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Puerto Rico: Hurricane Maria relief officials arrested, accused of bribery and fraud

Two former officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency were accused of bribery and fraud in efforts to restore electricity to Puerto Rico.        ...

Puerto Rico: Hurricane Maria relief officials arrested, accused of bribery and fraud

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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 arrested....
23:26 2019-09-10

Trump Administration Officials Arrested for Scamming Puerto Rico Out of $1.8 Billion in Hurricane Relief Funds Remember when Trump blasted Puerto Rico’s government for their corruption and thievery, explaining that he was the best thing that ever happened to that foreign country whose president’s name he couldn’t quite remember?...
22:00 2019-09-11

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 Maria devastated the island in 2017....
02:52 2019-09-11

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.        ...
23:26 2019-09-22

UPDATE 2-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 Maria devastated the island in 2017....
02:13 2019-09-11

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 Medicaid funds, U.S. law enforcement officials said on Wednesday....
02:13 2019-07-11

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....
00:13 2019-06-07

Trump's DHS Moves Money From Disaster Relief to Immigrant Detentions as Puerto Rico Prepares for Storm President Donald Trump’s administration is reportedly interested in taking money from within the Department of Homeland Security aimed at disaster relief and putting it toward immigration detention facilities....
09:39 2019-08-28

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....
19:13 2019-08-27

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 was upgraded from a tropical storm after picking up steam overnight and shifting course to put it o...
21:13 2019-08-28

Former FEMA Official Accused of Taking Bribes in Hurricane Maria Recovery Federal authorities arrested a former top FEMA official and the ex-president of a company that secured $1.8 billion in contracts to repair Puerto Rico’s power grid....
01:26 2019-09-11

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....
00:52 2019-08-27

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-sacked Bermuda early next week. ...
20:26 2019-09-19

Dorian could be a Category 1 hurricane as it nears Barbados, Puerto Rico Tropical Storm Dorian could strengthen into a hurricane as early as Tuesday — as it continues to roar into the Caribbean with Barbados, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic in its path. The storm, which was packing 60 mph winds by midday Monday, could be a Category 1 by the time it approaches Puer...
02:00 2019-08-27

FBI Arrests Former FEMA Officials for Allegedly Misusing Hurricane Maria Recovery Funds to 'Enrich Themselves' The Department of Justice has arrested the person the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) put in charge of Hurricane Maria recovery in Puerto Rico along with two others on charges of committing disaster fraud. The case centers around fraud tied to more than $1.8 billion that FEMA awarded to p...
03:39 2019-09-11

Hurricane Jerry likely to pass north of Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico: NHC Hurricane Jerry is expected to move north of the northern Leeward Islands later on Friday and pass well north of Puerto Rico on Saturday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said....
14:52 2019-09-20

New Emergency Sirens Sat in Storage as Hurricane Dorian Skimmed Puerto Rico Much of a $1.2 million siren system to warn people near a dam of coming hazards has not been installed, raising questions about the island’s hurricane response plan....
08:52 2019-08-30

Former Puerto Rico education secretary and five others arrested in corruption probe Six people, including Puerto Rico's former education secretary, were arrested in a sweeping corruption probe that alleges they steered federal funds to unqualified but connected contractors, federal officials said Wednesday. ...
22:26 2019-07-10

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 Wednesday and headed for the island....
21:39 2019-08-28

Hurricane Dorian spares Puerto Rico and heads for eastern coast of Florida Power outages and flooding were reported in the Virgin Islands and the Puerto Rican islands, but no damagesHurricane Dorian caused limited damage in the northern Caribbean as it left the region and gathered strength late Wednesday, setting its sights on the US mainland as it threatened to grow into ...
13:39 2019-08-29

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....
18:00 2019-08-29

Trump slams 'corrupt' Puerto Rico as Hurricane Dorian menaces 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 just as Hurricane Dorian menaced the island, reawakening memories of recent devastating storms....
02:00 2019-08-29

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, Dorian is considered a “small tropical cyclone.” It’s just over 130 miles from Barbado...
19:26 2019-08-26

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....
01:52 2019-09-20

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 previous devastating storms....
03:13 2019-08-29

Hurricane Dorian spares Puerto Rico and heads for Florida's eastern coast Power outages and flooding were reported in the Virgin Islands and the Puerto Rican islands, but no damagesHurricane Dorian caused limited damage in the northern Caribbean as it left the region and gathered strength late Wednesday, setting its sights on the US mainland as it threatened to grow into ...
05:39 2019-08-29

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 messages that have led to widespread calls for Rossello to also step down....
04:13 2019-07-14

Tropical Storm Dorian to slam Puerto Rico and become a Category 3 hurricane before reaching US mainland Forecasters said Tropical Storm Dorian will pass over Puerto Rico and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands later on Wednesday, and move toward the Bahamas on Friday. It could hit Florida's coast as a hurricane late Sunday or early Monday....
20:00 2019-08-28

UPDATE 5-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 previous devastating storms....
06:00 2019-08-29

UPDATE 4-Trump slams 'corrupt' Puerto Rico as Hurricane Dorian menaces 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 just as Hurricane Dorian menaced the island, reawakening memories of recent devastating storms....
02:00 2019-08-29

Puerto Rico officials seek to search governor's phone amid protests, scandal Puerto Rican officials on Tuesday were executing search warrants for the mobile phones of Governor Ricardo Rosselló and his top associates amid a corruption scandal that provoked 10 days of protests demanding his resignation and took a toll on tourism....
00:13 2019-07-24

