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People enjoy the view at the Fisher Family Pompano Beach Pier, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in Popano Beach, Fla. Broward County beaches will remain open for the upcoming Labor Day weekend holiday. (Joe Cavaretta/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

The Latest: Nevada reports 390 new virus cases, 13 deaths

Sep. 5, 2020 8:13 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada health officials on Saturday reported 390 additional COVID-19 cases and 13 new deaths, bringing the statewide totals to 71,102 confirmed cases and 1,388 deaths. The vast majority of cases and deaths in Nevada have occurred in Clark County, which includes metro Las Vegas. In other...

A grave digger walks in the COVID-19 section of the cemetery of San Lorenzo Tezonco Iztapalapa on the outskirts of Mexico City, Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

The Latest: Mexico states run out of death certificates

Sep. 4, 2020 9:20 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY — The coronavirus pandemic has hit Mexico so hard that the governments of several states ran out of death certificates. Officials said Friday the federal forms started running out about 15 to 20 days ago in at least three states — Baja California, the State of Mexico and Mexico City. ...

People disinfect as a precaution against the coronavirus in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. Health officials prepare to tighten distancing restrictions in the greater capital area. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: Nearly 500K register for free tests in Hong Kong

Aug. 30, 2020 10:09 PM EDT

HONG KONG — Hong Kong authorities say nearly half a million people have registered for a free universal coronavirus testing program that is due to begin Tuesday. Residents registering online have already booked out 80 testing sites located in gymnasiums and community centers for the initial day of the...

Today in History

Aug. 30, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Aug. 30, the 243rd day of 2020. There are 123 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 30, 1967, the Senate confirmed the appointment of Thurgood Marshall as the first Black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. On this date: In 1797, Mary...

Crew members of a shrimp boat called the Sea Lion V prepare as they wait for Hurricane Laura to make landfall, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Port Arthur, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Laura makes landfall in southwestern Louisiana near Texas

Aug. 27, 2020 3:28 AM EDT

DELCAMBRE, La. (AP) — Hurricane Laura made landfall in southwestern Louisiana as a ferocious Category 4 monster early Thursday, swamping a low-lying coast with ocean water that forecasters said could be 20 feet deep and unsurvivable. The National Hurricane Center said the storm, which intensified rapidly...

This GOES-16 GeoColor satellite image taken Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, at 2:40 p.m. EDT., and provided by NOAA, shows Hurricane Laura over the Gulf of Mexico. Hurricane Laura strengthened Wednesday into “an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane,

The Latest: Louisiana governor closes part of Interstate 10

Aug. 26, 2020 9:32 PM EDT

The Latest on Hurricane Laura (all times local): BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said the state is closing Interstate 10 from around the Atchafalaya Bridge outside of Lafayette all the way into part of Texas, because several stretches within that area are expected to flood. In a radio...

Victoria Nelson with her children Autum Nelson, 2, Shawn Nelson, 7, and Asia Nelson, 6, line up to board a bus to evacuate Lake Charles, La., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, ahead of Hurricane Laura. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Laura strengthens into 'extremely dangerous' Category 4

Aug. 26, 2020 2:32 PM EDT

DELCAMBRE, La. (AP) — Laura strengthened Wednesday into a menacing Category 4 hurricane, raising fears of a 20-foot storm surge that forecasters said would be "unsurvivable” and capable of sinking entire communities. Authorities implored coastal residents of Texas and Louisiana to evacuate and...

A car sits in flood waters caused by Tropical Storm Laura in Salinas, Puerto Rico, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020. Laura began flinging rain across Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on Saturday morning and was expected to drench the Dominican Republic, Haiti and parts of Cuba during the day on its westward course. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

2 tropical storms heading for double blow to US Gulf Coast

Aug. 22, 2020 11:08 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Two tropical storms advanced across the Caribbean on Saturday as potentially historic threats to the U.S. Gulf Coast, one dumping rain on Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Hispaniola while the other swept into the gulf through the gap between Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula and...

FILE - In this March 5, 2020, file photo, Isis and Alexis Valenzuela, daughters of Antonio Valenzuela, hug each other during a candlelight vigil in Las Cruces, N.M. Antonio Valenzuela was killed by a Las Cruces police officer in February. As national Black Lives Matter demonstrations grow, Latino activists are joining the multiracial protests while trying to draw attention to their deadly police encounters, some of which go back decades. (Bethany Freudenthal/The Las Cruces Sun News via AP, File)

Activists: Police killings of Latinos lack attention

Aug. 17, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Forty-year-old Antonio Valenzuela’s death didn’t spark widespread protests like George Floyd’s. In fact, the police killing of Valenzuela drew little attention outside the American Southwestern city just north of the U.S.-Mexico border. The details about Floyd's...