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FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2019, file photo, an evacuee lies on a cot at an evacuation shelter for people with special needs, in preparation for Hurricane Dorian, at Dr. David L. Anderson Middle School in Stuart, Fla. Local officials across the South are still scurrying to fix their hurricane evacuation and sheltering plans because of changes needed due to coronavirus and a cratering economy. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Many states scrambling to update hurricane plans for virus

May. 31, 2020 7:22 AM EDT

Officials across the U.S. South are still scrambling to adjust their hurricane plans to the coronavirus. The big unknown: Where will people fleeing storms go? The Associated Press surveyed more than 70 counties and states from Texas to Virginia, with more than 60% of coastal counties saying as of late May that...

Protesters run as police officers fire rubber bullets during a protest over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody in Minneapolis, in Los Angeles, Saturday, May 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

The Latest: One dead in Indianapolis shootings amid protests

May. 31, 2020 1:17 AM EDT

The Latest on the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: ___ INDIANAPOLIS - Authorities are investigating “multiple shootings,” including one that left a person dead, in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday...

Cattle graze in a pasture in rural Archer County on Friday, May 8, 2020. As metro areas across Texas report hundreds of new cases of the novel coronavirus daily, Archer County just received its first confirmed case two weeks ago. (Amanda McCoy/Fort Worth Star-Telegram via AP)

Texas counties may have fewer COVID-19 cases, but less tests

May. 31, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — When Archer County Judge Randy Jackson got the call about two weeks ago from the state offering a pop-up mobile testing site, he turned it down. As metro areas across Texas report hundreds of new cases of the novel coronavirus daily, Archer County just received its first confirmed...

This undated handout photo provided by Christopher Harris shows George Floyd. The mayor of Minneapolis called Wednesday, May 27, 2020, for criminal charges to be filed against officer Derek Chauvin, who is seen on video kneeling against the neck of handcuffed Floyd, who complained that he could not breathe and died in police custody. (Christopher Harris via AP)

Mayor says George Floyd's body will return to Houston

May. 30, 2020 11:29 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The mayor of Houston said Saturday that the body of George Floyd, whose death after a Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee on his neck during an arrest has sparked protests across the U.S, will be returning to the city where he grew up. Floyd was a Houston native before moving to...

FILE - In this Nov. 23, 1956, file photo, United States' Bobby Joe Morrow (55) crosses the finish line of the men's 100-meter race in 10.5 seconds, equaling an Olympic record, during the Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. Morrow, the Texas sprinter who won three gold medals in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics while a student at Abilene Christian University, died Saturday, May 30, 2020. He was 84. (AP Photo/File)

Bobby Joe Morrow, 3-time winner in 1956 Olympics, dies at 84

May. 30, 2020 9:13 PM EDT

SAN BENITO, Texas (AP) — Bobby Joe Morrow, the Texas sprinter who won three gold medals in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics while a student at Abilene Christian University, died Saturday. He was 84. Morrow's family said he died of natural causes at home in San Benito. Morrow won the 100 and 200 meters in...

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Pepper spray, tear gas used to stop Dallas, Houston protests

May. 30, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

Police in Texas' two largest cities deployed pepper spray and tear gas Friday night as protests escalated over the death of Houston native George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. Protesters in Houston blocked highway entrances and threw objects at officers after what had been a day of largely peaceful...

Protestors stop Dallas Police officers responding to a confrontation at Young St. and S. Griffin St. in downtown Dallas, Friday, May 29, 2020. People marched in protest of the in-custody death of George Floyd when they confronted Dallas Police tactical officers and tear gas was fired. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

More than 1,500 Texas troopers sent to respond to protests

May. 30, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — More than 1,500 Texas state troopers were sent Saturday to various cities by Gov. Greg Abbott to help control protests over the death of Houston native George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. “Texas and America mourn the senseless loss of George Floyd and the actions that led to...

Texas coronavirus confirmed cases surpass 61,000

May. 30, 2020 3:51 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose by more than 1,200 in Texas to surpass 61,000 with 25 additional deaths due to COVID-19, the disease caused by the deaths, the Texas health department reported Saturday. There are at least 61,006 cases and 1,626 deaths, according to the...

In this May 22, 2020, photo, Jason Nixon, right, holds a letter from President Donald Trump as he poses with his children, Mackenzie, left, Madilyn, second from left and Morgan as they display memorabilia from last years shooting that took the life of Kate Nixon at their home in Virginia Beach, Va. As the shooting's one-year anniversary approaches this weekend, some of the victim's family members say the rampage is effectively forgotten. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

A year later, motive of Virginia mass shooting still unclear

May. 30, 2020 10:56 AM EDT

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The rampage at a Virginia Beach city government building was the latest in a string of high-profile mass shootings nationwide, between the high school killings in Parkland, Florida, and the Walmart massacre in El Paso, Texas. As the tragedy nears its one-year anniversary Sunday,...

In this May 25, 2020 photo, an American Airlines jet is seen parked on the tarmac at Colorado's Eagle County Airport in Gypsum, Colo., before departing on a 29-mile flight to Aspen, the shortest commercial jet flight in the country. The U.S. Department of Transportation is allowing American to cancel the route, which it was forced to fly to meet federal rules in a $58 billion coronavirus stimulus package for airlines (Jason Blevins/The Colorado Sun via AP).

Virus created the country's shortest commercial jet flight

May. 30, 2020 8:11 AM EDT

GYPSUM, Colo. (AP) — The rental cars are stacked bumper-to-bumper. Hundreds of them wedged into two parking lots. The rest of the airport lots are deserted. Fewer than two dozen cars are scattered across the sprawling asphalt outside the Eagle County Regional Airport. Inside the recently expanded terminal,...