Puerto Rico's governor goes AWOL as protesters gather outside his residence, US officials call to step down Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló official residence remains under siege as hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered this week outside the La Fortaleza that serves as the governor’s official residence....
17:13 2019-07-20

Tropical Storm Dorian strengthens, may threaten Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic as minimal hurricane The fourth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season gathered strength Monday while approaching the islands in the eastern Caribbean Sea, as forecasters warn Tropical Storm Dorian could impact Puerto Rico and its neighbors later this week....
23:39 2019-08-26

Now, He Worries: Trump Shows Concern as Hurricane Dorian Bears Down on Florida; Not So Much When It Was Headed for Puerto Rico Seems there was a time — long, long ago — when the commander in chief, the so-called leader of the free world, was also the consoler in chief, comforting Americans in their time of need and assuring them all would be right with the world....
01:52 2019-08-31

Alert System Delays on Puerto Rico Raise Fears as Hurricane Dorian Skims Island Much of a $1.2 million siren system to warn the people near a dam of coming hazards is sitting in storage, raising questions about the island’s hurricane response plan....
21:13 2019-08-29

Top officials say UN will support Bahamas’ rescue, relief efforts as Hurricane Dorian churns in Atlantic United Nations leaders on Monday expressed solidarity with the people and Government of the Bahamas and all those impacted by Hurricane Dorian, the massive storm pummeling the region with high winds and torrential rainfall....
09:00 2019-09-03

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 scandal has led to calls for Rosselló’s resignation....
03:39 2019-07-11

Former California DMV worker sentenced to 2 years for bribery, fraud involving driving test results A former employee at the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) was sentenced recently to two years in prison for taking bribes in exchange for altering the agency's database -- falsely suggesting some people had passed driving tests....
00:39 2019-08-26

After Maria: the Netflix documentary looking at life after a hurricane The makes of a new documentary short about Puerto Rican families after Hurricane Maria talk about the importance of illuminating a crisisAt Glenda Martes’s 43rd birthday celebration last summer, party favors mix with evidence of transience: there’s a plastic tiara, balloons and silly string; generic...
11:39 2019-05-23

Former top FEMA official busted for taking bribes after Hurricane Maria A former top official in the Federal Emergency Management Agency was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly taking bribes from the head of a company who received $1.8 billion in federal contracts to repair Puerto Rico’s power grid after Hurricane Maria devastated the island in 2017. Ahsha Tribble, ...
23:26 2019-09-10

Puerto Rico celebrates 0725 Puerto Ricans celebrate early Thursday in Old San Juan following Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's resignation, effective Aug. 2.        ...
10:52 2019-07-25

Puerto Rico streets 072419 Puerto Ricans wait for Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's reported resignation on Wednesday night in the streets of Old San Juan.        ...
10:52 2019-07-25

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?        ...
13:00 2019-08-16

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 was unconstitutional....
00:00 2019-08-08

South African tycoon accused of bribery killed in car crash Gavin Watson was at the centre of claims of systematic graft involving leading ANC figuresOpposition politicians in South Africa are calling for a “thorough and transparent” investigation into a car crash that killed a controversial South African businessman accused of bribing dozens of top governme...
20:26 2019-08-27

Hurricane Maria's legacy: how the rise of nationalism creates climate victims Speaking in Puerto Rico at the International Congress of Youth Voices, David Wallace-Wells warns the the devastation could be routinely replicated – but youth activism offers hopeDave Eggers: why we should listen to teenagers speak about climate crisisPuerto Rico’s ongoing struggles to recover from ...
17:39 2019-08-12

NMacedonia: Senior official arrested on suspicion of bribery SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia’s police say they have arrested a senior government official suspected of receiving a bribe of nearly 38,000 euros ($43,000) to favor a company. Police said Monday that a state secretary and former head of department in North Macedonia’s Min...
16:13 2019-06-10

Cincinnati police captain arrested in alleged bribery try CINCINNATI (AP) — A Cincinnati police captain already under investigation for possible financial wrongdoing has been arrested for allegedly offering to retire early in return for $5,000 from a sergeant in line for a promotion. Federal authorities said Friday that 52-year-old Michael Savard is accuse...
00:52 2019-06-08

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 the island's Senate still had to ratify his position....
06:52 2019-08-03

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 demand the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Roselló...
06:52 2019-07-23

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 not seek reelection or continue as head of his pro-statehood political party. Protesters said they ...
07:13 2019-07-22

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 boast that he himself was “the best thing to ever happen” to the island territory....
21:01 2019-07-22

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....
22:52 2019-07-24

Puerto Rico Protests: Live Updates Thousands of protesters are assembling for what is expected to be one of the largest protests the island has ever seen against Gov. Ricardo A. Rosselló....
17:13 2019-07-22

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 allegations of high-level government corruption and ex-Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s not-so-woke chats. But on the ...
01:00 2019-08-17

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 citizens and political foes. But the texts were merely the spark that’s set ablaze a store of deep and lo...
23:52 2019-07-24

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....
12:39 2019-08-01

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....
11:00 2019-08-08

Judge lets New York pursue student loan debt relief fraud case A federal judge said New York's attorney general may pursue a lawsuit accusing Debt Resolve Inc and nine other defendants of involvement in a scheme to induce thousands of struggling student loan borrowers into paying for debt relief services they could have gotten for free....
23:26 2019-07-03

