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Puerto Rico to launch COVID-19 vaccinations in mid-December

Nov. 25, 2020 10:43 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Officials in Puerto Rico announced Wednesday that the U.S. territory expects to receive its first COVID-19 vaccines by mid-December as the island hits a record number of daily cases and hospitalizations. Health care workers, teachers and certain public sector employees are...

In this screen shot provided by ABC on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, Bad Bunny accepts the award for favorite latin album for “YHLQMDLG” at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (ABC via AP)

Reggaeton star Bad Bunny tests positive for coronavirus

Nov. 23, 2020 10:54 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Reggaeton superstar Bad Bunny has tested positive for the new coronavirus, his representative said Monday. The announcement came a day after the musician won favorite male Latin artist and favorite Latin album for "YHLQMDLG” at the American Music Awards. Bad Bunny, whose...

AP source: USA Basketball entering bubble for AmeriCup games

Nov. 20, 2020 4:31 PM EST

USA Basketball and the national teams from Mexico, Cuba and Puerto Rico will be moving into a bubble in Indianapolis over the coming days to prepare for the second round of FIBA AmeriCup qualifying games later this month. It will be the first bubble-type format for the U.S. for an international event. Players,...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 file photo, provided by the Arecibo Observatory, shows the damage done by a broken cable that supported a metal platform, creating a 100-foot (30-meter) gash to the radio telescope's reflector dish in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Giant, aging cables that support the radio telescopes are slowly unraveling in this U.S. territory, threatening scientific projects that researchers say can’t be done elsewhere on the planet. (Arecibo Observatory via AP)

Huge Puerto Rico radio telescope to close in blow to science

Nov. 19, 2020 2:28 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The National Science Foundation announced Thursday that it will close the huge telescope at the renowned Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico in a blow to scientists worldwide who depend on it to search for planets, asteroids and extraterrestrial life. The independent, federally...

Puerto Rico's huge Arecibo radio telescope to close; a blow to search for planets, asteroids, extraterrestrial life

Nov. 19, 2020 11:31 AM EST
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's huge Arecibo radio telescope to close; a blow to search for planets, asteroids, extraterrestrial life.

Puerto Rico policeman accused of theft while in uniform

Nov. 17, 2020 1:27 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A police officer has been charged with stealing more than $1,300 worth of goods from Home Depot while wearing his uniform, authorities said Tuesday. The officer was identified as 46-year-old Fernando León Berdecía. It was not immediately known if he had an attorney....

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 file photo, provided by the Arecibo Observatory, shows the damage done by a broken cable that supported a metal platform, creating a 100-foot (30-meter) gash to the radio telescope's reflector dish in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Giant, aging cables that support the radio telescopes are slowly unraveling in this U.S. territory, threatening scientific projects that researchers say can’t be done elsewhere on the planet. (Arecibo Observatory via AP)

Cable failures endanger renowned Puerto Rico radio telescope

Nov. 15, 2020 4:16 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The giant, aging cables that support one of the world's largest single-dish radio telescopes are slowly unraveling in this U.S. territory, pushing an observatory renowned for its key role in astronomical discoveries to the brink of collapse. The Arecibo Observatory, which is...

Puerto Rico to activate National Guard to fight COVID-19

Nov. 13, 2020 2:03 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor announced Friday that she will activate the National Guard to help enforce a curfew aimed at curbing a rise in COVID-19 cases and other measures, including once again closing beaches to everyone except those doing exercise. Gov. Wanda Vázquez...

COVID-19 cases hit 1st Caribbean cruise since pandemic

Nov. 12, 2020 5:01 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — One of the first cruise ships to ply through Caribbean waters since the pandemic began ended its trip early after at least five passengers tested positive for COVID-19, officials said Thursday. The SeaDream I is carrying 66 crew and more than 50 passengers, with the majority of...

Man in accident steals car of good Samaritan in Puerto Rico

Nov. 12, 2020 9:47 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A man who was in a traffic accident stole the car of a good Samaritan who had stopped to help him, Puerto Rico police said Thursday. The incident occurred at peak rush hour on a busy highway in the capital of San Juan after the car of the alleged thief flipped over. When...