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Puerto Rico: Hurricane Maria relief officials arrested, accused of bribery and fraud

Two former officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency were accused of bribery and fraud in efforts to restore electricity to Puerto Rico.       ...

Puerto Rico: Hurricane Maria relief officials arrested, accused of bribery and fraud

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Ex-FEMA officials, contractor accused of Puerto Rico hurricane relief fraud Federal authorities announced Tuesday that two former officials from the Federal Emergency Management Authority (FEMA), as well as the former president of the main relief contracting agency in Puerto Rico, have been arrested and indicted on charges of taking bribes during restoration efforts after H...
00:17, 09/11/2019

FEMA official arrested for fraud over Hurricane Maria recovery effort in Puerto Rico Federal authorities arrested Ahsha Tribble, FEMA's former deputy administrator for the region that includes Puerto Rico. Donald Keith Ellison, the former president of Cobra Acquisitions was also arrested....
07:01, 09/11/2019

Trump Administration Officials Arrested for Scamming Puerto Rico Out of $1.8 Billion in Hurricane Relief Funds Remember when Trump blasted Puerto Rico’s government for their corruption and thievery, explaining that he was the best thing that ever happened to that foreign country whose president’s name he couldn’t quite remember?...
06:00, 09/12/2019

FEMA officials, contractor accused of hurricane relief fraud Federal authorities have arrested former officials of the Federal Emergency Management Authority and the former president of a major disaster relief contractor, accusing them of bribery and fraud as the territory struggled to recover from Hurricane Maria...
23:51, 09/10/2019

U.S. charges FEMA official in Puerto Rico for taking bribes after Hurricane Maria The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday announced corruption charges against a senior government official and a contractor who oversaw the rebuilding of Puerto Rico's electrical grid after Hurricane Maria devastated the island in 2017....
02:17, 09/11/2019

UPDATE 2-U.S. charges FEMA official in Puerto Rico for taking bribes after Hurricane Maria The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday announced corruption charges against a senior government official and a contractor who oversaw the rebuilding of Puerto Rico's electrical grid after Hurricane Maria devastated the island in 2017....
01:51, 09/11/2019

Former Puerto Rico government officials arrested in corruption probe Two former high-ranking Puerto Rico government officials were among six people arrested and charged with conspiracy and other crimes in connection with millions of dollars in federal education and Medicaid funds, U.S. law enforcement officials said on Wednesday....
02:00, 07/11/2019

House Approves Disaster Relief and Puerto Rico Aid Over Trump’s Opposition The House again passed a massive bill to help the victims of floods, hurricanes and tornadoes, but President Trump’s opposition to Puerto Rico relief could doom it....
22:00, 05/10/2019

Trump signs $19 billion disaster relief bill and says Puerto Rico 'should love' him The delayed legislation will send funds to the hurricane-battered island of Puerto Rico and to states damaged by hurricanes, flooding, wildfires and earthquakes....
21:17, 06/06/2019

Puerto Rico Braces for Possible Hurricane Forecasters said Tropical Storm Dorian would move through the Caribbean and might approach Puerto Rico as a Category 1 hurricane before making landfall in the Dominican Republic....
00:34, 08/28/2019

Trump's DHS Moves Money From Disaster Relief to Immigrant Detentions as Puerto Rico Prepares for Storm President Donald Trump’s administration is reportedly interested in taking money from within the Department of Homeland Security aimed at disaster relief and putting it toward immigration detention facilities....
12:17, 08/28/2019

Hurricane Maria Left Thousands of Puerto Rican Children Experiencing Symptoms of PTSD, Survey Finds Hurricane Maria was the deadliest storm in modern U.S. history. And the damage didn’t end when the storm clouds cleared back in September 2017. Especially not for Puerto Rico’s youngest.Read more......
16:00, 05/02/2019

Dorian now a hurricane as it bears down on Puerto Rico Dorian has been upgraded to a hurricane as the churning storm prepares to strike Puerto Rico on Wednesday — with 75-mph winds and heavy rains that could cause up to $15 billion in new damage there. It was upgraded from a tropical storm after picking up steam overnight and shifting course to put it o...
22:17, 08/28/2019

Former FEMA Official Accused of Taking Bribes in Hurricane Maria Recovery Federal authorities arrested a former top FEMA official and the ex-president of a company that secured $1.8 billion in contracts to repair Puerto Rico’s power grid....
06:00, 09/11/2019

Dorian could be a Category 1 hurricane as it nears Barbados, Puerto Rico Tropical Storm Dorian could strengthen into a hurricane as early as Tuesday — as it continues to roar into the Caribbean with Barbados, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic in its path. The storm, which was packing 60 mph winds by midday Monday, could be a Category 1 by the time it approaches Puer...
00:00, 08/27/2019

Jerry strengthens into a hurricane, eyes Puerto Rico and Bermuda Tropical Storm Jerry strengthened into a hurricane Thursday morning and is expected to pass north of Puerto Rico on Saturday and east of the Bahamas on Sunday, before taking aim at an already storm-sacked Bermuda early next week. ...
19:52, 09/20/2019

Tropical Storm Dorian: Puerto Rico Braces for Possible Hurricane Forecasters said Dorian would move through the Caribbean and might approach Puerto Rico as a Category 1 hurricane before making landfall in the Dominican Republic....
18:00, 08/26/2019

Dorian upgraded to hurricane as Puerto Rico braces for the worst Puerto Rico could see flash floods, and heavy rains are expected in the Bahamas and Florida, US Hurricane Center saysPuerto Rico faces a potential threat to life and property as Hurricane Dorian bore down on the island on Wednesday, with a warning of wind gusts of up to 90mph in place until early ev...
01:51, 08/29/2019

Hurricane Jerry likely to pass north of Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico: NHC Hurricane Jerry is expected to move north of the northern Leeward Islands later on Friday and pass well north of Puerto Rico on Saturday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said....
15:51, 09/20/2019

House Democrats Revive Probe on Hurricane Response in Puerto Rico WASHINGTON — Democrats on the House Oversight Committee are seeking documents from the Trump administration. The panel is renewing an inquiry into the “abominable” U.S. response to deadly 2017 hurricanes in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, who...
01:51, 05/07/2019

New Emergency Sirens Sat in Storage as Hurricane Dorian Skimmed Puerto Rico Much of a $1.2 million siren system to warn people near a dam of coming hazards has not been installed, raising questions about the island’s hurricane response plan....
05:17, 08/30/2019

FBI Arrests Former FEMA Officials for Allegedly Misusing Hurricane Maria Recovery Funds to 'Enrich Themselves' The Department of Justice has arrested the person the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) put in charge of Hurricane Maria recovery in Puerto Rico along with two others on charges of committing disaster fraud. The case centers around fraud tied to more than $1.8 billion that FEMA awarded to p...
02:17, 09/11/2019

To pay for Trump’s wall, a hurricane-wrecked base in Puerto Rico loses funding  Pentagon diverts hundreds of millions allocated by Congress for restoration of Camp Santiago to construction of barriers on southern border under emergency authorities....
15:02, 09/20/2019

Tropical Storm Dorian Could Hit Puerto Rico As a Hurricane. Here’s the Latest Track and Forecast Tropical Storm Dorian is strengthening as it moves westward towards the Caribbean, and could reach hurricane strength by early Thursday, possibly before hitting Puerto Rico. As of Monday morning, Dorian is considered a “small tropical cyclone.” It’s just over 200 miles from Barbado...
15:34, 08/26/2019

Hurricane Dorian spares Puerto Rico and heads for Florida's eastern coast Power outages and flooding were reported in the Virgin Islands and the Puerto Rican islands, but no damagesHurricane Dorian caused limited damage in the northern Caribbean as it left the region and gathered strength late Wednesday, setting its sights on the US mainland as it threatened to grow into ...
03:17, 08/29/2019

Trump calls Puerto Rico ‘one of the most corrupt places on Earth’ as hurricane skirts by Puerto Rico is still struggling to recover from back-to-back hurricanes in 2017 that killed about 3,000 people soon after the island filed for bankruptcy....
09:17, 08/29/2019

Trump slams 'corrupt' Puerto Rico as Dorian becomes hurricane, heads for island President Donald Trump called Puerto Rico "one of the most corrupt places on earth" in a swipe at the U.S. territory's leaders as they prepared for Tropical Storm Dorian which became a hurricane on Wednesday and headed for the island....
21:17, 08/28/2019

Trump slams 'corrupt' Puerto Rico as Hurricane Dorian skirts island President Donald Trump lashed out at Puerto Rico on Wednesday, calling it "one of the most corrupt places on earth" before an approaching hurricane skirted the U.S. territory, stirring up memories of previous devastating storms....
05:51, 08/29/2019

Trump slams 'corrupt' Puerto Rico as Hurricane Dorian menaces island President Donald Trump called Puerto Rico "one of the most corrupt places on earth" in a swipe at the U.S. territory's leaders just as Hurricane Dorian menaced the island, reawakening memories of recent devastating storms....
02:17, 08/29/2019

Former Puerto Rico education secretary and five others arrested in corruption probe Six people, including Puerto Rico's former education secretary, were arrested in a sweeping corruption probe that alleges they steered federal funds to unqualified but connected contractors, federal officials said Wednesday. ...
22:17, 07/10/2019

UPDATE 5-Trump slams 'corrupt' Puerto Rico as Hurricane Dorian skirts island President Donald Trump lashed out at Puerto Rico on Wednesday, calling it "one of the most corrupt places on earth" before an approaching hurricane skirted the U.S. territory, stirring up memories of previous devastating storms....
05:51, 08/29/2019

UPDATE 4-Trump slams 'corrupt' Puerto Rico as Hurricane Dorian menaces island President Donald Trump called Puerto Rico "one of the most corrupt places on earth" in a swipe at the U.S. territory's leaders just as Hurricane Dorian menaced the island, reawakening memories of recent devastating storms....
02:17, 08/29/2019

Tropical Storm Dorian to slam Puerto Rico and become a Category 3 hurricane before reaching US mainland Forecasters said Tropical Storm Dorian will pass over Puerto Rico and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands later on Wednesday, and move toward the Bahamas on Friday. It could hit Florida's coast as a hurricane late Sunday or early Monday....
19:51, 08/28/2019

Top Puerto Rico officials resign in group chat scandal that ensnares governor Two of Puerto Rico's top government officials resigned on Saturday following the publication of a bombshell group chat in which Governor Ricardo Rossello and his closest allies exchanged controversial messages that have led to widespread calls for Rossello to also step down....
07:51, 07/14/2019

Now, He Worries: Trump Shows Concern as Hurricane Dorian Bears Down on Florida; Not So Much When It Was Headed for Puerto Rico Seems there was a time — long, long ago — when the commander in chief, the so-called leader of the free world, was also the consoler in chief, comforting Americans in their time of need and assuring them all would be right with the world....
06:17, 08/31/2019

Alert System Delays on Puerto Rico Raise Fears as Hurricane Dorian Skims Island Much of a $1.2 million siren system to warn the people near a dam of coming hazards is sitting in storage, raising questions about the island’s hurricane response plan....
16:17, 08/29/2019

Tropical Storm Dorian strengthens, may threaten Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic as minimal hurricane The fourth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season gathered strength Monday while approaching the islands in the eastern Caribbean Sea, as forecasters warn Tropical Storm Dorian could impact Puerto Rico and its neighbors later this week....
18:34, 08/26/2019

Tropical Storm Dorian Could Hit the U.S. As a Major Hurricane After Striking Puerto Rico. Here’s the Latest Track and Forecast Tropical Storm Dorian could hit the southeastern United States as a major hurricane by Monday morning after striking Puerto Rico on Wednesday, according to the latest forecast. “All indications are that by this Labor Day weekend, a powerful hurricane will be near the Florida or southeastern co...
18:51, 08/28/2019

Puerto Rico's governor goes AWOL as protesters gather outside his residence, US officials call to step down Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló official resident remains under siege as hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered this week outside the La Fortaleza that serves as the governor’s official residence....
15:51, 07/20/2019

Puerto Rico officials seek to search governor's phone amid protests, scandal Puerto Rican officials on Tuesday were executing search warrants for the mobile phones of Governor Ricardo Rosselló and his top associates amid a corruption scandal that provoked 10 days of protests demanding his resignation and took a toll on tourism....
20:34, 07/23/2019

Puerto Rico officials order governor, aides to hand over phones amid scandal Puerto Rican officials on Tuesday executed search warrants for the mobile phones of Governor Ricardo Rosselló and his top associates amid scandals that have provoked 10 days of protests demanding his resignation and took a toll on tourism....
01:51, 07/24/2019

Top officials say UN will support Bahamas’ rescue, relief efforts as Hurricane Dorian churns in Atlantic United Nations leaders on Monday expressed solidarity with the people and Government of the Bahamas and all those impacted by Hurricane Dorian, the massive storm pummeling the region with high winds and torrential rainfall....
06:00, 09/03/2019

Puerto Rico's Government Is Corrupt as Hell, and It's Hurting Regular Puerto Ricans Today, the FBI arrested two former senior officials who served with Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, along with four other suspects in a corruption scandal, according to the Washington Post. The scandal has led to calls for Rosselló’s resignation....
04:00, 07/11/2019

Student caught in bribery scandal sues Georgetown for not realizing he was a fraud He may not play tennis, but he’s got plenty of balls. A Georgetown student whose dad paid $400,000 to get his son into the elite college as a sham tennis recruit is suing the university for planning to oust him — saying they should have known he was a fake. Adam Semprevivo says he wasn’t......
04:34, 05/16/2019

Ex-Arkansas state senator pleads guilty to tax fraud, bribery in corruption probe A former Arkansas state lawmaker who is the nephew of Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson pleaded guilty Tuesday to accepting bribes from lobbyists and filing a false tax return....
01:34, 06/26/2019

After Maria: the Netflix documentary looking at life after a hurricane The makes of a new documentary short about Puerto Rican families after Hurricane Maria talk about the importance of illuminating a crisisAt Glenda Martes’s 43rd birthday celebration last summer, party favors mix with evidence of transience: there’s a plastic tiara, balloons and silly string; generic...
12:34, 05/23/2019

Former top FEMA official busted for taking bribes after Hurricane Maria A former top official in the Federal Emergency Management Agency was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly taking bribes from the head of a company​ who​ received $1.8 billion in federal contracts to repair Puerto Rico’s power grid after Hurricane Maria devastated the island in 2017. Ahsha Tribble...
21:51, 09/10/2019

Why Puerto Rico’s governor is resigning Here is a primer on the crisis that has forced Puerto Rico's governor to step down and threatened badly needed hurricane aid for the financially strapped island....
21:00, 07/25/2019

Puerto Rico had three governors in a week. Now what? Puerto Rico's political turmoil culminated with a stretch when it had three governors in less than a week. Where does the U.S. territory stand now?        ...
21:34, 08/16/2019

Puerto Rico celebrates 0725 Puerto Ricans celebrate early Thursday in Old San Juan following Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's resignation, effective Aug. 2.        ...
10:51, 07/25/2019

Puerto Rico streets 072419 Puerto Ricans wait for Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's reported resignation on Wednesday night in the streets of Old San Juan.        ...
10:51, 07/25/2019

Hurricane Maria's legacy: how the rise of nationalism creates climate victims Speaking in Puerto Rico at the International Congress of Youth Voices, David Wallace-Wells warns the the devastation could be routinely replicated – but youth activism offers hopeDave Eggers: why we should listen to teenagers speak about climate crisisPuerto Rico’s ongoing struggles to recover from ...
23:17, 08/12/2019

Report: Puerto Rico saw 44% drop in students since '06 Researchers say that public and private school enrollment in Puerto Rico has dropped 44% since 2006, leading to the closure of 265 schools and raising concerns that children will start to drop out....
21:51, 05/07/2019