Former Peru President Arrested in U.S. as Part of Vast Bribery Scandal The ex-president, Alejandro Toledo, is wanted on charges he got $20 million in bribes stemming from the largest corruption scandal in Latin American history....
00:00 2019-07-17

Ricky Martin wants Puerto Rico Governor Rossello out Ricardo Rossello says he will not run for reelection as governor of Puerto Rico — but he also won't resign. The US territory is seething after chats leaked that show the governor and associates insulting Puerto Ricans....
07:26 2019-07-22

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....
06:13 2019-07-22

Puerto Rico braces for Tropical Storm Dorian 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 U.S. territory. (Aug. 28)        ...
23:39 2019-08-28

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 island’s finances could go “f---” itself...
06:00 2019-07-12

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 U.S. territory. (Aug. 28)        ...
13:39 2019-08-28

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 government....
03:52 2019-08-07

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 to the recent ouster of the island’s former leader...
07:13 2019-08-12

Puerto Rico's leadership up in the air hours before governor to step down Hours before Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló is due to resign on Friday after 12 days of street protests, the 3.2 million residents of the bankrupt U.S. territory remained unclear about who would succeed him....
18:39 2019-08-02

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....
03:00 2019-08-03

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 weeks of protests....
07:13 2019-08-03

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 of protests....
14:39 2019-08-05

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....
04:00 2019-08-08

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 unconstitutional and ordered him to leave....
04:26 2019-08-08

Puerto Rico braces for more protests against latest governor Puerto Ricans are bracing for more political turmoil as the third governor in a week takes charge of the U.S. territory still divided over who should lead the economically struggling island of 3.2 million people...
06:39 2019-08-08

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. Ricardo Rossello....
12:39 2019-08-08

New Puerto Rico governor finally overcoming challenges Puerto Rico’s new governor appears to be finally overcoming challenges to her authority following weeks of political turmoil on the U.S. territory, with key members of the majority New Progressive Party expressing support...
21:00 2019-08-14

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...
22:13 2019-08-01

Puerto Rico braces for clashes over island’s next leader Puerto Rico’s political crisis is expected to deepen as the island’s outgoing governor and legislators including those from his own party spar over who should be the U.S. territory’s next leader...
18:39 2019-07-31

Ex-education secretary, 4 others held in Puerto Rico probe Puerto Rico’s former secretary of education and 4 other people have been arrested on charges of steering federal money to unqualified, politically connected contractors...
18:26 2019-07-10

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....
17:26 2019-07-24

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to resign: source Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló plans to resign, a source tells Fox News, after his administration was the target of mass protests for weeks over corruption allegations and a leaked-message scandal. ...
19:00 2019-07-24

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.        ...
20:52 2019-07-24

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 their governor, Ricardo Rosselló—who is now expected to resign today. After a leak of messages between the governor and his inner circle, Rosselló is being held accountable for a series of personal attacks on gover...
22:13 2019-07-24

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 messages between Rosselló and his advisers found that crimes may have been committed during the conve...
01:52 2019-07-25

The Latest: Puerto Rico governor preparing statement The spokesman for Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló says the politician is preparing a message to the people of Puerto Rico and will address them directly Wednesday night...
02:39 2019-07-25

An Anxious Puerto Rico Waits: Will the Governor Resign? Gov. Ricardo A. Rosselló of Puerto Rico was widely expected to resign on Wednesday, after widespread protests and looming impeachment proceedings derailed his administration....
03:39 2019-07-25

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 Garced - has not elicited the same excitement. ...
09:00 2019-07-25

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....
22:13 2019-08-26

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 to resign....
22:39 2019-08-08

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....
18:39 2019-07-18

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...
02:26 2019-07-22

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 Hurricane Maria and that same government’s utter failure in recovery efforts in its aftermath....
17:26 2019-07-18

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 troubled states....
05:39 2019-07-15

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....
02:00 2019-07-22

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 hurricane Maria....
08:00 2019-07-18

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...
02:26 2019-07-22

Puerto Rico Supreme Court rules new governor must step down The Puerto Rico Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that last week's swearing in of Pedro Pierluisi as governor was unconstitutional and that he must leave office later in the day....
21:13 2019-08-07

Spokesman: Puerto Rico governor preparing to address island A spokesman for Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló says the politician is preparing a message to the people of the island and will address them directly Wednesday night...
02:39 2019-07-25

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, which will allow its vehicles to charge each other, and it......
18:13 2019-06-14

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 week....
21:39 2019-07-31

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.        ...
17:13 2019-07-23

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....
15:26 2019-05-21

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....
08:00 2019-07-23

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 corruption that rocked the bankrupt island....
09:00 2019-07-25

Puerto Rico House approves Pierluisi, but next governor still unknown Puerto Rico's House of Representatives on Friday approved the nomination of attorney Pedro Pierluisi as the island's next secretary of state, potentially positioning him to take over as governor from disgraced leader Ricardo Rosselló....
23:13 2019-08-02

Puerto Rico House approves Pierluisi, positioning him for governor Puerto Rico's House of Representatives on Friday approved the nomination of attorney Pedro Pierluisi as the island's next secretary of state, potentially positioning him to take over as governor from disgraced leader Ricardo Rosselló....
22:52 2019-08-02

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.        ...
20:52 2019-07-24

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 end demonstrations....
07:52 2019-07-24

