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'They believe we're criminals': black Puerto Ricans say they're a police target

Activists say police racially profile black communities, despite Puerto Rico’s image as a melting pot without racial problemsWhen Nina Figueroa, 25, protested with fellow Puerto Ricans this summer to oust the t...

'They believe we're criminals': black Puerto Ricans say they're a police target

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Puerto Rico's Government Is Corrupt as Hell, and It's Hurting Regular Puerto Ricans Today, the FBI arrested two former senior officials who served with Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, along with four other suspects in a corruption scandal, according to the Washington Post. The sca...
2019-07-11, 02:56

Puerto Ricans Are Furious at Their Dumb Government Only days after several former top officials in Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s administration were arrested on corruption charges, the island’s Center for Investigative Journalism published hundr...
2019-07-15, 08:56

| Puerto Ricans launch massive protest against governor Hundreds of thousands of angry protesters blocked the main road in Puerto Rico's capital in the largest demonstration yet seeking the resignation of the US territory's embattled governor....
2019-07-24, 02:56

Puerto Ricans gather for protest to expel governor Puerto Ricans gathered for one of the biggest protests ever seen in the US territory, as irate islanders pledged to drive Gov. Rosselló from office.        ...
2019-07-22, 22:42

Fed-up Puerto Ricans march demanding governor resign Thousands of people in Puerto Rico have marched toward the governor’s residence in San Juan, carrying the U.S. territory’s flag and chanting demands for Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to resign...
2019-07-18, 02:00

Puerto Ricans brace as Tropical Storm Dorian approaches Residents of Puerto Rico have battened down the hatches as Dorian approaches. Hundreds of emergency shelters have been opened, and a state of emergency has been declared by the island's governor....
2019-08-28, 01:56

Puerto Ricans worry about future if embattled governor stays The political crisis in Puerto Rico has escalated to a point where many question how Gov. Ricardo Rosselló will be able to govern the U.S. territory in upcoming days and possibly weeks despite massive...
2019-07-23, 11:28

Thousands of Puerto Ricans gather to demand governor's resignation Thousands of Puerto Ricans gathered Wednesday in the commonwealth capital of San Juan to demand the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, the second mass demonstration against the embattled leader thi...
2019-07-18, 07:14

Puerto Ricans gather for massive protest to expel governor SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Thousands of Puerto Rican flags fluttered in the morning breeze as demonstrators arrived from across the island Monday for what many expected to be one of the biggest prot...
2019-07-22, 15:56

Puerto Ricans pack streets again after governor refuses to resign Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans packed the streets of San Juan Monday to renew demands that Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resign amid a scandal triggered by the leak of offensive chat messages between him ...
2019-07-23, 11:14

Puerto Ricans await court decision on potential new governor A Puerto Rico court could have the final say on who should lead the U.S. territory after the island’s Senate filed a lawsuit seeking to oust a veteran politician recently sworn in as the island’s gove...
2019-08-05, 19:56

Riding horses and banging drums, Puerto Ricans demand that governor quit Thousands of Puerto Ricans, led by protesters on horseback and with some banging drums and singing, marched on the governor's residence on Friday demanding that he resign over hundreds of vulgar and o...
2019-07-20, 04:28

Puerto Ricans return to streets as Democratic hopefuls call for Rosselló's resignation Several Democratic presidential candidates called for Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's resignation as residents of the territory returned to the streets Saturday to protest disparaging text messag...
2019-07-21, 05:42

Thousands of Puerto Ricans march in in San Juan, demanding Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resign Many older protesters went home before nightfall as chanting young people filled Old San Juan’s Totem Plaza and the first few blocks leading up to the 16th century fortress where the governor re...
2019-07-18, 13:28

Lawsuit Claims Georgia Making Puerto Ricans Answer Bizarre Trivia Questions to Get a License Puerto Ricans are allegedly being subjected to illegal, baffling trivia questions to get their driver’s licenses in Georgia, with a lawsuit filed Tuesday claiming the state requires people from the U....
2019-07-03, 18:56

Black teen handcuffed after wide turn sues police department for eyeing him as 'perfect target' Tae-Ahn Lea is suing Louisville Metro Police after he was handcuffed and his vehicle was searched during a traffic stop for a wide turn.        ...
2019-06-13, 02:01

Police turn to private doorbell cameras to help catch criminals Authorities in Iowa are asking residents to register their cameras so police can quickly request footage if an incident occurs nearby.       ...
2019-06-17, 19:42

AI, quantum computing and 5G could make criminals more dangerous than ever, warn police Law enforcement needs to be innovative and act now in order to keep face with near future criminal threats, warns 'Do criminals dream of electric sheep' paper....
2019-07-19, 14:56

To Priyanka Gandhi's "Criminals Roaming Freely" Jibe, UP Police Responds Stung by Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's scathing attack on crimes in the state, Uttar Pradesh Police responded today with data and claiming that they have fought effectively against crimes....
2019-06-29, 14:42

'They treated us like criminals': mother of Ed Buck victim says police enabled powerful predator Gemmel Moore died in 2017 in the home of activist accused of forcibly injecting men with deadly doses of drugsEd Buck, a Los Angeles man accused of forcibly injecting black gay men with fatal doses of...
2019-09-26, 23:42

Police make 25 arrests during raids targeting criminals suspected of dealing drugs and guns to gangs A charity shop and a hipster juice bar were among dozens of addresses raided by police early today in a major operation targeting criminals suspected of supplying guns and drugs to street gangs....
2019-09-18, 16:28

'Black Nonsense': Pennsylvania State Police Says Its Officers Did Not Racially Profile Black Driver Pennsylvania State Police, investigating one of their own for allegations of racial bias, have (surprise!) cleared themselves of any wrongdoing....
2019-09-24, 03:42

A Massachusetts police department asked would-be criminals to 'hold off' during heat wave. They listened The Braintree Police Department in Massachusetts asked criminals to "hold off" for the weekend and, on Monday, the department reported zero arrests.        ...
2019-07-23, 03:14

Use of Force Investigation Underway After Black Man Tased, Choked by Police: ‘It Was Police Brutality’ In 2014, the world watched in horror as 43-year-old Eric Garner lost his life to an illegal chokehold used by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo, and five years later, 25-year-old Elonte McDowell came dange...
2019-08-30, 19:28

Yes, the Image of a Handcuffed Black Man Being Led Down the Street by Mounted Police Is Real—and a Texas Police Chief Is Sorry It Happened Many didn’t believe that the photos of two police officers on horseback walking a handcuffed black man down the street on a leash was real. It looked like an image from the 1960s Jim Crow South. It lo...
2019-08-07, 12:28

'Outrageous': Convicted criminals serve as Alaskan police amid public safety crisis, investigation finds Dozens of police officers with criminal records have worked in Alaska, despite state law that should have disqualified them, an investigation finds.        ...
2019-07-22, 05:00

Report finds ‘black voters’ were main target of Russia’s 2016 campaign The report from the Senate Intelligence Committee's probe into the 2016 election comes as social media companies attempt to prevent further disinformation and disruption of American democracy....
2019-10-10, 23:00

Dozens of homes and businesses raided as police targeting criminals 'dealing drugs and guns to gangs' make 25 arrests A charity shop and a hipster juice bar were among dozens of addresses raided by police early today in a major operation targeting criminals suspected of supplying guns and drugs to street gangs....
2019-09-18, 18:56

Puerto Rico police clash with protesters over Gov. Ricardo Rossello scandal Puerto Rican police clashed with demonstrators late Monday over Gov. Ricardo Rossello's refusal to give up power, in the wake of a leaked chat log that's tainted his administration....
2019-07-16, 15:28

Police Fire Tear Gas to Quell Protests Over Puerto Rico’s Governor A day of protests turned raucous in Puerto Rico and the police fired tear gas to hold back a crowd demanding the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló....
2019-07-16, 06:56

Puerto Rico police clash with protesters against governor's homophobic texts Teargas and rubber bullets used to disperse huge demonstration following leak of Ricardo Rosselló sexist slursThousands of protesters in Puerto Rico have clashed with riot police, as volleys of tearga...
2019-07-18, 12:28

Police violence against Dominicans in Puerto Rico suggests systemic problem Activists say Dominican immigrants are subject to police profiling and brutality, and are also being targeted for deportationKarina Gross Polanco is still haunted by the moment she arrived on the scen...
2019-10-10, 11:28

Protesters clash with police in rally against Puerto Rico leader Ricardo Rossello Growing demonstrations in Puerto Rico turned violent late Wednesday as thousands in the street demanded the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rossello stemming from disparaging messages that were leaked to ...
2019-07-18, 14:42

Police to use drones to target dangerous drivers News 12 Jul, 2019 Initiative from London’s Metropolitan police will see drones target dangerous drivers and those taking part in street races...
2019-07-12, 17:14

Puerto Rico police fire teargas at protesters demanding governor's resignation - video Police in San Juan fired teargas on Monday to disperse thousands of protesters calling on Puerto Rico’s governor Ricardo Rosselló to quit over leaked homophobic and misogynistic chats with his closest...
2019-07-23, 14:56

Detroit man accused of murder used dating app to target gay men, police say A 26-year-old man was charged with numerous felonies, including first-degree murder and four firearm counts, for allegedly assaulting two gay men in Detroit, one of whom died. ...
2019-07-13, 05:00

Police fire teargas to break up massive protests demanding Puerto Rico governor resign Police in San Juan fired tear gas on Monday night to disperse thousands of protesters demanding Puerto Rico's governor resign over offensive chat messages, the latest scandal to hit a bankrupt island ...
2019-07-23, 05:42

Pakistani police target traffickers selling brides to China FAISALABAD, Pakistan — At first, in her desperate calls home to her mother in Pakistan, Natasha Masih couldn’t bring herself to say what they were doing to her. All the 19-year-old would say was that ...
2019-06-18, 22:00

Riot Police Deployed As Hong Kong Protesters Target Airport Riot police fanned out across Hong Kong on Saturday in a bid to thwart plans by pro-democracy protesters to target the airport in the movement's first mass mobilisation since the city's leader made a....
2019-09-07, 20:00

Puerto Rico Police Officer Alfred Zanyet-Perez, father of 8, had memorable laugh and dedicated work ethic Alfred Zanyet-Perez, a 52-year-old father of eight and an agent with the Puerto Rico Police Department, was in a San German store Feb. 15 engaged in just such a perilous operation when things went sid...
2019-09-19, 17:42

David Ortiz wasn't intended target of Dominican Republic shooting, police say Former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was not the intended target of a shooting earlier this month in his native Dominican Republic, officials said Wednesday....
2019-06-20, 03:56

London Marathon: Police to target hippy crack yobs after mounted Pc crushed Police are to launch a crackdown on drug and alcohol-fuelled anti-social behaviour along the London Marathon route after serious disorder during this year's race saw a mounted officer crushed beneath ...
2019-10-14, 14:00

| WATCH | Riot police deployed as Hong Kong protesters target airport Riot police fanned out across Hong Kong in a bid to thwart plans by pro-democracy protesters to target the airport in the movement's first mass mobilisation since the city's leader made a surprise con...
2019-09-07, 13:14

Hong Kong protesters, police clash as demonstrations target Chinese traders Hong Kong protesters clashed with police on Saturday in a town near the boundary with mainland China where thousands rallied against the presence of Chinese traders, seizing on another grievance follo...
2019-07-13, 14:56

Phenomenally Black: Phenomenal Woman and Black Futures Lab Join Forces for Black Women’s Equal Pay Day Meena Harris never intended to start a movement. The attorney, CEO and founder of the Phenomenal Woman Action Campaign—and coincidentally, also the niece of the only black female presidential candidat...
2019-08-23, 08:14

A white father called police on a black man. Both men speak out A black man who was accused of trespassing at a San Francisco apartment building by a white father and shot video of their tense encounter is responding to the father's explanation and apology....
2019-07-11, 23:42

Police say black man killed in Memphis was sought in shooting A young black man slain by federal agents as they tried to arrest him in Memphis, touching off violent protests, was wanted in the shooting of a man in Mississippi earlier this month, law enforcement ...
2019-06-14, 07:56

Valedictorian says her mic was cut when she spoke the names of black victims of police The cut-off was cited as a "technical difficulty," alleges Rooha Haghar. Her principal is visible in the video making a gesture.        ...
2019-06-06, 19:56

Texas police officer who led black man by rope said 'This is gonna look so bad' Galveston police release mounted officers’ body-cam videosOfficers arrested Donald Neely on suspicion of criminal trespassA white Texas police officer can be heard twice on a body camera video saying ...
2019-10-03, 19:00

Memphis police clash with protesters after killing of 20-year-old black man U.S. Marshals Service agents fatally shot a young black man in Memphis, Tennessee, during an attempted arrest, triggering overnight clashes with protesters that left at least two dozen police officers...
2019-06-13, 23:00

Black-market THC-vape operation busted in Wisconsin, police say (credit: Ecig Click) Authorities in Wisconsin say they’ve busted an alleged large-scale operation making tens of thousands of bootleg THC-containing vape products. Authorities seized over $1.5 milli...
2019-09-13, 09:42

Chicago panel clears 2 white police in black man’s death CHICAGO (AP) — A review board has cleared two white Chicago police officers in the fatal shooting of an African American man that led to racially charged demonstrations. Chicago’s Civilian Offic...
2019-06-19, 22:42

Thousands march in Hong Kong as police in black masks look on Hong Kong anti-government protesters marched in a gritty industrial district of the Chinese-ruled city on Saturday, with some police wearing new black masks looking on, as China freed a British consul...
2019-08-24, 10:56

DOJ sues Baltimore for discriminating against black police cadet applicants The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Baltimore County and the Baltimore County Police Department on Tuesday, accusing them of administering a police recruitment test that is biased agains...
2019-08-28, 07:00

Texas police apologise after officers on horseback led black man by rope Donald Neely, 43, handcuffed and led through Galveston by ropePolice say white officers ‘did not have any malicious intent’A police department in Galveston, Texas, has apologized after two white offic...
2019-08-07, 05:00

Disney and Target partner in select Target stores, new online store Disney and Target have launched the first 25 Disney stores inside select Target locations nationwide Friday and a new website with 450 items.       ...
2019-10-05, 01:14

