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Puerto Rico governor tightens, extends coronavirus curfew

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. territory of Puerto Rico announced Thursday that it would extend a two-week curfew to April 12 and warned of new restrictions to help curb coronavirus cases. ...

Puerto Rico unveils record $787M package to fight COVID-19

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico on Monday announced a record $787 million financial package to help alleviate the economic impact of the new coronavirus in the U.S. territory. ...

Puerto Rico cracks down on violators of coronavirus curfew

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities in Puerto Rico fined more than two dozen businesses on Monday and arrested a man accused of violating a newly imposed curfew as the government imposed tough me...

Ex-DEA agent, wife, to leave Puerto Rico, face trial in US

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A former anti-drug agent and his wife, charged with diverting money from the Drug Enforcement Administration and aiding Colombian traffickers, on Wednesday agreed to have ...

US official: Disaster recovery pace in Puerto Rico sped up

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The newly appointed U.S. official charged with overseeing disaster recovery in Puerto Rico said Tuesday that while the pace of federally funded projects to help hurricane ...

Puerto Rico governor believes fatal shooting is hate crime

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The recent killing of a person believed to be a transgender woman that has shocked and angered many in Puerto Rico is likely a hate crime, Gov. Wanda Vázquez said Tuesday....

Judge: High-profile corruption trial to stay in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal judge on Friday denied a request to move an upcoming corruption trial against former Puerto Rico Education Secretary Julia Keleher to the U.S. mainland. ...

Puerto Rico goes to court against debt-restructuring deal

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s government went to court on Wednesday to fight a deal that a federal control board overseeing the U.S. territory’s finances recently reached with bondholders...

Doctors find 151 heroin decks on child shot in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Doctors treating a 4-year-old shooting victim found that somebody had placed 151 packages of heroin under his clothing, police in Puerto Rico said Tuesday. ...

Puerto Rico police probe fatal shooting of US pilot

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico police said Tuesday that an autopsy report will help determine who killed an American Airlines pilot over the weekend in front of a strip club in the U.S. terr...

Damage reported after 5.0 quake strikes near Puerto Rico

SANTA ISABEL, Puerto Rico (AP) — A magnitude 5.0 aftershock rattled southern Puerto Rico on Tuesday, causing some cracks but no reported injuries in a region that has been shaken by continuing quakes ...

Puerto Ricans thrilled by flag sighting in Super Bowl

SAN JUAN (AP) — The screams echoed across Puerto Rico when Jennifer Lopez unfurled a feather cape representing the flag of the U.S. territory during the Super Bowl’s halftime show, a moment that many ...

Puerto Rico seeks housing after quake affects 1,690 homes

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s government said Tuesday that in less than two months it hopes to relocate all of the families affected by a recent magnitude 6.4 earthquake that destroyed or...

Puerto Rico opens only 20% of schools amid ongoing quakes

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico opened only 20% of its public schools on Tuesday following a strong earthquake that delayed the start of classes by nearly three weeks as fears linger over the...

Ricky Martin finds inspiration in Puerto Rico protests

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Ricky Martin’s wide smile began to fade as the Puerto Rican superstar talked about his next album. It’s influenced by the U.S. territory’s political turm...