Online lenders under investigation by regulators in 11 states, Puerto Rico The New York Department of Financial Services is leading an investigation into of a new breed of online lender that claims to provide advance payments on workers’ paychecks — but are possibly violating usury and other payday lending laws, The Post has learned. The investigation, which includes a coa...
01:00 2019-08-07

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....
13:00 2019-07-24

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.        ...
22:52 2019-07-23

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 unions staged another protest march in San Juan....
01:00 2019-07-20

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 senior figures in his New Progressive party called for his resignation and demonstrators returned t...
22:13 2019-07-19

Cellphones sought in Puerto Rico as political crisis deepens A Puerto Rico judge has issued search warrants for the cellphones of government officials tied to a crude and offensive online chat whose leak has set off a political crisis that could bring down the governor...
21:39 2019-07-23

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 conversations, a senior legislator said on Wednesday....
23:39 2019-07-24

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...
06:39 2019-08-03

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 dismiss the case....
03:13 2019-08-23

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-old minor were on board when the vessel capsized on Cibuco Beach on Vega Alta, Puerto Rico, accordin...
22:26 2019-05-29

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 replacementBut at his first news conference as governor, Pedro Pierluisi indicated his term as governor ...
02:52 2019-08-03

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....
01:39 2019-07-25

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-lived because the U.S. territory's Senate still must approve his appointment....
02:26 2019-08-03

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’ discontent had been sown years earlier. The US territory is drowning in debt to the tune of roughly $7...
05:13 2019-07-23

Trump rips governor of Puerto Rico, San Juan mayor President Trump on Thursday ripped the embattled governor of Puerto Rico, joining a growing chorus of critics that includes entertainer Ricky Martin and Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora. The commander-in-chief also took a shot at San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, whom he has feuded with since Hurric...
23:39 2019-07-18

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 Monday....
01:52 2019-08-02

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...
21:52 2019-07-08

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. commonwealth to exit bankruptcy next year....
00:00 2019-06-18

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 he steps down, he said on Wednesday....
17:39 2019-07-31

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....
06:26 2019-08-29

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....
21:39 2019-05-31

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.        ...
16:26 2019-07-22

Dorian largely spares Puerto Rico, takes aim at Florida Hurricane Dorian was barreling toward the US coastline Wednesday night and could strengthen into a Category 3 storm by the time it hits the mainland as early as this weekend, forecasters said. Puerto Rico was largely spared Dorian’s worst, with the squall changing course and just grazing the eastern...
05:13 2019-08-29

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.        ...
23:39 2019-07-31

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....
03:26 2019-07-22

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 relief funds....
06:00 2019-09-11

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 swelled across the island....
22:13 2019-07-22

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......
01:39 2019-08-29

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, El Nuevo Dia newspaper reported....
17:39 2019-07-31

Spain sink Puerto Rico as Scola shines for Argentina Spain celebrated their second successive win at the basketball World Cup in China after a commanding performance from their Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol gave them a 73-63 win over plucky Puerto Rico on Monday....
06:39 2019-09-03

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....
15:52 2019-08-08

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....
23:13 2019-08-01

Puerto Rico’s Governor Resigns Friday Night. It’s Still Not Clear Who Will Replace Him Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo 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 mass protests following corruption allegations in his administration and a scandal over leaked chat m...
00:00 2019-08-03

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.        ...
15:39 2019-07-09

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 to bow to the demands of protesters and resign....
03:13 2019-08-01

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 misogynistic and homophobic....
04:39 2019-07-20

Puerto Rico’s disgraced Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resigns, will swear in replacement Scandal-scarred Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resigned as promised Friday afternoon and said he would swear in veteran politician Pedro Pierluisi as his replacement. Thousands of Puerto Ricans cheered in front of the governor’s mansion when Rosselló’s resignation became official. In an e-mailed ...
06:39 2019-08-03

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 were stolen in a raid on police firearms center....
02:13 2019-07-19

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.        ...
15:52 2019-07-24

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 restructuring of about $120 billion of the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth's debt....
03:26 2019-06-21

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....
14:52 2019-07-16

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 demands of protesters and resign....
19:13 2019-07-31

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 bankrupt island....
09:26 2019-07-25

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 be rejected by the territory's legislature....
21:52 2019-08-01

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 Dominican Republic, while dumping torrential rain Tuesday on the Windward Islands of the eastern Cari...
20:26 2019-08-27

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.        ...
09:26 2019-05-30

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 morning, two days before the disgraced leader of the US territory is due to resign. He named Pedro Pierlu...
18:52 2019-07-31

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 lowHundreds of thousands of people have lined the streets of Puerto Rico over the past couple of wee...
18:52 2019-07-31

Puerto Rico protesters flood streets as governor remains defiant US island territory hit by general strikeRicardo Rosselló insists: ‘I am a good man’Puerto Rico saw more massive protests on Monday as hundreds of thousands lined the streets following Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s attempt to cling on to power despite resigning as president of the ruling New Progressi...
22:26 2019-07-22

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 restructure more than $50 billion in pension liabilities. The employees said the deal would protect...
18:26 2019-06-12

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 governor would resign....
02:39 2019-07-25

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 bankrupt U.S. commonwealth's retired government workers....
01:13 2019-06-13

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 messages....
04:13 2019-07-22

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 a government corruption scandal....
02:01 2019-07-18

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 financial oversight board told a federal judge on Wednesday....
03:13 2019-09-12

