SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Puerto Rico (all times local): 11:55 p.m. Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló says he is resigning effective Aug. 2 in the face of public furor over an obscenity-laced online chat that showed the governor and close advisers insulting women and mocking constituents […]
Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight Show” will air an episode next year from Puerto Rico including an exclusive performance with Lin-Manuel Miranda reprising his role in “Hamilton.”
Major Kathy Loncoy, a Stratford resident and an officer at The Salvation Army in Bridgeport will be deployed to Puerto Rico as part of a 4-person team of Emotional & Spiritual Care workers from The Salvation Army’s Eastern Territory.
The island of Puerto Rico fell victim to an earthquake with two major aftershocks in one week. A group of local veterans sent out a plea to their community to help support the victims of Puerto Rico.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vazquez announced Monday that she plans to run in the 2020 general elections after repeatedly stating she was not interested in the position when she was appointed leader following political upheaval in the U.S. territory earlier this year. Vazquez will face veteran politician Pedro Pierluisi […]
After a series of earthquakes and aftershocks, buildings in Puerto Rico are crumbling. That’s what inspired a local Waterbury school district to step up.
TOA BAJA, Puerto Rico (AP) — Felipe Espinal walked into his cockfighting establishment Wednesday night in the northern town of Toa Baja and held up a white pen in triumph as he recorded the moment with his cellphone. The crowd hushed as he cried out: “This is the pen that said we can keep fighting […]
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — CVS apologized and said it’s investigating after a Purdue University engineering student was denied the purchase of over-the-counter cold medicine by employees who questioned his immigration status, refusing to accept his Puerto Rican driver’s license and U.S. passport. José Guzmán Payano said a clerk and shift supervisor at a CVS […]
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — FBI agents arrested Puerto Rico Sen. Abel Nazario and seven other people early Wednesday as part of an investigation into corruption in the U.S. territory. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said the suspects include former municipal employees who were indicted on one count of alleged theft or bribery involving programs […]
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Puerto Rico late Monday, rousing and scaring many from their sleep in the U.S. territory. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck 49 miles (79 kilometers) off the island’s northwest coast at a shallow depth of 6 miles (10 kilometers). Three aftershocks, of […]