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Dealers in masks wait for customers before the reopening of the D Las Vegas hotel and casino, Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Las Vegas. Casinos were allowed to reopen on Thursday after temporary closures as a precaution against the coronavirus. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The Latest: UK official ill in Parliament tests negative

Jun. 4, 2020 2:21 PM EDT

LONDON -- British Business Secretary Alok Sharma has tested negative for the coronavirus after he fell ill while making a speech in the House of Commons. Sharma took a test Wednesday after feeling unwell during the speech, when he was seen sweating profusely and wiping his brow on a regular basis. His illness...

Cemetery workers in a protective gear lower a coffin wrapped in plastic, containing a COVID-19 victim, into a gravesite at the San Lorenzo Tezonco Iztapalapa cemetery in Mexico City, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. The coronavirus toll in Mexico soared to a new daily high Wednesday, more than double the previous one-day record. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Mexican president urges calm after jump in reported deaths

Jun. 4, 2020 2:12 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador asked the country to remain calm Thursday a day after health officials announced more than 1,000 new COVID-19 deaths, a figure that was more than double the previous toll reported in a single day. The reason for the sudden jump in...

Rain clouds hover over mountains during tropical storm Amanda in Barberena, eastern Guatemala, Sunday, May 31, 2020. The first tropical storm of the Eastern Pacific season drenched parts of Central America on Sunday and officials in El Salvador said at least seven people had died in flooding. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Tropical Storm Cristobal drenching Mexico's Gulf coast

Jun. 4, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Cristobal crept along just inland over Mexico’s Gulf coast state of Campeche on Thursday, threatening to cause flooding the next few days before a predicted turn northward toward the U.S. The storm’s sustained winds weakened to 40 mph (65 kph) after it moved...

Rain clouds hover over mountains during tropical storm Amanda in Barberena, eastern Guatemala, Sunday, May 31, 2020. The first tropical storm of the Eastern Pacific season drenched parts of Central America on Sunday and officials in El Salvador said at least seven people had died in flooding. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Tropical Storm Cristobal makes landfall on Mexico Gulf coast

Jun. 3, 2020 10:51 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Cristobal made landfall in Mexico’s Gulf coast state of Campeche on Wednesday, dumping heavy rain on the already soaked region ahead of an expected eventual turn toward the United States, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. The Mexican army evacuated 138 people...

Students wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus stand in a line to have their body temperatures checked before entering their classrooms at a high school in Ulsan, South Korea, Wednesday, Jun 3, 2020. (Bae Byung-soo/Newsis via AP)

The Latest: New Zealand on verge of eradicating virus

Jun. 3, 2020 10:02 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 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. ___ WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealand is on the verge of eradicating the virus from its...

A man takes a coffee break on an empty park bench along Paseo de la Reforma street in Mexico City, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, amid the new coronavirus pandemic. While the federal government’s nationwide social distancing rule formally ended Monday, it is urging people in so-called “red” zones to maintain most of those measures — and so many people are falling ill and dying each day that those zones cover nearly the whole country. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Mexico reports new one-day high of 1,092 coronavirus deaths

Jun. 3, 2020 9:06 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The coronavirus toll in Mexico soared to a new daily high Wednesday, with the health department reporting 1,092 test-confirmed deaths — more than double the previous one-day record and in line with numbers in the United States and Brazil. The announcement was an embarrassment for...

Missing Mexican lawmaker's body found following abduction

Jun. 3, 2020 1:33 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The body of a missing Mexican congresswoman from the western state of Colima has been found in a hidden grave more than a month after armed men abducted her, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Wednesday. López Obrador expressed his condolences to the family of Anel...

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador waves to supporters in Lazaro Cardenas, Quintana Roo state, Mexico, Monday, June 1, 2020. Amid a pandemic and the remnants of a tropical storm, President Lopez Obrador kicked off Mexico's return to a

Mexico's president goes full-steam ahead with Mayan train

Jun. 3, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Residents of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula remember riding trains to visit relatives or sell their produce decades ago, so when President Andrés Manuel López Obrador made a nostalgic pitch to build a “Mayan train” through the region's jungles the mainly indigenous...

The swollen Los Esclavos River flows violently during tropical storm Amanda in Cuilapa, eastern Guatemala, Sunday, May 31, 2020. The first tropical storm of the Eastern Pacific season drenched parts of Central America on Sunday and officials in El Salvador said at least seven people had died in the flooding. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Tropical Storm Cristobal forms, flood threat for Mexico

Jun. 2, 2020 10:44 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Cristobal formed in the southern Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, bringing some flooding to Mexico's southern Gulf coast and threatening more deadly inundations farther inland. Cristobal was the earliest third named storm of an Atlantic hurricane season on record; in 2016,...

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador waves a starting flag during a ceremony in Lazaro Cardenas, Quintana Roo state, Mexico, Monday, June 1, 2020. Amid a pandemic and the remnants of a tropical storm, President Lopez Obrador kicked off Mexico's return to a

Mexican president defies leftist label in virus response

Jun. 2, 2020 8:41 PM EDT

When Andrés Manuel López Obrador won Mexico’s presidency after years of agitating for change, many expected a transformative leader who would take the country to the left even as much of Latin America moved right. Instead, López Obrador is leading like a conservative in many ways —...