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 say. Karen is moving west-northwest at 13 mph with maximum wind speeds of 40 mph and is about 60 m...
03:26 2019-09-23

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 and homophobic texts....
03:52 2019-07-23

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 electrical grid and infrastructure, which are still recovering from the devastating Category 4 Hurricane...
20:00 2019-08-28

Massive San Juan protest demands Puerto Rico governor resign Hundreds of thousands of people marched in San Juan on Monday to demand Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló resign over offensive chat messages, the latest scandal to hit a bankrupt island struggling to recover from 2017 hurricanes....
05:26 2019-07-23

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 Wednesday evening as the scandal engulfing the US territory’s local administration continues to deepen and...
22:52 2019-07-17

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 business, also known as “family offices.” In late February, I’m told, Puerto Rico invited representativ...
08:52 2019-05-23

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 missing it could harm an ongoing restructuring of the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth's debt....
00:52 2019-06-19

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 Pierluisi as the island’s governor less than a week ago, clearing the way for the justice secretary, ...
10:13 2019-08-08

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 struggling to recover from deadly 2017 hurricanes....
22:13 2019-07-22

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....
01:39 2019-07-22

U.S. lawmakers advance bill to boost Puerto Rico Medicaid funding A bill that would give Puerto Rico a substantial boost in federal Medicaid funding advanced out of a U.S. House subcommittee on Thursday after lawmakers agreed to work on stricter safeguards for the money in the wake of a government corruption scandal in the island territory....
03:39 2019-07-12

Lawsuit targets alleged Puerto Rico power company corruption SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal control board overseeing Puerto Rico’s finances has filed a lawsuit to recover what it calls massive fraudulent payments made by the island’s power company to fuel suppliers for more than a decade. The lawsuit was filed Sunday against fuel companies...
22:39 2019-06-30

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 bankrupt island struggling to recover from deadly 2017 hurricanes....
18:00 2019-07-22

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 armsSubscribe now to receive the morning briefing by email.Good morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories. Continue reading......
14:52 2019-07-22

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 Progressive Party but will not resign as another massive protest is set to take place Monday. “Apolo...
02:26 2019-07-22

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 hurricanes in 2017....
03:26 2019-09-23

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 was packing sustained winds of 60 mph as of 5 a.m. as it churned northwest at 13 mph on its path towar...
14:26 2019-08-28

After 11 days of 'Rickyleaks' protests, Puerto Rico governor mulls future 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 corruption scandal, his spokesman said....
18:26 2019-07-24

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. The new governor’s fate remains ­unclear, however, as Pierluisi himself conceded following his s...
13:00 2019-08-03

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....
19:00 2019-07-16

Tropical Storm Dorian barrels toward Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic Tropical Storm Dorian churned toward Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic on Tuesday and was expected to be close to hurricane strength when it nears the islands on Wednesday....
06:13 2019-08-28

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 Dorian and the nation’s disaster relief spending. “Wow! Yet another big storm heading t...
08:39 2019-08-28

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 teargas and rubber bullets were used to disperse a mostly peaceful protest that descended into chaos just ...
10:52 2019-07-18

Nike cancels Puerto Rico-homage sneaker with Panama design PANAMA CITY (AP) — Nike won’t release a version of its Air Force 1 shoe meant to celebrate Puerto Rico, after an indigenous group in Panama noted one of its traditional designs was used. A Nike statement Tuesday says that “we apologize for the inaccurate representation of the design orig...
02:39 2019-05-22

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, officials said Tuesday. A spokesman with the US territory’s Department of Justice said warrants for the ph...
20:26 2019-07-23

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 squabble over who should lead the U.S. territory...
16:52 2019-08-05

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....
21:52 2019-07-16

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 Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez to take up the post after weeks of turmoil. The unanimous ruli...
23:00 2019-08-07

Puerto Rico thrown into turmoil as supreme court ousts new governor Move clears way for justice secretary Wanda Vázquez to succeedPedro Pierluisi was appointed by disgraced Ricardo RossellóPuerto 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 the justice secretary, W...
22:39 2019-08-07

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 against public servants....
22:39 2019-07-20

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 of office last Friday when embattled Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resigned after it was revealed he shared d...
23:39 2019-08-07

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 to the airport in San Juan, Puerto Rican police and the airline said on Wednesday....
20:26 2019-07-03

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....
15:13 2019-08-12

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 out of his arms and plunged from the 11th floor of the “Freedom of the Seas,” to the concr...
05:39 2019-07-08

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.       ...
01:39 2019-09-10

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 protesters. Critics claim Vázquez deliberately delayed investigations into members of her own pa...
07:13 2019-08-09

Ricardo Rosselló Steps Down as Puerto Rico’s Governor, and Pedro Pierluisi Is Sworn In 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....
01:52 2019-08-04

Puerto Rico: protesters urge governor to quit after leak of homophobic messages Thousands march against Ricardo Rosselló after chats revealed sexist language and anti-gay remarks about singer Ricky MartinThousands of protesters have marched in Puerto Rico’s capital city for a third day to call for the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rosselló after sexist private chat messages w...
00:52 2019-07-17

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....
23:39 2019-07-16

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.       ...
03:52 2019-07-17

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....
02:26 2019-07-17

Puerto Rico governor refuses to step down amid corruption and texting scandals Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló refused to step down Tuesday amid demonstrations calling for his resignation after a series of scandals that continue to rock his administration on the island territory....
01:39 2019-07-17

