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 ...

New data shows 4% drop in Puerto Rico population since Maria

U.S. 04/17/19, 23:03

New Census Bureau data shows Puerto Rico lost nearly 4% of its population after Hurricane Maria — the greatest population drop in the recorded history of the island, according to one demographer.Data released Thursday shows the U.S. territory's population dropped by 129,848 people between July 2017 and July 2018. The ...

Jimmy Fallon: Puerto Rican episode a ‘love letter’ to island

Entertainment 01/14/19, 17:12

Jimmy Fallon is calling his "Tonight Show" episode taped in Puerto Rico a love letter to the island still in hurricane-recovery mode.The show airing Tuesday on NBC features a performance by "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. He's reprising his starring role in the U.S. territory for charity.Fallon tells The Associated Press ...

Congress approves massive water-projects bill

Texas 10/10/18, 08:56

Congress has approved a sprawling bill to improve the nation's ports, dams and harbors, protect against floods, restore shorelines and support other water-related projects.If signed by President Donald Trump, America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 would authorize more than $6 billion in spending over 10 years for projects nationwide, including ...

Puerto Rico marks 1 year since Maria with choirs, protests

U.S. 09/20/18, 12:55

The uplifting strains of one of Puerto Rico's most beloved songs filled the air at 6:15 a.m. on Thursday as a choir stood in the coastal town where Hurricane Maria made landfall at that moment exactly one year ago.The serenade in Yabucoa, a fishing and farming town of 37,000 still ...

Maria’s death toll climbed long after rain stopped

U.S. 09/20/18, 00:05

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Disabled and elderly people were discharged from overwhelmed hospitals with bedsores that led to fatal infections. Medical oxygen ran out. People caught lung infections in sweltering private nursing homes and state facilities. Kidney patients got abbreviated treatments from dialysis centers that lacked generator fuel ...

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