Amber Guyger was justified in shooting black man, Dallas ex-police chief says Officer says she mistook deceased’s apartment for her ownCraig Miller tells lawyers, not jury, about ‘inattentional blindness’Before the jury was seated on day six of the trial of Amber Guyger on Satu...
2019-09-29, 01:28

Justice Department sues Baltimore for discriminating against black police applicants The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Baltimore County and the Baltimore County Police Department on Tuesday, accusing them of administering a police recruitment test that is biased agains...
2019-08-28, 23:56

South Bend police officer who fatally shot black man resigns The white Indiana police officer who fatally shot a black man last month — causing Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg to briefly return home — has resigned. Fraternal Order o...
2019-07-16, 10:00

Black hospital patient claims police arrested him for allegedly trying to steal IV that was in his arm A black hospital patient in Illinois says he was arrested while on a walk last month after police claimed he was trying to steal the IV that was hooked up to his arm to sell it online....
2019-07-01, 18:28

Activist Who Spotlighted Black History Found Dead In Trunk Of Car: Police Sadie Roberts-Joseph's sister remembers her as a woman who made things better - who led neighborhood trash cleanups and house repairs, who launched a local group to fight drugs and violence, who......
2019-07-15, 05:56

Texas Police Won't Face Criminal Charges After Leading Black Man by A Rope The two Texas police officers who led a handcuffed black man down a street by a rope will not face criminal charges, according to the Texas Rangers. On Aug. 3, officers identified by Galveston police ...
2019-08-19, 11:28

Texas Police Officer Shoots and Kills Black Woman in Her Own Home A white male officer with the Fort Worth Police Department in Texas is on administrative leave after shooting and killing a 28-year-old black woman in her own home early Saturday morning....
2019-10-14, 01:00

Police enabled 'predator' Ed Buck by ignoring black gay men, victim's mother says Gemmel Moore died in 2017 in the home of LA activist accused of forcibly injecting men with deadly doses of drugsEd Buck, a Los Angeles man accused of forcibly injecting black gay men with fatal doses...
2019-09-26, 18:14

Pete Buttigieg met with Black Lives Matter after a police shooting. It didn't go well Activists with Black Lives Matter, who met privately with Buttigieg in the weeks after police shot and killed Eric Logan, say the 37-year-old mayor brushed off their concerns about police violence in ...
2019-09-18, 17:42

Texas Police Officer Charged With Murder For Shooting Black Woman A white policeman who shot dead a black Texas woman as she played video games at home with her young nephew has been charged with murder, police said Monday....
2019-10-15, 05:56

#LookingWhileBlack: Police Stop, Question Black Man for ‘Looking Suspiciously’ at a White Woman In what serves as the latest example of #ExistingWhileBlack, I present 20-year-old Devin Meyers, who was stopped by police for—wait for it—“looking suspiciously” at a white woman....
2019-08-16, 13:28

British Police Officer Stops Car With A Tire That Looks Like It Has Black Plague Or Some Shit It’s unusual to encounter a tire that is genuinely, biologically disgusting, but that’s pretty much exactly what happened in Derby, England, when a police officer noticed that a minivan had a front ti...
2019-10-03, 01:42

Unarmed, black teen who was naked shot 4 times by police: autopsy The Oklahoman reports the official autopsy conducted by medical examiner states that Isaiah Lewis suffered gunshot wounds to his face, thighs and groin....
2019-06-30, 01:56

Police Officer Charged For Murder Of Black Texas Woman In Her Home A white policeman who shot dead a black Texas woman as she played video games at home with her young nephew has been charged with murder, police said Monday....
2019-10-15, 05:56

Target cash registers across the US are crashing, creating massive lines of frustrated customers in 'The Great Target Outage of 2019' John Minchillo/AP Images Target cash registers across the US crashed on Saturday afternoon, creating long lines and crowds of frustrated customers unable to check out from stores. The incident was d...
2019-06-16, 06:56

Black Man Charged With Attempted Murder After Being Shot by a Police Officer During Traffic Stop For black men throughout the country, getting pulled over by the police is one of our biggest fears—if not our greatest source of anxiety. But to be charged with attempting to murder a police officer ...
2019-07-02, 06:28

LA police search black drivers most – even though white people have more drugs, report finds Data shows black drivers stopped at four times rate of white people: ‘These stops lead to death,’ activist saysLos Angeles police officers stop and search black and Latino drivers at significantly hig...
2019-10-09, 02:28

Factbox: In Dallas, rare conviction for police officer who shot unarmed black man A Dallas jury on Tuesday took the rare step of convicting a police officer of murder for shooting dead Botham Jean, a 26-year-old black PwC accountant, after she accidentally walked into his apartmen...
2019-10-02, 03:00

Factbox: U.S. police officers who kill unarmed black men often avoid criminal liability A New York City policeman became the latest example of a law enforcement officer to face no criminal liability for killing an unarmed black man when the U.S. Department of Justice said on Tuesday it w...
2019-07-17, 00:00

California police criticized for viral video allegedly using excessive force on black man At least 10 police officers are shown in the video, posted on Instagram Live Friday, assisting in the arrest of the suspect.        ...
2019-06-10, 19:28

California Police Swarm an Unarmed Black Man With Guns Drawn in Viral Video On Saturday, Instagram user @blueasdasky released a nearly five-minute long video she recorded of Hawthorne, Calif., police drawing their weapons on an unarmed black man....
2019-06-11, 01:56

Rashida Tlaib tells police chief to only use black facial recognition analysts Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib left Detroit’s police chief outraged and insulted after a tour of his department’s new video surveillance facility — by telling him he should only hire black em...
2019-10-03, 06:42

YouTube exec apologizes for calling police on a black man outside his San Francisco building after outrage A white YouTube executive who faced a social media backlash after calling the police on a black man outside his California residential building issued a statement Tuesday apologizing and trying to exp...
2019-07-11, 00:00

Texas police officers who led black man down a street by rope will not face criminal probe Two Texas police officers who led a handcuffed black man down a street by a rope will not face a criminal probe by the state's law enforcement agency, according to officials....
2019-08-20, 00:28

French police break up 'yellow vest' and 'black bloc' protests in Paris Police had made 137 arrests in Paris by mid-afternoon and had pushed back around one hundred protesters who gathered on the Champs-Elysees shopping avenue, the Paris police prefecture said....
2019-09-21, 20:42

Secret Service Agent Claims He Was Targeted While on Duty by Park Police Because He’s Black A retired former Secret Service agent has filed a federal lawsuit accusing two Park Police officers in the D.C. metro area of stopping him and detaining him because he is black....
2019-06-13, 17:56

Paris draws new climate rally; police vie with 'yellow vests', 'black blocs' Climate protesters marched through Paris for a second day on Saturday in a rally that saw sporadic clashes between masked demonstrators and police who also broke up "yellow vest" groups trying to stag...
2019-09-22, 06:28

After a Police Shooting, Ethiopian Israelis Seek a ‘Black Lives Matter’ Reckoning The fatal shooting of a black teenager by the Israeli police has set off angry protests in a community that has faced a long history of discrimination....
2019-07-14, 08:14

Texas police officer resigns after fatal shooting of black woman in her own home The family of a 28-year-old black woman who was shot and killed by a white police officer in her Fort Worth home as she played video games with her nephew expressed outrage Monday that the officer has...
2019-10-14, 22:14

Pete Buttigieg Leaves Campaign Trail After Police Killing of Black Man in South Bend “I know that whenever an incident like this happens, there is tremendous hurt that can come about,” said Mr. Buttigieg, the mayor, as he returned to the city....
2019-06-18, 17:00

Black Man Walked With Rope by Mounted Police Has Mental Illness, According to Family: ‘They Don’t Care to Know the Whole Story’ Family members of Donald Neely, the 43-year-old homeless man who was handcuffed and led by a rope by two white Galveston, Texas, officers on horseback last weekend, said he has struggled with mental i...
2019-08-09, 12:14

Black Police Officer Says He Was Forced to Resign, Told He Was a 'Disgrace' to Uniform After Wearing an Afro Wig A Georgia police officer is calling out Dekalb County Sheriff Jeffrey Mann after being forced to resign just three days before his retirement. The offense? Wearing an Afro-wig while he was posted outs...
2019-10-08, 04:56

'This is gonna look so bad': bodycam footage shows Texas police leading black man by rope – video A white police officer in Texas could be heard saying ‘this is gonna look so bad’ while leading a homeless black man by a rope down the street in newly released body camera footage.Two Galveston polic...
2019-10-03, 19:00

A Black Teen Was Going Through a Mental Health Crisis. Wisconsin Police Ended Up Punching Him in the Head Madison, W.I. police officers were called to the home of a 17-year-old boy last week because he was experiencing a mental health crisis. The encounter ended with officers tackling the child, placing a...
2019-06-10, 17:42

#AtHomeWhileBlack: Police Drag Black North Carolina Homeowner From His Own House After False Alarm A North Carolina man says he was humiliated and thought he was going to be killed when police dragged him out of his house wearing only his boxers after his home security alarm was tripped accidentall...
2019-08-27, 03:56

A black hospital patient claims Illinois police arrested him for allegedly trying to steal IV machine Shaquille Dukes says he was walking outside a hospital when a security guard accused him of trying to steal the IV that was attached to his arm.        ...
2019-07-02, 05:14

Texas police chief apologizes after cops on horseback lead black suspect by rope A police chief in Texas is apologizing after two cops on horseback were caught on camera leading a black suspect by a rope through city streets, acknowledging the officers showed “poor judgment.” Galv...
2019-08-06, 20:42

‘No justice for black people’: family of man shot by police demand same payout as Justine Damond Father of Jamar Clark says Damond’s family, who received $US20m from Minneapolis, were treated differently The family of an African American man shot dead by Minneapolis police are demanding a $US20m ...
2019-05-22, 04:14

Outraged Fort Worth leaders ask why police shot black woman inside home Pained and angry religious leaders warned Fort Worth, Texas, police they would scrutinize the investigation of an officer who shot and killed a 28-year-old black woman inside a home where, a family la...
2019-10-14, 01:00

A black woman was shot and killed by police in her house. We need real justice | Derecka Purnell Justice for Atatiana Jefferson can’t be about locking up guilty police officers. We need to be more ambitious than thatLast month, a judge sentenced former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger to 10 yea...
2019-10-14, 22:42

Chicago Police Board fires 4 officers for alleged cover-up of fatal shooting of black teenager The Chicago Police Board voted to fire a sergeant and three officers for their alleged roles in covering up the 2014 fatal police shooting of a black teenager....
2019-07-19, 09:00

White New York girl, 11, charged with hate crime after allegedly attacking black classmate on bus, police say Two young white girls in upstate New York have been charged — one with a hate crime — after allegedly attacking a black female classmate on a school bus and subjecting her to racial taunts, police sai...
2019-09-25, 01:56

Indiana police officer who fatally shot black man resigns, union says, due to stress, media attention A white Indiana police officer who fatally shot a black man, sparking protests and roiling the presidential campaign of South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, has resigned, the local police union announced ...
2019-07-16, 22:14

Fort Worth police officer accused of shooting, killing black woman has resigned, chief says The family of a black woman who was shot and killed by a white Fort Worth police officer over the weekend wants him to be fired, “vigorously prosecuted” and then “appropriately sentenced,” their attor...
2019-10-14, 23:56

A black couple almost bought a police officer's house — until they noticed a Ku Klux Klan application in the bedroom Facebook/Rob Mathis A Michigan police officer has been placed on administrative leave after a black couple who toured his home found a Ku Klux Klan application framed in his bedroom. Rob Mathis poste...
2019-08-10, 06:42

White woman arrested after holding 4 black teens fundraising for football team at gunpoint, police say Four black teenage boys who were going door to door in their Arkansas community to fundraise were held at gunpoint and forced to the ground by a white woman until police arrived at the scene, official...
2019-08-18, 19:28

Rashida Tlaib calls for ban on facial recognition tech after telling Detroit police to hire only black analysts Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., on Friday responded to backlash after she told Detroit police to only hire black facial recognition analysts, writing in a scathing op-ed that her comments were neither “r...
2019-10-09, 18:00

Police Make Arrest in the Killing of Zoe Spears, Whose Death Marked the 10th of a Black Trans Woman This Year A Baltimore man has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the death of Zoe Spears, a 23-year-old whose death last month outside Washington, D.C., marked the 10th this year of a black t...
2019-07-19, 09:42

Eric Garner: Family of black man who died during arrest attempt tell of anger as police officer avoids prosecution The family of a black American who died during an attempted police arrest have voiced their anger after the white officer involved avoided prosecution....
2019-07-17, 17:42

Family wants Fort Worth police officer who shot and killed black woman to be fired, 'vigorously prosecuted,' lawyer says The family of a black woman who was shot and killed by a white Fort Worth police officer over the weekend wants him to be fired, “vigorously prosecuted” and then “appropriately sentenced,” their attor...
2019-10-14, 20:14

Blow the Whistle: Black Woman State Trooper Files Explosive Discrimination Lawsuit in Michigan, Exposing Police Brutality A now-retired Michigan State Trooper is a whistleblower in an explosive lawsuit that reveals a history of racial discrimination and police brutality in her department....
2019-10-06, 05:14

Disney and Target announce 25 Disney shops coming to Target stores in October, new website The Walt Disney Company and Target announced Sunday that they are teaming up and unveiled plans to open 25 Disney stores inside of Target stores.       ...
2019-08-26, 01:56

7-Eleven's Bad App Design Let Criminals Steal More Than $500,000 Hundreds of 7-Eleven customers who downloaded a new mobile payment app in Japan were robbed out of hundreds of thousands of dollars due to some staggeringly idiotic security lapses in the app.Read mor...
2019-07-09, 02:00

Johnson: 'I want criminals to be afraid - not the public' Extended stop and search powers, tougher sentences and more prison places are among the number of pledges Boris Johnson has made as he rolls out a tough government line on crime. ...
2019-08-11, 20:28

Police hunt black cab driver after 'braking assault' on passenger Police want to trace a black cab driver who allegedly caused injuries to a passenger at London Bridge by braking "excessively" before dragging the customer out the vehicle....
2019-08-15, 00:42

