Latest Puerto Rico News

3 children hospitalized in Puerto Rico after lightning strikes beach

May. 27, 2024 22:47 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Lightning struck a beach in the northern coastal town of Isabela during inclement weather Monday, injuring three children, one seriously, Puerto Rican police said. The children, whose ages ranged from 7 to 12, were taken to a hospital in the nearby town...

4 Dominicans are accused of smuggling wildlife and throwing 113 birds overboard to their deaths

May. 13, 2024 18:03 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Four men from the Dominican Republic were indicted in Puerto Rico on charges of smuggling wildlife in a case involving more than 100 dead birds, officials said Monday. The men were detained after the U.S. Coast Guard spotted them earlier this month...

Puerto Rico declares state of emergency as persistent rains unleash heavy flooding and landslides

May. 09, 2024 10:25 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor has declared a state of emergency following heavy rains, widespread flooding and landslides in the U.S. territory. One person has been reported missing. Gov. Pedro Pierluisi also activated the National Guard on Wednesday to help...

Luis Miranda Jr. reflects on giving, the arts and his son Lin-Manuel in the new memoir 'Relentless'

May. 07, 2024 09:09 AM EDT

Luis A. Miranda Jr. was just 19 years old when he arrived in New York City from a small town in Puerto Rico, a broke doctoral student badly needing a job. It was 1974 — decades before “Hamilton,” the Tony Award-winning musical created by his son Lin-Manuel, became a sensation...

Joe Biden wins Democratic primary in Puerto Rico

Apr. 29, 2024 00:41 AM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — President Joe Biden won the Democratic presidential primary Sunday in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico was authorized to open only a dozen voting centers this year compared with more than 100 in previous years given recent austerity...

Joe Biden wins the Democratic presidential primary in Puerto Rico

Apr. 28, 2024 15:56 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden wins the Democratic presidential primary in Puerto Rico.

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in Puerto Rico's Democratic presidential primary

Apr. 24, 2024 07:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Puerto Rico will hold a Democratic presidential primary on Sunday, which will be the only opportunity most registered voters on the island will have to officially weigh in on the race for the White House. Like other U.S. territories, voters in Puerto Rico can’t...

Express files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, announces store closures, possible sale

Apr. 22, 2024 12:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Express Inc — once a trendsetter of casual office attire that has struggled to compete with the likes of Zara and H&M — has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The retailer based in Columbus, Ohio, and founded in 1980 also said Monday it is seeking...

Puerto Rico Republicans award Trump all 23 of their delegates

Apr. 21, 2024 18:34 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s Republican Party held a district assembly on Sunday and awarded former President Donald Trump all 23 of their national delegates. About 77% of the 1,340 members that make up the U.S. territory’s Republican Party participated, according...

Man indicted in attempt to defraud 28 US federal bankruptcy courts out of $1.8M in unclaimed funds

Apr. 09, 2024 21:50 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A Maryland man accused of trying to defraud 28 federal bankruptcy courts out of more than $1.8 million in unclaimed funds was indicted by a federal grand jury in Puerto Rico, authorities said Tuesday. The alleged scheme targeted courts from Alabama to...