Latest Typhoon Maria News

Study: Puerto Ricans had tougher time in Florida after storm

Feb. 2, 2019 4:18 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A new study says Puerto Ricans who moved to Florida instead of remaining on the island may have had a more difficult time adjusting to their post-Hurricane Maria world. The study by researchers at the University of Miami and Boston University says the post-hurricane adjustment appears...

Bill Clinton pledges help for Caribbean after '17 hurricanes

Jan. 30, 2019 12:29 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Former U.S. President Bill Clinton announced dozens of projects Tuesday aimed at helping Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands recover from a deadly 2017 hurricane season as part of a two-day conference in the U.S. territory organized by his foundation. The announcement comes...

Panel discussion on lessons Hurricane Maria at U Albany

Jan. 27, 2019 11:22 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A panel discussion on the lessons of Hurricane Maria is being held at the University at Albany. Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm in September 2017, causing more than an estimated $100 billion in damage. University at Albany President Havidan Rodríguez will lead...

Manchester company hires Puerto Rican workers after storm

Jan. 27, 2019 1:06 AM EST

MANCHESTER, Iowa (AP) — Growing up in Puerto Rico, Christian Arroyo dreamed of one day living in Alaska. Living in the more tropical environment of his hometown, Ponce, one of the larger cities on the island, Arroyo envisioned basking in more frigid weather coupled with vast countryside. Then, in September...

US to help Puerto Ricans who lost jobs after hurricanes

Jan. 23, 2019 2:36 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Ricans who lost their jobs after hurricanes Maria and Irma can start applying for disaster unemployment assistance after the U.S. doubled the 26 weeks of benefits, officials announced Wednesday. The National Employment Law Project estimates that more 10,000 Puerto Ricans...

Elizabeth Warren pledges help during visit to Puerto Rico

Jan. 23, 2019 4:23 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren promised to help rebuild Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria and support laws to give the U.S. territory equal treatment and debt relief as she condemned President Donald Trump during a visit Tuesday to the island, which has become an obligatory...

Julian Castro visits Puerto Rico in bid for presidency

Jan. 14, 2019 2:30 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — U.S. presidential candidate Julian Castro joined dozens of high-profile Latinos in Puerto Rico on Monday to talk about mobilizing voters ahead of the 2020 elections and increasing Latino political representation to take on President Donald Trump. The group condemned Trump's...

To ovations, Hamilton's star reprises role in Puerto Rico

Jan. 12, 2019 2:05 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Lin-Manuel Miranda reprised his lead role in the hit musical "Hamilton" to start a two-week run in Puerto Rico expected to raise millions of dollars for artists and cultural groups struggling in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The audience giggled, hooted, clapped and tapped their...

The Latest: Government shutdown set to hit record length

Jan. 11, 2019 8:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the partial government shutdown (all times local): 3:05 p.m. President Donald Trump says it would be easy for him just to declare a national emergency and find federal money to build a barrier along the southern border, but he's not going to be so...

As workers miss paychecks, shutdown set to hit record length

Jan. 11, 2019 7:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The partial government shutdown was on track Friday to become the longest closure in U.S. history as President Donald Trump and nervous Republicans scrambled to find a way out of the mess. A solution couldn't come soon enough for federal workers who got pay statements Friday but no pay....