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6 charged in '11 killing of US bank executive in Puerto Rico

Dec. 12, 2018 11:50 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Federal authorities announced Wednesday that they have solved the high-profile killing of a New Jersey banking executive slain more than seven years ago in a drive-by shooting on one of Puerto Rico's busiest highways. Suspected drug traffickers targeted Maurice Spagnoletti in...

Puerto Rico to hire crews, fix 106K streetlights post-Maria

Dec. 10, 2018 6:19 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's power company said Monday that it plans to hire private firms to repair some 106,000 streetlights across the U.S. territory that remain in the dark more than a year after Hurricane Maria. Carlos Alvarado, technical operations chief for the island's Electric Power...

Puerto Rico overhauls tax laws to help workers, businesses

Dec. 10, 2018 2:54 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor signed a bill on Monday to overhaul the U.S. territory's tax laws in a bid to attract foreign investment and help workers and some business owners amid a 12-year recession. The bill creates an earned income tax credit, reduces a sales tax on prepared food...

48 arrested at Yale protest over fossil fuel investments

Dec. 8, 2018 1:39 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Yale University police have arrested 48 people who were protesting the Ivy League school's investments in fossil fuel companies and its Puerto Rico debt holdings. The arrests came during a sit-in demonstration Friday inside Yale's investment office as more than 300 students and...

2 Jesuit provinces releases 153 names of accused abusers

Dec. 7, 2018 2:04 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two Roman Catholic Jesuit provinces that cover nearly half the U.S. released the names Friday of more than 150 priests and other ministry leaders who were found to have "credible allegations" of sexual abuse made against them dating to the 1950s. Jesuits West, which covers 10 western...

The Latest: Jesuits list 153 with credible abuse claims

Dec. 7, 2018 1:53 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on the release of names of accused Jesuits by two provinces (all times local): 1 p.m. Two Catholic Jesuit provinces covering nearly half the U.S. have released the names of more than 150 priests and other ministry leaders who were the subjects of "credible allegations" of sexual...

Explosion at Dominican plastics company kills 5, injures 66

Dec. 6, 2018 3:06 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic said Thursday that the death toll from an explosion at a plastics company rose to five and they continued searching for at least one missing worker. Meanwhile, the number of injured rose to 66, with five people in critical condition...

3 dead, 44 injured in blast at Dominican plastics company

Dec. 5, 2018 6:09 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A big explosion tore through a plastics company in the Dominican Republic's capital Wednesday, and authorities said at least three people died and 44 were injured. Among the injured were 13 children at a school in front of the Polyplas company where the explosion occurred,...

Curry, McGirt among 9 picked for boxing Hall of Fame

Dec. 5, 2018 5:06 PM EST

James McGirt played little league football when he was a kid growing up on Long Island, and it didn't take him long to realize that wasn't his sport. "When I was 11 years old, I was maybe 65 pounds soaking wet," McGirt recalled Wednesday. "One day I was standing outside and it was cold as hell. I said, 'This...

The 2019 Boxing Hall of Fame class

Dec. 5, 2018 2:46 PM EST

CANASTOTA, N.Y. (AP) — A look at the nine people to be inducted June 9, 2019 into the International Boxing Hall of Fame and Museum: ___ MODERN CATEGORY (last bout no earlier than 1989): DONALD CURRY: Born Sept. 7, 1961 in Fort Worth, Texas. ... Posted a 400-4 record as an amateur and defeated Davey Moore...