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2 killed in shootout with federal agents near Puerto Rico

Jan. 15, 2023 16:37 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Two suspected drug traffickers were killed early Sunday in a shootout with federal agents off Puerto Rico’s northeast coast, officials said. The incident occurred shortly after midnight, when authorities detected a suspicious boat at sea and a chase...

Forest lizards genetically morph to survive life in the city

Jan. 10, 2023 15:19 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Lizards that once dwelled in forests but now slink around urban areas have genetically morphed to survive life in the city, researchers have found. The Puerto Rican crested anole, a brown lizard with a bright orange throat fan, has sprouted special...

Puerto Rico reggaeton singer accused of domestic violence

Jan. 10, 2023 05:38 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities in Puerto Rico arrested Randy Ortiz Acevedo of the popular reggaeton duo Jowell & Randy on domestic violence charges after a judge on Monday ruled there was sufficient evidence against the singer. Ortiz, who is not required to enter a...

Turks & Caicos policeman accused of harboring migrants

Jan. 05, 2023 16:07 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A police officer in the Turks & Caicos Islands was arrested and charged with harboring undocumented migrants as authorities struggle with a recent spike in Haitians migrating to the archipelago, officials said Thursday. Police Commissioner Trevor...

DEA’s most corrupt agent: Parties, sex amid 'unwinnable war'

Dec. 01, 2022 09:09 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — José Irizarry accepts that he’s known as the most corrupt agent in U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration history, admitting he “became another man” in conspiring with Colombian cartels to build a lavish lifestyle of expensive sports cars, Tiffany jewels and...

Puerto Rico ex-cop sentenced in historic firearms robbery

Nov. 29, 2022 11:52 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A former Puerto Rican police officer found guilty of masterminding the U.S. territory’s biggest firearms robbery in history has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Tuesday. José Padilla-Galarza was convicted in May...

DEA's most corrupt agent: Parties, sex amid 'unwinnable war'

Nov. 14, 2022 16:06 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — José Irizarry accepts that he’s known as the most corrupt agent in U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration history, admitting he “became another man” in conspiring with Colombian cartels to build a lavish lifestyle of expensive sports cars, Tiffany jewels and...