Trump-Loving D.C. Police Group Books Party at Trump Hotel and Black Cops Are Mad AF After publicly supporting Donald Trump’s run for Commander in Chief and endorsing a Hillary Clinton-hating deputy for the role of national president, Washington D.C.’s largest and most important polic...
2019-10-01, 02:42

All Boys Aren’t Blue: A Black Queer Man Writes About Black Queer Life for Black Queer Kids With All Boys Aren’t Blue, George Johnson is the latest at-bat in what is shaping up to be a burgeoning, yet bountiful genre, that of black queer men coming of age. Yet, unlike Darnell Moore’s No Ash...
2019-06-07, 03:56

Even criminals are suffering in Venezuela’s failing economy CARACAS, Venezuela — The feared street gangster El Negrito sleeps with a pistol under his pillow and says he’s lost track of his murder count. But despite his hardened demeanor, he’s quick to gripe ab...
2019-05-28, 20:42

Bribes help criminals get away with murder in North Korea Murderers could be going unpunished in North Korea where bribes are greasing the wheels of informal commerce, according to a new report from the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights....
2019-05-28, 21:28

Ransomware attacks are on the rise and the criminals are winning Ransomware attacks, which see which see individuals and organisations locked out of their data unless they pay up, are on the rise and raking in huge profits...
2019-07-06, 00:42

False witness: why is the US still using hypnosis to convict criminals? For decades, US law enforcement has used ‘forensic hypnosis’ to help solve crimes – yet despite growing evidence that it is junk science, this method is still being used to send people to death row. B...
2019-10-04, 18:42

How criminals are playing the gaming industry and what you can do about it (VB Live) There’s real money to be stolen from games and gamers and the number of threats just keep growing. Learn how to fight back in this VB Live event.Read More...
2019-10-11, 18:00

White City Council in Majority Black City Quietly Moves Only Voting Location to Police Station The rapidly gentrifying Atlanta suburb known for banning sagging pants has outraged black residents while likely delighting the state’s vote-suppressing governor by announcing a decision to move the c...
2019-10-09, 02:56

"We Are Not Criminals": Polish Woman Tweets Visa Request To PM Again A Polish woman and her 11-year-old daughter, who have been blacklisted by the Ministry of External Affairs over visa-related discrepancies, on Tuesday pleaded with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to......
2019-06-12, 06:56

5 essential steps to protect yourself from hackers and online criminals Your device is like the Alamo. It’s fortified and sits in one place. But there’s also a gigantic army just outside its walls, eager to break through and destroy everything within. That army will never...
2019-09-21, 16:56

State GOP chair: Cuomo cares more about criminals than taxpayers ​The chairman of the New York State Republican Party slammed Gov. Cuomo for caring more about criminals than “hard-working” taxpayers. Nick Langworthy, who ousted former chairman Ed Cox in...
2019-07-01, 04:42

Fears of AI-powered hacking are misplaced as criminals are doing fine without it Artificial intelligence is captivating tech news audiences. Unfortunately, growing expectations for AI’s impact on legitimate business have spawned a distracting narrative about potential AI-powered c...
2019-07-11, 15:00

How cyber criminals are still snaring victims using seven-year-old malware Researchers analysed millions of posts made on dark web forums across a 12 month period -- here's what they found out and what it means for your security....
2019-07-24, 18:28

Physics shows criminals more likely to find accomplices in big cities Why do big cities generate disproportionately large amounts of crime? A new mathematical model helped scientists show that it is easier for criminals to partner-up in major metropolitan areas....
2019-09-21, 06:00

De Blasio wants over three times more teen criminals freed without bail Mayor de Blasio hopes to “more than triple” the number of teens who are released from city jails with no bail on charges as serious as armed robbery, assault and burglary, The Post has learned....
2019-05-28, 04:56

Jair Bolsonaro says criminals will 'die like cockroaches' under proposed new laws Brazil’s president calls for security forces and citizens who shoot alleged offenders to be shielded from prosecutionBrazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has said he hopes criminals will “die...
2019-08-06, 04:56

In Venezuela, criminals feel the pinch of an economic crisis In something of an unexpected silver lining to Venezuela’s all-consuming crisis, experts say armed assaults and killings in the country are plummeting....
2019-05-28, 10:28

Canadian sentenced for selling encrypted phones to criminals SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Canadian man who sold encrypted Blackberry smartphones to criminals worldwide has been sentenced to nine years in prison. The San Diego Union-Tribune says Vincent Ramos was sentence...
2019-05-29, 07:14

Facial recognition tech misidentified 26 California lawmakers as criminals The ACLU, which wants to ban facial recognition technology in police body cameras, says that its own tests of the technology mistakenly flagged 26 California lawmakers as criminals. More than half of ...
2019-08-14, 20:28

Venezuela investigates Guaido over photo with suspected Colombian criminals Venezuela's state prosecutor's office said on Friday it would open an investigation into Juan Guaido after the interior minister presented photos on state television showing the opposition leader in t...
2019-09-14, 00:14

Amazon’s facial recognition flags 1 in 5 California lawmakers as criminals In the latest test, the Rekognition software was used on photos of 120 lawmakers from California and it misidentified 26 individuals as being matches to mugshots in a criminal database....
2019-08-16, 19:00

More than a hundred violent criminals have been released under First Step Act, data show More than a hundred violent criminals have been released under the First Step Act, President Trump's signature bipartisan criminal justice reform package, according to data from an administration offi...
2019-07-23, 06:14

FBI warns of major ransomware attacks as criminals go “big-game hunting” Enlarge / Big-time criminals have come to play in the ransomware game, taking down "big game" for big bucks. (credit: Wolfgang Kaehler / Getty Images) The FBI has issued a public service announceme...
2019-10-08, 11:14

Report: Nation state hackers and cyber criminals are spoofing each other It's difficult to tell hackers apart says Optiv as US government agencies are warned by Check Point about new threats from a Chinese government-backed group....
2019-10-04, 16:56

Amazon's Face Recognition Tech Once Again Pegs Politicians as Criminals Facial recognition systems are still far from accurate, and yet government agencies continue to push for its deployment. To illustrate the existing flaws of the tech, the ACLU conducted another test o...
2019-08-14, 06:28

Bitcoin Criminals Set to Spend $1 Billion on Dark Web This Year: Report Bitcoin's use in illegal online marketplaces peddling everything from drugs to child porn is on pace to set a record this year at more than $1 billion....
2019-07-02, 12:28

Cyber criminals are using stolen doctor credentials on the dark web to enrich themselves Criminal hackers are targeting healthcare organizations on the Dark Web and using the credentials of real physicians to perpetrate fraud and rake in money....
2019-06-06, 20:00

Middle aged money mules used by criminals to launder cash Middle aged people are increasingly and sometimes unwittingly being lured into laundering money for criminals, according to the fraud prevention service Cifas....
2019-06-18, 12:56

Interpol makes public appeal in hunt for most wanted eco-criminals Agency seeking seven men for crimes including ivory smuggling and illegal loggingInternational police ahave asked for help in tracking down the world’s most wanted environmental criminals.Interpol mad...
2019-06-05, 16:42

Operation Triple Beam removes 355 violent criminals from Missouri streets Missouri and federal law enforcement agents arrested hundreds of repeat offenders during a U.S. Marshals' operation aimed at removing violent criminals from Kansas City streets, authorities said....
2019-08-22, 08:56

Florida City Votes to Pay Off Criminals Holding Computer Systems Hostage The leaders of Riviera Beach, Florida, this week voted to authorize a payment of $600,000 to criminals who crippled the city’s computer system after targeting its police department with ransomware.Rea...
2019-06-21, 01:42

"Criminals Roaming Freely": Priyanka Gandhi Vadra Slams UP Government Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra today hit out at the Yogi Adityanath government alleging that criminals are "roaming around freely, doing as they like" in Uttar Pradesh....
2019-06-29, 12:28

Sex offender treatment program raised risk of re-offending because it ‘aroused’ criminals A government program for people convicted in England and Wales of rape or child sexual abuse was scrapped because participants became “aroused” by each other's stories and were therefore more likely t...
2019-10-09, 23:42

Amazon’s facial recognition mistakenly labels 26 California lawmakers as criminals As government agencies continue to push for the deployment of facial recognition systems, you needn’t look far to see why that’s bad news. To illustrate the point, the ACLU conducted a test of Amazon’...
2019-08-14, 09:00

Operation Triple Beam removes 355 violent criminals for Missouri streets Missouri and federal law enforcement agents arrested hundreds of repeat offenders during a U.S. Marshals' operation aimed at removing violent criminals from Kansas City streets, authorities said....
2019-08-21, 11:00

Cyber Criminals Are Making Bank Using Stolen Doctor Credentials on the Dark Net A new report by a leading cybersecurity firm finds that healthcare organizations are becoming an increasingly attractive target for criminal hackers due to the premium that black markets place on priv...
2019-06-06, 13:14

'I'm just humiliated': Black homeowner in his underwear handcuffed by North Carolina police after false alarm Kazeem Oyeneyin, a black North Carolina homeowner, was handcuffed by police and taken out of his home in his underwear after a false alarm.        ...
2019-08-27, 15:28

Amazon’s facial recognition system flags dozens of California lawmakers as criminals Facial recognition technology has come a long way in recent years, and today many smartphone users rely on face unlock features to keep their devices secure. Amazon’s facial scanning software, c...
2019-08-15, 06:42

Fox News Host Reportedly Lobbied Trump for Months to Pardon Alleged War Criminals President Donald Trump’s reported plan to pardon three alleged war criminals on Memorial Day is in motion, and, according to the Daily Beast, Fox & Friends host Pete Hegseth is partially to blame....
2019-05-21, 19:14

War criminals among us: Inside the quiet effort to prosecute and deport violators disguised as refugees They could be your Uber driver or the security guard at a local airport. The elderly neighbor living next door or the operator of the neighborhood ice cream shop. They came to the United States from a...
2019-07-08, 23:42

Ocasio-Cortez, Harris team up for bill aimed at helping criminals get housing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Kamala Harris are joining forces on legislation aimed at making it easier for people with criminal records to obtain federal housing assistance. The bill — dubbe...
2019-07-10, 18:28

Longtime New York District Attorney, scourge of white-collar criminals, dies at 99: NYT Robert Morgenthau, 99, who became the scourge of white-collar criminals over three decades as the Manhattan district attorney, died on Sunday, his family told the New York Times....
2019-07-22, 10:28

Eric Garner: New York police officer involved in chokehold death of black suspect who cried 'I can't breathe' fired A police officer in New York involved in the chokehold death of an African-American man whose dying cries were "I can't breathe" has been fired five years after the incident....
2019-08-20, 00:28

Black Genius, Recognized: Meet the 2019 Class of Black MacArthur Fellows Saidiyah Hartman was sitting in a bar in Durban, South Africa when she got the news: she had just been awarded a $625,000 MacArthur Fellowship. Accompanied by one of her best friends, Hartman—a litera...
2019-09-26, 07:42

Watch: White Security Guard Pulls Gun on Black Cop in Full Uniform Because the Black Cop Had a Gun An Ohio police officer in full uniform, you know, the uniform that clearly identifies him as a police officer and as such gives him reason to have a radio, taser, and gun, faced some scary and tense m...
2019-07-15, 01:42

Black Is the New Black: Harlem's Fashion Row Presented a Challenge at Its 2019 Gala—and We Were Present “Tonight was a test. How many of you passed?” asked Harlem’s Fashion Row (HFR) founder Brandice Daniel of the packed house at New York City’s One World Observatory on Thursday evening. The invitation’...
2019-09-06, 19:28

Black Girls Rock! Reminds Us That the World Would Be Lost Without Black Women We owe black women a debt that we could never even imagine repaying. They have blessed us with their presence and for that, we are better as a collective. The love they have shown us held us through s...
2019-09-09, 04:56

Threat from petty criminals who turn to terrorism, a growing concern, Security Council hears The less predictable threats represented by small-time criminals who have opportunistically embraced terrorism, are a source of growing concern, the UN Security Council heard on Tuesday. That warning ...
2019-07-10, 01:14

Email wire fraud is so simple for criminals to pull off, it's cost companies $26 billion since 2016 Business email compromise involves a criminal impersonating a senior executive or trusted business partner, reaching out to a member of their staff, and convincing that person to wire money to an acco...
2019-09-12, 04:28

Crime is rising in Mexico City, and gun rentals as cheap as $25 are making life easier for criminals REUTERS/Carlos Jasso Recent reports indicate that a variety of firearms are available for rent in Mexico City, where crime has been on the rise. The rentals do not appear to be widespread, but it is ...
2019-06-13, 22:42

Robin Thede on A Black Lady Sketch Show and why Black women will survive the end of the world 2019 has been a banner year for sketch comedy series—first, Netflix released the hilarious and highly experimental I Think You Leave With Tim Robinson, then Comedy Central debuted the subversive and ...
2019-08-03, 15:56

Black Homebuyer Finds KKK Application in Cop’s Home—Sheds New Light on Shooting Death of Black Man in 2009 Rob Mathis was ready to make an offer on the house—a grand five-bedroom home sitting on 22 acres in the small town of Holton, Michigan. But during a recent tour of the property, a quick rundown of the...
2019-08-12, 04:42

Black Homebuyer Finds KKK Application in Cop's Home—Sheds New Light on Shooting Death of Black Man in 2009 Rob Mathis was ready to make an offer on the house—a grand 5-bedroom home sitting on 22 acres in the small town of Holton, Michigan. But during a recent tour of the property, a quick rundown of the ho...
2019-08-10, 22:28

The Root's 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings, Week 3: Kamala Harris Throws Black Voters Under the Bus(ing?) This week’s Root 2020 Presidential Black Power Rankings is full of surprises. We have a new No. 1 after several candidates forgot that black people still matter, and a special guest power-ranking judg...
2019-07-11, 21:14

MI5 stretched to breaking point by threats from terrorists, cyber criminals and neo-Nazi extremists, says security minister Assaults from all types of enemy, including cyber criminals, organised crime bosses, neo-Nazi right-wing extremists and terrorists, were leaving MI5 "stretched", security minister Ben Wallace has warn...
2019-06-02, 15:56

