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South Texas. Strong gusty winds, storms serves up to five feet in some areas. And especially lots of heavy rainfall across the central and southern Texas coast and even well inland. I'm Ben Thomas. AP News Corona Virus update and more tear gas in Portland. I'm Ben Thomas with an AP news MINUTE. The Johns Hopkins University tally Saturday morning shows more than 15.7 million confirmed covert 19 cases worldwide since the pandemic began. In 640,000 deaths. More than 145,000 people have now died in the US, but some 4.1 million confirmed cases more states. They're tightening restrictions to limit the spread. Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves has clamped down on bars to protect in his words young drunk, careless folks. In a Washington post live interview. Dr Anthony Fauci says what my advice would be time out and maybe go back to a prior a checkpoint. And from that point, try to proceed in a very measured, prudent way. Federal agents cleared protesters from streets in Portland, Oregon, Saturday. Firing tear gas at close range. The Federal Protective Service declared unlawful assembly outside the federal courthouse with thousands of protesters have gathered some shooting fireworks. Seattle is bracing for fresh demonstrations this weekend. Mayor Jenny Durkan says people's voices should be heard. But she's urging protesters to remain peaceful with federal agents on standby in the area. Acts of destruction, which we've saw could serve is the fodder for the president's attempts to somehow show there's a need for him. To come into Seattle or other cities. Meanwhile, Hannah has become the first hurricane of the Atlantic season. It's in the Gulf of Mexico moving toward the Texas coast, Stacey Stewart at the National Hurricane Center says. While it's not expected to strengthen beyond a Category one storm, it will produce dangerous conditions in South Texas. Strong gusty winds, storms serves up to five feet in some areas. And especially lots of heavy rainfall across the central and southern Texas coast and even well inland. I'm Ben Thomas. AP News AP News For this Friday, July 24 2020 I Jackie Quinn. Corona. Virus cases are sharply.