New corruption allegations hit Puerto Rico’s government SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A top Puerto Rico official says he has appeared before a federal grand jury investigating a former government adviser in the latest corruption allegation to hit the U.S. territory this week. Deputy Chief of Staff Ricardo Llerandi said Tuesday that he answered questions a...
17:00, 06/25/2019

The Latest: Trump says he’s ‘best thing’ for Puerto Rico President Donald Trump says he’s “the best thing that ever happened to Puerto Rico” and he’s renewing his attacks on the U.S. territory’s officials on a day when tens of thousands are marching to demand the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Roselló...
03:17, 07/23/2019

Puerto Rico’s Embattled Governor Says He Won’t Step Down, But Won’t Run Again (SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said Sunday evening that he will not resign in the face of public furor over an obscenity-laced leaked online chat, but he will not seek reelection or continue as head of his pro-statehood political party. Protesters said they ...
08:00, 07/22/2019

Trump Locates the Most Offensive Possible Take on Puerto Rico President Donald Trump welcomed Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to the White House on Monday, where he used the foreign head of state’s visit to complain about Puerto Rico’s elected officials and boast that he himself was “the best thing to ever happen” to the island territory....
21:17, 07/22/2019

Puerto Rico’s capital is ready to welcome visitors again Like all members of the Greater Antilles squad these days, Puerto Rico has suffered a few hiccups: a crippled economy, a post-hurricane mop-up still in progress and riots in the streets over allegations of high-level government corruption and ex-Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s not-so-woke chats. But on the ...
03:34, 08/17/2019

Understanding the Anger Boiling Over in Puerto Rico Amid the massive protests in Puerto Rico, much of the focus of the demonstrators’ ire has been on a string of profanity-laced text messages in which Governor Ricardo Rossello disparaged ordinary citizens and political foes. But the texts were merely the spark that’s set ablaze a store of deep and lo...
06:17, 07/25/2019

Puerto Rico governor is expected to resign Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló is expected to resign Wednesday after more than a week of protests that rocked the island's capital city, a source familiar with the situation told CNN....
06:51, 07/25/2019

President Begs Republicans to Not Help Puerto Rico The House of Representatives passed a $19.1 billion disaster relief package on Friday to allocate federal funding to Puerto Rico, California, and large swathes of the Midwest and the Southeast, all of which have been torn apart by fires, floods, tornadoes, or hurricanes over the past two years. Desp...
22:51, 05/10/2019

Puerto Rico has new governor, but his stay may be short The handpicked successor to disgraced Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello was sworn in on Friday after Rossello stepped down, but lawyer Pedro Pierluisi said his term as governor might be short as the island's Senate still had to ratify his position....
11:17, 08/03/2019

Puerto Rico Governor’s Replacement Doesn’t Want the Job (SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — The woman who is supposed to replace Puerto Rico’s embattled governor announced Sunday that she doesn’t want the job as the U.S. territory reels from political crisis. Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez said in a Twitter post that she hopes Gov. Ricard...
05:51, 07/29/2019

Puerto Rico swears in third governor in less than a week Puerto Rico's Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez Garced was sworn in Wednesday afternoon as the third governor that the financially and politically troubled island has had in less than a week....
06:00, 08/08/2019

Puerto Rico begins impeachment against Gov. Ricardo Rosselló Puerto Rico’s legislature has begun an impeachment process against embattled Governor Ricardo Rosselló, a senior lawmaker said Wednesday. This comes after a probe into leaked Telegram app chat messages between Rosselló and his advisers found that crimes may have been committed during the conve...
01:17, 07/25/2019

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello to resign next week After weeks of sometimes-violent demonstrations opposing his leadership, embattled Puerto Rico leader Ricardo Rossello said he will leave office next month....
15:00, 07/25/2019

Ex-education secretary, 5 others held in Puerto Rico probe Puerto Rico’s former secretary of education and 5 other people have been arrested on charges of steering federal money to unqualified, politically connected contractors...
19:51, 07/10/2019

The Latest: Puerto Rico governor preparing statement The spokesman for Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló says the politician is preparing a message to the people of Puerto Rico and will address them directly Wednesday night...
02:51, 07/25/2019

Tropical Storm Dorian threatens Puerto Rico Tropical Storm Dorian threatened Puerto Rico with a direct hit on Wednesday, as forecasters said it made a last-minute shift in its path and could reach near-hurricane strength in its approach to the U.S. territory. (Aug. 28)        ...
19:51, 08/28/2019

Puerto Rico's leadership up in the air hours before governor to step down Hours before Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló is due to resign on Friday after 12 days of street protests, the 3.2 million residents of the bankrupt U.S. territory remained unclear about who would succeed him....
18:17, 08/02/2019

Why You Need to Know About Puerto Rico's Protests and Governor Ricardo Rosselló In Puerto Rico, protests have taken over the country, calling for the resignation of their governor, Ricardo Rosselló—who is now expected to resign today. After a leak of messages between the governor and his inner circle, Rosselló is being held accountable for a series of personal attacks on gover...
20:34, 07/24/2019

Puerto Rico governor's likely successor may not soothe protester's ire Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló's resignation Wednesday will draw cheers from protesters, politicians and financial stakeholders, but his tapped replacement - Justice Secretary Wanda Vazquez Garced - has not elicited the same excitement. ...
13:34, 07/25/2019

Puerto Rico's ousted governor names successor Pedro Pierluisi has been sworn in as governor of Puerto Rico, though the US territory's Senate has yet to confirm the appointment. Disgraced Governor Ricardo Rossello was forced to resign following weeks of protests....
19:17, 08/03/2019

Puerto Rico Governor Misread Anger Brewing Against Him Ricardo Rosselló had a close circle of associates who shared advice and friendship. But critics said the Puerto Rico governor became too isolated from others....
16:17, 07/25/2019

Puerto Rico’s Governor Resigned. It’s Still Not Clear Who Will Replace Him Ricardo Rosselló has resigned as the governor of Puerto Rico and named a former congressman as his successor, but experts say that the Puerto Rican Supreme Court may ultimately weigh in on the succession. Rosselló is stepping down after mass protests following allegations of rampant co...
05:17, 08/03/2019

HUD Delays Disaster Preparation Money for Puerto Rico The housing department announced that it would distribute funds for disaster prevention efforts to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands after first helping nine states....
04:17, 08/03/2019

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to resign: source Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló plans to resign, a source tells Fox News, after his administration was the target of mass protests for weeks over corruption allegations and a leaked-message scandal. ...
19:51, 07/24/2019

Puerto Rico is in turmoil. Here's how business on the island is being whipsawed Businesses in Puerto Rico are reeling from the political corruption of Governor Ricardo Rossello's administration. They are trying to maintain local operations despite the turmoil....
20:17, 07/24/2019

Why is Puerto Rico protesting? 5 biggest questions about the U.S. territory The island has demanded national attention after its residents swarmed the streets for weeks in protest against Governor Ricardo Rosselló and his administration.        ...
20:34, 07/24/2019

Puerto Rico tries to pick new governor amid crisis Puerto Rico’s governing party is in full-blown crisis as the nominee to succeed departing Gov. Ricardo Rosselló heads to an uncertain confirmation vote in the U.S. territory’s legislature...
16:17, 08/01/2019

Puerto Rico governor's likely successor may not soothe protester ire Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló's resignation drew cheers on Thursday from protesters, politicians and financial stakeholders, but his tapped replacement - Justice Secretary Wanda Vazquez Garced - has not elicited the same excitement. ...
19:00, 07/25/2019

Puerto Rico: Protesters demand governor's resignation The leak of sexist and homophobic texts sent by Governor Ricardo Rossello sparked outrage on the island. His government has also been accused of corruption and mishandling of the aftermath of hurricane Maria....
07:00, 07/18/2019

Puerto Rico braces for clashes over island’s next leader Puerto Rico’s political crisis is expected to deepen as the island’s outgoing governor and legislators including those from his own party spar over who should be the U.S. territory’s next leader...
22:17, 07/31/2019

GOP proposes more Puerto Rico aid in latest offer to Democrats Congressional Republicans on Thursday floated a new disaster aid proposal to Democrats to break the logjam over Puerto Rico, but it is unlikely to end the bitter, monthslong stalemate that has frustrated both parties, according to multiple aides.The Republicans’ latest funding offer would add billio...
08:34, 05/10/2019

Puerto Rico Is on the Brink of Full-Blown Revolt The last decade in Puerto Rico has been a constant stream of disaster and oppression, from the U.S. government’s unelected fiscal control board and the austerity it imposed on the territory to Hurricane Maria and that same government’s utter failure in recovery efforts in its aftermath....
17:17, 07/18/2019

Puerto Rico gets another governor after supreme court clears the way Puerto Rico got its third governor in less than a week on Wednesday just hours after the bankrupt U.S. territory's supreme court ruled that Pedro Pierluisi's assumption of the office was unconstitutional and ordered him to leave....
02:34, 08/08/2019

The Woman Next in Line To Be Puerto Rico's Governor Doesn't Want The Job Either Following the resignation Ricardo Rosselló after island-wide protests, the question of who will lead Puerto Rico remains unanswered. Normally, the secretary of state would succeed the governor, but Luis G. Rivera Marín resigned hours after the homophobic and misogynistic chats were made public. That...
03:51, 07/29/2019

Puerto Rico’s Bankruptcy Plan Is Almost Done, and It Could Start a Fight The island territory is preparing to present its complete restructuring plan for its $124 billion debt. Court challenges are almost certain, but if the plan survives it could be a road map for troubled states....
04:17, 07/15/2019

Next-in-line to be governor of Puerto Rico says she has 'no interest' in the position The politician next in line to assume the post of Puerto Rico governor -- after Ricardo Rosselló announced his resignation last week -- revealed Sunday she has “no interest” in the position....
03:17, 07/29/2019

Embattled Puerto Rico gov apologizes for profane tirade Puerto Rico’s governor has apologized for profanity-laced comments he made in a private chat to describe a former New York City government official and a federal control board overseeing the island’s finances...
22:17, 07/12/2019

Puerto Rico's new governor faces legal challenge Puerto Rico's newly installed governor and its Senate president faced off on Tuesday in written arguments submitted to the island's supreme court, which will decide who is in charge of the bankrupt government....
04:34, 08/07/2019

Tropical Storm Dorian heading for Puerto Rico The Lesser Antilles are being put on alert for impacts from Tropical Storm Dorian ranging from strong winds and rough surf to localized flooding early this week....
22:00, 08/26/2019

Gallup: 2 in 3 Americans support statehood for Puerto Rico While most Americans have consistently opposed making Washington, D.C., an official state, a new survey Thursday showed a good majority do favor giving Puerto Rico statehood....
20:17, 07/18/2019

Ricky Martin wants Puerto Rico Governor Rossello out Ricardo Rossello says he will not run for reelection as governor of Puerto Rico — but he also won't resign. The US territory is seething after chats leaked that show the governor and associates insulting Puerto Ricans....
09:51, 07/22/2019

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello says he will not run for re-election in 2020 Following days of mass protests, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello announced Sunday that he will not seek reelection in 2020 though he refused to resign....
07:34, 07/22/2019

AT&T explores sale of its Puerto Rico business -sources AT&T Inc is exploring options for its business in Puerto Rico that could include a potential sale for around $3 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday....
23:17, 07/18/2019

Puerto Rico’s embattled governor says he won’t seek reelection Puerto Rico's embattled governor says he will not seek re-election but will not resign as the island's leader, though he will step down as head of his pro-statehood party....
00:34, 07/22/2019

Puerto Rico: Wanda Vazquez sworn in as new governor Wanda Vazquez became the second person to be sworn in as governor in less than a week. Puerto Rico has been marred by political turmoil and protests that led to the ouster of the former governor. Ricardo Rossello....
05:34, 08/08/2019

Puerto Rico justice secretary says she doesn't want to be governor The woman in line to be the governor of Puerto Rico after Ricardo Rosselló steps down next week said on Sunday she does not want the job running the U.S. territory....
22:51, 07/28/2019

Wanda Vázquez sworn in as Governor of Puerto Rico Accompanied by her husband, Judge Jorge Diaz, and her daughter, Vazquez took the oath of office in the early evening at the Supreme Court before leaving without making any public comment....
15:00, 08/08/2019

Puerto Rico's new governor says she intends to remain in office The revolving door at the governor's office in Puerto Rico may finally stop with Wanda Vazquez, the newly sworn-in chief executive of the bankrupt U.S. territory, who said on Thursday she has no plans to resign....
01:00, 08/09/2019

House approves $17.2B disaster aid bill for Puerto Rico The House on Friday passed a $17.2 billion disaster relief bill to help rebuild in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, over objections from President Donald Trump....
01:51, 05/11/2019

NMacedonia: Senior official arrested on suspicion of bribery SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia’s police say they have arrested a senior government official suspected of receiving a bribe of nearly 38,000 euros ($43,000) to favor a company. Police said Monday that a state secretary and former head of department in North Macedonia’s Min...
17:00, 06/10/2019

South African tycoon accused of bribery killed in car crash Gavin Watson was at the centre of claims of systematic graft involving leading ANC figuresOpposition politicians in South Africa are calling for a “thorough and transparent” investigation into a car crash that killed a controversial South African businessman accused of bribing dozens of top governme...
20:00, 08/27/2019

Judge lets New York pursue student loan debt relief fraud case A federal judge said New York's attorney general may pursue a lawsuit accusing Debt Resolve Inc and nine other defendants of involvement in a scheme to induce thousands of struggling student loan borrowers into paying for debt relief services they could have gotten for free....
23:51, 07/03/2019

Puerto Rico Protesters Get Creative: Dancing, Singing, Diving… On kayak and horseback, in prayer and cacophony, Puerto Ricans have been venting their political frustrations in a host of unconventional ways in recent days. Here are some examples....
23:51, 07/24/2019

HUD seeks financial probe of Puerto Rico agency set to get $8.2 billion Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson has asked the department’s inspector general to open a financial investigation into the Puerto Rican agency set to get over $8 billion in disaster relief funds....
13:00, 09/11/2019

Puerto Rico governor resigns after weeks of mass protests Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló on Wednesday said he would resign after almost two weeks of protests calling for him to step down over a scandal involving offensive chat messages and government corruption that rocked the bankrupt island....
13:34, 07/25/2019

Trump administration to place new restrictions on billions in Puerto Rico aid President Trump has asked aides to find new safeguards for funding amid a political crisis on the island, leading to the new plan, senior officials said....
05:51, 08/02/2019

Official over Puerto Rico police reform resigns in protest Federal official overseeing a court-ordered reform of Puerto Rico’s police department accused of corruption, illegal killings and civil rights violations resigns, says he has lost trust in the process...
20:00, 05/14/2019

43 states, Puerto Rico sue drugmakers in generic price fixing Attorneys general in 43 states and Puerto Rico have filed a joint lawsuit accusing drugmakers of fixing prices for generic drugs used to treat arthritis, diabetes and other ailments....
13:00, 05/12/2019

Trump slams Puerto Rico leaders: ‘Under siege,’ ‘despicable’ President Donald Trump is tweeting harsh words for leaders in Puerto Rico, which is mired in economic crisis and saw thousands protest yesterday to demand the governor resign after leaked chats showed him making misogynistic slurs and mocking constituents...
19:17, 07/18/2019

Puerto Rico Seeks to Have $9 Billion in Debt Ruled Unconstitutional The territory and a group of unsecured creditors brought their complaint against dozens of financial firms, including some of the country’s biggest banks....
02:34, 05/03/2019

Report calls on FCC to probe storm aftermath in Puerto Rico SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A consumer activist group has released a report outlining the collapse in communications that beset Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, and it urged the U.S. government to investigate the problems to avoid a repeat of the situation as the island prepares for another storm...
07:17, 05/14/2019