'Shopping while black': Yes, bias against black customers is real Name a store, and I’ll bet I can find a black person who has experienced discrimination there, writes Cassi Pittman ClaytorName a store, any store, from Fifth Avenue to Main Street, and I’ll bet that ...
2019-06-24, 09:00

Watchdog alerts Trump that border agency violated DNA collection law for years, letting violent criminals walk free A top government watchdog on Wednesday alerted President Trump and Congress that Customs and Border Protection (CBP), through a "disturbing" pattern of misconduct, has endangered the public for nearly...
2019-08-21, 18:56

'We are not criminals or seeking a free ride in America': Undocumented workers at a Trump golf club request meeting with the president in a letter REUTERS/Mike Segar In a letter to President Donald Trump, 21 former employees, all undocumented, requested to meet with the president. Some of the former workers who signed the letter worked in clos...
2019-07-05, 09:56

Boris Johnson 'to stop criminals being freed after serving half their sentence' Boris Johnson has vowed to "come down hard" on crime as he announced an extension of police stop-and-search powers and tougher sentences for violent criminals....
2019-08-11, 12:28

Little Black Mirror Is a Series of Black Mirror Webisodes Coming to Netflix’s Latin American YouTube Channel Eager for some Black Mirror, but can’t stand to wait for more Black Mirror? Netflix has something for you, and it’s called—wait for it—Little Black Mirror. Read more......
2019-05-25, 23:28

‘I Love You Black Man. I Love You Black Woman’: Meet the Real-Life Best Friends of Netflix’s See You Yesterday Netflix’s See You Yesterday isn’t your average sci-fi flick. Black nerds fighting police brutality, creating time travel and exposing viewers to Caribbean-American culture combine to show another side...
2019-05-26, 02:28

Astronomers just found a black hole so huge it makes our galaxy’s black hole look like a baby At the heart of our home galaxy is a supermassive black hole that gobbles up anything that gets too close. It’s huge, with a mass of 4 million times that of our Sun, but size is a relative thing...
2019-08-13, 05:42

With A Black Lady Sketch Show, Black women are no longer just background in sketch comedy On August 2, at a private screening of the premiere of A Black Lady Sketch Show, series creator Robin Thede regaled an audience of mostly Black women, including myself, with a story of failure, friend...
2019-09-08, 01:56

Black Man With (Possible? Probable?) Hair Plugs Complains That Black People Care Too Much About Our Hair Perhaps the most telling aspect of thrift shop fedora repurposed as a strip club daytime shift buffet tray with sentience Jason Whitlock’s continued descent into Take Perdition is that there’s no vari...
2019-10-11, 20:28

Black Shark 2 Pro gaming phone builds on the popular Black Shark 2 smartphone When the Black Shark 2 came out we found it a pretty decent gaming smartphone, albeit with some small flaws here and there; now three months later Black Shark has unveiled a newer version of the devic...
2019-07-31, 17:42

Priti Patel warns criminals 'we're coming after you' as she pledges £20 million to tackle county lines The government will spend £20 million on a new team within the British Transport Police to tackle county lines drug networks, the home secretary has announced....
2019-10-02, 02:14

Black Women OWN the Conversation Puts Black Women in the Center Black Women OWN the Conversation, a collaboration between OZY Media, co-owned by Carlos Watson, a former CNN and MSNBC analyst, and the Oprah Winfrey-branded network OWN, is a historic first for telev...
2019-08-28, 17:28

Black housekeeper not allowed to clean church because priest's dog 'doesn't like black people' Collierville priest Jacek Kowal had said that he opposed the characterization of his actions as racist, but his dog is aggressive toward African Americans.        ...
2019-08-19, 21:14

Puerto Rico set to get its third governor in less than a week Puerto Rico will get its third governor in less than a week on Wednesday just hours after the bankrupt U.S. territory's supreme court ruled that Pedro Pierluisi's assumption of the office wa...
2019-08-08, 01:28

Puerto Rico Braces for Possible Hurricane Forecasters said Tropical Storm Dorian would move through the Caribbean and might approach Puerto Rico as a Category 1 hurricane before making landfall in the Dominican Republic....
2019-08-27, 19:28

Puerto Rico had three governors in a week. Now what? Puerto Rico's political turmoil culminated with a stretch when it had three governors in less than a week. Where does the U.S. territory stand now?        ...
2019-08-16, 17:56

Puerto Rico swears in third governor in less than a week Puerto Rico's Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez Garced was sworn in Wednesday afternoon as the third governor that the financially and politically troubled island has had in less than a week....
2019-08-08, 18:00

Puerto Rico, with 3 governors in a week, considers a 4th A day after Puerto Rico got its third governor in less than a week, top officials from new leader Wanda Vázquez’s own party are talking openly about their desire to see a fourth...
2019-08-08, 23:42

Trump Locates the Most Offensive Possible Take on Puerto Rico President Donald Trump welcomed Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to the White House on Monday, where he used the foreign head of state’s visit to complain about Puerto Rico’s elected officials and ...
2019-07-22, 22:28

AT&T to Sell Puerto Rico Business as It Looks to Pay Down Debt AT&T agrees to sell its Puerto Rican and U.S. Virgin Islands businesses to Liberty Latin America for $1.95 billion in cash, allowing the telecom giant to shave its debt load and move closer to repurch...
2019-10-09, 18:28

The Latest: Trump says he’s ‘best thing’ for Puerto Rico President Donald Trump says he’s “the best thing that ever happened to Puerto Rico” and he’s renewing his attacks on the U.S. territory’s officials on a day when tens of thousands are marching to dema...
2019-07-23, 07:14

Puerto Rico’s Embattled Governor Says He Won’t Step Down, But Won’t Run Again (SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said Sunday evening that he will not resign in the face of public furor over an obscenity-laced leaked online chat, but he will...
2019-07-22, 06:56

Puerto Rico has new governor, but his stay may be short The handpicked successor to disgraced Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello was sworn in on Friday after Rossello stepped down, but lawyer Pedro Pierluisi said his term as governor might be short as t...
2019-08-03, 10:00

Puerto Rico’s capital is ready to welcome visitors again Like all members of the Greater Antilles squad these days, Puerto Rico has suffered a few hiccups: a crippled economy, a post-hurricane mop-up still in progress and riots in the streets over allegatio...
2019-08-17, 03:42

Puerto Rico set for political clash over next governor Puerto Rico's political crisis risked deepening on Thursday as lawmakers and street protesters opposed the Washington corporate lawyer tapped to replace disgraced Governor Ricardo Rosselló....
2019-08-01, 12:28

6.0-magnitude earthquake shakes Puerto Rico SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Puerto Rico late Monday, rousing and scaring many from their sleep in the U.S. territory. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struc...
2019-09-24, 10:28

Dorian now a hurricane as it bears down on Puerto Rico Dorian has been upgraded to a hurricane as the churning storm prepares to strike Puerto Rico on Wednesday — with 75-mph winds and heavy rains that could cause up to $15 billion in new damage there. It...
2019-08-29, 00:42

Puerto Rico still unsure who’ll be governor within hours With less than four hours to go before Puerto Rico’s governor was expected to step down, his designated successor is trying to convince legislators to confirm him in a down-to-the-wire attempt to avoi...
2019-08-02, 20:14

Puerto Rico governor is expected to resign Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló is expected to resign Wednesday after more than a week of protests that rocked the island's capital city, a source familiar with the situation told CNN....
2019-07-24, 20:00

Understanding the Anger Boiling Over in Puerto Rico Amid the massive protests in Puerto Rico, much of the focus of the demonstrators’ ire has been on a string of profanity-laced text messages in which Governor Ricardo Rossello disparaged ordinary citiz...
2019-07-24, 22:56

AT&T explores sale of its Puerto Rico business -sources AT&T Inc is exploring options for its business in Puerto Rico that could include a potential sale for around $3 billion, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday....
2019-07-19, 01:28

Tropical Storm Dorian threatens Puerto Rico Tropical Storm Dorian threatened Puerto Rico with a direct hit on Wednesday, as forecasters said it made a last-minute shift in its path and could reach near-hurricane strength in its approach to the ...
2019-08-28, 15:00

Puerto Rico gov apologizes for private chat that drew ire Puerto Rico’s governor has apologized for comments made in a private chat in which he called a former New York City government official a “whore” and said that a federal control board overseeing the i...
2019-07-12, 05:42

Puerto Rico: Protesters demand governor's resignation The leak of sexist and homophobic texts sent by Governor Ricardo Rossello sparked outrage on the island. His government has also been accused of corruption and mishandling of the aftermath of hurrican...
2019-07-18, 07:00

Tropical Storm Dorian heading for Puerto Rico The Lesser Antilles are being put on alert for impacts from Tropical Storm Dorian ranging from strong winds and rough surf to localized flooding early this week....
2019-08-26, 20:56

Puerto Rico: Wanda Vazquez sworn in as new governor Wanda Vazquez became the second person to be sworn in as governor in less than a week. Puerto Rico has been marred by political turmoil and protests that led to the ouster of the former governor. Rica...
2019-08-08, 15:14

Gallup: 2 in 3 Americans support statehood for Puerto Rico While most Americans have consistently opposed making Washington, D.C., an official state, a new survey Thursday showed a good majority do favor giving Puerto Rico statehood....
2019-07-18, 19:56

HUD Delays Disaster Preparation Money for Puerto Rico The housing department announced that it would distribute funds for disaster prevention efforts to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands after first helping nine states....
2019-08-03, 03:42

Puerto Rico is in turmoil. Here's how business on the island is being whipsawed Businesses in Puerto Rico are reeling from the political corruption of Governor Ricardo Rossello's administration. They are trying to maintain local operations despite the turmoil....
2019-07-24, 17:56

Puerto Rico's new governor says she intends to remain in office The revolving door at the governor's office in Puerto Rico may finally stop with Wanda Vazquez, the newly sworn-in chief executive of the bankrupt U.S. territory, who said on Thursday she has no plans...
2019-08-08, 22:00

Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announces he will resign Puerto Rico’s embattled Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced on Wednesday he will resign from office amid mass protests on the island after offensive text messages between him and members of his administra...
2019-07-25, 08:56

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello says he will not run for re-election in 2020 Following days of mass protests, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello announced Sunday that he will not seek reelection in 2020 though he refused to resign....
2019-07-22, 05:14

Puerto Rico's ousted governor names successor Pedro Pierluisi has been sworn in as governor of Puerto Rico, though the US territory's Senate has yet to confirm the appointment. Disgraced Governor Ricardo Rossello was forced to resign following we...
2019-08-03, 03:56

Puerto Rico governor's likely successor may not soothe protester's ire Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló's resignation Wednesday will draw cheers from protesters, politicians and financial stakeholders, but his tapped replacement - Justice Secretary Wanda Vazquez Gar...
2019-07-25, 09:14

Puerto Rico Is on the Brink of Full-Blown Revolt The last decade in Puerto Rico has been a constant stream of disaster and oppression, from the U.S. government’s unelected fiscal control board and the austerity it imposed on the territory to Hurrica...
2019-07-18, 17:56

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to resign: source Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló plans to resign, a source tells Fox News, concluding an administration that was the target of mass protests in its final weeks over corruption allegations and a leake...
2019-07-24, 18:00

Puerto Rico gov will not seek reelection, leaves his party Puerto Rico’s embattled governor says he will not seek reelection but will not resign as the island’s leader, though he will step down as head of his pro-statehood party...
2019-07-22, 02:28

Puerto Rico's new governor is challenged in court: newspaper The legitimacy of Puerto Rico's newly-installed governor has been challenged in court, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, adding further drama to who will lead the U.S. territory after weeks ...
2019-08-05, 19:56

Puerto Rico begins impeachment against Gov. Ricardo Rosselló Puerto Rico’s legislature has begun an impeachment process against embattled Governor Ricardo Rosselló, a senior lawmaker said Wednesday. This comes after a probe into leaked Telegram app chat m...
2019-07-25, 04:42

AT&T to sell certain assets in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands for $1.95 bln Telecommunications carrier AT&T Inc said on Wednesday it will sell its wireless and wireline operations in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands to Liberty Latin America Ltd for $1.95 billion in cash....
2019-10-09, 15:14

Choice of Puerto Rico governor’s successor delayed Puerto Rico’s governing party is in full-blown crisis, with the confirmation of the nominee to succeed departing Gov. Ricardo Rosselló delayed into next week...
2019-08-01, 21:42

Puerto Rico's new governor faces legal challenge Puerto Rico's newly installed governor and its Senate president faced off on Tuesday in written arguments submitted to the island's supreme court, which will decide who is in charge of the bankrupt go...
2019-08-07, 08:42

Puerto Rico’s Bankruptcy Plan Is Almost Done, and It Could Start a Fight The island territory is preparing to present its complete restructuring plan for its $124 billion debt. Court challenges are almost certain, but if the plan survives it could be a road map for trouble...
2019-07-15, 02:42

Ex-education secretary, 5 others held in Puerto Rico probe Puerto Rico’s former secretary of education and 5 other people have been arrested on charges of steering federal money to unqualified, politically connected contractors...
2019-07-10, 21:00

Puerto Rico gov will not seek re-election, leaves his party Puerto Rico’s embattled governor says he will not seek re-election but will not resign as the island’s leader, though he will step down as head of his pro-statehood party...
2019-07-22, 02:28

New Puerto Rico governor pledges to scrutinize all contracts Puerto Rico’s new governor says her administration will be evaluating all government contracts as anger still simmers across the U.S. territory after corruption and mismanagement of public funds led t...
2019-08-12, 06:42

FCC approves additional $950 million for broadband in Puerto Rico The FCC is making good on its plans to further fund Puerto Rican broadband. Commissioners have voted in favor of an additional $950 million to "improve, expand and harden" communications in Puerto Ric...
2019-09-26, 21:42

Puerto Rico’s embattled governor says he won’t seek reelection Puerto Rico's embattled governor says he will not seek re-election but will not resign as the island's leader, though he will step down as head of his pro-statehood party....
2019-07-22, 01:14

