Latest Dominican Republic News

Magnitude 5.0 quake rattles Dominican Republic

Feb. 01, 2023 07:35 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A 5.0 magnitude earthquake struck south of the Dominican Republic early Wednesday morning, jolting people from their beds. The quake occurred in waters southwest of the capital of Santo Domingo at a depth of 28 miles (45 kilometers), according to the...

Comedy, romance, J.Lo and pirates in ‘Shotgun Wedding’

Jan. 23, 2023 19:51 PM EST

Josh Duhamel was filming a scene in the new action-rom com “Shotgun Wedding” in which his fiancé, played by Jennifer Lopez, throws a grenade up in the air. He hits it like a baseball into a bad guy who blows up and sets off a display of rainbow-colored fireworks. “I was like,...

$24M worth of cocaine seized near Puerto Rico; 3 arrested

Jan. 23, 2023 14:24 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Federal agents have seized $24 million worth of cocaine off a speedboat trying to reach Puerto Rico’s southeast coast, authorities said Monday. Authorities arrested two people from the Dominican Republic and one from Colombia as they seized more than...

Agencies investigate averted plane crash at New York airport

Jan. 16, 2023 12:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Officials are investigating a close call at a New York airport Friday night between a plane that was crossing a runway and another that was preparing for takeoff. "(Expletive)! Delta 1943, cancel takeoff clearance! Delta 1943, cancel takeoff clearance!” an air...

Fernandez de Oliveira takes 4-shot lead in Latin Amateur

Jan. 14, 2023 18:28 PM EST

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (AP) — Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira of Argentina had a record day at Grand Reserve to build a four-shot lead Saturday in the Latin America Amateur Championship, leaving him one round away from a spot in the Masters and U.S. Open. Fernandez de Oliveira, who...

Red Sox sign Devers, the homegrown star who stuck around

Jan. 11, 2023 16:08 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox manager Alex Cora had a sense Rafael Devers would be sticking around when the rough terms of a new deal were discussed during a high-level meeting in the Dominican Republic. “I wanted to be there, just to hear when somebody tells you that you’re going to...

Ten convicted in attempted killing of slugger David Ortiz

Dec. 28, 2022 17:32 PM EST

A Dominican court convicted 10 people involved in the 2019 attempted killing of baseball Hall of Famer David Ortiz, authorities confirmed on Tuesday. Ortiz, a Dominican native, was ambushed by a man who got off a motorcycle and shot him in the back at close range while the former Red...

Caro still working away on fifth LBJ book, no pub date set

Dec. 20, 2022 08:49 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The good news on Robert A. Caro's long-awaited next book is that he knows the final words. The bad news is that he's known them for years and remains far from concluding his Lyndon B. Johnson series. Caro, who also wrote “The Power Broker,” has published four...

34 Haitians rescued from uninhabited Puerto Rico island

Dec. 13, 2022 12:26 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard said Tuesday that it rescued 34 Haitian migrants abandoned by smugglers on an uninhabited island near Puerto Rico, the second such incident in less than a month. The migrants were found after employees with Puerto Rico’s...

Dominican Republic expels 1,800 children to Haiti: UNICEF

Nov. 23, 2022 13:33 PM EST

HAVANA (AP) — Dominican authorities have expelled at least 1,800 unaccompanied Haitian migrant children this year, sending them back to their crisis-stricken country, UNICEF said. The Dominican Republic denied the claim, which came Tuesday amid the government's intensifying...