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Puerto Rico probes fire that left 900K clients without power

Jun. 11, 2021 15:31 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities said Friday they are investigating what sparked a fire at a key substation that plunged 900,000 customers into darkness across Puerto Rico, with thousands still without power. Wayne Stensby, CEO of Luma Energy, which took over...

Myrtle Beach, SC hotel consultants face visa fraud charges

Jun. 11, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Several hospitality companies in one of South Carolina's most popular beach towns are accused of scamming dozens of foreign workers on work visas about their pay and living conditions, according to an indictment released this week. Three people...

New company, same woes: Puerto Rico suffers power outages

Jun. 11, 2021 03:35 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A private company that took over power transmission and distribution in Puerto Rico this month has struggled with widespread outages and growing anger as it scrambled to control a fire that left hundreds of thousands of clients in the dark. ...

AP Week in Pictures: Latin America and Caribbean

Jun. 11, 2021 00:19 AM EDT

June 4 – 10, 2021 This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean. It was curated by AP photographer Fernando Vergara in Bogota, Colombia. Follow...

Sam Mewis scores in U.S. women's 1-0 win over Portugal

Jun. 11, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Sam Mewis scored in the 76th minute and the U.S. national team beat Portugal 1-0 in the Summer Series on Thursday night. The U.S. women are undefeated in 40 straight matches, the third longest streak in team history. The team is undefeated in 54 games on...

Blackwood scores, Jamaican women beat Nigeria 1-0

Jun. 10, 2021 20:02 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Deneisha Blackwood scored early in the second half and Jamaica defeated Nigeria 1-0 to open the Summer Series on Thursday night. Blackwood, who also plays for the Houston Dash of the National Women's Soccer League, scored in the 51st minute for the...

The Latest: Pot-for-shots plan stumbles in Washington state

Jun. 09, 2021 21:02 PM EDT

SEATTLE — Washington state’s new “joints for jabs” vaccination incentive program is off to a rough start. Seeking to get more people to get the coronavirus shots, officials announced this week that the state’s nearly 500 licensed marijuana retailers could begin...

US changes 9 starters for exhibition vs Costa Rica

Jun. 09, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Defenders Tim Ream and Mark McKenzie were the only holdovers as U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter changed nine starters for Wednesday night’s exhibition against Costa Rica. Ethan Horvath took over in goal after entering in the second half of Sunday’s...

Haiti fights large COVID-19 spike as it awaits vaccines

Jun. 09, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Ever since the pandemic began, Haiti had perplexed experts with seemingly low infection and death rates from COVID-19 despite its rickety public health system, a total lack of vaccines and a widespread disdain for safety measures like masks and distancing. ...

OAS mission visits Haiti amid concerns of violence, chaos

Jun. 08, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A mission from the Organization of American States arrived in Haiti on Tuesday amid concerns over what it called the country’s grave political, security and human rights situation. The OAS said the three-day trip is aimed at securing free...