The Latest: Puerto Rico governor says he will resign Aug. 2

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 […]

CT veterans help support Puerto Rico quake victims

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.

Puerto Rico governor to run in 2020 local elections

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 […]

Puerto Rico cockfighters go to ring in federal ban defiance

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 […]

Student: CVS workers rejected Puerto Rico ID, asked for visa

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 […]

FBI arrests Puerto Rico senator, 7 more in corruption probe

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 […]

6.0 quake shakes Puerto Rico; no damage immediately reported

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 […]

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