AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A record surge in coronavirus cases has pushed hospitals to the brink in the border cities of El Paso and Ciudad Juarez, confronting health officials in Texas and Mexico with twin disasters in the metropolitan area of 3 million people. Health officials are blaming the spike on family gatherings, multiple generations living in the same household and people under 40 going out to shop or conduct business. The crisis — part of a deadly comeback by the virus across the U.S. — has underscored how closely connected the two cities are economically, geographically and culturally, with lots of people routinely going back and forth across the border to shop or visit with family.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As Texas braced for Hurricane Laura, state officials said there were 229 newly reported deaths from the coronavirus and 5,045 newly reported cases. As people evacuated from the upper Texas coast […]
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has reported 851 new cases of the coronavirus and 14 additional deaths. Meanwhile, the state’s total number of cases dropped Saturday from the day before after people who were […]
By RONALD BLUM NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says he’s confident his sport can get through the regular season and postseason without being stopped by the coronavirus, though not every team might […]