Spokesman: Puerto Rico governor preparing to address island A spokesman for Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló says the politician is preparing a message to the people of the island and will address them directly Wednesday night...
02:51, 07/25/2019

Spain sink Puerto Rico as Scola shines for Argentina Spain celebrated their second successive win at the basketball World Cup in China after a commanding performance from their Toronto Raptors centre Marc Gasol gave them a 73-63 win over plucky Puerto Rico on Monday....
18:00, 09/02/2019

Dorian largely spares Puerto Rico, takes aim at Florida Puerto Rico will be largely spared the wrath of Hurricane Dorian — as the Category 1 storm changed course and grazed the eastern edge of the island Wednesday. That could spell trouble for the US coastline, with Dorian expected to pick up strength in the open water and potentially make a beelin...
00:17, 08/29/2019

Puerto Rico prepares for massive protest to expel governor Puerto Rico is bracing for what many people expect to be one of the biggest protests ever seen in the U.S. territory as irate islanders pledge to drive Gov. Ricardo Rosselló from office...
10:34, 07/22/2019

Puerto Rico governor silent as impeachment process looms Puerto Rican legislators are preparing to begin an impeachment process for the U.S. territory’s leader as thousands of protesters gather around the governor’s mansion chanted, “We want peace, and they want war!” as they demanded his ouster...
04:34, 07/25/2019

Ahead Of Storm, Donald Trump Says Puerto Rico "One Of The Most Corrupt" US President Donald Trump branded Puerto Rico "one of the most corrupt places on earth" Wednesday as the US island braced for its first major storm since being ravaged by Hurricane Maria two years......
00:17, 08/29/2019

Puerto Rico Supreme Court Ousts New Governor, and Another Is Sworn In Wanda Vázquez took the oath of office on Wednesday after the portion of the law cited to justify Pedro R. Pierluisi’s ascent last week was ruled unconstitutional....
12:34, 08/08/2019

Puerto Rico vote delay raises uncertainty over next governor Puerto Rico's next governor remained up in the air on Thursday, just 24 hours before Governor Ricardo Rosselló was due to resign, as the U.S. territory's Senate pushed a vote on his successor to Monday....
06:17, 08/02/2019

Trump rips governor of Puerto Rico, San Juan mayor President Trump on Thursday ripped the embattled governor of Puerto Rico, joining a growing chorus of critics that includes entertainer Ricky Martin and Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora. The commander in chief also took a shot at San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, whom he has feuded with since Hurric...
21:17, 07/18/2019

The once-untouchable Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló: Can he survive? Embattled Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's political crisis deepened, massive protests continued unabated and calls for his ouster intensified.        ...
22:51, 07/23/2019

Board extends power to cover Puerto Rico’s 78 municipalities SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico’s finances has extended its power to now cover the U.S. territory’s 78 municipalities. The board announced Thursday that it will also require fiscal plans and budgets from 10 of the municipalities as well as f...
18:00, 05/09/2019

Cellphones sought in Puerto Rico as political crisis deepens A Puerto Rico judge has issued search warrants for the cellphones of government officials tied to a crude and offensive online chat whose leak has set off a political crisis that could bring down the governor...
20:51, 07/23/2019

Puerto Rico governor resigns, protesters warn successor: 'We don't want you either' People danced in the streets of San Juan's old city on Thursday, after Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló bowed to protesters' demands and said he would quit over profane chat messages and a corruption scandal that have sparked massive demonstrations....
19:00, 07/25/2019

A Huge Air-Cooled Volkswagen Museum in Puerto Rico Is Selling Everything Right Now I’ll admit, I’m a bit late to write about this since it’s been going on the past few days, but I was sick as a dog last week, and, well, you’re the real victims, here. But no more wallowing in self-pity! If you love old air-cooled Volkswagens, then you should absolutely be aware a fascinating and hu...
22:34, 05/06/2019

7 striking photos show how massive the Puerto Rico protests really are Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló has been deep in controversy over leaked text messages containing misogynistic and homophobic language.        ...
17:00, 07/23/2019

Can Someone Tell Trump that Puerto Rico Is a Territory of the US? Maybe Then He’ll Stop Treating Them Like Trash Because the fear of another natural disaster isn’t enough to deal with, the people of Puerto Rico have to now deal with President Trump bashing them on Twitter....
07:17, 08/29/2019

New round of claims against vendors, bondholders on tap in Puerto Rico bankruptcy Puerto Rico’s federally appointed oversight board will file another round of lawsuits against government vendors and bondholders, Luc Despins, a lawyer representing unsecured creditors in the U.S. commonwealth's bankruptcy, said on Thursday....
01:51, 05/17/2019

Scandals and storms have left Puerto Rico drowning in debt The scandal engulfing Puerto Rico was most recently fueled by revelations in July that Gov. Richard Rosselló had exchanged sexist and homophobic messages with top aides — but the seeds of citizens’ discontent had been sown years earlier. The US territory is drowning in debt to the tune of roughly $7...
05:51, 07/23/2019

US politicians criticize embattled Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló As protests against Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló intensified on Monday, politicians on the US mainland joined the chorus of voices criticizing his leadership or calling for him to resign....
04:51, 07/23/2019

Puerto Rico oversight board gets 60-day court extension for reappointments A U.S. Appeals Court on Monday gave Puerto Rico's federally created financial oversight board another 60 days to allow for the constitutional reappointment of its members by President Donald Trump and the Senate....
07:00, 05/07/2019

Defying Protests, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló of Puerto Rico Says He Will Stay On Saying “I have made mistakes, and I have apologized,” the governor said he would not seek re-election and would give up the leadership of his party, but would not resign....
02:17, 07/22/2019

Puerto Rico Grid Contractor Caught Up in Federal Probes The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General are looking into the work of a Mammoth Energy Services Inc. subsidiary in Puerto Rico, examining how the Oklahoma City-based company came to dominate the power restoration efforts there since 2017, people...
23:51, 06/05/2019

Online lenders under investigation by regulators in 11 states, Puerto Rico The New York Department of Financial Services is leading a multistate probe that could snag a Silicon Valley startup backed by Andreessen Horowitz and the rapper Nas, The Post has learned. The probe, backed by 10 other state banking regulators and Puerto Rico, will focus on a new crop of online lend...
05:34, 08/07/2019

Puerto Rico governor faces calls for impeachment over chats Puerto Rico's embattled governor came under growing pressure to resign or be impeached on Friday after the leak of hundreds of vulgar and offensive chat messages, as the Caribbean island's trade unions staged another protest march in San Juan....
01:51, 07/20/2019

HUD rips ‘fake news’ it stalled Puerto Rico aid probe The Department of Housing and Urban Development is pushing back on a “false narrative” that it “impeded” an internal investigation into its handling of money to Puerto Rico, ravaged by Hurricane Maria in 2017....
05:51, 05/04/2019

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló soon to resign? Aide says not yet Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló was expected to resign amid a torrent of protests over vulgar, mean-spirited texting conversations.        ...
19:51, 07/24/2019

Puerto Rico Supreme Court Ousts New Governor and Another Is Sworn In Wanda Vázquez took the oath of office on Wednesday after the portion of the law cited to justify Pedro R. Pierluisi’s ascent last week was ruled unconstitutional....
03:34, 08/08/2019

Puerto Rico governor may resign after days of protests: reports Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló could step down on Wednesday after almost two weeks of protests against his administration, sparked by the publication of offensive chat messages and a corruption scandal, local media reported....
16:34, 07/24/2019

Embattled Puerto Rico governor may resign soon, media reports Embattled Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello may resign on Wednesday after 11 days of protests against his administration, local media reported, but some protesters warned his resignation would not end demonstrations....
13:34, 07/24/2019

Puerto Rico protesters rally around what they're calling the start of a revolution Erica Diaz's 6-year-old daughter convinced her to join the burgeoning protest movement against Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló. The 40-year-old stay-at-home mom had never attended a protest....
10:51, 07/24/2019

Puerto Rico governor resigns as promised; successor sworn in Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló has resigned as promised, clearing the way for veteran politician Pedro Pierluisi to be sworn in as his replacement...
03:17, 08/03/2019

1-year-old dies in fall from cruise ship in Puerto Rico Authorities say a 1-year-old girl apparently slipped from her grandfather’s hands and fell to her death from the 11th story of a cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico...
18:51, 07/08/2019

Puerto Rico Supreme Court overturns swearing-in of new governor The Supreme Court of Puerto Rico ruled Wednesday that the recent swearing-in of Gov. Pedro Pierluisi was against the law, overturning it and removing Pierlusi from office....
21:34, 08/07/2019

Puerto Rico governor resigns amid turmoil over his successor Ricardo Rosselló swears in Pedro Pierluisi but island faces continuing political upheavalThe governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, resigned on Friday and swore in a veteran politician as his replacement.But at his first news conference as governor, Pedro Pierluisi indicated his term as governor...
07:17, 08/03/2019

Puerto Rico oversight board to take local governments under its wing Puerto Rico's financial oversight board on Thursday unexpectedly added the island's towns and cities to its mandate, a move that it said was aimed at trying to help them avoid insolvency....
02:00, 05/10/2019

Puerto Rico: top figures in governor's own party urge him to resign Ricardo Rosselló under pressure over abusive chat messagesNew big protest planned outside mansion on Friday nightSupport for Puerto Rico’s governor, Ricardo Rosselló, continued to plunge on Friday, as senior figures in his New Progressive party called for his resignation and demonstrators returned t...
21:51, 07/19/2019

Trump slams Puerto Rico leaders, says governor is 'terrible' U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday slammed Puerto Rico's governor and blasted the U.S. territory's leaders, accusing them of wasting billions of dollars of hurricane disaster relief aid as protests swelled across the island....
21:00, 07/22/2019

Puerto Rico's governor to quit after crude messages leak The governor of Puerto Rico has announced he will resign on 2 August after there were calls for him to quit over a leak of obscene and insulting messages between him and his advisers....
14:51, 07/25/2019

Puerto Rico governor to resign, protesters warn successor: 'You're next' Puerto Ricans danced among the brightly colored houses of San Juan on Thursday after Governor Ricardo Rosselló capitulated to 12 days of protests and resigned, but many in the crowd warned they would reject the person in line to succeed him....
00:34, 07/26/2019

| WATCH | Puerto Rico Governor to resign; celebrations erupt Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló has announced that he would resign after nearly two weeks of furious protests and political upheaval. WATCH NOW....
18:51, 07/25/2019

Ex-Met Angel Pagan rescued after boat capsizes in Puerto Rico Former Mets outfielder Angel Pagan survived a scare when a boat he was on off the coast of Puerto Rico was flipped over by a 15-foot wave. Pagan, former Mets minor leaguer Orlando Roman and a 16-year-old minor were on board when the vessel capsized on Cibuco Beach on Vega Alta, Puerto Rico, accordin...
22:17, 05/29/2019

Governor resignation sparks power struggle in Puerto Rico The resignation of Puerto Rico's governor after mass protests has sparked a succession battle, and the winner could be a Washington corporate lawyer not directly linked to his administration, which has been dogged by corruption scandals....
17:00, 07/26/2019

U.S. judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit over Puerto Rico pension law A lawsuit filed by Puerto Rico's financial oversight board over a new pension and healthcare funding law will move forward after a federal judge on Thursday denied the U.S. commonwealth's motion to dismiss the case....
05:00, 08/23/2019

Puerto Rico governor tabs former political rival as successor Outgoing Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello nominated Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi Wednesday as secretary of state, clearing a path for him to succeed the governor of the U.S. territory this week....
01:51, 08/01/2019

Outgoing Puerto Rico governor nominates Pierluisi as successor Embattled Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló will nominate the island's former representative in the U.S. Congress Pedro Pierluisi as his new secretary of state and next in line to succeed him when he steps down, he said on Wednesday....
18:17, 07/31/2019

White House says will reappoint Puerto Rico oversight board The White House said on Monday it will ask the U.S. Senate to confirm the current members of Puerto Rico's federally created financial oversight board after creditors of the bankrupt island successfully challenged the appointments on constitutional grounds....
08:34, 04/30/2019

Power struggle ensues as Puerto Rico governor exits The resignation of Puerto Rico's governor after mass protests has sparked a succession battle, and a Washington corporate lawyer not directly linked to the current, scandal-plagued administration could emerge as the winner....
19:34, 07/26/2019

Who is Puerto Rico's next leader? Island braces for a clash The political crisis in Puerto Rico took a turn on Wednesday. The island nation still isn't sure who will become the next leader.        ...
09:17, 08/01/2019

Rivian will repurpose used EV batteries for solar power in Puerto Rico Rivian is known for pushing the boundaries of battery tech. Not only is the startup working on the first all-electric pickup for the US market, it's also planning "Rivian-to-Rivian" charging, which will allow its vehicles to charge each other, and it......
20:17, 06/14/2019

Marines participate in medical readiness training in Puerto Rico Marine, Navy and other members of the U.S. military, including physicians, dentists and optometrists, are participating in Innovative Readiness Training in Puerto Rico....
18:34, 04/29/2019

Puerto Rico governor taps former U.S. delegate as successor: report Puerto Rico's embattled governor will name the island's former representative in the U.S. Congress, Pedro Pierluisi, as his new secretary of state and next in line to succeed him when he steps down, El Nuevo Dia newspaper reported....
03:17, 07/31/2019

Former Peru President Arrested in U.S. as Part of Vast Bribery Scandal The ex-president, Alejandro Toledo, is wanted on charges he got $20 million in bribes stemming from the largest corruption scandal in Latin American history....
00:17, 07/17/2019

Thousands marched on Puerto Rico governor’s residence demanding he quit The march on Governor Ricardo Rossello's official San Juan residence was the latest in a week of sometimes violent protests over the messages attacking political adversaries, some of which were misogynistic and homophobic....
05:51, 07/20/2019

Disaster bill clears U.S. House amid feud over Puerto Rico aid The U.S. House of Representatives approved a multibillion-dollar disaster relief bill on Friday, continuing a quarrel with President Donald Trump and other Republicans who oppose providing more aid to Puerto Rico....
00:00, 05/11/2019

Puerto Rico announces deal to restructure power authority debt Puerto Rico’s power utility struck a deal with a group of creditors that seeks to allow the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth to restructure more than $8 billion of bonds, according to an announcement by government authorities on Friday....
04:00, 05/04/2019

Pilot arrests 'God' aboard Delta flight, returns to Puerto Rico A Delta Air Lines pilot and crew arrested a passenger on board a flight from Puerto Rico to New York after the man shouted "I am God" and claimed he would save the world, forcing the plane to return to the airport in San Juan, Puerto Rican police and the airline said on Wednesday....
19:17, 07/03/2019

Puerto Rico oversight board reaches deal over retiree pensions Puerto Rico's federally created financial oversight board said on Wednesday it reached a deal to restructure more than $50 billion in unfunded pension liabilities that includes cuts for some of the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth's retired government workers....
00:17, 06/13/2019

Puerto Rico governor, aides ordered to turn over cell phones Federal authorities in Puerto Rico have ordered Gov. Ricardo Rossello and 11 of his aides to turn over their cell phones as part of a growing probe into his leaked offensive chat with advisers, officials said Tuesday. A spokesman with the US territory’s Department of Justice said warrants for the ph...
20:34, 07/23/2019

Opinion: Popular will topples Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello Days of mass protests have swept Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello out of office. Fed up with a corrupt ruling political class, the nation endured a veritable political hurricane, says DW's Carolina Chimoy....
21:34, 07/25/2019

