Laura Makes Landfall in Southwestern Louisiana Near Texas

Delcambre, LA (AP) — Laura has made landfall in southwestern Louisiana near the Texas border as a menacing Category 4 hurricane. The storm’s power has raised fears of a 20-foot storm surge that forecasters say would be “unsurvivable” and capable of sinking entire communities on the Texas and Louisiana coast. Authorities implored coastal residents to…

Parson: Washington University saliva test approved by FDA

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s governor says a Washington University saliva test for the coronavirus has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday lauded the St. Louis-area university for developing the test. Meanwhile, Missouri’s state health director says he won’t follow new guidance from U.S. health officials against testing…

‘Fighting for You’: First Lady Makes Her Case for Trump Vote

Washington D.C. (AP) — First lady Melania Trump cast her husband as the best hope for America’s future in a Rose Garden address Tuesday night. President Donald Trump turned to family, farmers and the trappings of the presidency on the second night of the scaled-down Republican National Convention. Trump himself pardoned a reformed felon, used…