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US to help Puerto Ricans who lost jobs after hurricanes

Jan. 23, 2019 2:36 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Ricans who lost their jobs after hurricanes Maria and Irma can start applying for disaster unemployment assistance after the U.S. doubled the 26 weeks of benefits, officials announced Wednesday. The National Employment Law Project estimates that more 10,000 Puerto Ricans...

Nursing home where 12 died after storm has license revoked

Jan. 7, 2019 4:16 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has revoked the license of a nursing home where 12 elderly patients died in the heat after it lost power during a 2017 hurricane. The Agency for Health Care Administration issued its order Friday, saying an administrative law judge correctly concluded the Rehabilitation...

Report: Inhumane killings, injuries at Puerto Rico's zoo

Dec. 19, 2018 6:07 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Federal inspections at Puerto Rico's only zoo have found animals killed inhumanely or for unclear reasons, inadequate veterinary care and a string of other problems. The reports obtained by The Associated Press span a decade up to its closure in 2017 and show inspectors...