Puerto Rico’s ousted governor names Pedro Pierluisi as next leader Pierluisi is a member of the disgraced leader Ricardo Rosselló’s pro-statehood New Progressive partyPuerto Rico’s ousted governor, Ricardo Rosselló, announced his intended successor on Wednesday morning, two days before the disgraced leader of the US territory is due to resign. He named Pedro Pierlu...
19:51, 07/31/2019

Former MLB outfielder Angel Pagan rescued after boat capsizes in Puerto Rico Ex-Giants, Mets, Cubs speedster Angel Pagan was one of three men aboard boat hit by 15-foot wave off coast of Puerto Rico.        ...
23:34, 05/29/2019

U.S. lawmakers advance bill to boost Puerto Rico Medicaid funding A bill that would give Puerto Rico a substantial boost in federal Medicaid funding advanced out of a U.S. House subcommittee on Thursday after lawmakers agreed to work on stricter safeguards for the money in the wake of a government corruption scandal in the island territory....
01:51, 07/12/2019

Democratic presidential hopefuls call for Puerto Rico’s governor to resign Former housing secretary Julián Castro became the first candidate to say Gov. Ricardo Rosselló should resign, a position later joined by Sen. Elizabeth Warren....
21:17, 07/20/2019

U.S. charges FEMA official, contractor in Puerto Rico corruption case The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday announced corruption charges against a senior government official and a contractor who worked to rebuild Puerto Rico's electrical grid after Hurricane Maria devastated the island in 2017....
00:17, 09/11/2019

U.S. top court takes on Puerto Rico financial oversight board dispute The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to decide whether members of Puerto Rico's federally created financial oversight board were lawfully appointed in a dispute that could disrupt the panel's restructuring of about $120 billion of the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth's debt....
00:51, 06/21/2019

Puerto Rico promises tax breaks in attempt to lure ‘family offices’ Watch out, Connecticut. Heads up, New Jersey. And New York had better pay attention, too. Puerto Rico is coming after one of your lucrative industries — the ultra-high net-worth financial advisory business, also known as “family offices.” In late February, I’m told, Puerto Rico invited representativ...
07:34, 05/23/2019

More Puerto Rico protests planned as governor resists calls to resign Massive and at times violent protests in Puerto Rico showed no sign of stopping as labor unions on Thursday organized a Friday march to keep up pressure on the governor to resign, while dozens of guns were stolen in a raid on police firearms center....
04:00, 07/19/2019

Puerto Rico Board Unveils $35 Billion Bankruptcy-Exit Framework Puerto Rico’s financial supervisors struck a deal with creditors owed $3 billion that sets out a path for restructuring $35 billion in debt obligations and scaling back debt payments over the next 30 years....
12:34, 06/17/2019

Puerto Rico’s disgraced Gov. Ricardo Rossello swears in successor, resigns Puerto Rico’s disgraced Gov. Ricardo Rossello officially stepped down from office on Friday night — and his last act was to swear in veteran politician Pedro Pierluisi as his successor. The new governor’s fate remains ­unclear, however, as Pierluisi himself conceded following his s...
16:17, 08/03/2019

Puerto Rico’s disgraced Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resigns, will swear in replacement Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resigned as promised Friday afternoon, and said he would swear in veteran politician Pedro Pierluisi as his replacement. In an emailed announcement from his office, Rosselló said Pierluisi does not need confirmation from both houses of the territory’s legislat...
23:51, 08/02/2019

Puerto Rico governor in 'Rickyleaks' scandal expected to quit Wednesday Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló was expected to step down on Wednesday after almost two weeks of protests against his administration that were sparked by the publication of offensive chat messages with aides, several of whom have already quit....
13:34, 07/24/2019

Retirees defy Puerto Rico govt, get pension deal with board A group of retired public employees has defied Puerto Rico's government and reached a deal with a control board overseeing the island's finances as it works to restructure more than $50 billion in pension liabilities....
19:34, 06/12/2019

Wanda Vázquez: Puerto Rico swears in new governor after ousting predecessor Puerto Rico’s supreme court overturned the swearing-in of Pedro Pierluisi, who was appointed by disgraced Ricardo RossellóPuerto 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 the justice secretary, ...
10:00, 08/08/2019

Puerto Rico’s Governor Resigns Friday Night. It’s Still Not Clear Who Will Replace Him Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resigns at 5 p.m. Friday, but after a raucous day of political surprises it’s not clear who will take his place. Rosselló is stepping down after mass protests following corruption allegations in his administration and a scandal over leaked chat m...
22:51, 08/02/2019

After 11 days of 'Rickyleaks' protests, Puerto Rico governor mulls future Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló was weighing his political future on Wednesday after almost two weeks of protests demanding his resignation over the publication of offensive chat messages and a corruption scandal, his spokesman said....
18:51, 07/24/2019

Puerto Rico’s Supreme Court Overturns Pedro Pierluisi as Governor (SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — 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 Vázquez to take up the post after weeks of turmoil. The unanimous ruli...
22:34, 08/07/2019

The Latest: Prosecutors target leaked Puerto Rico chat case A Puerto Rico judge has issued search warrants for the cellphones of government officials tied to a crude and offensive online chat whose leak has set off a political crisis that could bring down the governor...
00:00, 07/24/2019

Opposition in legislature, streets to Puerto Rico governor's pick for successor The lawyer tapped to succeed Puerto Rico's outgoing governor faced opposition on Wednesday largely over conflict of interest concerns, two days before the bankrupt U.S. territory's top executive plans to bow to the demands of protesters and resign....
03:17, 08/01/2019

Lightning strikes Southwest flight traveling from Baltimore to Puerto Rico Federal aviation officials say a Southwest Airlines passenger flight from Baltimore was struck by lightning during journey to San Juan, Puerto Rico.        ...
15:17, 07/09/2019

Puerto Rico oversight board extends reach to island's municipalities Puerto Rico's federally created financial oversight board on Thursday took unexpected action, adding town and cities to its mandate, which up until now was focused on the island's central government and related entities....
21:17, 05/09/2019

| Puerto Rico gov slams Trump, seeks swifter storm recovery Puerto Rico's governor is pledging to lift the US territory from a deep recession by creating more jobs, reversing a migration exodus and implementing a range of incentives as the island struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria....
22:17, 04/28/2019

Who is Wanda Vázquez? The next governor of Puerto Rico, and she is already taking heat Wanda Vázquez, the next governor of Puerto Rico, is a close ally of the current one, a lawyer and a controversial political figure.        ...
02:51, 07/26/2019

Puerto Rico governor's pick for successor faces opposition in legislature The lawyer tapped by Puerto Rico's outgoing governor to lead the bankrupt U.S. territory faced opposition from legislators on Wednesday, two days before the island's top executive plans to bow to the demands of protesters and resign....
20:17, 07/31/2019

Obscene texts and corruption: the downfall of Puerto Rico's governor - podcast Mass protests triggered by leaked text messages have led to the resignation of Ricardo Rosselló. Oliver Laughland discusses his time on the island. And: Larry Elliott on why sterling is at a 28-month lowHundreds of thousands of people have lined the streets of Puerto Rico over the past couple of wee...
19:51, 07/31/2019

US briefing: Mueller testimony, Iran tanker crisis and Puerto Rico Monday’s top story: House committee chairman says Mueller has evidence of Trump’s ‘high crimes and misdemeanours’. Plus, Why leftist groups are taking up armsSubscribe now to receive the morning briefing by email.Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories. Continue reading......
15:34, 07/22/2019

Puerto Rico governor announces he will not seek re-election but refuses to resign Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello announced Sunday he will not seek re-election but refused to resign, as corruption allegations have sparked widespread protests in San Juan....
03:51, 07/22/2019

Police Fire Tear Gas to Quell Protests Over Puerto Rico’s Governor A day of protests turned raucous in Puerto Rico and the police fired tear gas to hold back a crowd demanding the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló....
07:00, 07/16/2019

Puerto Rico doesn’t want political unrest to deter tourists from its beaches Puerto Rico doesn’t want political turmoil to deter tourists from its picturesque beaches. Discover Puerto Rico, the island’s tourism agency, has tried to allay fears that vacations may be ruined by recent protests over Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, who announced his resignation Wednesday in th...
18:17, 07/25/2019

Tropical Storm Dorian gathers strength as it nears Puerto Rico The storm is expected to hit Puerto Rico as a hurricane on Wednesday, while much of Barbados is shut downTropical Storm Dorian is gathering strength and hurtling on a path to hit Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, while dumping torrential rain Tuesday on the Windward Islands of the eastern Cari...
20:00, 08/27/2019

Thousands jam San Juan streets to demand Puerto Rico's governor resign Thousands of people blocked a major San Juan highway on Monday in a protest aimed at forcing Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló to resign over offensive chat messages, the latest scandal to hit a bankrupt island struggling to recover from deadly 2017 hurricanes....
18:34, 07/22/2019

Puerto Rico governor says will not seek re-election, but refuses to resign over chats Puerto Rico's governor said on Sunday he would not seek re-election next year but refused to step down after nine days of sometimes violent protests demanding his resignation over vulgar chat messages....
02:00, 07/22/2019

San Juan mayor tells Trump to ‘get out of the way’ as Dorian nears Puerto Rico San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz told President Trump to “get out of the way” Tuesday — saying his opinion is not welcome in Puerto Rico — after he tweeted about Tropical Storm Dorian and the nation’s disaster relief spending. “Wow! Yet another big storm heading t...
10:00, 08/28/2019

Puerto Rico is in Dorian’s bull’s-eye: Three things to know as island braces for the storm Puerto Ricans are bracing for Tropical Storm Dorian, which is expected to hit the island Wednesday afternoon and evening. The storm presents itself as the first true test of Puerto Rico’s fragile electrical grid and infrastructure, which are still recovering from the devastating Category 4 Hurricane...
13:17, 08/29/2019

Tropical Storm Dorian barrels toward Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic Tropical Storm Dorian churned toward Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic on Tuesday and was expected to be close to hurricane strength when it nears the islands on Wednesday....
06:34, 08/28/2019

Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rosselló to quit after weeks of protest Rosselló says he will stand down on 2 August after key aides deserted him in the face of huge popular discontent Puerto Rico’s embattled governor has announced his resignation following almost two weeks of continuous mass protest on the island tied to a leaked text message scandal that saw him gradu...
09:51, 07/25/2019

Puerto Rico police clash with protesters over Gov. Ricardo Rossello scandal Puerto Rican police clashed with demonstrators late Monday over Gov. Ricardo Rossello's refusal to give up power, in the wake of a leaked chat log that's tainted his administration....
21:17, 07/16/2019

Puerto Rico governor will not seek reelection amid texting scandal The governor of Puerto Rico announced Sunday that he will not seek reelection amid protests seeking his ouster. Governor Ricardo Rossello said that he will step down as the president of the New Progressive Party but will not resign as another massive protest is set to take place Monday. “Apolo...
02:17, 07/22/2019

Hundreds of thousands in San Juan demand Puerto Rico's governor resign Hundreds of thousands of people filled San Juan streets on Monday to demand that Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló resign over offensive chat messages, the latest scandal to hit a bankrupt island struggling to recover from deadly 2017 hurricanes....
21:00, 07/22/2019

Protests Are Still Erupting in Puerto Rico. This Time, It’s Over Wanda Vázquez as Governor Days after Ricardo A. Rosselló resigned as governor, Puerto Ricans were planning a march on Monday to demand accountability in the decision to replace him....
02:51, 07/30/2019

Puerto Rico faces tougher scrutiny over federal Medicaid funding U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday called for heightened scrutiny of Puerto Rico's Medicaid program as the bankrupt territory seeks increased federal healthcare funding while it deals with repercussions from a government corruption scandal....
01:17, 07/18/2019

Board orders Puerto Rico to pay $340M owed to pension system A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico's finances says dozens of municipalities and public corporations have failed to pay or deposit $340 million into a retirement system for government employees....
22:51, 04/30/2019

Puerto Rico police clash with protesters against governor's sexist texts Teargas and rubber bullets used to disperse demonstration urging Ricardo Rosselló to quitThousands of protesters in Puerto Rico have clashed with riot police, as volleys of teargas and rubber bullets were used to disperse a mostly peaceful protest that descended into chaos just yards from the govern...
13:00, 07/18/2019

Puerto Rico governor vows to remain in office after violent protests Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello said on Tuesday he will stay in office despite protests calling for his resignation that turned violent overnight....
23:00, 07/16/2019

Puerto Rico governor plans statement amid rumors he will resign Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló prepared to make an announcement to the people on Wednesday as the legislature began an impeachment process against him amid mass protests and rumors that the governor would resign....
03:00, 07/25/2019

Trump pledges more disaster money to Florida, says Puerto Rico should be ‘grateful’ WASHINGTON – At a campaign rally in Panama City Beach Florida, President Trump promised Floridians more disaster dollars, while suggesting Puerto Ricans should be “grateful” for his administration’s response. The president pledged to give $448 million in HUD disaster recovery funds to the stat...
09:17, 05/09/2019

Puerto Rico’s incoming governor faces crisis, wary populace The woman set to become Puerto Rico’s next governor has been criticized for her reluctance to confront problems in Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s administration during her nearly two years as the territory’s top law enforcement official...
09:34, 07/25/2019

Nike cancels Puerto Rico-homage sneaker with Panama design PANAMA CITY (AP) — Nike won’t release a version of its Air Force 1 shoe meant to celebrate Puerto Rico, after an indigenous group in Panama noted one of its traditional designs was used. A Nike statement Tuesday says that “we apologize for the inaccurate representation of the design orig...
02:34, 05/22/2019

Puerto Rico governor clings to power amid threat of impeachment Demonstrations approach second week as administration says Ricardo Rosselló is ‘listening to the people’The fate of Puerto Rico’s besieged governor, Ricardo Rosselló, hung in the balance on Wednesday evening as the US territory’s legislature threatened impeachment proceedings if the governor did not...
05:51, 07/25/2019

Massive San Juan protest demands Puerto Rico governor resign Hundreds of thousands of people marched in San Juan on Monday to demand Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló resign over offensive chat messages, the latest scandal to hit a bankrupt island struggling to recover from 2017 hurricanes....
04:00, 07/23/2019

Euphoria in Puerto Rico as mass protests force governor to resign People danced on the streets of San Juan's old city on Wednesday after Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló announced he would quit over offensive chat messages that sparked massive protests on the Caribbean island....
13:34, 07/25/2019

Puerto Rico board asks court for more time on members' appointments Puerto Rico's federally created financial oversight board asked a federal appeals court on Tuesday to extend a July 15 deadline for its members to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate, citing concerns that missing it could harm an ongoing restructuring of the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth's debt....
02:17, 06/19/2019

Puerto Rico high court to weigh legitimacy of U.S. territory's governor The future of Pedro Pierluisi as Puerto Rico's governor will be up to the U.S. territory's supreme court after the island's Senate on Monday declined to vote on his confirmation, adding to the political turmoil that has swirled for weeks....
14:34, 08/06/2019

Puerto Rico: new protests loom against governor's sexist and homophobic texts Ricardo Rosselló resisting calls to resign over leaked messagesTens of thousands to take to streets of San JuanPuerto Rico is bracing for large demonstrations in the capital city of San Juan on Wednesday evening as the scandal engulfing the US territory’s local administration continues to deepen and...
02:34, 07/18/2019

Puerto Rico: Thousands urge governor's resignation in massive protests The protests are expected to be the largest-yet against Governor Ricardo Rossello. His vow to not run for reelection did little to quell public outrage over corruption allegations as well as sexist and homophobic texts....
19:34, 07/22/2019

Puerto Rico governor refuses to resign as island braces for big protest Puerto Rico's governor on Sunday said he would not seek re-election next year but refused to resign as the island braced for more protests by demonstrators demanding he step down over offensive chat messages....
06:34, 07/22/2019