UPDATE 1-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 to the airport in San Juan, Puerto Rican police and the airline said on Wednesday....
21:00 2019-07-03

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.        ...
05:52 2019-08-08

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. ...
21:00 2019-08-02

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 the public....
14:52 2019-07-18

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 sexist language....
20:00 2019-07-18

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 resignation....
07:13 2019-07-23

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....
08:52 2019-07-25

Trump claims he's 'best thing that's ever happened to Puerto Rico' as he lashes out at territory – live President lashed out at territory ahead of Tropical Storm Dorian, calling it ‘one of the most corrupt places on Earth’ Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 5.09pm BST Monmouth University, which put out a poll this week showing a three-way tie in the Democratic presidential primary, ...
18:26 2019-08-28

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....
19:39 2019-08-27

Trump slams 'corrupt' Puerto Rico as Storm Dorian heads for island President Donald Trump on Wednesday called Puerto Rico "one of the most corrupt places on earth" as the U.S. territory prepared for a hit by Tropical Storm Dorian, which brought back memories on the island of devastation from hurricanes two years ago....
19:39 2019-08-28

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 effort to return undocumented migrants to Mexico. Though the request was made a month ago, reports of the...
14:39 2019-08-30

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....
17:52 2019-07-15

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 president of the ruling New Progressive party and will not contest next year’s gubernatorial electio...
01:26 2019-07-22

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 claims against the U.S. territory....
02:52 2019-06-17

High court takes case involving Puerto Rico financial crisis WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says it will decide a challenge to the oversight board established by Congress in response to Puerto Rico’s financial crisis. The justices say Thursday they are adding the issue to their term that begins in October, and probably will hear the case that month...
20:26 2019-06-20

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 leader step down....
05:52 2019-07-24

Tropical Storm Dorian heads toward Puerto Rico, Dominican, expected to strengthen Tropical Storm Dorian churned toward Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic on Tuesday and was expected to be close to hurricane strength when it nears the islands on Wednesday....
02:00 2019-08-28

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 day of protests to seek his resignation....
10:39 2019-07-20

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.        ...
10:52 2019-07-25

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 Rico has misspent federal funds it received to help recover from devastating hurricanes in 2017....
18:00 2019-08-28

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 leaked text messages showing the US territory’s top official using misogynistic and homophobic slurs wi...
22:26 2019-07-18

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 allegations that have led to widespread protests across the island. ...
00:39 2019-07-23

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 Peninsula late Saturday....
11:39 2019-08-28

$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.        ...
14:52 2019-07-09

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 blowing over Barbados....
19:39 2019-08-27

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 federal board overseeing the island’s finances to “go f— yourself.” Rosselló made the comments i...
18:52 2019-07-12

How you can help Hurricane Dorian disaster relief The UN has said 70,000 have been made homeless in the Bahamas – here’s how to helpThe devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas has left dozens of people confirmed dead, and potentially thousands still missing. “We have no food. No water. We’re abandoned here,” a survivor in one of the w...
08:26 2019-09-09

How to Help Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts Over the weekend, Hurricane Dorian wreaked havoc over the Bahamas, damaging 13,000 homes and killing at least five people. As of Tuesday morning, Dorian—which was recently downgraded to a Category 2 storm—is inching its way toward the coast of Florida; from there it’s expected to crawl up the coas...
20:39 2019-09-03

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....
15:13 2019-07-23

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 the capital San Juan on Friday and Saturday, the Associated Press reported. There were smaller gath...
23:00 2019-07-20

'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, crowds surged in anticipation, snapping thin reels of yellow string designed to separate them from a ma...
13:52 2019-07-21

Puerto Rico court overturns Pedro Pierluisi as new governor, Wanda Vázquez sworn in Puerto Rico’s Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that the swearing-in of Pedro Pierluisi as governor was unconstitutional, paving the way for Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez to take over the post. Pierluisi took the oath of office last Friday when embattled Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resigned after i...
00:52 2019-08-08

Statehood push for DC, Puerto Rico part of Dems' 'full-bore socialism,' McConnell says House Democrats' attempts to grant statehood to the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico amount to “full-bore socialism” -- which Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he cannot abide....
11:39 2019-06-19

Puerto Rico Senate sues to block new Gov. Pedro Pierluisi, calls on high court The new appointed leader of Puerto Rico now faces a lawsuit from the Senate in San Juan, which says his ascension to the island's top post is unconstitutional....
09:52 2019-08-06

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....
20:00 2019-07-17

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 allies. The messages also included homophobic ridicule of singer Ricky Martin, who joined the 100,0...
14:13 2019-07-23

US briefing: Puerto Rico protests, budget deal and South Korea warning shots Tuesday’s top story: police fire teargas at crowds amid Puerto Rico general strike. Plus, why so many people are getting shot on California freewaysGood morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories. Continue reading......
13:13 2019-07-23

Puerto Rico closes schools, opens emergency shelters ready for Storm Dorian Puerto Rico was bracing on Wednesday for the arrival of Tropical Storm Dorian, closing schools and diverting cruise liners even as it is still struggling to recover from devastating back-to-back hurricanes in 2017....
13:13 2019-08-28

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....
00:00 2019-09-05

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 27% haircut on public authority bonds that carry a constitutional guarantee on payment....
06:52 2019-06-17

Puerto Rico orders search of governor's phone amid protests, message scandal Puerto Rican justice officials on Tuesday were executing search warrants for the mobile phones of top associates of Governor Ricardo Rosselló amid a corruption scandal that provoked 10 days of protests demanding his resignation....
18:39 2019-07-23

