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Family of Guatemalan woman shot dead by border agent sues

May. 12, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

LAREDO, Texas (AP) — The family of a 20-year-old Guatemalan woman shot dead in 2018 by a U.S. Border Patrol agent filed a civil rights lawsuit Tuesday against the agent and the U.S. government. The family of Claudia Gómez González is suing in federal court in Laredo, Texas for unspecified actual...

US awards border wall contract in Texas to begin in 2021

May. 8, 2020 11:53 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government has awarded a $275 million border wall contract for construction that would begin in South Texas in January, at the start of President Donald Trump's second term if he is re-elected. Caddell Construction Company, based in Montgomery, Alabama, won the contract to build 14...

Vice President Mike Pence, center, visits Dennis Nelson, a patient who survived the coronavirus and was going to give blood, during a tour of the Mayo Clinic Tuesday, April 28, 2020, in Rochester, Minn., as he toured the facilities supporting COVID-19 research and treatment. Pence chose not to wear a face mask while touring the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. It's an apparent violation of the world-renowned medical center's policy requiring them. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Face masks make a political statement in era of coronavirus

May. 7, 2020 3:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The decision to wear a mask in public is becoming a political statement — a moment to pick sides in a brewing culture war over containing the coronavirus. While not yet as loaded as a “Make America Great Again” hat, the mask is increasingly a visual shorthand for the...

16 migrants test positive for coronavirus on Mexican border

Apr. 20, 2020 9:18 PM EDT

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Sixteen migrants from several countries have tested positive for coronavirus in Mexico’s northern border state of Tamaulipas, the state government said Monday. The state's announcement came the same day that the U.S. government said it will continue to quickly expel...

Investigators and the Webb County medical examiners assess the area where multiple bodies were found on Thursday, April 16, 2020. A 20-year-old man was jailed without bond after four members of a Texas family, including a two-year-old child, were found dead. Laredo police received a report of a deceased person at a house about 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Officers arrived to find signs of a possible crime scene and none of the family members were present. A search of the area found three bodies in a vacant lot next door. Police say they then interviewed Lopez and found the child's body a mile away. (Danny Zaragoza/Laredo Morning Times via AP)

4 Texas family members killed, suspect jailed without bond

Apr. 17, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

LAREDO, Texas (AP) — A 20-year-old man was jailed without bond Friday after four members of a Texas family, including a two-year-old child, were found dead. Samuel Enrique Lopez was booked into the Webb County Jail in Laredo on two counts of capital murder, one involving multiple victims and another...

Border agent arrested in fatal shooting of Texas firefighter

Apr. 17, 2020 4:39 PM EDT

LAREDO, Texas (AP) — An off-duty U.S. border agent has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a firefighter in the Texas border city of Laredo, authorities said. U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officer Ernesto Gillen, 43, was charged with murder in Wednesday's death of of Guadalupe David...

An Impoverished Indians gives his finger print on a biometric machine after purchasing food ration in Prayagraj, India, Thursday, April 2, 2020. India is adding more resources to tackle its increase in coronavirus cases by announcing that private hospitals may be requisitioned to help treat virus patients, and turning railway cars and a motor racing circuit into makeshift quarantine facilities. The steps were taken after a nationwide lockdown announced last week by Prime Minister Narendra Modi led to a mass exodus of migrant workers from cities to their villages, often on foot and without food and water, raising fears that the virus may have reached to the countryside, where health care facilities are limited. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

The Latest: India's PM looks to boost country's morale

Apr. 3, 2020 12:38 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — India's PM urges citizens to light candles Sunday night to...