How you can help Hurricane Dorian disaster relief The UN has said 70,000 have been made homeless in the Bahamas – here’s how to helpThe devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas has left dozens of people confirmed dead, and potentially thousands still missing. “We have no food. No water. We’re abandoned here,” a survivor in one of the w...
00:00, 09/09/2019

How to Help Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts Over the weekend, Hurricane Dorian wreaked havoc over the Bahamas, damaging 13,000 homes and killing at least five people. As of Tuesday morning, Dorian—which was recently downgraded to a Category 2 storm—is inching its way toward the coast of Florida; from there it’s expected to crawl up the coas...
19:34, 09/03/2019

$3.7 million in cash discovered in abandoned boat in Puerto Rico, Border Patrol says Authorities followed a boat to the island’s coast and found five duffel bags containing $3.7 million in cash.        ...
15:17, 07/09/2019

Mayor in Puerto Rico rebuts embattled Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's claim of support A mayor in Puerto Rico refutes embattled Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s claim that he supports him after the governor made the declaration on Fox News on Monday, amid widespread protests and calls for his resignation....
08:34, 07/23/2019

Dorian takes aim at Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic; Florida, Bahamas on alert Tropical Storm Dorian is set to take a path that will reach the coast of the Dominican Republic mid-week before traveling northwestward through the Bahamas with an eventual strike on the Florida Peninsula late Saturday....
05:00, 08/28/2019

Puerto Rico Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez sworn in as governor The move comes after Puerto Rico Supreme Court ruled former Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's successor, Pedro Pierluisi, was not legitimate.        ...
05:34, 08/08/2019

Puerto Rico board files flurry of lawsuits ahead of claim deadline Puerto Rico's federally created financial oversight board on Tuesday began filing the first round of scores of lawsuits seeking to recover money the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth paid to bondholders, businesses and others....
01:34, 05/01/2019

Puerto Rico: hundreds of thousands flood streets as governor remains defiant US island territory hit by general strikeRicardo Rosselló insists: ‘I am a good man’Puerto Rico saw more massive protests on Monday as hundreds of thousands lined the streets following Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s attempt to cling on to power despite resigning as president of the ruling New Progressi...
22:51, 07/22/2019

Puerto Rico governor apologizes for calling Melissa Mark-Viverito a ‘whore’ Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló — whose administration has been roiled by a corruption probe — has apologized for calling former City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito a “whore” and telling a federal board overseeing the island’s finances to “go f— yourself.” Rosselló made the comments i...
18:51, 07/12/2019

U.S. lawmakers demand Puerto Rico governor resign as protests roil island Several U.S. Democratic presidential candidates and lawmakers on Friday demanded Puerto Rico's governor step down over offensive chat messages, as thousands on the Caribbean island staged a seventh day of protests to seek his resignation....
11:00, 07/20/2019

President Trump Keeps Quoting a Misleading $91 Billion Figure for Puerto Rico Aid. Here Are the Facts President Donald Trump is sticking to his claim that Congress gave Puerto Rico $91 billion in aid money and that, therefore, the island should be “very happy” and stop asking for more. But his claim is misleading, asserting that the island has received far more cash from Washington than ...
19:51, 05/06/2019

Puerto Rico: Ricardo Rosselló resigns as party president over text messages Embattled leader stops short of resigning as governorProtesters had set Sunday evening deadline for his departurePuerto Rico’s embattled governor Ricardo Rosselló has announced that he will resign as president of the ruling New Progressive party and will not contest next year’s gubernatorial electio...
00:51, 07/22/2019

Puerto Rico’s new governor vows to evaluate contracts as corruption scandal simmers In one of her first moves as governor, she suspended a pending contract that is part of the program to rebuild and strengthen the island's power grid....
10:17, 08/13/2019

Red Sox coach Alex Cora will not visit White House due to Puerto Rico policies Boston to meet Donald Trump after World Series win last yearCora unhappy with response to Hurricane Maria devastationThe Boston Red Sox manager, Alex Cora, will not be with his team on Thursday when they visit the White House to celebrate their victory in last year’s World Series.El Nuevo Dia said C...
01:00, 05/06/2019

Google targeted in antitrust inquiry by attorneys general in 48 states, DC and Puerto Rico An investigation involving 50 attorneys general will look into Google's dominance in online advertising and search traffic for anti-competitive action.       ...
02:51, 09/10/2019

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resigns after days of mass protests Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced his resignation late Wednesday amid protests over vulgar, mean-spirited texting conversations.        ...
08:51, 07/25/2019

Fact check: Does Trump's reallocation of FEMA funds take money from Puerto Rico? In late July, President Donald Trump's administration informed Congress of its decision to reprogram $271 million from federal agencies, including $155 million from FEMA, in order to finance the effort to return undocumented migrants to Mexico. Though the request was made a month ago, reports of the...
17:51, 08/30/2019

Puerto Rico still faces a long road to recovery after Gov. Ricardo Rossello resigns As Rossello resigns, Puerto Rico's next governor faces an uphill fight to restore the island's battered economy and reverse an ongoing diaspora....
00:34, 07/26/2019

Trump slams 'corrupt' Puerto Rico as Storm Dorian heads for island President Donald Trump on Wednesday called Puerto Rico "one of the most corrupt places on earth" as the U.S. territory prepared for a hit by Tropical Storm Dorian, which brought back memories on the island of devastation from hurricanes two years ago....
19:17, 08/28/2019

UPDATE 1-Pilot arrests 'God' aboard Delta flight, returns to Puerto Rico A Delta Air Lines pilot and crew arrested a passenger on board a flight from Puerto Rico to New York after the man shouted "I am God" and claimed he would save the world, forcing the plane to return to the airport in San Juan, Puerto Rican police and the airline said on Wednesday....
21:00, 07/03/2019

Puerto Rico declares state of emergency as tropical storm Dorian approaches Dorian is expected to pass on the southwest side of Puerto Rico as a hurricane on Wednesday night, the National Hurricane Center said in an advisory....
19:34, 08/27/2019

Toddler takes fatal plunge from cruise ship in Puerto Rico: reports A one-and-a-half year-old girl died Sunday after falling from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico, local reports said. The toddler was being held by her grandfather when she slipped out of his arms and plunged from the 11th floor of the “Freedom of the Seas,” to the concr...
14:00, 07/08/2019

Tropical Storm Dorian heads toward Puerto Rico, Dominican, expected to strengthen Tropical Storm Dorian churned toward Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic on Tuesday and was expected to be close to hurricane strength when it nears the islands on Wednesday....
02:34, 08/28/2019

Trump calls storm-threatened Puerto Rico one of most corrupt places on earth President Donald Trump on Wednesday struck out at a U.S. territory facing the destructive threat of Tropical Storm Dorian and financially limping under a massive bankruptcy filing, saying that Puerto Rico has misspent federal funds it received to help recover from devastating hurricanes in 2017....
19:17, 08/28/2019

Trump debates waiving Jones Act to ship natural gas to New England and Puerto Rico President Trump is considering granting waivers to bypass the Jones Act, a century-old law law regulating domestic maritime commerce, to ease the transport of natural gas to the Northeast and Puerto Rico....
14:00, 05/02/2019

Puerto Rico crowds hail governor’s resignation, but say there are still a ‘lot of corrupt people' to remove Demonstrators among the jubilant crowds celebrating the resignation of Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló in Old San Juan told Fox News Thursday they are “relieved” he will step down -- but that there are still a “lot of corrupt people we want to get out of here.”...
19:34, 07/25/2019

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello faces calls to resign over leaked chat Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello is under pressure to resign after leaked online private group chats between he and close associates were revealed over the weekend....
19:00, 07/15/2019

Partisan Bickering Over Puerto Rico Aid Strands Farmers Devastated by Extreme Weather As Washington wrestles with President Trump’s refusal to grant more disaster relief to Puerto Rico, farmers affected by disaster elsewhere have been left in limbo....
19:51, 04/28/2019

Trump slams Puerto Rico's Rosselló as 'terrible governor' after refusal to step down President Trump on Monday blasted Puerto Rico's Ricardo Rosselló as “a terrible governor” just hours after the leader of the U.S. territory announced he would not seek re-election amid corruption allegations that have led to widespread protests across the island. ...
02:17, 07/23/2019

Protesters clash with police in rally against Puerto Rico leader Ricardo Rossello Growing demonstrations in Puerto Rico turned violent late Wednesday as thousands in the street demanded the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rossello stemming from disparaging messages that were leaked to the public....
16:34, 07/18/2019

UPDATE 1-U.S. charges FEMA official, contractor in Puerto Rico corruption case The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday announced corruption charges against a senior government official and a contractor who worked to rebuild Puerto Rico's electrical grid after Hurricane Maria devastated the island in 2017....
23:18, 09/10/2019

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello pledges resignation over online chat After holding out for nearly two weeks in face of mass protests, Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rosello said he would resign from his post. The protests had been sparked by leaked online chat messages....
09:00, 07/25/2019

Puerto Rico oversight board enters agreement to address debt claims Puerto Rico’s federally created financial oversight board said on Sunday it has entered into an agreement with bondholders to provide "a framework for a plan of adjustment" to address $35 billion of claims against the bankrupt U.S. territory....
10:34, 06/17/2019

Puerto Rico: thousands flood streets in push to oust governor – in pictures Photographer Angel Valentin accompanied our reporter Oliver Laughland to capture the growing protests in Puerto Rico against Governor Ricky Rosselló. The street demonstrations have been sparked by leaked text messages showing the US territory’s top official using misogynistic and homophobic slurs wi...
19:34, 07/18/2019

Wanda Vázquez is the new governor of Puerto Rico She faced heat before ever taking the office: Here's why Reuters After embattled Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rosselló announced his resignation, the woman named as his successor, Secretary of Justice Wanda Vázquez, began facing heat from protesters. Critics claim Vázquez deliberately delayed investigations into members of her own pa...
06:34, 08/08/2019

UPDATE 1-Puerto Rico governor vows to remain in office after violent protests Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello said on Tuesday he will stay in office despite protests calling for his resignation that turned violent overnight....
02:51, 07/17/2019

Puerto Rico governor refuses to step down amid corruption and texting scandals Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló refused to step down Tuesday amid demonstrations calling for his resignation after a series of scandals that continue to rock his administration on the island territory....
02:34, 07/17/2019

Puerto Rico governor fights calls to resign amid violent protests A peaceful demonstration that drew thousands to the streets of San Juan on Monday turned hostile in the evening when protesters and police clashed, injuring 21 law enforcement agents, officials said....
05:51, 07/17/2019

Royal Caribbean cancels Puerto Rico cruise stop amid protests A Royal Caribbean cruise ship opted to skip a Puerto Rico call as San Juan protests against Gov. Ricardo Rosselló continue.       ...
03:17, 07/17/2019

MLB players call on Puerto Rico governor to resign over leaked text messages Several Major League Baseball players on Wednesday called for the governor of Puerto Rico to resign after hundreds of leaked documents between the governor and other officials featured homophobic and sexist language....
16:00, 07/18/2019

Puerto Rico: protesters urge governor to quit after leak of homophobic messages Thousands march against Ricardo Rosselló after chats revealed sexist language and anti-gay remarks about singer Ricky MartinThousands of protesters have marched in Puerto Rico’s capital city for a third day to call for the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rosselló after sexist private chat messages w...
19:34, 07/16/2019

Lawyer for accused Russian agent Maria Butina alleges prosecutorial misconduct, reveals relationship with CEO An attorney for Maria Butina -- the accused Russian agent who was sentenced to 18 months in prison earlier this year -- is alleging “possible misconduct on the part of federal agents or assistant attorneys who investigated and prosecuted Maria,” saying the defense was misled about the role of a well...
01:51, 07/27/2019

After signing emergency, President Donald Trump says Puerto Rico one of 'most corrupt places on Earth' President Donald Trump has approved a federal emergency for Puerto Rico -- amid a political spat with one of its leaders -- as the U.S. territory is in the direct path of Tropical Storm Dorian....
20:17, 08/28/2019

Royal Caribbean cancels Puerto Rico stop over protests sparked by political scandal "You may have been looking out your window or surveying your surroundings on the pool deck and noticed we were almost in San Juan" and turned around, the cruise line wrote passengers....
20:00, 07/17/2019

US briefing: Trump crowd chants 'send her back', Puerto Rico and Kevin Spacey Thursday’s top story: Trump crowd turns ugly as more than 100 Democrats vote against attempt to impeach. Plus, why the lesson of Notre Dame is not to rely on billionairesSubscribe now to receive the morning briefing by email.Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories. Continue readi...
13:00, 07/18/2019

Puerto Rico protesters stand up to vulgar texts, alleged corruption, and years of scandal Puerto Rico is bracing for a massive protest Monday calling for Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s resignation. Vulgar and misogynistic text messages from him spurred thousands of Puerto Ricans to demonstrate in the capital San Juan on Friday and Saturday, the Associated Press reported. There were smaller gath...
02:51, 07/21/2019

Protesters Highlight Gay Rights, Puerto Rico, Immigration as Trump Relaunches Campaign in Florida (ORLANDO, Fla.) — Opponents of President Donald Trump’s reelection announcement Tuesday in Florida are launching their protests at a nearby gay bar where a mariachi band and a drag queen will perform in what organizers say will be a public rebuttal to the president’s policies. Orga...
01:17, 06/19/2019

Pedro Pierluisi Wins House Confirmation to Be Puerto Rico’s Secretary of State. But Who Will Be Governor? The island’s House of Representatives confirmed Mr. Pierluisi as secretary of state, but it remained unclear if he would replace Gov. Ricardo A. Rosselló....
22:51, 08/02/2019

'Ricky, resign!' Puerto Rico's famous musicians lend voice to surging protesters Young artistssuch as Bad Bunny and iLe have emerged as figureheads in the largest protests in the island’s historyOn Wednesday afternoon, as 100,000 Puerto Ricans lined the grounds of the capitol, crowds surged in anticipation, snapping thin reels of yellow string designed to separate them from a ma...
10:51, 07/21/2019

The people of Puerto Rico are angry: Here is what's fueling a major protest planned for Monday A major demonstration is planned Monday in Puerto Rico in an unrelenting push to get Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to resign after a text message scandal.        ...
23:34, 07/21/2019

Executive director of Puerto Rico's Oversight Board defends proposed restructuring deal The executive director of Puerto Rico's Oversight Board is standing by the restructuring agreement with a portion of bondholders to address $35 billion of Puerto Rico's debt....
21:51, 06/17/2019

Puerto Rico's governor to resign amid protests over leaked obscene online chats Ricardo Rossello, the embattled governor of Puerto Rico, announced his resignation early Wednesday after more than a week of massive protests and calls for his ouster in the U.S. territory over allegations of corruption....
06:34, 07/25/2019

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló announces that he will officially leave office on August 2 Reuters/Alvin Baez/File Photo Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló announced Wednesday night that he would officially leave office by 5 p.m. local time on August 2. Protesters outside the mansion tuned into the governor's broadcast and erupted in celebration and fireworks after hearing news...
18:51, 07/25/2019

Puerto Rico's oversight board strikes $35 billion restructuring deal with commonwealth's bondholders The agreement, which is on the framework for the plan of adjustment, provide for more than a 60% average haircut for all $35 billion, a 36% haircut on pre-2012 general obligation or "GO" bonds, and a 27% haircut on public authority bonds that carry a constitutional guarantee on payment....
02:17, 06/17/2019

Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rosselló will not seek re-election, leaves his party The governor's leaked chats insulting women and mocking victims of Hurricane Maria sparked uproar and protests in Puerto Rico.        ...
01:00, 07/22/2019

