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  • Puerto Rico gets more time to propose fiscal plan

    January 28, 2017 1:28 PM

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A federal control board is giving Puerto Rico's government more time to figure out how to confront its financial crisis. Saturday's action gives the territorial government a little more time to negotiate with creditors and stave off possible lawsuits. The deadline for presenting a fiscal... more »
  • Senate passes Puerto Rico rescue bill, sends to president

    June 29, 2016 11:13 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Senate has passed a financial rescue package for debt-stricken Puerto Rico, sending the measure to President Barack Obama. The vote was 68-30 on Wednesday. It comes two days before the island owes a $2 billion debt payment to creditors. Obama is expected to sign the measure. The... more »
  • 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 »

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