Young scores 41, Murray hits go-ahead 3 as the Hawks beat the Magic 120-119 in Mexico City
Trae Young scored 41 points, then fed Dejounte Murray for a go-ahead 3-pointer with 31 seconds left to give the Atlanta Hawks a 120-119 victory over the Orlando Magic on Thursday night in a regular-season game in Mexico City.
The WTA Finals semis are Coco Gauff vs. Jessica Pegula, and Aryna Sabalenka vs. Iga Swiatek
Coco Gauff has overcome 17 double-faults and come back after being a game away from elimination at the WTA Finals to pull out a 5-7, 7-6 (4), 6-3 victory over Wimbledon champion Marketa Vondrousova in a round-robin match.
‘Nightmare scenario:’ Otis stuns forecasters, rapidly strengthens and strikes Acapulco as a Category 5 hurricane
Only 24 hours before it hit, Tropical Storm Otis was forecast to come ashore along Mexico’s Pacific coast as a Category 1 hurricane. Instead, the storm rapidly strengthened 110 mph in 24 hours – a rate exceeded only once (Hurricane Patricia in 2015) by any observed Pacific or Atlantic hurricane – striking near Acapulco around 2:25 AM ET Wednesday as a catastrophic Category 5 hurricane with estimated winds of 165 mph, the strongest hurricane on record to hit Mexico from the Pacific side.
Hurricane Otis now a catastrophic Category 5 storm off Mexico's Pacific coast nearing Acapulco
Hurricane Otis has strengthened from a tropical storm to a dangerous Category 5 storm in a matter of hours as it approaches Mexico’s southern Pacific coast, where it is forecast to make landfall near the resort of Acapulco early Wednesday.
What’s behind Biden’s border wall reversal? South Florida immigration attorney weighs in
Migrant surges aren’t new, but a recent wave of new arrivals has prompted President Joe Biden to change course on his longstanding position, waiving 26 federal laws in South Texas to allow border wall construction on Wednesday.
Much of Florida under state of emergency as possible tropical storm forms in Gulf of Mexico
Forecasters are warning of possible flash flooding and landslides across the eastern Yucatan peninsula and western Cuba, and Florida is bracing for a possible hurricane by midweek, as a weather system off the coast of Mexico is expected to become a tropical storm by Sunday.
Growing threat to Florida’s Gulf Coast as forecasts come into focus
An area of low pressure between Cuba and Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula – designated Invest 93L by the National Hurricane Center – has steadily organized since Friday and is expected to become a tropical depression or storm by later today or Sunday.
Illegal crossings on the US-Mexico border rose in July but were still down from last year
U.S. border authorities stopped migrants entering the country illegally more than 33% more often in July than in June, suggesting lower numbers that followed the end of pandemic-related asylum restrictions may have bottomed out.
Powerful Hurricane Hilary heads for Mexico's Baja. Rare tropical storm watch issued for California
Hurricane Hilary is churning off Mexico’s Pacific coast as a powerful Category 4 storm threatening to unleash torrential rains on the mudslide-prone border city of Tijuana before heading into Southern California as the first tropical storm there in 84 years.
Patrick Hamilton, ex-AP and Reuters photographer who covered Central American wars, dies at 74
Patrick Hamilton, a combat veteran of the Vietnam War who covered civil wars in Central America as a photojournalist for The Associated Press,and later worked at Reuters covering the first Gulf War in Iraq, has died after a long struggle with cancer.
Mexico shutters 23 pharmacies at Caribbean coast resorts after US warned of dangerous pill sales
Mexico has closed 23 pharmacies at Caribbean coast resorts, six months after a research report warned that drug stores in Mexico were offering foreigners pills they passed off as Oxycodone, Percocet, and Adderall.
As illegal crossings drop, the legal challenges over Biden's US-Mexico border policies grow
Immigration advocates say an online appointment system to seek asylum at the U.S. border with Mexico is out of reach for many migrants in a lawsuit marking the latest challenge to the Biden administration’s agenda.
Biden administration sues Texas governor over Rio Grande buoy barrier that’s meant to stop migrants
The Justice Department is suing Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott over a floating barrier that the state placed on the Rio Grande to stop migrants from entering the U.S. The lawsuit filed Monday asks a court to force Texas to remove a line of bright orange, wrecking ball-sized buoys that the Biden administration says raises humanitarian and environmental concerns.
Justice Department tells Texas that floating barrier on Rio Grande raises humanitarian concerns
The Justice Department has told Texas that a floating barrier of wrecking ball-sized buoys the state put on the Rio Grande violates federal law and raises humanitarian concerns for migrants crossing from Mexico.
Mexico seeks a Gold Cup championship against Panama in redemption tour after disappointing World Cup
The game is not going to be against the rival Mexico expected, but seven and a half months after the country’s worst performance in a World Cup in 44 years, Mexico will seek to restore a bit of its tarnished image when it plays the surprising Panama in the Gold Cup final.
Mexico files border boundaries complaint over Texas' floating barrier plan on Rio Grande
Mexico's top diplomat says her country has sent a diplomatic note to the U.S. government expressing concern that Texas' plan to deploy floating barriers on the Rio Grande may violate 1944 and 1970 treaties on boundaries and water.
1st US charges against China-based companies accused of selling fentanyl chemicals filed
The Justice Department has for the first time charged China-based companies and employees with supplying chemicals needed to make fentanyl, a primary driver of an overdose crisis gripping the U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland said Friday that the companies openly advertised the chemicals on social media platforms and shipped them surreptitiously to buyers, even adding molecules to evade testing.
US launches prosecutions of Chinese companies on charges of trafficking fentanyl ingredients
The U.S. Justice Department has filed criminal charges against four Chinese companies and eight individuals for allegedly trafficking the chemicals used to make the highly addictive painkiller fentanyl in the United States and Mexico.
'Risk it all': Migrant surge as US prepares for Title 42 end
A recent surge of migrants in the Brownsville, Texas, area of the U.S.-Mexico border is highlighting immigration challenges as the U.S. prepares for the end of a policy linked to the coronavirus pandemic that allowed it to quickly expel many migrants.