Man arrested over threatening calls to Pelosi

SAN FRANCISCO — A California man angry about health care reform allegedly made threatening and harassing phone calls to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, including at least one call in which he got through and spoke to her directly, law enforcement officials said.

Gregory Lee Giusti, 48, was arrested Wednesday at his San Francisco home, said Joseph Schadler, spokesman for the FBI's San Francisco office. Schadler would not disclose the charges against Giusti, saying they were under seal until his first appearance before a federal magistrate, scheduled for today.

Several federal officials said Giusti made dozens of calls to Pelosi's homes in California and Washington, as well as to her husband's business office. They said he recited her home address and said if she wanted to see it again, she would not support the health care overhaul bill that since has been enacted.

Flooded Northeast now faces fire danger

BOSTON — Officials in southern New England have issued fire danger warnings for some of the areas put underwater by record flooding just days ago.

The temperature Wednesday hit 92 degrees in Providence, R.I., and Hartford, Conn., on Wednesday, setting records for the day in both cities, the National Weather Service said. The temperature hit a record 90 at Boston's Logan International Airport.

Providence last month also set a record for rainfall in a month, and Boston had its second-rainiest month on record.

The weather service on Wednesday issued a red flag warning, meaning an enhanced danger of brush fires, for much of southern New England.