In hot spot U.S. states, virus testing means long lines and delays

World Jun 30, 2020

In hot spot U.S. states, virus testing means long lines and delays

The U.S. is again grappling with a shortfall of testing that has hobbled the nation since the pandemic’s early weeks, and now threatens to further undermine containment efforts at a crucial moment. In new hot spots like Arizona, Texas and Florida, where COVID-19 is rapidly ...

Drought creates perfect storm for wildfires across western U.S.

World Jul 19, 2018

Drought creates perfect storm for wildfires across western U.S.

Bigger and more "explosive" wildfires are raging across the U.S. West, with the area burned in Colorado already four times the size of last year's total, as rising temperatures, drought and a buildup of forest fuels supercharge blazes. So far this year 3.3 million acres ...