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  • CDC: Puerto Rico may see hundreds of Zika birth defects

    June 17, 2016 11:50 AM

    NEW YORK - A top U.S. health official is warning that dozens or hundreds of babies in Puerto Rico could develop severe birth defects because of Zika, based on how an outbreak is playing out there. Screening of blood donations in the island territory has indicated a rapid increase in... more »
  • Obama urges Senate to pass Puerto Rico aid bill quickly

    June 11, 2016 3:43 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is urging the Senate to swiftly send him a bill to help Puerto Rico manage its staggering debt crisis. In his weekly Saturday address, Obama says a pending bipartisan bill is not a perfect solution. But he says it's the only option to keep the... more »
  • Clinton wins Democratic primary in Puerto Rico

    June 5, 2016 9:57 PM

    WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton has overwhelmed Bernie Sanders in Puerto Rico's Democratic primary, putting her within striking distance of having enough delegates to capture the Democratic presidential nomination. While Puerto Ricans don't cast ballots in the November election, their voice could be decisive. After a blowout victory Saturday in the... more »
  • Rubio wins Puerto Rico GOP race

    March 6, 2016 4:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has won Puerto Rico's Republican primary, his second win of the race for the GOP presidential nomination. It wasn't clear how many delegates the contest awards him. The U.S. territory's three super-delegates have committed to Rubio. If a candidate gets more than half the... more »
  • No winners in Louisiana Lotto

    April 19, 2015 2:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A ticket sold in Puerto Rico claimed the $50 million multi-state Powerball jackpot Saturday, while nobody won the $450,000 Louisiana Lotto drawing. Louisiana lottery officials say the winning numbers drawn in the Powerball were: 13, 22, 23, 29, 31 and Powerball 17. There was one ticket purchased... more »
  • 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 »

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