Latest Puerto Rico News

Officers attend funeral for girl killed in cruise ship fall

Jul. 16, 2019 10:01 AM EDT

GRANGER, Ind. (AP) — Police officers were among the mourners at the funeral of an 18-month-old Indiana girl who fell to her death from a cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico. Chloe Wiegand died July 7 when she fell through an open 11th-story window on the Freedom of the Seas cruise ship. WSBT-TV reports that...

'Chatgate' scandal throws Puerto Rico's governor into crisis

Jul. 16, 2019 1:36 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Nearly two years ago, Hurricane María exposed the raw dysfunction of Puerto Rico, collapsing long-neglected infrastructure and leaving several thousand dead on Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's watch. Last week, two of his top former officials were arrested by the FBI on...

'Chatgate' scandal throws Puerto Rico's governor into crisis

Jul. 15, 2019 10:44 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Nearly two years ago, Hurricane María exposed the raw dysfunction of Puerto Rico, collapsing long-neglected infrastructure and leaving several thousand dead on Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's watch. Last week, two of his top former officials were arrested by the FBI on...

Puerto Rico governor rejects calls to resign amid scandal

Jul. 14, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Protesters in Puerto Rico gathered outside La Fortaleza governor's residence on Sunday, demanding Gov. Ricardo Rosselló step down for his involvement in a private chat in which he used profanities to describe an ex-New York City councilwoman and a federal control board...

Top Puerto Rican officials resign over profanity-laced chat

Jul. 14, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced Saturday that his chief financial officer and secretary of state will step down following their participation in a private chat that used profanities to describe an ex-New York City official and a federal control board...

Embattled Puerto Rico gov apologizes for profane tirade

Jul. 12, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rican Gov. Gov. Ricardo Rosselló was in Europe with his family this week on vacation when his administration took several hits that many believe have tarnished the U.S. territory's reputation and weakened its relationship with the U.S. government. First, the FBI...

Puerto Rico gov apologizes for private chat that drew ire

Jul. 11, 2019 11:49 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor apologized late Thursday for profanity-laced comments he made in a private chat to describe a former New York City female government official and a federal control board overseeing the island's finances. Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said he was working...

Official: Girl's death probe includes cruise line scrutiny

Jul. 11, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities investigating an 18-month-old Indiana girl's fatal fall from an open window on a cruise ship in Puerto Rico said Thursday they are considering many options, including the culpability of the cruise line. As Chloe Wiegand's family accompanied the toddler's body home to...

The Latest: Girl's death probe includes cruise line scrutiny

Jul. 11, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on an Indiana toddler's fatal fall from a cruise ship in Puerto Rico (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Puerto Rico authorities say they're taking numerous approaches in their investigation into an 18-month-old Indiana girl's fatal fall from a cruise ship, including exploring...

Family of girl killed in cruise ship fall to return home

Jul. 10, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana couple whose 18-month-old daughter fell to her death Sunday from the 11th story of a cruise ship hope to return home Thursday from Puerto Rico on a flight also carrying their youngest child's body, an attorney for the family said. Chloe Wiegand's parents, her two siblings and...