US agency ascertains Biden as winner, lets transition begin

WASHINGTON — The General Services Administration ascertained Monday that President-elect Joe Biden is the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election, clearing the way...

CDC begs Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving

By MIKE STOBBE and HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH | Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — With the coronavirus surging out of control, the nation’s top public health...

Trump thrills protesting supporters with motorcade drive-by

By ASHRAF KHALIL and KEVIN FREKING |  Associated Press WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump delighted supporters gathered near the White House on Saturday with a slow...

COVID-19 cases up by 247 in RGV; 9 more die

Rio Grande Valley officials reported 247 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday and nine new deaths caused by the virus. In Hidalgo County, officials reported six...

Barrett confirmed as Supreme Court justice in partisan vote

WASHINGTON — Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court late Monday by a deeply divided Senate, Republicans overpowering Democrats to install President...

Mexico makes good on water debt to US

After nearly a year of uncertainty about whether Mexico would be able to fulfill its water debt to the United States, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday that the two countries have reached an agreement to satisfy the debt by Friday, just one day before the treaty deadline to do so is set to expire. Under the terms of the agreement — known as Minute No. 325 and which was signed by representatives from both nations during an outdoor event in Cuidad Juarez Wednesday — Mexico will fulfill the remainder of its five-year obligation to the U.S. by transferring ownership of water already stored at the Amistad and Falcon International Dams. Read the full story at themonitor.com.

Trump leaves hospital briefly to greet supporters outside

By JILL COLVIN, STEVE PEOPLES and ZEKE MILLER | Associated Press BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump briefly left the hospital Sunday in his...

Trump has COVID-19, going to military hospital

By JILL COLVIN and ZEKE MILLER | Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will spend a "few days" at a military hospital after...

Cyberattack hobbles major hospital chain that owns RGV facilities

WASHINGTON — A computer outage at a major hospital chain thrust healthcare facilities across the U.S. into chaos Monday, with treatment impeded as doctors...

Federal judge postpones Trump ban on popular app TikTok

By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and MATT O'BRIEN | AP Business Writers NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Sunday postponed a Trump administration order that...