Puerto Rico governor endorses President Trump re-election bid

U.S. 10/07/20, 05:49

Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez Garced on Tuesday, Oct. 6. announced her support for President Donald Trump and urged Puerto Ricans in the United States to vote for him on Nov. 3. "I ask all Puerto Ricans who are listening to go vote," the governor said in an interview in Spanish ...

Magnitude 5.8 earthquake strikes Puerto Rico, damage reported

U.S. 01/06/20, 16:32

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 shook Puerto Rico early on Monday, Jan. 6. It was one of the strongest quakes yet to hit the U.S. territory that has been shaking for the past week, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The quake, which struck at 6:32 a.m. just south of ...

Corruption in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria and the link with anti-Trumpers

U.S. 11/25/19, 17:54

While Democrats have criticized the U.S. federal government's action in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, the Trump administration gave abundant resources to help the island recover. President Donald Trump has complained more than once about Puerto Rico's politicians' excessive requests for money and the way they spend ...

Puerto Rico Sen. Nazario Quiñones arrested for diversion of federal funds

U.S. 11/07/19, 11:14

On Wednesday, the head of Puerto Rico's District Attorney's Office announced that Sen. Abel Nazario Quiñones was arrested and charged with wire fraud and making false statements in connection with programs that receive federal funds. According to the indictment, from 2014 to 2016, Quiñones and seven other defendants conspired and agreed ...

6.0 quake shakes Puerto Rico; no damage immediately reported

U.S. 09/23/19, 23:59

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Puerto Rico late Monday, rousing and scaring many from their sleep in the U.S. territory. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck 49 miles (79 kilometers) off the island's northwest coast at a shallow depth of 6 miles (10 kilometers). Three aftershocks, of magnitude 4.7 ...

In photos: Florida braces for Hurricane Dorian

U.S. 08/29/19, 14:52

Florida residents picked the shelves clean of bottled water and lined up at gas stations Thursday as an increasingly menacing-looking Hurricane Dorian threatened to broadside the state over Labor Day weekend. Leaving mercifully little damage in its wake in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, the second hurricane of the 2019 ...

Dorian hits US Virgin Islands as Category 1 hurricane

U.S. 08/28/19, 13:39

Dorian became a Category 1 hurricane on Wednesday as it struck the U.S. Virgin Islands, with forecasters saying it could grow to Category 3 status as it nears the U.S. mainland as early as the weekend. The British Virgin Islands and the Puerto Rican islands of Vieques and Culebra were also ...

Puerto Rican Day Parade honors arts, culture trailblazers

New York 06/09/19, 14:10

With Puerto Rican pride on full display along New York City's Fifth Avenue, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday he's returning to the island to help rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Maria.Speaking at the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, Cuomo said he's also appointing a commission to oversee the construction of a ...

Congress on cusp of delivering long-overdue disaster aid

Politics 05/23/19, 19:32

The Senate on Thursday passed a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill by a broad bipartisan vote. The relief measure would deliver money to Southern states suffering from last fall's hurricanes, Midwestern states deluged with springtime floods and fire-ravaged rural California, among others. Puerto Rico would also get help for hurricane ...

Update: Senate passes $19 billion disaster relief bill

Politics 05/23/19, 17:49

The Latest on disaster relief legislation (all times local): 4:38 p.m. The Senate has passed a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill to help to a number of states and Puerto Rico recover after a series of hurricanes, floods and wildfires. The widely-backed legislation passed by an 85-8 vote. Republican leaders agreed to a ...

League of her own: woman in Puerto Rico baseball tournament

Baseball 05/16/19, 16:40

A woman in Puerto Rico is set for the first time to play in an otherwise all-male baseball tournament organized by a popular semi-pro league.Diamilette Quiles is to take over at first base in the fifth inning for the Mountaineers of Utuado."I'm leaving it all in God's hands," she said.First ...

Democrats may fund parts of Trump’s $4.5B border request

Politics 05/14/19, 14:45

Congressional Democrats are signaling a willingness to include major elements of President Donald Trump's $4.5 billion request for humanitarian and security needs on the U.S.-Mexico border in an unrelated, widely backed disaster aid bill that appears to finally be breaking free of a partisan logjam. Democratic aides said Tuesday that Trump's ...

House passes $19B disaster aid bill over Trump opposition

Politics 05/10/19, 15:16

The House on Friday passed a $19 billion disaster aid bill that would deliver long-sought relief to farmers, victims of hurricanes and floods, and rebuild southern military bases, as Democrats try to dislodge the legislation from a Senate logjam over aid to hurricane-slammed Puerto Rico. The measure passed by a 257-150 ...

Trump promises more hurricane relief for Florida Panhandle

U.S. 05/08/19, 21:07

President Donald Trump promised a swift infusion of federal aid to the Florida Panhandle seven months after devastating Hurricane Michael as he rallied supporters Wednesday for his re-election. Trump addressed a crowd of thousands at an outdoor amphitheater, looking to rally loyalists in the reliably Republican corner of the swing state ...

St. Lucia quarantines cruise ship after measles case

U.S. 05/02/19, 13:19

Authorities on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Lucia said Thursday that they quarantined a cruise ship with some 300 people aboard after discovering a confirmed case of measles aboard.Dr. Merlene Fredericks-James, the island's chief medical officer, told The Associated Press the ship was still in port and no one ...

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