Latest San Juan News

Vera Clemente, Roberto Clemente’s widow, has died

Nov. 16, 2019 10:18 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Vera Clemente, the widow of Hall of Fame outfielder Roberto Clemente and a goodwill ambassador for Major League Baseball, has died. She was 78. MLB and the Pittsburgh Pirates announced her death Saturday. She died in San Juan, Puerto Rico. MLB says Vera Clemente had health issues...

Fans say farewell to legendary Puerto Rico astrologer

Nov. 6, 2019 7:12 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Walter Mercado lay in his coffin Wednesday wearing a velvet suit that ranged in color from his favorite violet to dark blue as a teary woman stood nearby, transfixed by a screen that showed pictures of the legendary Puerto Rican astrologer surrounded by friends, family and his...

Legendary Puerto Rican astrologer Walter Mercado dies at 88

Nov. 3, 2019 5:02 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Television astrologer Walter Mercado, whose glamorous persona made him a star in Latin media and a cherished icon for gay people in most of the Spanish-speaking world, has died. He was 88. Mercado was known throughout Latin American for the melodrama of his daily horoscopes,...

Correction: Puerto Rico-Cruise Ship Death story

Oct. 29, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — In a story Oct. 28 about charges brought in a cruise ship death, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a child who died was 2 and the man's niece. She was 18 months old and his granddaughter. A corrected version of the story is below: Grandfather charged in Puerto Rico...

Lawyer blasts charges in toddler's cruise ship death

Oct. 29, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An attorney for the Indiana family of an 18-month-old girl who fell to her death from a cruise ship in July said Puerto Rican prosecutors' decision to charge her grandfather with negligent homicide is "pouring salt" on the family's wounds. A judge in Puerto Rico ordered the...

Shooting kills 6 in Puerto Rico, leads to emergency meeting

Oct. 15, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor called an emergency meeting Tuesday after six people were killed in a mass shooting in a San Juan housing project and gunfire left two people dead a day earlier in the island's north. Automatic weapon fire and screams could be heard in videos circulating...

Karen exits Caribbean after toppling bridge, cutting power

Sep. 25, 2019 11:11 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands reported a downed bridge, limited power outages, flooding and landslides as Tropical Storm Karen swirled away from the northeast Caribbean on Wednesday. Schools remained closed in Puerto Rico, although government offices...

The Latest: Trop Storm Karen weakens north of Puerto Rico

Sep. 25, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Latest on tropical weather (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Forecasters do not expect Tropical Storm Karen to significantly strengthen as it continues moving away from Puerto Rico. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Wednesday evening that Karen has gotten weaker with...

Slow-moving TS Karen drops heavy rain over Puerto Rico, USVI

Sep. 24, 2019 8:30 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tropical Storm Karen drenched the U.S. Virgin Islands on Tuesday as it bore down on an earthquake-shaken Puerto Rico still scarred by a hurricane two years ago. Heavy squalls were expected to hit some areas of the U.S. territories overnight as the storm moved slowly over the...

6.0 quake shakes Puerto Rico; no damage immediately reported

Sep. 24, 2019 1:10 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Puerto Rico late Monday, rousing and scaring many from their sleep in the U.S. territory. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck 49 miles (79 kilometers) off the island's northwest coast at a shallow depth of 6 miles (10...