Latest San Juan News

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...

Puerto Rico to close schools as TD Karen threatens flooding

Sep. 23, 2019 11:04 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor announced Monday that she was canceling classes and closing public agencies as Tropical Depression Karen approaches the U.S. territory and threatens to cause heavy flooding in the island's eastern region. Gov. Wanda Vázquez activated the National...

Puerto Rico faces slow recovery 2 years after Maria

Sep. 20, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Weekly power outages. Hundreds of uncleared landslides. More than 25,000 homes with blue tarps as roofs. Recovery from Hurricane Maria has been slow as Puerto Rico on Friday remembered those who died two years ago. The Category 4 storm killed an estimated 2,975 people in its...

Puerto Rico punches its ticket to 2nd round of World Cup

Sep. 4, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

Puerto Rico couldn't even begin qualifying for this World Cup at home two years ago, forced to move its opening game to Florida because of the damage that Hurricane Maria inflicted on the island. It was undeterred then. It is in the World Cup's second round now. Gary Browne's 3-pointer with 5.1 seconds left...

'A big deal': Florida braces for Hurricane Dorian

Aug. 29, 2019 11:24 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Florida residents picked the shelves clean of bottled water and lined up at gas stations Thursday as an increasingly menacing-looking Hurricane Dorian threatened to broadside the state over Labor Day weekend. Leaving lighter-than-expected damage in its wake in Puerto Rico and the Virgin...

In 7 days of tweets, Trump lets the bedbugs bite

Aug. 29, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As a consequential week played out in world affairs and economic anxieties grew, exclamation points kept sprouting on President Donald Trump's tweets. But they were about other things. Like bedbugs. His tweets railed about the "incompetent Mayor of San Juan!" in the unnerving hours before...