Puerto Rico Senate sues to block new Gov. Pedro Pierluisi, calls on high court The new appointed leader of Puerto Rico now faces a lawsuit from the Senate in San Juan, which says his ascension to the island's top post is unconstitutional....
20:34, 08/05/2019

Puerto Rico police fire teargas at protesters demanding governor's resignation - video Police in San Juan fired teargas on Monday to disperse thousands of protesters calling on Puerto Rico’s governor Ricardo Rosselló to quit over leaked homophobic and misogynistic chats with his closest allies. The messages also included homophobic ridicule of singer Ricky Martin, who joined the 100,0...
19:17, 07/23/2019

Lawmakers call for Puerto Rico's governor to step down amid widespread protests on island Congressional lawmakers are siding with Puerto Ricans calling for the Carribean island's besieged Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to resign amid days of demonstrations and confrontations between protestors and police. ...
04:51, 07/20/2019

Pentagon takes money from Puerto Rico, European projects to fund Trump’s wall The Defense Department is diverting $3.6 billion from 127 scheduled military construction projects to finance 175 miles of new or reconstructed barriers on the border with Mexico....
05:02, 09/05/2019

Puerto Rico chaos: Governor-apparent Wanda Vázquez doesn't want the job The woman in line to become governor of Puerto Rico said she hopes Gov. Rosselló appoints a secretary of state who would then serve as his successor.        ...
01:51, 07/29/2019

Rosselló officially resigns as Puerto Rico governor, Pedro Pierluisi sworn in as replacement Outgoing Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló made his resignation official Friday, clearing the way for veteran politician Pedro Pierluisi to become the island territory's new chief executive, at least temporarily....
02:17, 08/03/2019

Ricardo Rosselló Steps Down as Puerto Rico’s Governor, and Pedro Pierluisi is Sworn in to Succeed Him The Puerto Rico House of Representatives confirmed Pedro Pierluisi as secretary of state, and outgoing Gov. Ricardo A. Rosselló said he would be the island’s next chief executive....
04:17, 08/03/2019

Statehood push for DC, Puerto Rico part of Dems' 'full-bore socialism,' McConnell says House Democrats' attempts to grant statehood to the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico amount to “full-bore socialism” -- which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he cannot abide....
14:34, 06/19/2019

Child dies after fall from Royal Caribbean cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico By Elisha Fieldstadt A little girl died after falling off a cruise ship in Puerto Rico, authorities said. The 1-and-a -half-year-old plunged from the 11th floor of a Royal Caribbean “Freedom of the Seas” ship Sunday while it was docked in San Juan, Telemundo PR reported. The network repo...
16:17, 07/08/2019

Puerto Rico legislators grill potential new governor Pedro Pierluisi over conflicts of interest Puerto Rico’s potential next governor defended himself Friday against conflict of interest concerns that threatened to derail his confirmation and leave the island in political turmoil after disgraced Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s expected 5 p.m. departure. Former congressional representative Pedro ...
23:51, 08/02/2019

A toddler died after falling from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico An American toddler fell to her death on Sunday from the deck of a Royal Caribbean cruise ship docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico, a spokesman for the local Port Authority said....
04:17, 07/09/2019

House Passes $19 Billion Disaster Aid Bill Despite Trump Opposition to Funding for Puerto Rico (WASHINGTON) — 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 Pue...
22:00, 05/10/2019

San Juan braces for an 11th day of protests, amid calls for Puerto Rico's governor to resign San Juan braced on Tuesday for an 11th day of protests calling for the resignation of Puerto Rico's governor over offensive chat messages that have drawn hundreds of thousands of people....
17:00, 07/23/2019

Puerto Rico closes schools, opens emergency shelters ready for Storm Dorian Puerto Rico was bracing on Wednesday for the arrival of Tropical Storm Dorian, closing schools and diverting cruise liners even as it is still struggling to recover from devastating back-to-back hurricanes in 2017....
14:51, 08/28/2019

UPDATE 1-Puerto Rico board files flurry of lawsuits ahead of claim deadline Puerto Rico's federally created financial oversight board on Tuesday began filing the first round of scores of lawsuits seeking to recover money the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth paid to bondholders, businesses and others....
03:17, 05/01/2019

Puerto Rico Supreme Court puts lawsuit seeking to oust governor on fast track Puerto Rico's supreme court agreed on Monday to hear a lawsuit filed by the bankrupt U.S. territory's Senate president seeking to remove newly installed Governor Pedro Pierluisi from office on constitutional grounds....
22:00, 08/05/2019

Puerto Rico Under State of Emergency as Tropical Storm Dorian Approaches. Here’s the Latest Track and Forecast The National Hurricane Center issued a tropical storm warning and a hurricane watch for Puerto Rico on Tuesday morning. Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vazquez Garced signed an executive order late on Monday declaring a state of emergency in preparation for a Category 1 hurricane hitting the island territory...
23:00, 08/27/2019

Royal Caribbean cruise ship cancels Puerto Rico stop amid violent protests A Royal Caribbean International cruise ship reportedly skipped a scheduled stop in Puerto Rico Tuesday amid violent protests against the governor in the commonwealth’s capital. “In light of current unrest in San Juan, Puerto Rico, we have canceled today’s call to San Juan,” Owen To...
05:51, 07/17/2019

Tropical Storm Dorian spurs Puerto Rico to declare state of emergency, as Florida under possible threat The fourth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season was churning in the eastern Caribbean Sea on Tuesday after passing by Barbados and St. Lucia on a track that will take it extremely close to Puerto Rico's southwest coast, spurring the island's governor to declare a state of emergency ahead of ...
22:34, 08/27/2019

Puerto Rico judge issues search warrants for embattled governor and aides as protests continue Puerto Rican officials on Tuesday confirmed that search warrants have been issued in the investigation into Gov. Ricardo Rosselló and 11 of his aides....
20:51, 07/23/2019

PR Protests: Why Daddy Yankee, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Ricky Martin Are Protesting the Puerto Rico Governor Demonstrators are calling for Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rosselló's resignation after publication of sexist, homophobic, and macabre text messages....
16:51, 07/19/2019

Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rosselló rejects calls to resign over profanity-laced chat Puerto Rico’s embattled governor on Monday continued to reject calls for his resignation over a lengthy profane, vulgar and homophobic chat he participated in with close advisors on an encrypted app -- and that was later leaked to investigative reporters....
19:00, 07/15/2019

Police fire teargas to break up massive protests demanding Puerto Rico governor resign Police in San Juan fired tear gas on Monday night to disperse thousands of protesters demanding Puerto Rico's governor resign over offensive chat messages, the latest scandal to hit a bankrupt island struggling to recover from 2017 hurricanes....
17:00, 07/23/2019

Royal Caribbean, MSC Cruises cancel port stops in Puerto Rico ahead of planned protests Several cruise lines have canceled port stops in San Juan ahead of planned protests Monday in Puerto Rico, aimed at forcing the governor to resign.       ...
17:00, 07/22/2019

Puerto Rico justice secretary sworn in as governor after Supreme Court overturns inauguration of predecessor Puerto Rico Justice Secretary Wanda Vazquez was sworn in as the island's new governor Wednesday, hours after its Supreme Court ruled that Friday's inauguration of Pedro Pierluisi as governor was against the law and overturned it....
00:00, 08/08/2019

Bahamas: new storm threatens Hurricane Dorian relief efforts Tropical Storm Humberto expected to drop up to 15cm of rain as operation to provide food and shelter continuesA tropical storm carrying heavy rain and strong winds is nearing the already devastated Bahamas, threatening to complicate Hurricane Dorian recovery efforts as the UN secretary general arriv...
00:00, 09/15/2019

Local volunteers join Hurricane Dorian relief efforts TUCSON — Volunteers with the Southern Arizona chapter of the American Red Cross are heading out to help those affected by Hurricane Dorian. Eleven volunteers have already left, and another is set to fly out Tuesday. They will work in a variety of roles. “We’re hoping that, by going there, we c...
07:34, 09/03/2019

Boy Donated Savings To Hurricane Relief, So Disney Gifted Him VIP Trip Instead of going to Disney World, Jermaine Bell, 7, asked his parents to go to South Carolina on Labour Day weekend as he wanted to use his vacation money to help people affected by Hurricane Dorian....
14:51, 09/10/2019

Hurricane Dorian: 135 rescued in Bahamas, relief supplies arriving Officials said airplanes and helicopters have rescued more than 100 people from the storm-ravaged Bahamas, and rescuers searched Thursday for more victims of Hurricane Dorian....
03:34, 09/06/2019

Hurricane Dorian: Tips to avoid disaster relief scams PHOENIX – To support those who have endured the tragic and devastating damage of Hurricane Dorian, many Arizonans have begun donating supplies to aid the disaster relief in the Bahamas. However, Arizona Attorney General Mark Bronovich warns donors to watch out for hurricane charity scams. Here...
21:34, 09/05/2019

Yadier Molina, Alex Cora, And Others In Baseball Call For Puerto Rico Governor To Resign Over Leaked Chats Red Sox manager Alex Cora, Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, and a few other baseball players today have called for Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló to resign after his exposed texts revealed him making sexist and nasty remarks about other government officials and public figures....
23:17, 07/17/2019

Boston Red Sox Manager Alex Cora to Skip White House Visit While His Native Puerto Rico Is Still Struggling Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora is cool on the complimentary White House visit that comes with winning the 2018 World Series as long as his homeland Puerto Rico is still struggling to get back to normal after Hurricane Maria....
22:51, 05/06/2019

Trump holds rally in Florida Panhandle, promises more hurricane relief U.S. 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....
07:34, 05/09/2019

Puerto Rico Police Officer Alfred Zanyet-Perez, father of 8, had memorable laugh and dedicated work ethic Alfred Zanyet-Perez, a 52-year-old father of eight and an agent with the Puerto Rico Police Department, was in a San German store Feb. 15 engaged in just such a perilous operation when things went sideways....
23:00, 09/19/2019

Crowds light fireworks, flood streets after Puerto Rico governor resigns; pols and celebs congratulate islanders Crowds in San Juan set off fireworks and flooded the streets, cheering and waving Puerto Rican flags Wednesday, moments after learning that Gov. Ricardo Rosselló had announced plans to leave office....
12:00, 07/25/2019

A World War II plane takes flight to Bahamas for Hurricane Dorian relief efforts Volunteers will load up to 5,000 pounds of hurricane relief supplies aboard the warbird, which will take off for Sandy Point on Great Abaco Island.        ...
09:34, 09/07/2019

Some 8,000 National Guard troops in 4 states ready for Hurricane Dorian relief efforts Nearly 8,000 troops across four states are preparing for relief efforts as Hurricane Dorian ominously makes its way toward the Southeast coast, U.S. National Guard officials said Wednesday....
02:34, 09/05/2019

Relief efforts have exploded since Hurricane Dorian decimated the Bahamas Labor Day weekend Widespread humanitarian relief efforts have materialized in the days since Hurricane Dorian wreaked havoc on the Bahamas.        ...
09:34, 09/07/2019

Chicago Bulls icon Michael Jordan pledges $1M for hurricane relief in Bahamas Chicago Bulls great and Pro Basketball Hall of Fame guard Michael Jordan pledged to donate $1 million to organizations assisting relief efforts in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian....
02:51, 09/11/2019

Protests in Puerto Rico show no sign of stopping as thousands take to the streets demanding governor resign over leaked text messages AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo Thousands of protesters have jammed streets in San Juan since Saturday, calling on Governor Ricardo Rossello to step down after the leak of a raft of controversial and vulgar text messages between him and his closest allies. The massive and at times violent prote...
20:00, 07/19/2019

Man arrested for fraud, theft in Sahuarita SAHUARITA – A man was taken into custody Thursday in connection to a vehicle theft that occurred April 21 in the parking lot of a grocery store in Sahuarita. Sahuarita Police Department investigated an incident where a suspect allegedly stole credit and debit cards, and several other items fro...
06:17, 05/31/2019

OVPD need help in identifying woman accused of fraud TUCSON – Oro Valley Police Department is on the lookout for a woman who allegedly used a fake ID and check at a Hobby Lobby on the northwest side in March. According to OVPD, the woman was seen using the fake ID and check at the store at Oracle and Orange Grove roads on March 16. Oro Valley Po...
05:00, 05/14/2019

Florida officials breathe sigh of relief as Dorian heads to Carolinas Florida officials said they "dodged a missile" as Hurricane Dorian left the state relatively unscathed as it moved north along the shore toward the Carolinas....
02:00, 09/06/2019

Flight crew restrains 'God' aboard Delta flight, returns to Puerto Rico Delta Air Lines flight attendants restrained a passenger on a flight from Puerto Rico to New York after he shouted "I am God!" and claimed he would save the world, forcing the plane to return to the airport in San Juan, Puerto Rican police and the airline said on Wednesday....
05:34, 07/04/2019

UPDATE 2-Flight crew restrains 'God' aboard Delta flight, returns to Puerto Rico Delta Air Lines flight attendants restrained a passenger on a flight from Puerto Rico to New York after he shouted "I am God!" and claimed he would save the world, forcing the plane to return to the airport in San Juan, Puerto Rican police and the airline said on Wednesday....
23:51, 07/03/2019

Ecuador president blocks extradition of man accused of Facebook fraud Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno has blocked the extradition to the United States of a New York man charged with trying to defraud Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg, a document obtained by Reuters showed on Friday....
04:00, 06/08/2019

Turkey: Election fraud suspects accused of extremist ties ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s official news agency says an investigation of local election fraud in Istanbul found 43 suspects had alleged links to the network of a Muslim cleric that the government considers a terrorist organization. Anadolu Agency reported Sunday that 41 of the people prosecutors...
17:17, 05/05/2019

Marc Anthony fires back at President Trump for calling Puerto Rico 'corrupt' Marc Anthony is hitting back at President Donald Trump after the commander in chief bashed Puerto Rico as "one of the most corrupt places on earth."        ...
04:51, 08/29/2019

'He must resign': Thousands pack Puerto Rico streets again with an urgent message for Gov. Rosselló Thousands of Puerto Ricans took to the streets Monday as Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló clung to his job amid a deepening scandal.        ...
19:34, 07/22/2019

With Ricardo Rosselló out as governor, Puerto Rico 'needs to regain its moral compass and hope.' But, how? Puerto Rican protesters accomplished their mission to oust Gov. Ricardo Rosselló. Now comes the hard part – overcoming the island's many woes.        ...
15:34, 07/26/2019

Case, Raids Against J&K Bank After Officials Unearth 177-Crore Loan Fraud The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Thursday registered a case and conducted raids after unearthing a loan fraud worth over Rs 177 crore in Jammu and Kashmir Bank in Jammu, officials said....
08:00, 06/28/2019

Puerto Rican officials indicted in sweeping corruption probe Two former members of Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s administration were indicted Wednesday on bid-rigging and corruption charges — prompting the chair of the House committee overseeing the territory to call for the governor’s ouster, according to a report. The arrests come just a month a...
05:00, 07/11/2019

Top Puerto Rican officials resign over profanity-laced chat Puerto Rico’s Gov. Ricardo Rosselló says his chief financial officer and secretary of state will step down following their participation in a private chat that used profanities to describe an ex-New York City official and a federal control board...
08:51, 07/14/2019

'He must resign': Thousands shut down Puerto Rico streets demanding Gov. Ricardo Rosselló step down Thousands of Puerto Ricans took to the streets Monday as Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló clung to his job amid a deepening scandal.        ...
21:00, 07/22/2019

Protesters rally at White House to show solidarity with Puerto Rico: 'We might not live there now, but it’s home' The protesters sought to show solidarity with the hundreds of thousands who have rallied on the island against embattled Gov. Ricardo Rosselló.        ...
11:34, 07/23/2019

