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Jul. 11, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, July 11, the 193rd day of 2020. There are 173 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 11, 1804, Vice President Aaron Burr mortally wounded former Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton during a pistol duel in Weehawken, New Jersey. (Hamilton died...

People wait inside their vehicles in line at COVID-19 testing site Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Virus surge visible across Texas: 'The tsunami is here'

Jul. 10, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Urgent calls for field hospitals. Cars lined up for hours at drive-thru testing centers. Bars boarded up and grocery stores enforcing masks. Texas today resembles the state in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. Except now, the outbreak is far worse. Records for...

President Donald Trump listens as Robert Unanue, of Goya Foods, speaks during a roundtable meeting with Hispanic leaders in the Cabinet Room, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

'A slap in the face:' Goya faces boycott over Trump praise

Jul. 10, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The CEO of food company Goya is facing an uproar over his praise for President Donald Trump, with some Latino families purging their pantries of the products and scrambling to find alternatives to the beloved beans, seasoning and other products that have long been fixtures in their cooking....

FILE - In this March 18, 2020, file photo, a Border Patrol agent walks along a border wall separating Tijuana, Mexico, from San Diego, in San Diego. U.S. authorities wield extraordinary power available in public health emergencies, like the coronavirus pandemic, to expel Mexicans and many Central Americans immediately to Mexico and waive immigration laws that include rights to seek asylum. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Border authorities use pandemic powers to expel immigrants

Jul. 10, 2020 3:26 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Honduran woman was nine months' pregnant and exhausted with stomach pain when the Border Patrol found her in the Southern California mountains with her longtime partner and their 9-year-old son. What happened next illustrates how difficult it has become to seek asylum in the United...

Storm off Mexico likely to be east Pacific's first hurricane

Jul. 9, 2020 10:57 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Cristina formed Thursday off Mexico's western coast and was forecast to grow into the first hurricane of the eastern Pacific season by Friday morning, though it was unlikely to pose any threat to land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the storm had near...

President Donald Trump greets Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Mexican president's US visit cordial, lacking in substance

Jul. 9, 2020 7:40 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador returned to Mexico on Thursday buoyed by a cordial first encounter with President Donald Trump that successfully distracted from multiple crises at home but produced few tangible results. As they have done since López Obrador took...

Libbey wants to shut down Shreveport glass tableware plant

Jul. 9, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — An Ohio company that bills itself as one of the world’s largest glass tableware manufacturers says it wants to shut down its Louisiana plant by the end of the year. Libbey Inc. of Toledo, Ohio, will negotiate with unions representing the 450 workers at the plant in...

Mayor in troubled New Mexico city names new police chief

Jul. 9, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — The mayor of a troubled New Mexico city has named a new police chief days after telling the current top officer he would be replaced. The Las Vegas Optic reports Las Vegas, New Mexico, Mayor Louie Trujillo will appoint Adrian Crespin as the city’s next police chief. Crespin is...

President Donald Trump and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador arrive for an event in the Rose Garden at the White House, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump forgoes insults of past, calls Mexico cherished friend

Jul. 8, 2020 7:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, who has denigrated Mexican migrants and threatened the U.S. ally with crippling tariffs, welcomed President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to the White House on Wednesday, called him a cherished partner and claimed the countries' economic and security ties...

President Donald Trump and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gesture before signing a joint declaration at the White House, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

About that border wall, Mr. Presidents ... who's paying?

Jul. 8, 2020 7:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has made building some 450 miles of wall on the U.S.-Mexico border a defining issue of his presidency, and long vowed that Mexico would pay for it. So, naturally, with Trump hosting Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador at the White House...