Thousands gather for Puerto Rican Day Parade along Fifth Avenue Thousands of revelers were living la vida loca along Fifth Avenue on Sunday during the Puerto Rican Day Parade. Parade Grand Marshal and PR native Ricky Martin led the colorful Manhattan party, waving...
2019-06-10, 06:00

Puerto Rico braces for flooding, landslides from Karen Tropical Storm Karen has begun drenching the U.S. Virgin Islands as it bears down on an earthquake-shaken Puerto Rico that is still scarred by a hurricane two years ago...
2019-09-24, 18:14

Wanda Vázquez sworn in as Governor of Puerto Rico Accompanied by her husband, Judge Jorge Diaz, and her daughter, Vazquez took the oath of office in the early evening at the Supreme Court before leaving without making any public comment....
2019-08-08, 04:00

Why You Need to Know About Puerto Rico's Protests and Governor Ricardo Rosselló In Puerto Rico, protests have taken over the country, calling for the resignation of the nation’s governor, Ricardo Rosselló—who is now expected to resign today. After a leak of messages between the ...
2019-07-24, 18:42

Puerto Rico gets another governor after supreme court clears the way Puerto Rico got its third governor in less than a week on Wednesday just hours after the bankrupt U.S. territory's supreme court ruled that Pedro Pierluisi's assumption of the office was unconstitutio...
2019-08-08, 04:00

Why is Puerto Rico protesting? 5 biggest questions about the U.S. territory The island has demanded national attention after its residents swarmed the streets for weeks in protest against Governor Ricardo Rosselló and his administration.      ...
2019-07-24, 21:14

'Burner' phones aren't just for criminals. Here's why you should have one Burner phones can actually be a nice an addition to your pricey iPhone or Android device. And these low-cost phones have some desirable benefits.       ...
2019-09-07, 17:14

1-year-old dies in fall from cruise ship in Puerto Rico Authorities say a 1-year-old girl apparently slipped from her grandfather’s hands and fell to her death from the 11th story of a cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico...
2019-07-08, 18:42

Puerto Rican officials indicted in sweeping corruption probe Two former members of Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s administration were indicted Wednesday on bid-rigging and corruption charges — prompting the chair of the House committee overseeing the terri...
2019-07-11, 06:56

Puerto Rico governor may resign after days of protests: reports Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló could step down on Wednesday after almost two weeks of protests against his administration, sparked by the publication of offensive chat messages and a corruption...
2019-07-24, 14:56

Puerto Rico governor tabs former political rival as successor Outgoing Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello nominated Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi Wednesday as secretary of state, clearing a path for him to succeed the governor of the U.S. territory this w...
2019-07-31, 22:00

Puerto Rico protesters rally around what they're calling the start of a revolution Erica Diaz's 6-year-old daughter convinced her to join the burgeoning protest movement against Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló. The 40-year-old stay-at-home mom had never attended a protest....
2019-07-24, 07:28

Puerto Rico governor weighs future after protests -spokesman Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló was weighing his political future on Wednesday after almost two weeks of protests demanding his resignation over the publication of offensive chat messages and a ...
2019-07-24, 16:42

The once-untouchable Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló: Can he survive? Embattled Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's political crisis deepened, massive protests continued unabated and calls for his ouster intensified.        ...
2019-07-23, 23:56

Embattled Puerto Rico governor may resign soon, media reports Embattled Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello may resign on Wednesday after 11 days of protests against his administration, local media reported, but some protesters warned his resignation would not...
2019-07-24, 08:42

Former Puerto Rico government officials arrested in corruption probe Two former high-ranking Puerto Rico government officials were among six people arrested and charged with conspiracy and other crimes in connection with millions of dollars in federal education and Med...
2019-07-11, 02:28

De Blasio to ditch Puerto Rican Day parade to campaign in Iowa Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to ditch his own city’s National Puerto Rican Day Parade — so he can campaign in corn country as part of his long-shot 2020 presidential campaign. The 62nd annua...
2019-06-06, 21:42

7 striking photos show how massive the Puerto Rico protests really are Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló has been deep in controversy over leaked text messages containing misogynistic and homophobic language.        ...
2019-07-23, 18:28

Defying Protests, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló of Puerto Rico Says He Will Stay On Saying “I have made mistakes, and I have apologized,” the governor said he would not seek re-election and would give up the leadership of his party, but would not resign....
2019-07-22, 03:14

AOC ‘runs away’ from opponent Rich Valdes at Puerto Rican Day Parade US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez "ran away" when potential Republican opponent Rich Valdes tried to confront her at the National Puerto Rican Day Parade in Manhattan, Valdes supporter Curtis Sliwa sai...
2019-06-09, 21:42

Top Puerto Rican officials resign over profanity-laced chat Puerto Rico’s Gov. Ricardo Rosselló says his chief financial officer and secretary of state will step down following their participation in a private chat that used profanities to describe an ex-New Y...
2019-07-14, 08:00

Dorian upgraded to hurricane as Puerto Rico braces for the worst Puerto Rico could see flash floods, and heavy rains are expected in the Bahamas and Florida, US Hurricane Center saysPuerto Rico faces a potential threat to life and property as Hurricane Dorian bore ...
2019-08-29, 01:28

Dorian largely spares Puerto Rico, takes aim at Florida Puerto Rico will be largely spared the wrath of Hurricane Dorian — as the Category 1 storm changed course and grazed the eastern edge of the island Wednesday. That could spell trouble for the US...
2019-08-29, 00:42

Ahead Of Storm, Donald Trump Says Puerto Rico "One Of The Most Corrupt" US President Donald Trump branded Puerto Rico "one of the most corrupt places on earth" Wednesday as the US island braced for its first major storm since being ravaged by Hurricane Maria two years......
2019-08-28, 23:56

Can Someone Tell Trump that Puerto Rico Is a Territory of the US? Maybe Then He’ll Stop Treating Them Like Trash Because the fear of another natural disaster isn’t enough to deal with, the people of Puerto Rico have to now deal with President Trump bashing them on Twitter....
2019-08-28, 23:00

HUD seeks financial probe of Puerto Rico agency set to get $8.2 billion Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson has asked the department’s inspector general to open a financial investigation into the Puerto Rican agency set to get over $8 billion in disaster re...
2019-09-10, 23:00

Puerto Rico governor faces calls for impeachment over chats Puerto Rico's embattled governor came under growing pressure to resign or be impeached on Friday after the leak of hundreds of vulgar and offensive chat messages, as the Caribbean island's trade union...
2019-07-20, 01:14

Puerto Rico: top figures in governor's own party urge him to resign Ricardo Rosselló under pressure over abusive chat messagesNew big protest planned outside mansion on Friday nightSupport for Puerto Rico’s governor, Ricardo Rosselló, continued to plunge on Friday, as...
2019-07-19, 22:42

Tropical Storm Dorian: Puerto Rico on Alert for Hurricane As the storm crossed into the eastern Caribbean, Puerto Rico was under a state of emergency and faced the possibility of being swiped again by a hurricane....
2019-08-27, 19:28

Trump slams Puerto Rico leaders: ‘Under siege,’ ‘despicable’ President Donald Trump is tweeting harsh words for leaders in Puerto Rico, which is mired in economic crisis and saw thousands protest yesterday to demand the governor resign after leaked chats showed...
2019-07-18, 18:42

On This Day: Puerto Rican great Carlos Ortiz was born in 1936 Lightweight legend Carlos Ortiz is one of his nation's favourite sons The post On This Day: Puerto Rican great Carlos Ortiz was born in 1936 appeared first on Boxing News....
2019-09-09, 16:00

Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló Says He Won't Seek Reelection, But Also Won't Resign After days of large protests in San Juan, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said he will not seek reelection in 2020, but plans to stay in office through the last of his four-year term. Rosselló will ...
2019-07-22, 05:42

Scandals and storms have left Puerto Rico drowning in debt The scandal engulfing Puerto Rico was most recently fueled by revelations in July that Gov. Richard Rosselló had exchanged sexist and homophobic messages with top aides — but the seeds of citizens’ di...
2019-07-23, 11:14

Former Sahuarita student taken into custody in Puerto Rico for school threat SAHUARITA, Ariz. – A former Sahuarita Unified School District student was arrested in Puerto Rico Wednesday in connection to the recent social media threats that prompted the closure of all the ...
2019-10-04, 13:00

US politicians criticize embattled Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló As protests against Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló intensified on Monday, politicians on the US mainland joined the chorus of voices criticizing his leadership or calling for him to resign....
2019-07-23, 05:00

U.S. judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit over Puerto Rico pension law A lawsuit filed by Puerto Rico's financial oversight board over a new pension and healthcare funding law will move forward after a federal judge on Thursday denied the U.S. commonwealth's motion to di...
2019-08-23, 01:00

AT&T to sell certain assets in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands for $1.95 billion AT&T Inc said on Wednesday it would sell its wireless and wireline operations in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands to Liberty Latin America Ltd for $1.95 billion, as the second-largest U.S. wirele...
2019-10-09, 23:42

Six men charged in connection with 2011 murder of New Jersey man in Puerto Rico Investigators say the defendants allegedly killed Maurice Spagnoletti because he canceled an inflated contract to provide janitorial services to Doral Bank....
2019-05-31, 20:28

Ex-Met Angel Pagan rescued after boat capsizes in Puerto Rico Former Mets outfielder Angel Pagan survived a scare when a boat he was on off the coast of Puerto Rico was flipped over by a 15-foot wave. Pagan, former Mets minor leaguer Orlando Roman and a 16-year-...
2019-05-29, 21:28

Trump slams Puerto Rico leaders, says governor is 'terrible' U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday slammed Puerto Rico's governor and blasted the U.S. territory's leaders, accusing them of wasting billions of dollars of hurricane disaster relief aid as protests...
2019-07-22, 21:00

Puerto Rico Protests: Live Updates on March Against Governor Tens of thousands of people have joined what is expected to be one of the largest protests the island has ever seen against Gov. Ricardo A. Rosselló....
2019-07-22, 19:14

Puerto Rico Gov. Rosselló says he won't run again as protests grow Thousands of Puerto Ricans took to the streets Monday as Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló clung to his job amid a deepening scandal.        ...
2019-07-22, 17:56

UPDATE 2-AT&T to sell certain assets in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands for $1.95 bln AT&T Inc said on Wednesday it would sell its wireless and wireline operations in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands to Liberty Latin America Ltd for $1.95 billion, as the second-largest U.S. wireless...
2019-10-09, 21:42

Puerto Rico Grid Contractor Caught Up in Federal Probes The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General are looking into the work of a Mammoth Energy Services Inc. subsidiary in Puerto Rico, examining how the...
2019-06-06, 00:00

Tropical Storm Dorian: Puerto Rico Braces for Possible Hurricane Forecasters said Dorian would move through the Caribbean and might approach Puerto Rico as a Category 1 hurricane before making landfall in the Dominican Republic....
2019-08-26, 19:42

Online lenders under investigation by regulators in 11 states, Puerto Rico The New York Department of Financial Services is leading a multistate probe that could snag a Silicon Valley startup backed by Andreessen Horowitz and the rapper Nas, The Post has learned. The probe, ...
2019-08-07, 03:28

Puerto Rico governor taps former U.S. delegate as successor: report Puerto Rico's embattled governor will name the island's former representative in the U.S. Congress, Pedro Pierluisi, as his new secretary of state and next in line to succeed him when he steps down, E...
2019-07-31, 17:42

Puerto Rico governor silent as impeachment process looms A bizarre standoff unfolded in Puerto Rico’s capital as Gov. Ricardo Rosselló pledged to deliver a message to islanders Wednesday night, then passed hour after hour in unexplained silence as thousands...
2019-07-25, 05:42

Outgoing Puerto Rico governor nominates Pierluisi as successor Embattled Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló will nominate the island's former representative in the U.S. Congress Pedro Pierluisi as his new secretary of state and next in line to succeed him when...
2019-07-31, 17:42

Puerto Rico Supreme Court Ousts New Governor and Another Is Sworn In Wanda Vázquez took the oath of office on Wednesday after the portion of the law cited to justify Pedro R. Pierluisi’s ascent last week was ruled unconstitutional....
2019-08-08, 10:28

Puerto Rico Supreme Court Ousts New Governor, and Another Is Sworn In Wanda Vázquez took the oath of office on Wednesday after the portion of the law cited to justify Pedro R. Pierluisi’s ascent last week was ruled unconstitutional....
2019-08-08, 12:56

Man threatened gun violence at New Haven Puerto Rican Festival: cops A Connecticut man was arrested over a frightening social media post that threatened gun violence at the New Haven Puerto Rican Festival, police said. Jeffrey Hanson, 53, of Orange, was busted late Fri...
2019-08-12, 19:42

Ricardo Rosselló, Puerto Rico’s Governor, Resigns After Protests Gov. Ricardo A. Rosselló of Puerto Rico resigned on Wednesday after widespread protests and looming impeachment proceedings derailed his administration....
2019-07-25, 06:28

Roadmap for Puerto Rico's exit from bankruptcy filed in U.S. court Puerto Rico would reduce its core government debt by more than 60% under a restructuring proposal the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth's federally-created financial oversight board filed in court on Friday....
2019-09-27, 17:14

Puerto Rico Protesters Get Creative: Dancing, Singing, Diving… On kayak and horseback, in prayer and cacophony, Puerto Ricans have been venting their political frustrations in a host of unconventional ways in recent days. Here are some examples....
2019-07-25, 06:28

Who is Puerto Rico's next leader? Island braces for a clash The political crisis in Puerto Rico took a turn on Wednesday. The island nation still isn't sure who will become the next leader.        ...
2019-08-01, 01:42

Puerto Rico vote delay raises uncertainty over next governor Puerto Rico's next governor remained up in the air on Thursday, just 24 hours before Governor Ricardo Rosselló was due to resign, as the U.S. territory's Senate pushed a vote on his successor to Monda...
2019-08-02, 00:42

Trump administration to place new restrictions on billions in Puerto Rico aid President Trump has asked aides to find new safeguards for funding amid a political crisis on the island, leading to the new plan, senior officials said....
2019-08-01, 23:42

