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  • Puerto Rico Shell station sold a winner

    February 12, 2015 12:20 PM

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Somebody who stopped by a Shell station in Puerto Rico has won a share of a $564.1 million Powerball jackpot - the first winner outside the continental United States. The other winners are in North Carolina and Texas. The Puerto Rico winner hasn't yet come... more »
  • JLo may not be flattered

    July 16, 2014 7:41 PM

    SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- Pop singer and actress Jennifer Lopez may not think naming a water mite species after her to be too flattering. It was discovered near Puerto Rico where she is from by scientists who were listening to her music during their research. Biologist Vladimir Pesic... more »
  • Puerto Rico ousts US from WBC, 4-3

    March 15, 2013 9:44 PM

    MIAMI - Once again, the United States could only watch as an opposing pitcher celebrated at the World Baseball Classic. This time it was 38-year-old right-hander Nelson Figueroa, who became the pride of Puerto Rico on Friday night when he led his team into the semifinals and eliminated the Americans,... more »
  • Judge: No TV broadcast of Guantanamo 9/11 trial

    January 3, 2013 3:03 PM

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A military judge has denied a request to allow television broadcast coverage of the Guantanamo Bay war crimes tribunal for five men charged in the Sept. 11 attacks. Defense lawyers requested TV coverage of proceedings at the U.S. base in Cuba. But the Defense Department... more »
  • Puerto Ricans opt for statehood in referendum

    November 7, 2012 5:48 PM

    SAN JUAN - For the first time, a majority of Puerto Ricans voted in favor of statehood. The Election Day vote was nonbinding, but marks a shift in attitudes. Puerto Ricans first voted on their desire to reject their current status as a U.S. commonwealth, and that passed... more »
  • Tropical Storm Isaac expected to become hurricane

    August 23, 2012 2:46 PM

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Forecasters say there's still a lot of uncertainty about the path that Tropical Storm Isaac will take. It's expected to head toward Florida as a hurricane by Monday, but the National Hurricane Center says some forecast models show it could go further west into the... more »
  • Irene strengthens, now a hurricane

    August 22, 2011 2:32 AM

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico- Hurricane Irene has formed and is moving over Puerto Rico with its projected path expected to take it toward the U.S. East Coast later this week. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said early Monday that Irene has maximum sustained winds of 75 mph. It's... more »
  • Aruba: Jawbone not that of Natalee Holloway

    November 23, 2010 11:21 AM

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The prosecutor's office in Aruba says a jawbone with a tooth recently found on a beach does not belong to missing Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway. The agency says that an analysis based on dental records rules out that the bone fragment came from her. It... more »
  • American Airline employees arrested in drug ring

    September 15, 2009 8:36 AM

    Twenty people were arrested including employees of American Airlines in a U.S. raid targeting a drug-smuggling ring based out of Puerto Rico's largest airport. Authorities say they have a total of 23 arrest warrants for people in cities across the U.S. Caribbean territory as well as Miami. The exact number... more »

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