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6.0 quake shakes Puerto Rico; no damage immediately reported

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Puerto Rico late Monday, rousing and scaring many from their sleep in the U.S. territory.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 7:04 p.m.

Whitefish Energy still wants to get paid for work in Puerto Rico

Montana-based Whitefish Energy Holdings LLC, which found itself mired in controversy over a $300 million contract to repair the hurricane-ravaged power grid in Puerto Rico, still wants to get paid.

US narcotics agent admits role in drug trafficking scheme

A federal narcotics agent scheduled to stand trial this month has pleaded guilty to participating in a decadelong drug conspiracy that involved the smuggling of thousands of kilograms of cocaine …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 2, 2019, 8:45 p.m.

Dorian triggers massive flooding in Bahamas; at least 5 dead

Hurricane Dorian unleashed massive flooding across the Bahamas on Monday, pummeling the islands with so much wind and water that authorities urged people to find floatation devices and grab hammers …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019, 8:56 p.m.

Dorian aims for U.S., causes limited damage in Caribbean

Hurricane Dorian causes limited damage in Caribbean, aims for US as potential dangerous storm.

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 27, 2019, 4:39 p.m.

Puerto Rico braces for rain, power outages as Dorian nears

Tropical Storm Dorian dumped rain on the Windward Islands of the eastern Caribbean on Tuesday, gathering power on a path to brush past Puerto Rico’s southwest coast and hit the …

On deck: 2020 baseball gets early jump with March 26 openers

Major League Baseball will open its 2020 season March 26, its earliest start other than international games. The schedule also features a late April series in Puerto Rico between the …

Puerto Rico, with 3 governors in a week, considers a 4th

A day after Puerto Rico got its third governor in less than a week following angry street protests, top officials from new leader Wanda Vazquez’s own party were talking openly …

UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 7, 2019, 5:15 p.m.

Puerto Ricans get their 3rd governor in 6 days

Puerto Rico’s Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned the swearing in of Pedro Pierluisi as the island’s governor less than a week ago, clearing the way for Justice Secretary Wanda Vazquez …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019, 4:03 p.m.

Puerto Ricans await court decision on potential new governor

Puerto Rico’s Supreme Court on Monday agreed to rule on a lawsuit that the island’s Senate filed in a bid to oust a veteran politician recently sworn in as the …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019, 9:01 p.m.

Puerto Rico governor resigns as promised; successor sworn in

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello resigned Friday as promised, clearing the way for veteran politician Pedro Pierluisi to be sworn in as his replacement, a move that threw the U.S. …

UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 12:47 p.m.

Puerto Rico braces for clashes over island’s next leader

Puerto Rico’s political crisis appeared to deepen on Wednesday as the island’s outgoing governor and legislators – including those from his own party – clashed over who should be the …

UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 8:07 p.m.

Puerto Rico’s governor resigns in face of protests

Anger turned to jubilation in the streets in a flash as Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello announced his resignation overnight, ceding power after nearly two weeks of furious protests and …

UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 9:31 p.m.

Puerto Rico governor says he is resigning Aug. 2

A bizarre standoff unfolded in Puerto Rico’s capital as Gov. Ricardo Rossello pledged to deliver a message to islanders Wednesday night, then passed hour after hour in unexplained silence as …

UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019, 4:52 p.m.

Cellphones sought in Puerto Rico as political crisis deepens

A Puerto Rico judge issued search warrants for the cellphones of government officials involved in a crude and offensive online chat whose leak has set off a political crisis that …

UPDATED: Mon., July 22, 2019, 3:42 p.m.

Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans demand governor resign

Waving flags, chanting and banging pots and pans, tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans jammed a highway Monday to demand the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rossello in a crisis triggered …

Mother: Family will sue cruise company over toddler’s death

There are “a million things” the cruise company could have done to prevent the death of an 18-month-old Indiana girl who fell to her death from an open window on …

UPDATED: Fri., July 19, 2019, 3:58 p.m.

Besieged Puerto Rico governor goes quiet amid protests

In the Spanish colonial fortress that serves as his official residence, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello is under siege

UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 5:06 p.m.

Fed-up Puerto Ricans march demanding governor resign

A feeling of outrage is rippling across Puerto Rico as people say they’re fed up with neglect from Washington and the U.S. territory’s own government.

UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 4:48 p.m.

‘Chatgate’ scandal throws Puerto Rico’s governor into crisis

Nearly two years ago, Hurricane Maria exposed the raw dysfunction of Puerto Rico, collapsing long-neglected infrastructure and leaving several thousand dead on Gov. Ricardo Rossello’s watch. Last week, two of …

UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 7:35 p.m.

Trump signs long-delayed $19.1B disaster aid bill

President Donald Trump has signed a long-delayed $19.1 billion disaster aid bill aimed at helping communities across the country bounce back from hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and fires

UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019, 3:57 p.m.

Disaster aid bill again blocked in House by GOP conservative

A second conservative Republican in as many House sessions blocked a long-overdue $19 billion disaster aid bill Tuesday that’s a top priority for some of President Donald Trump’s most loyal …

UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 2:33 p.m.

League of her own: woman in Puerto Rico baseball tournament

For the first time in Puerto Rico, a woman is set to play for a team in a popular semi-pro baseball league on the island. Diamilette Quiles will play first …

House passes $19B disaster aid bill over Trump opposition

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 …

Board extends power to cover Puerto Rico’s 78 municipalities

A federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico’s finances voted on Thursday to extend its power and bring all of the U.S. territory’s 78 municipalities under its supervision for the …

UPDATED: Wed., May 1, 2019, 3:27 p.m.

Trump’s GOP allies press for action on disaster aid bill

The White House is displaying new flexibility on giving disaster aid to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico as President Donald Trump’s GOP allies increasingly lose patience with a weekslong standoff over a …

Trump opposes further disaster aid for battered Puerto Rico

President Donald Trump’s opposition to further disaster aid for hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico hardened on Tuesday as he told GOP allies at a Capitol Hill meeting that the U.S. island territory …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 9:58 p.m.

Hamilton’s star reprising role in Puerto Rico to raise funds

Lin-Manuel Miranda reprised his lead role in the hit musical “Hamilton” on Friday night to start a two-week run in Puerto Rico expected to raise thousands of dollars for artists …

Scientists wrap up deep-water probes in Caribbean waters

A rarely seen shark embryo. Corals up to 7 feet high. Sponges with sharp edges.

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 19, 2018, 10:35 p.m.

Scientists work to save wild Puerto Rican parrot after Maria

Biologists are trying to save the last of the endangered Puerto Rican parrots after more than half the population of the bright green birds with turquoise-tipped wings disappeared when Hurricane …