GENEVA - Major powers are still failing to fight the pandemic together, World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday as the U.N. agency counted more than 30 million COVID-19 cases around the world. More than 300,000 new cases were reported in the past 24 hours globally, with India, the United States, Argentina, Brazil and Spain recording the biggest additions. The ...

DALLAS - Forecasters are eyeing a tropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico that could strike the Texas coast by early next week. Tropical Depression 22 is expected to meander through the Gulf of Mexico over the weekend, before approaching the Texas coast early next week. Exactly what part of the coast the system hits was unclear early Friday, according to KXAS-TV meteorologist Grant Johnston. ...

CHICAGO - Officials on Friday released the identity of a 31-year-old woman whose remains were stuffed in duffel bags and brought to Chicago aboard a Greyhound bus. Ladawndra Ellington lived in Louisville, Kentucky, according to Carolyn Smith, a spokeswoman for the Jefferson County coroner's office in that state. The man suspected in her killing, Melvin Martin Jr., 30, of Kentucky, has ...

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration announced a massive aid package for Puerto Rico on Friday, three years after two hurricanes ravaged the U.S. island territory. The aid, issued through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, includes $9.6 billion to rebuild Puerto Rico's battered electrical grid and $2 billion to restore storm-damaged schools and other education facilities, according to a ...