Puerto Rico oversight board defends plan as way out of bankruptcy Puerto Rico's federally created financial oversight board on Monday defended a new agreement with creditors, saying it will result in an affordable and sustainable debt level and allow the U.S. common...
2019-06-18, 00:00

Jerry strengthens into a hurricane, eyes Puerto Rico and Bermuda Tropical Storm Jerry strengthened into a hurricane Thursday morning and is expected to pass north of Puerto Rico on Saturday and east of the Bahamas on Sunday, before taking aim at an already storm-sa...
2019-09-20, 00:00

Florida Vet Told She Can't Even Fly a Puerto Rican Flag in Her Own Damn Yard A veteran in Florida is refusing to take down the Puerto Rican flag flying outside her home after her homeowners’ association notified her that doing so is against their rules....
2019-08-13, 23:28

Road map for Puerto Rico's exit from bankruptcy filed in U.S. court Puerto Rico would reduce a major portion of its debt by more than 60% under a long-awaited restructuring proposal the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth's federally created financial oversight board filed in ...
2019-09-28, 02:56

No word from Puerto Rico governor as impeachment process begins Puerto Ricans waited for a promised announcement from their Governor Ricardo Rosselló on Wednesday as the island's legislature began an impeachment process against him amid mass protests calling for h...
2019-07-25, 06:14

Puerto Rico's new governor sworn in, but Senate approval still needed The handpicked successor to disgraced Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló was sworn in on Friday after Rossello stepped down, but lawyer Pedro Pierluisi said his term as governor might be short-live...
2019-08-03, 02:14

Puerto Rico governor resigns after weeks of mass protests Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló on Wednesday said he would resign after almost two weeks of protests calling for him to step down over a scandal involving offensive chat messages and government ...
2019-07-25, 09:14

Mammoth Energy Stands By Its Work in Puerto Rico Following Investigation Mammoth Energy said it is standing by the work that one of its subsidiaries did in Puerto Rico after hurricane damage. U.S. government authorities are looking into the company’s dominance in bringing ...
2019-06-07, 14:28

Puerto Rico legislature begins impeachment process against governor Puerto Rico's legislature has begun an impeachment process against Governor Ricardo Rosselló after an investigation into leaked chat messages found crimes may have been committed during the conversati...
2019-07-24, 23:14

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló soon to resign? Aide says not yet Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló was expected to resign amid a torrent of protests over vulgar, mean-spirited texting conversations.        ...
2019-07-24, 21:14

Puerto Rico governor resigns amid turmoil over his successor Ricardo Rosselló swears in Pedro Pierluisi but island faces continuing political upheavalThe governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, resigned on Friday and swore in a veteran politician as his repl...
2019-08-03, 03:56

Rivian will repurpose used EV batteries for solar power in Puerto Rico Rivian is known for pushing the boundaries of battery tech. Not only is the startup working on the first all-electric pickup for the US market, it's also planning "Rivian-to-Rivian" charging, whi...
2019-06-14, 21:28

43 states, Puerto Rico sue drugmakers in generic price fixing Attorneys general in 43 states and Puerto Rico have filed a joint lawsuit accusing drugmakers of fixing prices for generic drugs used to treat arthritis, diabetes and other ailments....
2019-05-21, 14:39

Puerto Rico governor resigns as promised; successor sworn in Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló has resigned as promised, clearing the way for veteran politician Pedro Pierluisi to be sworn in as his replacement...
2019-08-03, 03:28

Puerto Rico governor's pick for successor faces opposition in legislature The lawyer tapped by Puerto Rico's outgoing governor to lead the bankrupt U.S. territory faced opposition from legislators on Wednesday, two days before the island's top executive plans to bow to the ...
2019-07-31, 21:42

Google targeted in antitrust probe by state AGs in 48 states, D.C. and Puerto Rico An investigation involving 50 attorneys general will look into Google's dominance in online advertising and search traffic for anticompetitive action.       ...
2019-09-09, 23:14

Puerto Rico’s ousted governor names Pedro Pierluisi as next leader Pierluisi is a member of the disgraced leader Ricardo Rosselló’s pro-statehood New Progressive partyPuerto Rico’s ousted governor, Ricardo Rosselló, announced his intended successor on Wednesday morni...
2019-07-31, 20:56

US briefing: Mueller testimony, Iran tanker crisis and Puerto Rico Monday’s top story: House committee chairman says Mueller has evidence of Trump’s ‘high crimes and misdemeanours’. Plus, Why leftist groups are taking up armsGood morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s ...
2019-07-22, 12:28

Hurricane Dorian passes Puerto Rico, projected to hit U.S. as major storm Forecasters said Thursday Hurricane Dorian is strengthening over the warm waters of the Caribbean and should be a major storm when it arrives in the Southeast United States late on Sunday, most likely...
2019-08-29, 19:00

UPDATE 2-Road map for Puerto Rico's exit from bankruptcy filed in U.S. court Puerto Rico would reduce a major portion of its debt by more than 60% under a long-awaited restructuring proposal the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth's federally created financial oversight board filed in ...
2019-09-28, 01:14

Thousands jam San Juan streets to demand Puerto Rico's governor resign Thousands of people blocked a major San Juan highway on Monday in a protest aimed at forcing Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló to resign over offensive chat messages, the latest scandal to hit a b...
2019-07-22, 19:14

Puerto Rico governor announces he will not seek re-election but refuses to resign Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello announced Sunday he will not seek re-election but refused to resign, as corruption allegations have sparked widespread protests in San Juan....
2019-07-22, 05:14

Puerto Rico: Thousands urge governor's resignation in massive protests The protests are expected to be the largest yet against Governor Ricardo Rossello. His vow to not run for reelection did little to quell public outrage over corruption allegations as well as sexist an...
2019-07-22, 23:56

Opposition in legislature, streets to Puerto Rico governor's pick for successor The lawyer tapped to succeed Puerto Rico's outgoing governor faced opposition on Wednesday largely over conflict of interest concerns, two days before the bankrupt U.S. territory's top executive plans...
2019-08-01, 00:56

Obscene texts and corruption: the downfall of Puerto Rico's governor - podcast Mass protests triggered by leaked text messages have led to the resignation of Ricardo Rosselló. Oliver Laughland discusses his time on the island. And: Larry Elliott on why sterling is at a 28-month ...
2019-07-31, 20:56

Puerto Rico protesters to block highway as governor remains defiant Mass demonstrations resume in the US island territory demanding Ricardo Rosselló’s resignation following abusive text messagesPuerto Rico is braced for more massive protests as the US territory’s gove...
2019-07-22, 18:28

Puerto Rico is in Dorian’s bull’s-eye: Three things to know as island braces for the storm Puerto Ricans are bracing for Tropical Storm Dorian, which is expected to hit the island Wednesday afternoon and evening. The storm presents itself as the first true test of Puerto Rico’s fragile elec...
2019-08-29, 09:42

Dorian to slam Puerto Rico and become a Category 3 hurricane before reaching US mainland Forecasters warn heavy rain could cause heavy flooding, landslides and power outages in the U.S. territory that's still coping with damage and losses from Hurricane Maria nearly two years later....
2019-08-28, 18:14

Hundreds of thousands in San Juan demand Puerto Rico's governor resign Hundreds of thousands of people filled San Juan streets on Monday to demand that Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló resign over offensive chat messages, the latest scandal to hit a bankrupt island ...
2019-07-22, 21:00

Puerto Rico Supreme Court overturns Pedro Pierluisi as new governor Puerto Rico’s Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that the swearing-in of Pedro Pierluisi as governor was unconstitutional, casting the island into more political turmoil. Pierluisi took the oath o...
2019-08-08, 00:14

U.S. top court takes on Puerto Rico financial oversight board dispute The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to decide whether members of Puerto Rico's federally created financial oversight board were lawfully appointed in a dispute that could disrupt the panel's res...
2019-06-20, 21:56

Puerto Rico high court overturns Pedro Pierluisi as governor Puerto Rico’s Supreme Court has overturned the swearing in of Pedro Pierluisi as the island’s governor less than a week ago, clearing the way for Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez to take up the post af...
2019-08-07, 20:00

Pilot arrests 'God' aboard Delta flight, returns to Puerto Rico A Delta Air Lines pilot and crew arrested a passenger on board a flight from Puerto Rico to New York after the man shouted "I am God" and claimed he would save the world, forcing the plane to return t...
2019-07-03, 21:28

Top Puerto Rican officials resign amid group chat scandal Puerto Rico's Gov. Ricardo Rossello announced Saturday that his chief financial officer and secretary of state will step down following their participation in a private chat....
2019-07-14, 13:42

Puerto Rico’s Supreme Court Overturns Pedro Pierluisi as Governor (SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — Puerto Rico’s Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned the swearing in of Pedro Pierluisi as the island’s governor less than a week ago, clearing the way for J...
2019-08-07, 21:42

Puerto Williams, Chile now world's southernmost city, not Ushuaia, Argentina Puerto Williams, a growing hamlet draped in snow-covered peaks on the remote southern tip of the South American continent, has been upgraded to the category of "city" by Chilean authorities, making......
2019-05-30, 02:56

Puerto Rico governor refuses to resign as island braces for big protest Puerto Rico's governor on Sunday said he would not seek re-election next year but refused to resign as the island braced for more protests by demonstrators demanding he step down over leaked chat mess...
2019-07-22, 04:42

Exiting Puerto Rico governor says Pierluisi will succeed him after House approval Embattled Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló on Friday said the lawyer who formerly represented the bankrupt island in the U.S. Congress will take over when he resigns following street protests ove...
2019-08-03, 00:00

Puerto Rico crisis deepens amid clash over sworn-in governor Puerto Rico’s constitutional crisis is expected to deepen after the island’s Senate filed a lawsuit seeking to oust a veteran politician recently sworn in as the island’s governor as legislators squab...
2019-08-05, 07:28

Puerto Rico’s disgraced Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resigns, will swear in replacement Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resigned as promised Friday afternoon, and said he would swear in veteran politician Pedro Pierluisi as his replacement. In an emailed announcement from his office, R...
2019-08-03, 01:00

Puerto Rico board asks court for more time on members' appointments Puerto Rico's federally created financial oversight board asked a federal appeals court on Tuesday to extend a July 15 deadline for its members to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate, citing concerns that...
2019-06-19, 03:00

More Puerto Rico protests planned as governor resists calls to resign Massive and at times violent protests in Puerto Rico showed no sign of stopping as labor unions on Thursday organized a Friday march to keep up pressure on the governor to resign, while dozens of guns...
2019-07-18, 23:28

Tropical Storm Karen Has Formed in the Atlantic and Could Hit Puerto Rico. Here’s What to Know About Its Path Tropical Storm Karen is “bringing gusty winds and heavy rainfall to portions of the southern Windward Islands” and could approach Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands by Tuesday, forecasters...
2019-09-23, 01:56

New film explores legacy of Puerto Rican actor Raúl Juliá The influential Puerto Rican actor Raúl Juliá who opened doors for a generation of Latino artists in film and television is the subject of a new documentary...
2019-09-12, 05:42

Tropical Storm Karen forms in Caribbean as it takes aim at Puerto Rico Tropical Storm Karen took shape near the Windward Islands of the Caribbean on Sunday as it headed for the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, still struggling to recover from devastating back-to-back hurri...
2019-09-23, 09:28

U.S. Supreme Court turns away Puerto Rico pension fund dispute The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a dispute over the assets of Puerto Rico's largest public sector pension fund even as the U.S. Caribbean island territory's bankruptcy enters a maj...
2019-10-07, 17:42

Major plan for Puerto Rico debt coming this month, attorney says A long-awaited plan to restructure Puerto Rico's core government debt will finally be filed in court later this month, an attorney for the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth's federally created fina...
2019-09-12, 07:42

Puerto Rico: new protests loom against governor's sexist and homophobic texts Ricardo Rosselló resisting calls to resign over leaked messagesTens of thousands to take to streets of San JuanPuerto Rico is bracing for large demonstrations in the capital city of San Juan on Wednes...
2019-07-18, 02:56

Puerto Rico’s disgraced Gov. Ricardo Rossello swears in successor, resigns Puerto Rico’s disgraced Gov. Ricardo Rossello officially stepped down from office on Friday night — and his last act was to swear in veteran politician Pedro Pierluisi as his successor. Th...
2019-08-03, 09:28

Castro becomes first 2020 Dem to urge embattled Puerto Rico governor to step down Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro is urging embattled Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to step down in the wake of mass protests against Rosselló on the island....
2019-07-19, 19:28

Puerto Rico governor vows to remain in office after violent protests Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello said on Tuesday he will stay in office despite protests calling for his resignation that turned violent overnight....
2019-07-16, 22:14

Puerto Rico’s Governor Resigns Friday Night. It’s Still Not Clear Who Will Replace Him Puerto Rico Gov. Ricard Rosselló resigns at 5 p.m. Friday, but after a raucous day of political surprises it’s not clear who will take his place. Rosselló is stepping down after ma...
2019-08-02, 20:14

Puerto Rico governor will not seek reelection amid texting scandal The governor of Puerto Rico announced Sunday that he will not seek reelection amid protests seeking his ouster. Governor Ricardo Rossello said that he will step down as the president of the New Progre...
2019-07-22, 02:14

Puerto Rico Battens Down the Hatches as Tropical Storm Dorian Nears On Tuesday morning, Tropical Storm Dorian looked like it would thread the needle between western Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. But as the sun rose on the still-organizing storm on Wednesday,...
2019-08-28, 18:42

Puerto Rico Senate leader rejects lawyer Pierluisi as next governor Puerto Rico's Senate leader on Thursday said the lawyer tapped by the island's disgraced governor to succeed him did not have the support of his majority party, making it likely his nomination would b...
2019-08-01, 21:14

Dorian threatens Puerto Rico and could hit Florida or Georgia as a Category 2 hurricane Forecasters warn heavy rain could cause heavy flooding, landslides and power outages in the U.S. territory that's still coping with damage and losses from Hurricane Maria nearly two years later....
2019-08-28, 17:56

