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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump shifts on Puerto Rico, releases aid as election nears

Sep. 19, 2020 1:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced the release Friday of $13 billion in assistance to repair years-old hurricane damage in Puerto Rico and pledged to restore its economy, setting aside his past bitter treatment of the island and its leaders as he courts Puerto Rican voters in the U.S.,...

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump shifts on Puerto Rico, releases aid as election nears

Sep. 18, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced the release Friday of $13 billion in assistance to repair years-old hurricane damage in Puerto Rico and pledged to restore its economy, setting aside his past bitter treatment of the island and its leaders as he courts Puerto Rican voters in the U.S.,...

FILE - In this July 17, 2020 file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth smiles after awarding Captain Sir Thomas Moore his knighthood during a ceremony at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England. The former British colony of Barbador, once known as “Little England,” announced Tuesday, Sept. 15, that it plans to replace the monarch with its own head of state in time for next year’s 55th independence anniversary. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson, File)

Barbados seeks to drop Queen Elizabeth II as head of state

Sep. 16, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has eight realms in the Caribbean, but Barbados no longer wants to be part of that kingdom. The former British colony once known as “Little England” announced it plans to replace the monarch with its own head of state in time for next...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a Hispanic Heritage Month event, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Biden courts Latino voters in 1st trip to Florida as nominee

Sep. 16, 2020 12:17 AM EDT

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Joe Biden made his first trip to Florida as the Democratic presidential nominee with an urgent mission to boost support among Latinos who could decide the election in one of the nation's fiercest battleground states. “More than any other time, the Hispanic community, Latino...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks with reporters before boarding a plane at Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Fla., Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. Biden is en route to Kissimmee, Fla., for a campaign event. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Latest: Pre-debate, Biden studying Trump's past comments

Sep. 15, 2020 10:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Joe Biden says he’s begun preparing for presidential debates that begin later this month by studying President Donald Trump’s past comments. “I haven’t been doing mock debates very much...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a Hispanic Heritage Month event, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Biden courts Latino voters in 1st trip to Florida as nominee

Sep. 15, 2020 9:16 PM EDT

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Joe Biden made his first trip to Florida as the Democratic presidential nominee on Tuesday with an urgent mission to boost support among Latinos who could decide the election in one of the nation's fiercest battleground states. “More than any other time, the Hispanic...

This satellite image provided by the NOAA shows five tropical cyclones churning in the Atlantic basin at 5:20 p.m. GMT on Monday, Sept. 14, 2020. The storms, from left, are Hurricane Sally over the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Paulette over Bermuda, the remnants of Tropical Storm Rene, and Tropical Storms Teddy and Vicky. (NOAA via AP)

Damage reported as 'Paulette' makes rare landfall in Bermuda

Sep. 14, 2020 11:26 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Paulette knocked down trees and power lines across Bermuda on Monday as it made a rare landfall in the wealthy British territory and strengthened into a Category 2 storm while still over the island. Government officials said in a press conference that there were no...

FILE - In this May 21, 2020 file photo, Gov. Wanda Vazquez, wearing a protective face mask amid the new coronavirus pandemic, attends a press conference, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Vazquez announced Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, that she will place the U.S. territory on a 24-hour lockdown every Sunday as part of stricter measures to fight a spike in COVID-19 cases. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)

Puerto Rico reopening beaches, gyms, theaters amid pandemic

Sep. 10, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor on Thursday announced she would reopen beaches, casinos, gyms and movie theaters across the U.S. territory as officials report a recent drop in COVID-19 cases and deaths that some experts worry could once again spike. The changes will be in effect...

NJ charges 9 in identity theft, vehicle and license fraud

Sep. 10, 2020 6:29 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey authorities have charged nine people with using stolen identities to obtain digital driver’s licenses which they used to fraudulently purchase and finance motor vehicles and water crafts worth more than $1.3 million in five states. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said...

Pittsburgh Pirates players and coaches lift their caps at the end of the national anthem on Roberto Clemente Day before a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (Matt Freed/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

For the 'Great One'; Pirates, MLB honor Roberto Clemente

Sep. 10, 2020 1:18 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Roberto Clemente's iconic No. 21 has been a fixture in Pittsburgh for more than 60 years. Its presence has only grown since the Hall of Fame outfielder's death at age 38 on New Year's Eve 1972 in a plane crash off the coast of his native Puerto Rico. His jersey remains one of the...