star Herschel Walker and former heavyweight champion Larry Holmes say they are all too aware of the toll that blows to the head can take on an athlete’s brain.

  • Lightning illuminates the sky over the Marion County Courthouse in Marion, Kan., Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Thunderstorms bearing hail as big as grapefruit and winds approaching hurricane strength lashed portions of the Great Plains on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    Storms on Tuesday could bring powerful tornadoes to Plains

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunderstorms bearing hail as big as grapefruit and winds approaching hurricane strength lashed portions of the Great Plains on Tuesday, but arrived without the destructive tornadoes that many had worried about for days.