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What is seditious conspiracy? Rare, but now part of Jan. 6

Jan. 13, 2022 18:24 PM EST

Sedition, conspiracy. Those big words are now being used in Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection criminal cases after prosecutors charged 11 people Thursday. But what do the terms mean, anyway? Seditious conspiracy occurs when two or more people in the U.S. conspire to...

Rays: Bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez dies unexpectedly at 28

Jan. 12, 2022 12:22 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays say bullpen catcher Jean Ramirez died unexpectedly this week. He was 28. The team made the announcement on Twitter on Tuesday, with baseball operations president Erik Neander describing the former minor league player as a “caring...

Puerto Rico police detain fugitive couple in COVID-19 case

Jan. 12, 2022 08:22 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A couple accused of refusing to fill out the required COVID-19 entry form at Puerto Rico's airport and providing proof of a negative test for the coronavirus were detained after they locked themselves in their minivan for several hours, prompting police to send a...

Review: 'Olga Dies Dreaming' is a unique and beautiful force

Jan. 11, 2022 09:09 AM EST

“Olga Dies Dreaming,” by Xochitl Gonzalez "Olga Dies Dreaming" by Xochitl Gonzalez follows Olga and her brother, Prieto, two New York natives with Puerto Rican roots who have spent their lives desperately trying to figure out who they are and what they want. Both...

Anti-vaccination protesters attack Guadeloupe hospital staff

Jan. 05, 2022 15:57 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Dozens of anti-vaccination protesters in the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe attacked a hospital director and other medical staff following recent violent demonstrations against vaccines and COVID-19 restrictions, officials said Wednesday. The...

Puerto Rico delays start of classes amid COVID-19 surge

Jan. 05, 2022 15:05 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor announced Wednesday that he will delay the start of classes at public schools by two weeks and recommended private schools do the same as the U.S. territory grapples with a 36% positivity rate. The public school year is...

ExxonMobil discovers more oil off Guyana's coast

Jan. 05, 2022 12:42 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — ExxonMobil said Wednesday that it made two additional oil discoveries off the coast of Guyana as the South American country prepares to become the world’s newest major oil producer. The discoveries occurred in an area where officials believe they can...

Puerto Rico battles COVID-19 surge, imposes new measures

Jan. 04, 2022 09:23 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico on Tuesday imposed new measures to fight a surge in COVID-19 cases that has overwhelmed medical staff in the U.S. territory and led to temporary shortages of testing kits. All private businesses that cater to the public must close from...

AP Breakthrough Entertainer: Rauw Alejandro, higher level

Dec. 17, 2021 09:49 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — He started off wanting to be a star soccer player, but instead Rauw Alejandro has become a breakout Latin music sensation. His birth name is Raúl Alejandro Ocasio Ruiz, but growing up in Puerto Rico his friends and family used to call him Raulito, which...

21 charged in alleged conspiracy to sell cocaine, fentanyl

Dec. 16, 2021 10:54 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Drug charges have been filed against 21 people accused of running a cocaine and fentanyl ring that spanned Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maine and Puerto Rico, Acting United States Attorney Nathaniel Mendell’s office said Wednesday. Authorities say the...