The people of Puerto Rico are angry: Here is what's fueling a major protest planned for Monday A major demonstration is planned Monday in Puerto Rico in an unrelenting push to get Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to resign after a text message scandal.        ...
22:13 2019-07-21

Daughter of Indiana police officer fatally falls from cruise ship in Puerto Rico The toddler, a daughter of a South Bend, Indiana, police officer, slipped from her grandfather's arms while the Freedom of the Seas was docked.        ...
19:13 2019-07-08

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 the Seas” ship Sunday while it was docked in San Juan, Telemundo PR reported. The network repo...
20:00 2019-07-08

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....
11:26 2019-07-22

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.        ...
02:26 2019-07-22

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....
19:39 2019-06-17

Pedro Pierluisi Wins House Confirmation to Be Puerto Rico’s Secretary of State. But Who Will Be Governor? The island’s House of Representatives confirmed Mr. Pierluisi as secretary of state, but it remained unclear if he would replace Gov. Ricardo A. Rosselló....
22:26 2019-08-02

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....
22:26 2019-08-28

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.”...
22:26 2019-08-28

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 Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s expected 5 p.m. departure. Former congressional representative Pedro ...
06:39 2019-08-03

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 temporarily....
06:39 2019-08-03

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....
05:13 2019-07-09

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 will perform in what organizers say will be a public rebuttal to the president’s policies. Orga...
23:39 2019-06-18

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 police. ...
08:26 2019-07-20

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 struggling to recover from 2017 hurricanes....
06:52 2019-07-23

Royal Caribbean cruise ship cancels Puerto Rico stop amid violent protests A Royal Caribbean International cruise ship reportedly skipped a scheduled stop in Puerto Rico Tuesday amid violent protests against the governor in the commonwealth’s capital. “In light of current unrest in San Juan, Puerto Rico, we have canceled today’s call to San Juan,” Owen To...
11:13 2019-07-17

Puerto Rico justice secretary sworn in as governor after Supreme Court overturns inauguration of predecessor Puerto Rico Justice Secretary Wanda Vazquez was sworn in as the island's new governor Wednesday, hours after its Supreme Court ruled that Friday's inauguration of Pedro Pierluisi as governor was against the law and overturned it....
02:00 2019-08-08

Royal Caribbean, MSC Cruises cancel port stops in Puerto Rico ahead of planned protests Several cruise lines have canceled port stops in San Juan ahead of planned protests Monday in Puerto Rico, aimed at forcing the governor to resign.       ...
02:00 2019-07-23

UPDATE 1-Final bond insurers join deal over Puerto Rico electric utility debt Two holdout bond insurers have agreed to a previously announced deal to restructure more than $8 billion of revenue bonds issued by Puerto Rico's bankrupt electric utility, the U.S. commonwealth's federally created financial oversight board said on Monday....
23:13 2019-09-09

UPDATE 1-Puerto Rico closes schools, opens emergency shelters ready for Storm Dorian Puerto Rico was bracing on Wednesday for the arrival of Tropical Storm Dorian, closing schools and diverting cruise liners even as it is still struggling to recover from devastating back-to-back hurricanes in 2017....
13:13 2019-08-28

Puerto Rico judge issues search warrants for embattled governor and aides as protests continue Puerto Rican officials on Tuesday confirmed that search warrants have been issued in the investigation into Gov. Ricardo Rosselló and 11 of his aides....
19:26 2019-07-23

Puerto Rico Supreme Court puts lawsuit seeking to oust governor on fast track Puerto Rico's supreme court agreed on Monday to hear a lawsuit filed by the bankrupt U.S. territory's Senate president seeking to remove newly installed Governor Pedro Pierluisi from office on constitutional grounds....
21:52 2019-08-05

Puerto Rico Under State of Emergency as Tropical Storm Dorian Approaches. Here’s the Latest Track and Forecast The National Hurricane Center issued a tropical storm warning and a hurricane watch for Puerto Rico on Tuesday morning. Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vazquez Garced signed an executive order late on Monday declaring a state of emergency in preparation for a Category 1 hurricane hitting the island territory...
19:39 2019-08-27

PR Protests: Why Daddy Yankee, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Ricky Martin Are Protesting the Puerto Rico Governor Demonstrators are calling for Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rosselló's resignation after publication of sexist, homophobic, and macabre text messages....
16:26 2019-07-19

Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rosselló rejects calls to resign over profanity-laced chat Puerto Rico’s embattled governor on Monday continued to reject calls for his resignation over a lengthy profane, vulgar and homophobic chat he participated in with close advisors on an encrypted app -- and that was later leaked to investigative reporters....
18:52 2019-07-15

Tropical Storm Dorian spurs Puerto Rico to declare state of emergency, as Florida under possible threat The fourth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season was churning in the eastern Caribbean Sea on Tuesday after passing by Barbados and St. Lucia on a track that will take it extremely close to Puerto Rico's southwest coast, spurring the island's governor to declare a state of emergency ahead of ...
20:52 2019-08-27

Yadier Molina, Alex Cora, And Others In Baseball Call For Puerto Rico Governor To Resign Over Leaked Chats Red Sox manager Alex Cora, Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, and a few other baseball players today have called for Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló to resign after his exposed texts revealed him making sexist and nasty remarks about other government officials and public figures....
03:52 2019-07-18

