Unrelenting heat stifles millions of Americans for 3rd consecutive day

Evelyn Gomez, 57, and Andres Cabrales, 57, sit and cool off at the Dupont Splash Pad Tuesday, in Manchester, N.H. (Sophie Park/The New York Times)

From the Midwest to the northern tip of Maine, millions of Americans sweltered under a springtime heat wave Wednesday that stifled the Eastern portion of the United States for a third consecutive day.