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US orders China to close Texas consulate

WASHINGTON — The United States ordered China to close its consulate in Houston, escalating tensions between the world’s largest economies as President Donald Trump ramps up pressure against China ahead of the November election. Beijing…
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US labs buckle amid testing surge

WASHINGTON — Laboratories across the U.S. are buckling under a surge of coronavirus tests, creating long processing delays that experts say are actually undercutting the pandemic response. With the U.S. tally of infections at 3.9 million…
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Trump, Biden and the fed family vote

Depending on who is doing the counting, the federal family is around 5 million to 7 million people. They range from newborns to a growing number of centenarians. They live everywhere — and work in places like the local Veterans Affairs…
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