Puerto Rico promises tax breaks in attempt to lure ‘family offices’ Watch out, Connecticut. Heads up, New Jersey. And New York had better pay attention, too. Puerto Rico is coming after one of your lucrative industries — the ultra-high net-worth financial advisory bus...
2019-05-23, 10:28

Democratic presidential hopefuls call for Puerto Rico’s governor to resign Protesters are outraged over offensive comments in leaked online messages between Gov. Ricardo Rosselló and other officials. Rosselló’s constituents say they are also fed up with charges of corruption...
2019-07-21, 01:42

Tropical Storm Dorian gains strength on path to Puerto Rico Puerto Rico was bracing early Wednesday for the arrival of Tropical Storm Dorian, which is expected to become a hurricane before threatening the Bahamas and the US, according to forecasters. Dorian wa...
2019-08-28, 16:14

San Juan mayor tells Trump to ‘get out of the way’ as Dorian nears Puerto Rico San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz told President Trump to “get out of the way” Tuesday — saying his opinion is not welcome in Puerto Rico — after he tweeted about Tropical Storm...
2019-08-28, 08:42

Puerto Rico high court to weigh legitimacy of U.S. territory's governor The future of Pedro Pierluisi as Puerto Rico's governor will be up to the U.S. territory's supreme court after the island's Senate on Monday declined to vote on his confirmation, adding to the politic...
2019-08-06, 05:42

Thousands marched on Puerto Rico governor’s residence demanding he quit The march on Governor Ricardo Rossello's official San Juan residence was the latest in a week of sometimes violent protests over the messages attacking political adversaries, some of which were misogy...
2019-07-20, 09:14

Thousands march against Puerto Rico governor after leak of chat messages In chats, Ricardo Rosselló calls one female politician of Puerto Rican background a ‘whore’ and another a ‘daughter of a bitch’Thousands of protesters have marched in Puerto Rico’s capital city for a ...
2019-07-16, 19:00

Tropical Storm Dorian gathers strength as it nears Puerto Rico The storm is expected to hit Puerto Rico as a hurricane on Wednesday, while much of Barbados is shut downTropical Storm Dorian is gathering strength and hurtling on a path to hit Puerto Rico and the D...
2019-08-27, 17:28

Puerto Rico faces tougher scrutiny over federal Medicaid funding U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday called for heightened scrutiny of Puerto Rico's Medicaid program as the bankrupt territory seeks increased federal healthcare funding while it deals with repercussions from...
2019-07-18, 02:56

Puerto Rico governor, aides ordered to turn over cell phones Federal authorities in Puerto Rico have ordered Gov. Ricardo Rossello and 11 of his aides to turn over their cell phones as part of a growing probe into his leaked offensive chat with advisers, offici...
2019-07-23, 21:00

Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rosselló to quit after weeks of protest Rosselló says he will stand down on 2 August after key aides deserted him in the face of huge popular discontent Puerto Rico’s embattled governor has announced his resignation following almost two wee...
2019-07-25, 07:14

Former MLB outfielder Angel Pagan rescued after boat capsizes in Puerto Rico Ex-Giants, Mets, Cubs speedster Angel Pagan was one of three men aboard boat hit by 15-foot wave off coast of Puerto Rico.        ...
2019-05-30, 01:56

Puerto Rico governor clings to power amid threat of impeachment Demonstrations approach second week as administration says Ricardo Rosselló is ‘listening to the people’The fate of Puerto Rico’s besieged governor, Ricardo Rosselló, hung in the balance on Wednesday ...
2019-07-25, 07:14

Puerto Rico Board Unveils $35 Billion Bankruptcy-Exit Framework Puerto Rico’s financial supervisors struck a deal with creditors owed $3 billion that sets out a path for restructuring $35 billion in debt obligations and scaling back debt payments over the next 30 ...
2019-06-17, 11:14

Wanda Vázquez: Puerto Rico swears in new governor after ousting predecessor Puerto Rico’s supreme court overturned the swearing-in of Pedro Pierluisi, who was appointed by disgraced Ricardo RossellóPuerto Rico’s supreme court on Wednesday overturned the swearing-in of Pedro P...
2019-08-08, 14:28

Puerto Rico governor in 'Rickyleaks' scandal expected to quit Wednesday Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló was expected to step down on Wednesday after almost two weeks of protests against his administration that were sparked by the publication of offensive chat messag...
2019-07-24, 14:14

Puerto Rico governor plans statement amid rumors he will resign Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló prepared to make an announcement to the people on Wednesday as the legislature began an impeachment process against him amid mass protests and rumors that the gov...
2019-07-25, 02:28

Man convicted of hate crime for confronting woman in Puerto Rico T-shirt A suburban Chicago man who was captured on video berating a woman wearing a shirt with the Puerto Rican on it was convicted of a hate crime Wednesday. ...
2019-09-26, 06:42

Euphoria in Puerto Rico as mass protests force governor to resign People danced on the streets of San Juan's old city on Wednesday as Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló announced he would quit over offensive chat messages that sparked massive protests on the bank...
2019-07-25, 09:14

Tropical Storm Karen skirts Puerto Rico's eastern edge Tropical Storm Karen brushed over the eastern edge of Puerto Rico on Tuesday, forecasters said, sparing the U.S. Caribbean territory from a direct hit two years after the island was left devastated fr...
2019-09-25, 05:14

Retirees defy Puerto Rico govt, get pension deal with board SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A group of retired public employees has defied Puerto Rico’s government and reached a deal with a control board overseeing the island’s finances as it works to...
2019-06-12, 19:14

Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Roselló Resigns After Mass Protests After more than two weeks of mass protests calling for his ouster, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced on Wednesday that he will be resigning from his position, effective August 2....
2019-07-25, 07:00

U.S. lawmakers advance bill to boost Puerto Rico Medicaid funding A bill that would substantially boost federal Medicaid funding for Puerto Rico advanced out of a U.S. House subcommittee on Thursday after lawmakers agreed to work on stricter safeguards in the wake o...
2019-07-12, 06:00

Lightning strikes Southwest flight traveling from Baltimore to Puerto Rico Federal aviation officials say a Southwest Airlines passenger flight from Baltimore was struck by lightning during journey to San Juan, Puerto Rico.        ...
2019-07-09, 17:14

Puerto Rico oversight board reaches deal over retiree pensions Puerto Rico's federally created financial oversight board said on Wednesday it reached a deal to restructure more than $50 billion in unfunded pension liabilities that includes cuts for some of the ba...
2019-06-13, 01:56

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló expected to resign today Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló was expected to resign amid a torrent of protests over vulgar, mean-spirited texting conversations.        ...
2019-07-24, 16:00

Puerto Rico governor fights calls to resign amid violent protests A peaceful demonstration that drew thousands to the streets of San Juan on Monday turned hostile in the evening when protesters and police clashed, injuring 21 law enforcement agents, officials said....
2019-07-17, 01:42

Puerto Rico declares state of emergency as tropical storm Dorian approaches Dorian is expected to pass on the southwest side of Puerto Rico as a hurricane on Wednesday night, the National Hurricane Center said in an advisory....
2019-08-27, 17:28

Google targeted in antitrust inquiry by attorneys general in 48 states, DC and Puerto Rico An investigation involving 50 attorneys general will look into Google's dominance in online advertising and search traffic for anti-competitive action.       ...
2019-09-10, 05:00

Royal Caribbean cancels Puerto Rico cruise stop amid protests A Royal Caribbean cruise ship opted to skip a Puerto Rico call as San Juan protests against Gov. Ricardo Rosselló continue.       ...
2019-07-17, 01:42

Trump slams 'corrupt' Puerto Rico as Dorian becomes hurricane, heads for island President Donald Trump called Puerto Rico "one of the most corrupt places on earth" in a swipe at the U.S. territory's leaders as they prepared for Tropical Storm Dorian which became a hurricane on We...
2019-08-28, 23:56

Trump signs $19 billion disaster relief bill and says Puerto Rico 'should love' him The delayed legislation will send funds to the hurricane-battered island of Puerto Rico and to states damaged by hurricanes, flooding, wildfires and earthquakes....
2019-06-06, 23:56

Toddler takes fatal plunge from cruise ship in Puerto Rico: reports A one-and-a-half year-old girl died Sunday after falling from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico, local reports said. The toddler was being held by her grandfather when she slipped ou...
2019-07-08, 05:28

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello faces calls to resign over leaked chat Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello is under pressure to resign after leaked online private group chats between he and close associates were revealed over the weekend....
2019-07-15, 18:56

Puerto Rico: Ricardo Rosselló resigns as party president over text messages Embattled leader stops short of resigning as governorProtesters had set Sunday evening deadline for his departurePuerto Rico’s embattled governor Ricardo Rosselló has announced that he will resign as ...
2019-07-22, 02:14

U.S. lawmakers demand Puerto Rico governor resign as protests roil island Several U.S. Democratic presidential candidates and lawmakers on Friday demanded Puerto Rico's governor step down over offensive chat messages, as thousands on the Caribbean island staged a seventh da...
2019-07-20, 10:14

Ex-FEMA officials, contractor accused of Puerto Rico hurricane relief fraud Federal authorities announced Tuesday that two former officials from the Federal Emergency Management Authority (FEMA), as well as the former president of the main relief contracting agency in Puerto ...
2019-09-11, 02:56

Puerto Rico’s new governor vows to evaluate contracts as corruption scandal simmers In one of her first moves as governor, she suspended a pending contract that is part of the program to rebuild and strengthen the island's power grid....
2019-08-12, 18:00

U.S. charges FEMA official in Puerto Rico for taking bribes after Hurricane Maria The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday announced corruption charges against a senior government official and a contractor who oversaw the rebuilding of Puerto Rico's electrical grid after Hurricane Ma...
2019-09-11, 04:28

Puerto Rico braces for Dorian emergency as storm blows past Barbados Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic braced for tropical storm Dorian on Tuesday as it churned west-northwest, with officials cautioning that it could approach hurricane-strength on Wednesday after ...
2019-08-28, 00:42

Dorian takes aim at Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic; Florida, Bahamas on alert Tropical Storm Dorian is set to take a path that will reach the coast of the Dominican Republic mid-week before traveling northwestward through the Bahamas with an eventual strike on the Florida Penin...
2019-08-27, 23:28

Puerto Rico oversight board enters agreement to address debt claims Puerto Rico’s federally created financial oversight board said on Sunday it has entered into an agreement with bondholders to provide "a framework for a plan of adjustment" to address $35 billion of c...
2019-06-17, 07:14

Skeptics Washed Away As Lost Civilization Is Finally Identified By Puerto Rican Figures A collection of highly-controversial stone figures discovered in Puerto Rico are believed by some to have been created by members of the lost Ten Tribes ...
2019-07-16, 20:42

Puerto Rico power vacuum: As embattled Gov. Rosello steps down, no one knows who will lead the island Who will be Puerto Rico’s governor at 5 p.m. Friday? With just hours to go, no one seems to know for sure, which could create a constitutional crisis in the U.S. commonwealth. ...
2019-08-02, 18:57

Tropical Storm Karen shows signs of fading as it nears Puerto Rico Tropical Storm Karen showed signs of weakening on Monday as it churned closer to Puerto Rico, but the system is still likely to bring heavy rains to the U.S. island territory this week, forecasters sa...
2019-09-24, 05:14

Trump calls storm-threatened Puerto Rico one of most corrupt places on earth President Donald Trump on Wednesday struck out at a U.S. territory facing the destructive threat of Tropical Storm Dorian and financially limping under a massive bankruptcy filing, saying that Puerto...
2019-08-28, 23:56

Puerto Rico Can't Catch a Break: Island in Predicted Path of Tropical Storm As of Sunday, Tropical Storm Karen has formed in the Caribbean. And Puerto Rico, still recovering from the destruction of Hurricane Maria two years ago, is in the predicted path, according to the Nati...
2019-09-23, 18:00

Mayor in Puerto Rico rebuts embattled Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's claim of support A mayor in Puerto Rico refutes embattled Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s claim that he supports him after the governor made the declaration on Fox News on Monday, amid widespread protests and calls for his re...
2019-07-23, 04:00

Puerto Rico governor apologizes for calling Melissa Mark-Viverito a ‘whore’ Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló — whose administration has been roiled by a corruption probe — has apologized for calling former City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito a “whore” and telling a fe...
2019-07-12, 18:56

Fact check: Does Trump's reallocation of FEMA funds take money from Puerto Rico? In late July, President Donald Trump's administration informed Congress of its decision to reprogram $271 million from federal agencies, including $155 million from FEMA, in order to finance the effor...
2019-08-30, 23:56

Tropical Storm Karen heads for Puerto Rico, could impact U.S. mainland next week Tropical storm warnings have been issued for Puerto Rico and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands as Tropical Storm Karen continues to move across the Caribbean.        ...
2019-09-23, 20:28

Slow-moving TS Karen drops heavy rain over Puerto Rico, USVI Tropical Storm Karen drenches U.S. Virgin Islands as it bears down on an earthquake-shaken Puerto Rico that is still scarred by a hurricane two years ago...
2019-09-25, 01:56

MLB players call on Puerto Rico governor to resign over leaked text messages Several Major League Baseball players on Wednesday called for the governor of Puerto Rico to resign after hundreds of leaked documents between the governor and other officials featured homophobic and ...
2019-07-18, 18:00

Connecticut man accused of social media threat to local Puerto Rican festival A Connecticut man was arrested early Saturday for a social media post that police say implied a threat to the New Haven Puerto Rican Festival, according to reports...
2019-08-11, 00:28

Trump calls Puerto Rico ‘one of the most corrupt places on Earth’ as hurricane skirts by Puerto Rico is still struggling to recover from back-to-back hurricanes in 2017 that killed about 3,000 people soon after the island filed for bankruptcy....
2019-08-29, 08:56

$3.7 million in cash discovered in abandoned boat in Puerto Rico, Border Patrol says Authorities followed a boat to the island’s coast and found five duffel bags containing $3.7 million in cash.        ...
2019-07-09, 15:14

Top Puerto Rico officials resign in group chat scandal that ensnares governor Two of Puerto Rico's top government officials resigned on Saturday following the publication of a bombshell group chat in which Governor Ricardo Rossello and his closest allies exchanged controversial...
2019-07-14, 04:56

