Latest Puerto Rico News

Connecticut man gets 8 years for role in cocaine scheme

Dec. 13, 2019 2:41 PM EST

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who had shipments of cocaine mailed from Puerto Rico to addresses across the Northeast has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison, federal prosecutors said. Ignacio Bruno, 33, of South Windsor, was also sentenced Thursday in federal court in Bridgeport...

MLB draft relocating to Omaha ahead of College World Series

Dec. 11, 2019 4:47 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Major League Baseball is moving the opening round of its amateur draft in Omaha, Nebraska, ahead of the College World Series Next year's draft will be held from June 10-12 at Holland Performing Arts Center. The College World Series is slated to start June 13. “The College World...

Parents of girl who fell to her death sue cruise company

Dec. 11, 2019 3:49 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana parents of a toddler who fell to her death out of an open cruise ship window in Puerto Rico filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Royal Caribbean Cruises, accusing the company of negligence by allowing the window to be opened. Chloe Wiegand fell to her death in July after...

South Africa's Zozibini Tunzi crowned Miss Universe 2019

Dec. 9, 2019 10:38 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — South Africa's Zozibini Tunzi was crowned Miss Universe 2019, giving the country its second title in in three years in a pageant that also saw strong showings from contestants from Puerto Rico and Mexico. Tunzi, a 26-year-old gender violence activist, said she was forced to abandon her...

Scientists race to document Puerto Rico’s coastal heritage

Dec. 2, 2019 12:00 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A group of U.S.-based scientists is rushing to document indigenous sites along Puerto Rico’s coast dating back a couple of thousand years before rising sea levels linked to climate change destroy a large chunk of the island’s heritage that is still being...

Research ship name: Mississippi MD, civil rights activist

Nov. 30, 2019 9:15 AM EST

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A new oceanographic research ship will be named for a Mississippi physician who filed one of the Deep South’s first school desegregation lawsuits and led wade-ins to integrate a federally funded public beach. The Research Vessel Gilbert R. Mason will be named for Dr. Gilbert...

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...

Man describes granddaughter’s fatal plunge from cruise ship

Nov. 26, 2019 1:40 PM EST

VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man charged with negligent homicide in his granddaughter’s fatal plunge from a cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico insists he didn’t realize an 11th-floor window was open before the 18-month-old fell. Salvatore Anello told “CBS This Morning” that...

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...