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Congress approves massive water-projects bill

Oct. 10, 2018 4:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has approved a sprawling bill to improve the nation's ports, dams and harbors, protect against floods, restore shorelines and support other water-related projects. If signed by President Donald Trump, America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 would authorize more than $6 billion...

1 dead, 4 injured after Puerto Rico nightclub shooting

Oct. 8, 2018 1:41 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Police in Puerto Rico say one person has died and four others were injured following a shooting at a nightclub in the U.S. territory. Authorities said in a statement that the shooting occurred early Monday at a club called Like in the capital of San Juan. The club was hosting a...

Puerto Rican woman convicted in murder-for-hire of Canadian

Oct. 3, 2018 4:36 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A Puerto Rico woman accused of hiring a hit man to kill her wealthy Canadian husband more than a decade ago was found guilty on Wednesday. Aurea Vazquez Rijos had been charged with offering a man $3 million to kill real estate developer Adam Anhang. He was stabbed repeatedly...

TS Kirk causes power outages, heavy flooding in Caribbean

Sep. 28, 2018 10:56 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tropical Storm Kirk caused power outages and heavy flooding across the eastern Caribbean and forced flight cancellations, officials said Friday. Authorities in Barbados said they helped rescue several people from a flooded home, while school was cancelled in the nearby islands...

Trump: No statehood for Puerto Rico with critics in office

Sep. 24, 2018 2:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday declared himself an "absolute no" on statehood for Puerto Rico as long as critics such as San Juan's mayor remain in office, the latest broadside in his feud with members of the U.S. territory's leadership. Trump lobbed fresh broadsides at San Juan Mayor...

Maria's death toll climbed long after rain stopped

Sep. 22, 2018 4:11 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Disabled and elderly people were discharged from overwhelmed hospitals with bedsores that led to fatal infections. Medical oxygen ran out. People caught lung infections in sweltering private nursing homes and state facilities. Kidney patients got abbreviated treatments from...

Puerto Rico marks 1 year since Maria with song and sadness

Sep. 20, 2018 9:14 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Clapping and raising their hands to the sky, hundreds of people clad in white gathered at an 18th-century fort in the Puerto Rican capital on Thursday to remember the thousands who died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria as the U.S. territory struggles to recover one year...

Feeling your pain: Presidents tread tricky disaster politics

Sep. 19, 2018 12:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The politics of natural disasters can be tricky for a president. Long before President Donald Trump tossed paper towels to storm-stricken Puerto Ricans and denied Hurricane Maria's official death toll, his predecessors struggled to steer the nation through life-and-death emergencies. To...

Maria's death toll climbed long after rain stopped

Sep. 15, 2018 2:05 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Ramona Gonzalez did not drown when Hurricane Maria drenched Puerto Rico. She did not die in the tempest, or from destruction wrought by the storm's 154 mph (248 kph) winds. Instead, this disabled, 59-year-old woman died a month later, from sepsis — caused, says her...

Feeling your pain: Presidents tread tricky disaster politics

Sep. 15, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The politics of natural disasters can be tricky for a president. Long before President Donald Trump tossed paper towels to storm-stricken Puerto Ricans and denied Hurricane Maria's official death toll, his predecessors struggled to steer the nation through life-and-death emergencies. To...