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Meteor streaks over Puerto Rico, unsettling some amid quakes

Jan. 17, 2020 6:30 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A meteor streaked low across the sky in Puerto Rico on Friday, setting social media abuzz as the spectacle amazed some people and unsettled others on an island still being hit daily by small earthquakes. The bright burning ball was caught by security cameras and people randomly...

Cars are crushed under a home that collapsed after an earthquake hit Guanica, Puerto Rico, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. A 5.8-magnitude quake hit Puerto Rico before dawn Monday, unleashing small landslides, causing power outages and severely cracking some homes. There were no immediate reports of casualties. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

5.8 magnitude quake strikes Puerto Rico, damaging homes

Jan. 6, 2020 7:05 PM EST

GUANICA, Puerto Rico (AP) — A 5.8 magnitude quake hit Puerto Rico before dawn Monday, unleashing small landslides, causing power outages and collapsing some homes, as well as a famed tourist attraction. It was one of the strongest quakes yet in a series that have hit the U.S. territory over the past week....

4.5 quake hits Puerto Rico amid rare seismic activity

Jan. 2, 2020 5:05 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A 4.5-magnitude earthquake hit Puerto Rico on Thursday in the latest of a rare string of quakes that has frightened many in the U.S. territory. The most recent quake occurred eight miles (12 kilometers) south of Guayanilla at a shallow depth of four miles (seven kilometers) and...

Family of 4, including twin boys, killed in Puerto Rico

Jan. 1, 2020 10:56 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A family of four, including twin boys, was shot to death inside their home in Puerto Rico after celebrating New Year's Eve, authorities said. Police said the couple's 16-year-old son was seriously injured and is hospitalized. The killings occurred before dawn Wednesday in the...

FILE - In this  Oct. 19, 2003 file photo, man bets during a cockfight in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The U.S. territory of Puerto Rico will defy the U.S. government and approve a law to keep cockfighting alive in a bid to protect a 400-year-old tradition practiced across the island despite a federal ban that goes into effect this week, officials confirmed late Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Walter Astrada, File)

Puerto Rico heading into showdown over US ban on cockfights

Dec. 18, 2019 11:54 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico defied the U.S. government by adopting a law on Wednesday to keep cockfighting alive, seeking to protect a 400-year-old tradition on the island despite a federal ban that goes into effect this week. Those in the cockfighting business cautiously rejoiced amid...

FILE - In this  Oct. 19, 2003 file photo, man bets during a cockfight in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The U.S. territory of Puerto Rico will defy the U.S. government and approve a law to keep cockfighting alive in a bid to protect a 400-year-old tradition practiced across the island despite a federal ban that goes into effect this week, officials confirmed late Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Walter Astrada, File)

Puerto Rico to approve cockfighting, defy federal ban

Dec. 17, 2019 8:49 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico will defy the U.S. government and approve a law to keep cockfighting alive in a bid to protect a 400-year-old tradition practiced across the island despite a federal ban that goes into effect this week, officials told The Associated Press on Tuesday night. The move...

1 dead in Puerto Rico highway police chase

Nov. 29, 2019 11:30 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — One person died after police and suspects exchanged gunfire during a lengthy chase on a busy highway in Puerto Rico. Authorities say one suspect in a Mercedes Benz whose occupants began shooting at police died after being hit during the chase that began late Friday morning in...

Puerto Rico police arrest stepdaughter of woman killed

Nov. 27, 2019 2:10 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities in Puerto Rico have arrested the stepdaughter of a woman killed last month in a drive-by shooting while in her car with her two biological daughters. Police said Wednesday that 29-year-old Keishla Pérez was charged with first-degree murder and two counts of...

FBI: Agent in Puerto Rico robbed in attempted carjacking

Nov. 25, 2019 7:31 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — FBI officials in Puerto Rico are offering a reward for three suspects they say robbed an agent at gunpoint and tried to steal his car. The agency said Monday that three men in a black Mercedes Benz stole the agent’s wallet, FBI credentials and official weapon. Officials...

FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2019 file photo, Daddy Yankee performs at the Latin American Music Awards, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The Puerto Rico reggaeton star is opening a museum Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, in the U.S. Caribbean territory that will be dedicated to his life and the music that made him famous. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP File)

Daddy Yankee to open reggaeton museum in Puerto Rico

Nov. 21, 2019 3:16 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico reggaeton star Daddy Yankee is opening a museum in the U.S. Caribbean territory that will be dedicated to his life and the music that made him famous. The Daddy Yankee El Jefe Museum opens Friday in Plaza de Las Americas in San Juan and will be free of charge. The...