Trump slams Puerto Rico's Rosselló as 'terrible governor' after refusal to step down President Trump on Monday blasted Puerto Rico's Ricardo Rosselló as “a terrible governor” just hours after the leader of the U.S. territory announced he would not seek re-election amid corruption alle...
2019-07-23, 01:14

Lawsuit accuses Georgia of discriminating against Puerto Rican driver's license applicants A federal lawsuit filed on behalf of a Puerto Rico-born man living in Georgia claims the state discriminates against driver's license applicants from the island territory by scrutinizing them more tha...
2019-07-04, 03:14

Tropical Storm Dorian Could Hit Puerto Rico As a Hurricane. Here’s the Latest Track and Forecast Tropical Storm Dorian is strengthening as it moves westward towards the Caribbean, and could reach hurricane strength by early Thursday, possibly before hitting Puerto Rico. As of Monday morning, Dori...
2019-08-26, 23:28

Puerto Rico Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez sworn in as governor The move comes after Puerto Rico Supreme Court ruled former Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's successor, Pedro Pierluisi, was not legitimate.        ...
2019-08-08, 03:42

Wanda Vázquez is the new governor of Puerto Rico She faced heat before ever taking the office: Here's why Reuters After embattled Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rosselló announced his resignation, the woman named as his successor, Secretary of Justice Wanda Vázquez, began facing heat from pro...
2019-08-08, 01:56

To pay for Trump’s wall, a hurricane-wrecked base in Puerto Rico loses funding  Pentagon diverts hundreds of millions allocated by Congress for restoration of Camp Santiago to construction of barriers on southern border under emergency authorities....
2019-09-20, 02:00

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resigns after days of mass protests Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced his resignation late Wednesday amid protests over vulgar, mean-spirited texting conversations.        ...
2019-07-25, 09:14

Tropical Storm Karen triggers flash flood warning in Puerto Rico Tropical storm warnings remained in effect Wednesday as heavy rain and flash flooding from Tropical Storm Karen spread across the U.S. and British Virgin Islands as well as parts of Puerto Rico....
2019-09-25, 12:28

Ricardo Rosselló Steps Down as Puerto Rico’s Governor, and Says Pedro Pierluisi Will Succeed Him The Puerto Rico House of Representatives confirmed Pedro Pierluisi as secretary of state, and outgoing Gov. Ricardo A. Rosselló said he would be the island’s next chief executive....
2019-08-03, 00:42

Puerto Rico: thousands flood streets in push to oust governor – in pictures Photographer Angel Valentin accompanied our reporter Oliver Laughland to capture the growing protests in Puerto Rico against Governor Ricky Rosselló. The street demonstrations have been sparked by lea...
2019-07-19, 03:14

Puerto Rico governor's chief of staff quits amid scandal probe The chief of staff for Puerto Rico's governor resigned on Tuesday as prosecutors investigated a scandal in his administration that has sparked 11 days of protests demanding the Caribbean island's lead...
2019-07-24, 05:42

Puerto Rico, still recovering from Hurricane Maria, braces for Tropical Storm Karen The National Weather Service issued a Tropical Storm Watch for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Karen's exact path was not yet undetermined.        ...
2019-09-22, 23:56

UPDATE 1-Puerto Rico governor vows to remain in office after violent protests Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello said on Tuesday he will stay in office despite protests calling for his resignation that turned violent overnight....
2019-07-17, 01:28

U.S. Supreme Court to decide legality of Puerto Rico financial board appointments The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to decide whether members of Puerto Rico's federally created financial oversight board were lawfully appointed in a dispute that could disrupt the panel's res...
2019-06-20, 20:42

Trump slams 'corrupt' Puerto Rico as Hurricane Dorian skirts island President Donald Trump lashed out at Puerto Rico on Wednesday, calling it "one of the most corrupt places on earth" before an approaching hurricane skirted the U.S. territory, stirring up memories of ...
2019-08-29, 04:14

Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello pledges resignation over online chat After holding out for nearly two weeks in face of mass protests, Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rosello said he would resign from his post. The protests had been sparked by leaked online chat messages....
2019-07-25, 09:28

New Mexico police find dead newborn in trash bag, may have been injected with heroin, police say New Mexico police last Friday evening found a dead newborn baby in a trash bag who may have been injected with heroin by its mother, according to a report....
2019-08-23, 13:28

NYC police officer who killed Eric Garner should be fired, police judge rules A white New York City police officer who killed an unarmed black man with a banned chokehold in 2014 should be fired, a police judge recommended on Friday in a case that stoked the Black Lives Matter ...
2019-08-03, 00:00

Chicago Police Have Been Compiling Dossiers on People Who Speak at Police Board Meetings Why would the Chicago Police Department be running background checks on people who sign up to speak at public meetings of the city’s police disciplinary panel?...
2019-07-25, 03:28

Sierra Vista Police seeks applicants for Citizen Police Academy SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. –Sierra Vista Police Department is seeking interested individuals in its Citizen Police Academy program. These classes give people a glimpse of behind-the-scenes police work. Free ...
2019-06-04, 21:14

A Police Chief Was ‘Concerned’ About How His Department Handled Police Shootings, So He Kept It a Secret A Kansas police chief said that he was so concerned that his department was “contaminating” police shooting probes that he took several steps to address the issue, including continuing to employ alleg...
2019-07-15, 22:56

San Francisco police to return property seized from journalist in raids over leaked police report A San Francisco-based freelance journalist will get back property seized by police during a raid on his home and office earlier this month in relation to his coverage on the unexpected death of Public...
2019-05-22, 04:42

A New York police officer was killed by friendly fire when he wrestled with a suspect in the Bronx, police say Daniel Goodman / Business Insider New York Police Officer Brian Mulkeen, who died in an exchange of gunfire on Sunday in the Bronx, was killed "tragic case of friendly fire," Police Commissioner Jame...
2019-10-01, 03:56

Nashville officer killed after 17-year-old driving without a license slammed into his police vehicle while on duty, police say A Tennessee police officer was killed while on duty Thursday when his marked police car was struck by a 17-year-old driver who was driving without a license, according to the Metropolitan Nashville Po...
2019-07-05, 04:56

The killing of Atatiana Jefferson has renewed scrutiny on police training and use of force. A former police chief says this is what needs to change. AP Photo/Jake Bleiberg The fatal killing of 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson by a white police officer has renewed questions over police training tactics and what exactly can be done to prevent unneces...
2019-10-15, 06:14

California police officer, veteran died in his sleep at 36: police A 36-year-old California police officer and veteran was pronounced dead Tuesday morning after passing away in his sleep at his home, the Roseville Police Department said....
2019-07-17, 09:28

Paris police attack: Administrator kills four at police headquarters Knife-wielding employee shot dead after attack in building near Notre Dame CathedralParts of central Paris were sealed off on Thursday after an employee at the city’s police headquarters stabbed and k...
2019-10-03, 19:00

At least 10 Kenyan police killed by bomb near Somali border: police At least ten Kenyan police were killed when their vehicle struck a homemade bomb near the border with Somalia on Saturday, according to a police report seen by Reuters....
2019-10-13, 05:00

Police: Australian man arrested with $140M of meth after crashing van into police car A man was arrested by Australian police with nearly 600 pounds of methylamphetamine in his truck after he allegedly crashed into two police cars parked out front a police station....
2019-07-23, 10:00

New York Police Officer Kills Himself, Third Police Suicide in 10 Days The police commissioner urged officers to seek mental health care, reiterating what he said after a deputy chief and detective took their own lives this month....
2019-06-15, 07:14

Trump lashes out at Puerto Rico and its politicians as the U.S. territory braces for Tropical Storm Dorian In a morning tweets, the president called the island “one of the most corrupt places on earth.” Earlier, he derided San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto as “incompetent.”...
2019-08-29, 00:14

After signing emergency, President Donald Trump says Puerto Rico one of 'most corrupt places on Earth' President Donald Trump has approved a federal emergency for Puerto Rico -- amid a political spat with one of its leaders -- as the U.S. territory is in the direct path of Tropical Storm Dorian....
2019-08-28, 23:56

'Keep calm': 6.0 earthquake rattles jittery Puerto Rico as Tropical Storm Karen strengthens A 6.0-magnitude quake rattled Puerto Rico hours before Tropical Storm Karen was forecast to pound an island still recovering from Hurricane Maria.        ...
2019-09-24, 20:14

Puerto Rico's governor to resign amid protests over leaked obscene online chats Ricardo Rossello, the embattled governor of Puerto Rico, announced his resignation early Wednesday after more than a week of massive protests and calls for his ouster in the U.S. territory over allega...
2019-07-25, 07:28

Protesters Highlight Gay Rights, Puerto Rico, Immigration as Trump Relaunches Campaign in Florida (ORLANDO, Fla.) — Opponents of President Donald Trump’s reelection announcement Tuesday in Florida are launching their protests at a nearby gay bar where a mariachi band and a drag queen w...
2019-06-19, 00:14

Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rosselló will not seek re-election, leaves his party The governor's leaked chats insulting women and mocking victims of Hurricane Maria sparked uproar and protests in Puerto Rico.        ...
2019-07-22, 03:14

Daddy Yankee joins chorus of Puerto Rican celebrities calling for governor's resignation Univision's Premios Juventud award show Thursday turned into a platform for celebrities to call for the resignation of the embattled governor of Puerto Rico....
2019-07-19, 14:28

Puerto Rican team stripped of gold medal at Pan American Games for doping violation Puerto Rico had its gold medal annulled at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, after a team member tested positive for a banned drug.       ...
2019-08-12, 02:00

Motorcyclists descend on Puerto Rican capital, call for Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to resign Motorcyclists that swarmed San Juan became the latest to add their thundering voices to calls for the resignation of Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló.        ...
2019-07-18, 22:28

Thousands expected to demonstrate Monday against Puerto Rico's governor, hold general strike Thousands of people are expected to fill the streets of San Juan on Monday morning in massive demonstrations to demand that the U.S. territory's governor resign over offensive chat messages....
2019-07-22, 13:14

Executive director of Puerto Rico's Oversight Board defends proposed restructuring deal The executive director of Puerto Rico's Oversight Board is standing by the restructuring agreement with a portion of bondholders to address $35 billion of Puerto Rico's debt....
2019-06-17, 22:42

Child dies after fall from Royal Caribbean cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico By Elisha Fieldstadt A little girl died after falling off a cruise ship in Puerto Rico, authorities said. The 1-and-a -half-year-old plunged from the 11th floor of a Royal Caribbean “Freedom of ...
2019-07-08, 18:56

US briefing: Trump crowd chants 'send her back', Puerto Rico and Kevin Spacey Thursday’s top story: Trump crowd turns ugly as more than 100 Democrats vote against attempt to impeach. Plus, why the lesson of Notre Dame is not to rely on billionairesGood morning, I’m Tim Walker w...
2019-07-18, 12:28

Puerto Rico legislators grill potential new governor Pedro Pierluisi over conflicts of interest Puerto Rico’s potential next governor defended himself Friday against conflict of interest concerns that threatened to derail his confirmation and leave the island in political turmoil after disgraced...
2019-08-03, 01:00

Rosselló officially resigns as Puerto Rico governor, Pedro Pierluisi sworn in as replacement Outgoing Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló made his resignation official Friday, clearing the way for veteran politician Pedro Pierluisi to become the island territory's new chief executive, at least...
2019-08-03, 03:28

A toddler died after falling from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico An American toddler fell to her death on Sunday from the deck of a Royal Caribbean cruise ship docked in San Juan, Puerto Rico, a spokesman for the local Port Authority said....
2019-07-09, 02:42

Royal Caribbean cancels Puerto Rico stop over protests sparked by political scandal "You may have been looking out your window or surveying your surroundings on the pool deck and noticed we were almost in San Juan" and turned around, the cruise line wrote passengers....
2019-07-17, 20:28

Pentagon takes money from Puerto Rico, European projects to fund Trump’s wall The Defense Department is diverting $3.6 billion from 127 scheduled military construction projects to finance 175 miles of new or reconstructed barriers on the border with Mexico....
2019-09-05, 02:56

FEMA official arrested for fraud over Hurricane Maria recovery effort in Puerto Rico Federal authorities arrested Ahsha Tribble, FEMA's former deputy administrator for the region that includes Puerto Rico. Donald Keith Ellison, the former president of Cobra Acquisitions was also ...
2019-09-10, 22:14

Puerto Rico's oversight board strikes $35 billion restructuring deal with commonwealth's bondholders The agreement, which is on the framework for the plan of adjustment, provide for more than a 60% average haircut for all $35 billion, a 36% haircut on pre-2012 general obligation or "GO" bonds, and a ...
2019-06-17, 01:56

San Juan braces for an 11th day of protests, amid calls for Puerto Rico's governor to resign San Juan braced on Tuesday for an 11th day of protests calling for the resignation of Puerto Rico's governor over offensive chat messages that have drawn hundreds of thousands of people....
2019-07-23, 11:42

Lawmakers call for Puerto Rico's governor to step down amid widespread protests on island Congressional lawmakers are siding with Puerto Ricans calling for the Carribean island's besieged Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to resign amid days of demonstrations and confrontations between protestors and ...
2019-07-20, 09:00

'Ricky, resign!' Puerto Rico's famous musicians lend voice to surging protesters Young artistssuch as Bad Bunny and iLe have emerged as figureheads in the largest protests in the island’s historyOn Wednesday afternoon, as 100,000 Puerto Ricans lined the grounds of the capitol, cro...
2019-07-21, 09:14

Puerto Rico protesters stand up to vulgar texts, alleged corruption, and years of scandal Puerto Rico is bracing for a massive protest Monday calling for Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s resignation. Vulgar and misogynistic text messages from him spurred thousands of Puerto Ricans to demonstrate in...
2019-07-20, 23:00

Karen to unleash heavy rain, floods from Puerto Rico to U.S. and British Virgin Islands Tropical storm warnings were issued for Puerto Rico and the United States and British Virgin Islands Monday as Karen moved northwest through the Caribbean Sea....
2019-09-24, 12:56