Woman arrested in Sahuarita credit card fraud case TUCSON – Sahuarita Police Department arrested a woman in connection with a credit card theft case. Jessica Diaz was arrested by U.S. Marshals Service near Campbell Avenue and Irvington Road on Wednesday. Jessica Diaz News 4 Tucson viewers helped Sahuarita police identify Diaz after a Crime Trackers ...
02:17, 07/19/2019

Industrialist Pramod Mittal Arrested In Bosnia For Suspected Fraud Industrialist Pramod Mittal, the younger brother of steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, was arrested Wednesday in Bosnia for suspected fraud and "abuse of power", a prosecutor said....
06:00, 07/24/2019

Raids Against Maharashtra Politician's Firm Accused Of Farm Loan Fraud The Enforcement Directorate conducted searches at multiple locations in Maharashtra on Thursday in connection with an alleged Rs-328 crore farm loan fraud, perpetrated using identities of "bogus and......
18:51, 06/06/2019

Brooklyn man accused of immigration fraud, submitting hundreds of faked applications: DOJ A New York City man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly running an immigration fraud scheme that involved filing over 1,800 fake immigration applications over the past four years, according to a press release from the Department of Justice’s office in Vermont....
01:00, 07/24/2019

Woman, 21, accused in alleged cyber fraud of superannuation and share accounts Melbourne woman is accused of being part of syndicate which used stolen identity information to drain millions from multiple accountsMillions of dollars have allegedly been siphoned from personal superannuation and share trading accounts as part of a cyber fraud.There are understood to be multiple v...
08:00, 09/17/2019

Top Puerto Rican officials resign amid group chat scandal Puerto Rico's Gov. Ricardo Rossello announced Saturday that his chief financial officer and secretary of state will step down following their participation in a private chat....
07:00, 07/14/2019

Arizona state trooper arrested on 61 sex-related, kidnapping and fraud counts Arizona Department of Public Safety detectives arrested one of their own troopers Tuesday on charges of sexual abuse, extortion, kidnapping, harassment and fraud, AZDPS Col. Frank Milstead said at a news conference....
15:00, 09/12/2019

Arizona trooper arrested on sex-related, kidnapping and fraud charges: police An Arizona State Trooper was arrested Tuesday and charged with 61 counts of sexual abuse, sexual extortion, kidnapping, harassment and fraud after his department received multiple complaints from women that alleged they were sexually harassed during traffic stops. ...
05:34, 09/11/2019

Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa accused of tax fraud by Spanish prosecutor Diego Costa has been accused of income tax fraud worth just over 1 million euros (£885,755) for money made from image rights, prosecutors in Madrid said on Tuesday....
21:17, 06/04/2019

Kamal Nath's Nephew Ratul Puri Arrested In Bank Fraud Case Ratul Puri, the nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, was arrested this morning by the Enforcement Directorate for an alleged Rs 354 crore bank fraud, after multiple attempts by him to......
07:17, 08/20/2019

Chinese professor accused of Huawei-related fraud asks why case was moved to Brooklyn A lawyer for a Chinese professor accused of obtaining technology from a Silicon Valley startup to benefit China's Huawei on Wednesday told a federal judge that he would like to know why the case is in her Brooklyn courtroom.  ...
04:34, 09/12/2019

Connecticut man accused of social media threat to local Puerto Rican festival A Connecticut man was arrested early Saturday for a social media post that police say implied a threat to the New Haven Puerto Rican Festival, according to reports...
23:17, 08/10/2019

'Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda joins protests against Puerto Rico's governor 200 people rallied in Manhattan to demand resignation of Puerto Rico's governor. Leading them? "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.        ...
13:17, 07/18/2019

Barry makes landfall after becoming hurricane: officials Barry had strengthened into a Category 1 hurricane by Saturday morning, with maximum sustained winds of 120 kph, the National Hurricane Center said. Storms become hurricanes when their winds reach 120 kph or higher....
19:34, 07/13/2019

FBI agents raided the home of MyPayrollHR's top executive as part of a fraud investigation into the company accused of vanishing with up to $35 million and leaving thousands without a paycheck Reuters/Jim Bourg The home of MyPayrollHR president Michael Mann was raided Monday afternoon, an FBI spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider. MyPayrollHR closed suddenly on Sept. 5, leaving tens of thousands of people around the country without their paychecks and spurring an FBI investigation. ...
23:34, 09/17/2019

Lin-Manuel Miranda on Puerto Rico's governor: It's 'crazy he hasn't resigned yet' Lin-Manuel Miranda has joined protests calling for Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello to resign following Chatgate, and expects it will come soon.        ...
03:51, 07/25/2019

’Chatgate’ scandal threatens to doom Puerto Rico's governor: 'I think Ricardo Rosselló has lost legitimacy' Thousands of protesters marched in the capital for a third day Monday to call for Ricardo Rosselló’s resignation.        ...
08:51, 07/16/2019

| More than 250 arrested after Ethiopia coup bid - officials Ethiopia's security forces have arrested more than 250 people in a sweeping crackdown following a failed suspected coup attempt and the assassination of five high-ranking officials, a government taskforce said....
17:17, 06/28/2019

Officials warn idiots venturing out into Hurricane Dorian to stay inside Officials have issued a stern warning to daredevils who’ve been out and about as Hurricane Dorian continues to thrash the Bahamas. Videos have popped up online reportedly showing one man in an inflatable boat nearly capsizing as a result of Dorian’s 220-mph wind gusts and James Beard Awa...
19:34, 09/02/2019

Hurricane Dorian death toll at 44, but officials, residents know it will rise dramatically The grim toll of Hurricane Dorian on the Bahamas reached 44 on Sunday, according to the Caribbean nation's government, which expects the number of dead to rise....
12:00, 09/09/2019

Hurricane Dorian flooding may have trapped North Carolina residents: officials North Carolina officials are worried that some Outer Banks residents might be trapped by flooding from Hurricane Dorian. The water rose 7 feet in just two hours as Dorian made landfall Friday morning as a Category 1 storm. That was far weaker than the Category 5 monster which devastated the Bahamas ...
17:00, 09/07/2019

3 accused of trafficking Mexican boy, 9, to Texas for $2,500, officials say Three people were arrested Wednesday for their alleged role in a human trafficking scheme that involved a 9-year-old Mexican boy being delivered to his family in Texas for $2,500, the U.S. District Attorney’s Office said....
02:17, 08/03/2019

4 employees arrested for nursing home deaths after Hurricane Irma Police arrested four employees facing federal charges in the deaths of 12 Florida nursing home patients exposed to extreme heat following Hurricane Irma in 2017, authorities said....
08:00, 08/28/2019

Hurricane Dorian: officials worldwide seek aid amid 'historic tragedy' in Bahamas Thousands left without shelter and likely to face food and water shortages, say UN, US and local authoritiesUS officials and counterparts around the world sent out an urgent call for help for the Bahamas after the northernmost islands in the archipelago were pulverized by Hurricane Dorian.Thousands ...
04:34, 09/04/2019

15 More Senior Tax Officials, Accused Of Corruption, Made To Retire The government today sent 15 senior tax officials facing probes in corruption cases to compulsory retirement, sending across a tough message to bureaucrats taking kickbacks for facilitating tax......
13:51, 06/18/2019

Honduras: Former officials accused of laundering drug money Former president Porfirio Lobo’s administration is being investigated for laundering drug money. The OAS anti-corruption mission (MACCIH) has filed injunctions against 12 people....
07:00, 05/25/2019

SC mom accused of yelling at son’s bullies arrested, charged GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman accused of confronting her third-grader’s bullies was arrested and charged with disturbing schools. News outlets quote a Greenville County sheriff’s report as saying deputies learned of the May confrontation after Jamie Rathburn posted a Fac...
15:00, 06/12/2019

Man accused of upskirting 555 women caught in the act and arrested Police in Madrid arrested a 53-year-old man accused of recording intimate videos of more than 500 women without their consent before posting the footage on porn sites....
16:00, 08/22/2019

Man arrested in Madrid accused of upskirting more than 500 women Police say they caught him filming on Metro after allegedly uploading videos for a yearPolice in Madrid have arrested a man accused of filming the intimate parts of more than 500 women without their consent while they travelled on the Metro.The accused made the videos, a practice known as upskirting...
17:00, 08/21/2019

Trump officials defend decision to send FEMA funds to ICE ahead of Hurricane Dorian (NBC News) — Trump administration officials said Sunday that transferring $155 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Disaster Relief Fund to Immigration and Customs Enforcement won’t affect the federal government’s ability to respond to Hurricane Dorian, a ma...
09:34, 09/02/2019

Hurricane Dorian's slow pace hinders Bahamas rescue efforts; at least 5 dead, officials say At least five people have died and 21 have been injured as slow-moving Hurricane Dorian pummels the Bahamas, Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said Monday, grimly telling the world, "We are in the midst of a historic tragedy."...
04:00, 09/03/2019

Barbados man arrested at JFK airport after TSA finds gun hidden in tar, officials say A man from Barbados was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York Monday after security discovered a gun and 20 loose bullets hidden in a tarlike substance, officials said....
20:34, 09/11/2019

Sri Lanka officials accused of blast negligence granted bail A Sri Lankan court has granted bail to the country’s police chief and former top defense bureaucrat a week after they were arrested for alleged criminal negligence leading to Easter Sunday bomb attacks that killed more than 250 people...
18:00, 07/09/2019

U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Hezbollah Officials Accused of Supporting Iran The sanctions were the first to directly target members of Lebanon’s Parliament and underscored the White House’s intention to ratchet up pressure on Iran by punishing groups tied to its government....
23:34, 07/09/2019

Kenyan MP arrested, accused of slapping female colleague Kenyan Member of Parliament, Rashid Kassim, has been arrested after being accused of causing "actual bodily harm" to his female colleague, the Kenyan Police Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said....
11:00, 06/14/2019

Rape suspect accused of faking his own death in the US is arrested Scottish man was found more than 1,000 miles from the spot of his supposed drowningA Scottish father accused of faking his own death in the US to escape rape charges at home has been arrested, police have said.Kim Avis, who is facing charges of alleged rape and a string of sexual assault offences, w...
01:17, 07/28/2019

Pakistani-American Man, Accused Of Links To Jaish, Arrested In US A 35-year-old Pakistani-American national has been arrested by the FBI on his arrival from Pakistan for being in contact with two UN-proscribed terror groups the ISISand the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM)....
07:00, 05/04/2019

Filipino accused of filming sex abuse of children arrested Officials have announced the capture of a Filipino man accused of filming children being sexually abused then selling videos of the attacks online in a crime that made him one of Europe’s most-wanted child offenders...
19:00, 07/25/2019

Man accused of killing wife in front of children arrested MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man accused of killing his wife in front of her children has been arrested. The U.S. Marshals service said in a statement that Michael McKinnie was taken into custody Tuesday on warrants for murder, reckless endangerment and felon in possession of a firearm. News ou...
20:00, 05/08/2019

Man arrested at JFK Airport accused of 'terror-related' crimes Law enforcement sources say that New York authorities have arrested a man at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens on "terror-related" charges, according to a report by NBC 4 in New York....
22:34, 07/26/2019

Officials: Rapper Kodak Black arrested on weapons charges MIAMI (AP) — Officials say Florida rapper Kodak Black was arrested on federal and state weapons charges just before he was to perform at a hip-hop festival. The U.S. Marshals office says in a news release that the 21-year-old Black was taken into custody Saturday at the Rolling Loud Music Festival a...
18:00, 05/12/2019

Kenya's Finance Minister, Top Officials Arrested On Corruption Charges Kenya's Finance Minister Henry Rotich and other treasury officials were arrested Monday on corruption and fraud charges over a multi-million dollar project to build two mega dams, police said....
13:51, 07/22/2019

Dalit Brutally Thrashed In Haryana Village, Accused Yet To be Arrested A case has been registered against two members of the upper caste community in connection with the brutal thrashing of a Dalit at Bajana Kalan village in Haryana's Sonipat village two months ago. The......
20:51, 06/24/2019

5 teens arrested, accused of using Tinder to trap dates and rob them at gunpoint Five teenagers who allegedly lured their victims from Tinder using fake profiles were arrested in connection to a string of armed robberies and carjackings in San Jose, California, police announced on Thursday....
06:00, 05/12/2019

Mississippi teen accused of killing a uniformed officer arrested Police say Darian Tawan Atkinson, 19, shot patrolman Robert McKeithen dead in the station’s parking lotA Mississippi teenager accused of shooting dead a uniformed officer in a police station parking lot smiled as he was escorted through a phalanx of television cameras and police officers at the scen...
20:51, 05/07/2019

Mastermind behind shooting that left David Ortiz wounded arrested, officials say Authorities in the Dominican Republic arrested the mastermind behind the shooting that left Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz wounded earlier this month in an apparent case of mistaken identity....
21:51, 06/28/2019

Statue of Liberty shown cuffed and arrested by immigration officials in new mural Mural in downtown Las Vegas by British artist Izaac Zevalking meant to draw attention to America’s founding by immigrantsA mural of the Statue of Liberty, handcuffed and slammed on the hood of a police cruiser, is drawing attention in downtown Las Vegas, a day after a top Trump administration offici...
22:00, 08/14/2019

16 Marines arrested on accusations ranging from human smuggling to drugs, officials say More than a dozen U.S. Marines were arrested early Thursday on a variety of accusations ranging from human smuggling to drug-related offenses, according to officials....
23:00, 07/25/2019

Sri Lanka Muslim officials quit in solidarity with minister accused of Islamist ties Eight Muslim government officials in Sri Lanka quit their portfolios on Monday in solidarity with the industry minister accused by the opposition of supporting Islamist militants who killed more than 250 people on Easter Sunday....
18:34, 06/03/2019

Trump officials secretly contacted Maduro hardliner accused of drug trafficking The Trump administration's new talks highlight the White House’s stalled effort to oust Nicolas Maduro and install opposition leader Juan Guaido.        ...
19:00, 08/27/2019

Georgia Election Officials Accused of Destroying Evidence of Possible Voting System Breaches (ATLANTA) — In a federal court filing, lawyers for election integrity advocates accuse Georgia election officials of intentionally destroying evidence that could show unauthorized access to the state election system and potential manipulation of election results. Election integrity advocates a...
19:00, 07/26/2019

Captain of migrant vessel arrested, accused of trying to sink police boat She could face 10 years in prison if convicted of attacking a police boat. The Vessel carrying the migrants was operated by German charity Sea-Watch, which conducts civil search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean. The non profit says they were forced to enter Italian waters because they were...
06:51, 06/30/2019

Man accused of shooting at PCSO deputy multiple times arrested after standoff MARICOPA, Ariz. – A man was taken into custody after he reportedly fired a gun at a Pinal County Sheriff’s Office deputy outside a residence in Maricopa early Tuesday morning. According to officials, PCSO was dispatched to a home near Ralston and Robin roads in reference to a loud noise ...
06:34, 06/26/2019

Son accused of killing ex-NFL lineman Barry Bennett, wife arrested in Mexico The son of former NFL lineman Barry Bennett was arrested Saturday in Mexico on charges of murdering his parents earlier this week in their home in Minnesota, authorities said....
05:34, 08/25/2019

Fifth Accused In Woman's Alleged Gang-Rape In Alwar Arrested: Police The prime accused in the Alwar gang-rape case was arrested from Uttar Pradesh's Mathura today, taking the number of those arrested to five. Prime accused Hansraj was arrested from Mathura today......
16:00, 05/09/2019

Dominican police say they've arrested man accused of being behind David Ortiz shooting Víctor Hugo Gómez is accused of ordering the killing of his cousin, Sixto David Fernández. Authorities say hit men confused Ortiz with Fernández.       ...
09:00, 06/29/2019

