Voters weary as Puerto Rico prepares for historic primaries

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Two candidates who both served as replacement governors in the wake of a Puerto Rican political crisis are competing against each other for a chance to win the job in thei...

Judge: 'Discriminatory' to deny Puerto Rico access to US aid

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ruled that it is unconstitutional to deny Puerto Ricans living in the U.S. territory access to three federal welfare programs in a major decision...

CEO of Puerto Rico's power company to resign amid outages

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The CEO of Puerto Rico’s state-owned power company is resigning as tens of thousands of clients remain without electricity since last week’s tropical storm that further we...

Isaias near hurricane strength as it crawls toward Carolinas

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Isaias was forecast to be near hurricane strength as it approached the Carolinas Monday, just a day after bands of heavy rain from the tropical storm lashed Florida's east coas...

Isaias nears virus-hit Florida after lashing the Bahamas

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Early bands of heavy rain from Isaias lashed Florida's east coast before dawn Sunday as authorities warily eyed the approaching storm, which threatened to snarl efforts to ...

Puerto Rico extends anti-coronavirus measures for 2 weeks

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor announced Friday that she would extend for two more weeks measures aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus. That means bars...

Bahamas braces as newly formed Hurricane Isaias bears down

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — New Hurricane Isaias kept on a path early Friday expected to take it to the U.S. East Coast by the weekend as it approached the Bahamas, parts of which are still recoverin...

Puerto Rico, other islands brace for likely tropical storm

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A weather system heading for the eastern Caribbean was predicted to develop into a tropical storm on Wednesday as forecasters warned Puerto Rico and other islands to prepa...

Thousands in Puerto Rico still without housing since Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Nearly three years after Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico, tens of thousands of homes remain badly damaged, many people face a hurricane season under fading blue t...

Puerto Rico to offer virtual classes, delay school reopening

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico officials announced Wednesday that all public school students will start virtual classes Aug. 17 as the U.S. territory battles an increase in coronavirus cases...

Puerto Rico to ban alcohol sales on Sundays amid pandemic

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Alcohol sales will be banned across Puerto Rico on Sundays and nearly all businesses will remain closed that day to help control a rise in cases in the U.S. territory, the...

Puerto Rico governor, others face formal corruption probe

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor and other top officials on Monday became the official targets of an in-depth government investigation into recent corruption allegations. ...

Puerto Rico announces referendum to protect public pensions

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor announced Monday that she plans to hold a referendum on whether public pension payments should be protected by the U.S. territory’s Constitution for...

Puerto Rico rolls back openings amid spike in COVID-19 cases

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor on Thursday announced major rollbacks including the closure of bars, gyms, marinas, theaters and casinos and restricted the use of beaches as the U....

Puerto Rico questions Spain's legacy as statues tumble in US

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Statues, street names, plazas and even the body of conquistador Juan Ponce de León himself: Spain left a nearly indelible legacy in Puerto Rico that attracts hordes of tou...