Jammu And Kashmir Shopkeeper Accused Of Rape, Forced Marriage; Arrested A woman has accused a shopkeeper of rape, abduction and forcible marriage besides circulating her objectionable pictures on social media in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi district, police said Sunday....
18:34, 05/19/2019

Kyrgyz ex-president arrested, accused of coup plan- state media The head of Kyrgyzstan's security forces accused ex-president Almazbek Atambayev on Tuesday of planning to stage a coup, state news agency Kabar said, following a deadly clash last week with police sent to his house to arrest him....
12:17, 08/13/2019

Man 'curious about jihad' arrested at NC airport, accused of lying about terror links A Pakistani man was arrested at an airport in North Carolina on Tuesday after officials said he allegedly lied about his involvement with two terrorist organizations....
07:51, 05/02/2019

California man arrested on suspicion of DUI, allegedly spit at officers is gym teacher, school officials say A California man who was arrested earlier this week on suspicion of driving under the influence and allegedly spat at police officers is a P.E. teacher in Sacramento, school district officials said Thursday....
16:17, 05/10/2019

Dozens of Hong Kong protesters arrested as officials warn of ‘very dangerous situation’ Hong Kong wrapped up a weekend of tumultuous protests that resulted in 86 people — including one as young as 12 — arrested and a stern warning from the government. “The escalating illegal and violent acts of radical protesters are not only outrageous, they also push Hong Kong to th...
16:34, 08/26/2019

MSNBC host Joy Reid accused of lying about Bush era-Guantanamo officials starving detainees MSNBC host Joy Reid has been accused of slandering President George W. Bush for declaring that Guantanamo Bay detainees were starved during his administration....
21:17, 05/13/2019

Distant relative of NFL veteran Tyrann Mathieu accused of trying to extort millions from player: officials A distant relative of Kansas City Chiefs star Tyrann Mathieu was arrested for allegedly trying to extort millions from the defensive back, according to federal investigators....
18:51, 05/22/2019

Man arrested, accused of trespassing at Phoenix airport, triggering plane emergency slide Zackaria Mohamud Mudasir has been arrested at Phoenix Sky Harbor airport. Police say he was seen entering a secure area around 2:15 a.m. Tuesday.       ...
04:51, 08/14/2019

U.S. gymnast Simone Biles' brother arrested as accused shooter in triple murder The brother of U.S. gymnastics star Simone Biles has been arrested and charged with murder, accused of shooting and killing three people at a New Year's Eve party in Cleveland, law enforcement agencies said on Friday....
23:51, 08/30/2019

Airline pilot arrested at Louisville airport in connection to 2015 triple homicide, officials say A pilot for an American Airlines subsidiary was arrested Saturday at the Louisville airport in connection to the 2015 killings of three people, Kentucky's attorney general said....
18:51, 05/12/2019

Former Florida sheriff's deputy arrested after allegedly planting drugs during minor traffic stops, officials say A former Florida sheriff's deputy was arrested Wednesday after investigators say he “routinely” planted drugs on unsuspecting drivers during minor traffic stops, leading to the dismissal of nearly 120 cases in a two year period. ...
20:00, 07/11/2019

'Italian Bonnie and Clyde' arrested in Thailand, accused of pretending to be George Clooney to sell clothes A husband and wife known as the “Italian Bonnie and Clyde” were arrested Saturday after years on the run with the husband allegedly pretending to be George Clooney online to sell clothes....
06:17, 06/17/2019

Florida deputy arrested on child sex battery charges accused of urinating in girl's mouth An Escambia County Sheriff's Office deputy who was arrested last week is accused of urinating into the mouth of a young girl multiple times over the span of nearly two years.        ...
05:51, 07/30/2019

Miss Hooters Tennessee finalist arrested, accused of trashing boyfriend's house after breakup Madison Rogers, Miss Hooters Tennessee contestant, faces burglary and vandalism charges after police said she destroyed part of ex-boyfriend's house.        ...
15:17, 06/25/2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused border patrol officials of forcing migrant women to drink out of toilets while detained JEENAH MOON/Reuters Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused US Customs and Border Patrol agents of forcing detained migrant women to drink water out of toilets at a Texas facility. Ocasio-Cortez accused CBP of "systemic cruelty w/ a dehumanizing culture that treats [detained migrants] like animals" ...
00:34, 07/02/2019

Jonathan Dick: 'Most wanted' fugitive accused of killing his brother is arrested A fugitive accused of killing his brother with a sword in a shopping centre two years ago has been taken into custody after a "citizen's arrest" in central Melbourne....
16:51, 08/19/2019

'Jersey Shore' star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro’s ex-girlfriend arrested, accused of battering him Ronnie Ortiz-Magro’s ex-girlfriend will fight a misdemeanor domestic battery charge alleging she attacked him at a Las Vegas club on New Year’s Eve.        ...
02:00, 05/22/2019

Hurricane Dorian upgraded to major Cat 3 hurricane as Florida residents scramble for gas, water As Hurricane Dorian closes in, Florida has set up police escorts to deliver more gas to stations, waived service and truck rates for fuel trucks and ordered a million gallons of water....
21:17, 08/30/2019

Hurricane Dorian to approach Florida as Category 4 with 130 mph winds: Hurricane Center Hurricane Dorian is expected to intensify over the weekend as a Category 4 storm with winds picking up to 130 miles per hour (210 kph), a spokesman for the National Hurricane Center said on Thursday....
01:51, 08/30/2019

As Hurricane Erick heads toward Hawaii, another Pacific hurricane expected to form As Hurricane Erick gained strength in the eastern Pacific as it churned toward Hawaii, another weather system, tropical storm Flossie brewing farther east is likely to become a hurricane later on Tuesday, forecasters said....
16:51, 07/30/2019

Hurricane Dorian: Delta capping flight prices, American offering reduced fares from Florida as hurricane nears As Hurricane Dorian hurtles toward the United States, travelers may be trying to evacuate – but are airlines "fare gouging" with high flight prices?       ...
08:17, 08/31/2019

|EOHtoapproachpoliceafterprobefindsevidenceoftheft,bribery The ICT group was giving an update on the findings on the first part of a forensic probe by law firm ENSafrica into possible fraudulent transactions involving the group....
18:51, 07/16/2019

|Ex-PICexecutivesreportedtoHawksoverperceived'bribery'demand A witness testifying before a commission of inquiry into the PIC has revealed that top executives at the state-owned fund manager have been reported to the Hawks over suspicion of bribe solicitation....
09:00, 05/23/2019

Starwatch: time to take a good look at the lunar maria The full moon on Saturday gives an opportunity (weather permitting) to study the “seas” that form the dark markings on the moon’s surfaceThe moon will reach full on 18 May. This is a good opportunity to take the time to really look at its bright disc. The dark markings are called lunar maria, named ...
15:34, 05/13/2019

Amal Clooney will represent Maria Ressa International human rights lawyers Amal Clooney and Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC will lead a legal team representing Maria Ressa, the award-winning Philippines journalist who has been repeatedly arrested this year on charges that critics say are designed to silence her....
16:17, 07/09/2019

How to Get a Table at a Busy Restaurant Without Bribery In 2014, a New York-based chef made headlines after opening the world’s “most exclusive” restaurant⁠—to grab a table, you’d have to wait 10 years. And while the restaurant’s exclusivity turned out to be partly a hoax, it’s a reminder that people are willing to wait a very long time for food; New Yor...
23:17, 08/12/2019

Top Turkish officials visit Jordan in move to deepen ties: officials Top Turkish and Jordanian officials sought to deepen relations in talks on Tuesday, days after the kingdom restored full ties with Ankara's ally Qatar, in what officials say is a realignment by Jordan away from longtime Gulf partners....
01:00, 07/24/2019

Serena Williams routs Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-1 at US Open Serena Williams played nearly perfect tennis and beat Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-1 in a contest devoid of drama at the U.S. Open        ...
06:00, 08/27/2019

Peru to rethink approval for Tia Maria copper project The Peruvian government will re-evaluate its recent decision to grant a construction permit to Southern Copper Corp for its proposed mine Tia Maria at the request of local authorities calling for its annulment, Peru's president said late on Wednesday....
19:17, 07/25/2019

Capitalism isn't 'broken'. It's working all too well - and we're the worse for it | Maria Svart Exploitation is a feature of capitalism, not a bug. Our economic system is beyond salvageCapitalism is not broken. It is working all too well, concentrating money in the hands of the few by exploiting the work of the many.Runaway climate change, war, mass migration, widespread poverty and ever-incre...
08:17, 06/12/2019

DOJ alleges FEMA official took bribes in Maria recovery A person deployed as a FEMA official to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, has been charged with taking bribes to favor a contractor in the island's recovery....
02:51, 09/11/2019

Maria Sharapova retires from Wimbledon first round with yet another injury Maria Sharapova retired for the first time in her grand slam career at Wimbledon but suggested she isn't about to quit the game for good after a series of demoralizing injuries....
01:34, 07/03/2019

Maria Sharapova out of French Open, citing right shoulder PARIS (AP) — Two-time French Open champion Maria Sharapova has pulled out of the year’s second Grand Slam tournament because of her injured right shoulder. Sharapova announced her withdrawal on Instagram on Tuesday. She wrote: “Sometimes the right decisions aren’t always the easies...
21:51, 05/15/2019

Russian Spy Maria Butina Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison (WASHINGTON) — In a quivering voice, Maria Butina begged for leniency, casting herself as a comparative innocent caught up in a massive geopolitical power game. Prosecutors held a dimmer view, saying the 30-year-old Russian deliberately obscured her true purposes while developing backdoor cont...
19:00, 04/28/2019

Probation ends for former Alabama gov. convicted of bribery MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A judge has ended probation for former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman, who went to federal prison in a bribery scheme. WSFA-TV reports that a federal judge this week agreed with an officer’s report recommending that probation end for the 73-year-old Democrat. A federal jury...
00:00, 06/15/2019

| ICC charges Jayasundara for bribery of Sri Lanka minister The International Cricket Council has charged a Sri Lankan team advisor with trying to bribe the country's sports minister to influence an international match....
16:51, 05/11/2019

Ex-NYPD cop who testified in bribery cases gets 4 months A federal judge in Manhattan sentenced the former head of NYPD’s gun licensing division, who took part in a wide-ranging bribery scandal and ended up ratting on other officers, to four months in prison The US Attorney’s office in Manhattan advocated for David Villanueva, a star witness in two trials...
06:00, 06/13/2019

IOC investigates allegations of bribery over Rio’s 2016 Olympic bid • Former state governor accuses nine members of corruption• Sergei Bubka among those named by Sérgio CabralThe International Olympic Committee has promised to investigate startling new allegations that nine of its members – including pole vault legend Sergei Bubka and Olympic swimming champion Alexa...
14:51, 07/05/2019

How U.C. Will Change Its Admissions Process After the Bribery Scandal Friday: The University of California president, Janet Napolitano, discussed the shifts; a witness gave stunning testimony in the trial of a Navy SEAL; and Speaker Nancy Pelosi paid up....
19:17, 06/21/2019

Serena Williams to face Maria Sharapova in US Open first round Serena opens bid for record-tying 24th major against SharapovaTop-seeded Djokovic drawn into same half as No 3 seed FedererBreakout star Cori Gauff could face Naomi Osaka in round threeSerena Williams has been paired with Maria Sharapova in an eye-catching US Open first round encounter.Williams and ...
03:00, 08/23/2019

Judge sentences Russian operative Maria Butina to 18 months A federal judge on Friday sentenced Maria Butina, a Russian operative who infiltrated various conservative political groups in the United States, to 18 months in prison....
22:51, 04/28/2019

Ángel Di María double helps PSG ease to win against Real Madrid This was not a night for Galácticos, old or new. At a balmy, boisterous Parc Des Princes Paris Saint-Germain simply overran Real Madrid, pulling apart the hastily-stitched seams of Zinedine Zidane’s injury-depleted team and producing surely the most thrillingly assured performance under Thomas Tuche...
00:34, 09/19/2019

Peru suspends permit for Southern Copper's $1.4 bln Tia Maria project Peru has suspended a construction permit it recently gave to Southern Copper Corp for its $1.4 billion Tia Maria copper project while officials can re-evaluate its legality, authorities announced late on Friday....
07:51, 08/10/2019

Russian spy Maria Butina begs for cash in Instagram video Maria Butina — the Russian secret agent convicted of gathering intelligence on the National Rifle Association and other US groups — has been begging for cash on social media to help pay for her legal costs. The gun rights activist posted a video on Instagram Saturday, explaining how the ...
10:00, 05/20/2019

"Exceptional" Angel Di Maria Stars As PSG Tear Apart Sorry Real Madrid Angel Di Maria scored twice against his former club as Paris Saint-Germain thrashed Real Madrid 3-0 to get off to the perfect start in the UEFA Champions League....
10:17, 09/19/2019

House Democrats Will Investigate Trump Administration Over Its Non-Response to Maria The House Oversight and Reform Committee announced on Monday that it would begin an investigation into the Trump Administration’s response to the 2017 hurricanes that decimated Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands....
04:17, 05/07/2019

Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova To Clash In US Open First Round Serena Williams is looking to match the all-time record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles won by Margaret Court when the year's final major championship gets under way Monday....
00:34, 08/23/2019

Serena Williams-Maria Sharapova opener could be US Open flop The two players bring a combined 28 Grand Slam titles to the first night of the U.S. Open. That’s unprecedented for a first-round match. But whether Monday’s under-the-lights Serena Williams-Maria Sharapova superstar showdown at Arthur Ashe Stadium lives up to the drama is questionable. Williams is ...
14:00, 08/26/2019

Maria Sharapova withdraws from French Open: ‘I really miss you Paris’ • Two-times champion still struggling with shoulder injury• ‘Sometimes the right decisions aren’t always the easiest ones’Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the French Open because of a shoulder problem. The two-times Roland Garros champion has not played since January and had surgery on her injury ...
01:51, 05/16/2019

Maria Sharapova withdraws from French Open, citing right shoulder Two-time French Open champion Maria Sharapova has pulled out of the year's second Grand Slam tournament because of her injured right shoulder.        ...
01:00, 05/16/2019

Amal Clooney will represent Philippines journalist Maria Ressa International human rights lawyers Amal Clooney and Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC will lead a team representing Maria Ressa, the award-winning Philippines journalist who has been repeatedly arrested this year on charges that her lawyer described as "politically motivated."...
02:17, 07/09/2019

Family of Maria Escobedo speaks out after murderer gets life in prison TUCSON – Maria Escobedo was known as kind, nice and loving. She was a family woman, a mother and a grandma. The brother of Escobedo, Jose Tellez was emotional as he talked to News 4 Tucson about the life sentence of Mario Jesus Dorame. “It tears you up. It hurts. It hurts really bad,R...
05:17, 07/13/2019

All pressure on Serena Williams against 'nothing to lose' Maria Sharapova - Hantuchova "Serena Williams will be under pressure from the start at this year\u0027s US Open when she takes on Maria Sharapova in her opening match of the tournament, according to one former player."...
18:00, 08/26/2019

Di Maria free kick earns PSG comeback win in French Super Cup "Paris Saint-Germain substitute Angel Di Maria scored the winner with a spectacular free kick and Kylian Mbappe was also on target as the Ligue 1 champions recovered to beat Stade Rennes 2-1 and lift the French Super Cup in Shenzhen on Saturday."...
20:17, 08/03/2019

How Muslim model Maria Al-Sadek is shaking up the fashion industry It’s the American Dream for the digital age. Three years ago, Maria Al-Sadek was a college student living in Alabama. Now she’s a rising model, writer, stylist and influencer — working with brands such as Marc Jacobs and ­Armani Beauty — who lives in Brooklyn. She also boasts more than 400,000 follo...
04:51, 06/23/2019