Local volunteers join Hurricane Dorian relief efforts TUCSON — Volunteers with the Southern Arizona chapter of the American Red Cross are heading out to help those affected by Hurricane Dorian. Eleven volunteers have already left, and another is set to fly out Tuesday. They will work in a variety of roles. “We’re hoping that, by going there, we c...
11:52 2019-09-03

Boy Donated Savings To Hurricane Relief, So Disney Gifted Him VIP Trip Instead of going to Disney World, Jermaine Bell, 7, asked his parents to go to South Carolina on Labour Day weekend as he wanted to use his vacation money to help people affected by Hurricane Dorian....
06:26 2019-09-11

Bahamas: new storm threatens Hurricane Dorian relief efforts Tropical Storm Humberto expected to drop up to 15cm of rain as operation to provide food and shelter continuesA tropical storm carrying heavy rain and strong winds is nearing the already devastated Bahamas, threatening to complicate Hurricane Dorian recovery efforts as the UN secretary general arriv...
03:13 2019-09-15

Hurricane Dorian: Tips to avoid disaster relief scams PHOENIX – To support those who have endured the tragic and devastating damage of Hurricane Dorian, many Arizonans have begun donating supplies to aid the disaster relief in the Bahamas. However, Arizona Attorney General Mark Bronovich warns donors to watch out for hurricane charity scams. Here...
00:26 2019-09-05

Man arrested for fraud, theft in Sahuarita SAHUARITA – A man was taken into custody Thursday in connection to a vehicle theft that occurred April 21 in the parking lot of a grocery store in Sahuarita. Sahuarita Police Department investigated an incident where a suspect allegedly stole credit and debit cards, and several other items fro...
00:52 2019-05-31

Puerto Rico bowling team stripped of gold medal at Pan American Games over player's failed doping test Puerto Rico’s doubles bowling team was stripped of its gold medal at the Pan American Games over the weekend after one of its players failed a doping test, officials said....
18:00 2019-08-12

Former Anderlecht executive arrested in fraud case Belgian police have arrested former Anderlecht executive Herman Van Holsbeeck as part of a money laundering and corruption investigation in soccer       ...
13:39 2019-09-12

Florida officials breathe sigh of relief as Dorian heads to Carolinas Florida officials said they "dodged a missile" as Hurricane Dorian left the state relatively unscathed as it moved north along the shore toward the Carolinas....
13:13 2019-09-05

Protests in Puerto Rico show no sign of stopping as thousands take to the streets demanding governor resign over leaked text messages AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo Thousands of protesters have jammed streets in San Juan since Saturday, calling on Governor Ricardo Rossello to step down after the leak of a raft of controversial and vulgar text messages between him and his closest allies. The massive and at times violent prote...
09:26 2019-07-19

Ecuador president blocks extradition of man accused of Facebook fraud Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno has blocked the extradition to the United States of a New York man charged with trying to defraud Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg, a document obtained by Reuters showed on Friday....
06:26 2019-06-08

Trial begins of Swedish soccer chairman accused of fraud The man regarded as the mastermind behind the rise of Swedish soccer team Ostersund has appeared in court at the start of a trial in which he is accused of serious financial crimes       ...
18:39 2019-09-05

Hurricane Dorian Turns, Central Florida City Breathes Sigh Of Relief After a frantic week in preparation for Hurricane Dorian, residents of Fort Pierce, Florida breathed a bit easier on Saturday when forecasters said the state's central Atlantic Coast may dodge a......
08:13 2019-09-01

A World War II plane takes flight to Bahamas for Hurricane Dorian relief efforts Volunteers will load up to 5,000 pounds of hurricane relief supplies aboard the warbird, which will take off for Sandy Point on Great Abaco Island.        ...
01:00 2019-09-07

Miami community with ties to Bahamas starts Hurricane Dorian relief efforts Spared from the wrath of Hurricane Dorian, people in South Florida are donating water, food and household supplies in a relief effort spearheaded by descendants of some of Miami’s earliest settlers from the Bahamas....
10:00 2019-09-05

Relief efforts have exploded since Hurricane Dorian decimated the Bahamas Labor Day weekend Widespread humanitarian relief efforts have materialized in the days since Hurricane Dorian wreaked havoc on the Bahamas.        ...
16:39 2019-09-07

Chicago Bulls icon Michael Jordan pledges $1M for hurricane relief in Bahamas Chicago Bulls great and Pro Basketball Hall of Fame guard Michael Jordan pledged to donate $1 million to organizations assisting relief efforts in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian....
02:52 2019-09-11

Some 8,000 National Guard troops in 4 states ready for Hurricane Dorian relief efforts Nearly 8,000 troops across four states are preparing for relief efforts as Hurricane Dorian ominously makes its way toward the Southeast coast, U.S. National Guard officials said Wednesday....
02:00 2019-09-05

Raids Against Maharashtra Politician's Firm Accused Of Farm Loan Fraud The Enforcement Directorate conducted searches at multiple locations in Maharashtra on Thursday in connection with an alleged Rs-328 crore farm loan fraud, perpetrated using identities of "bogus and......
20:13 2019-06-06

Woman, 21, accused in alleged cyber fraud of superannuation and share accounts Melbourne woman is accused of being part of syndicate which used stolen identity information to drain millions from multiple accountsMillions of dollars have allegedly been siphoned from personal superannuation and share trading accounts as part of a cyber fraud.There are understood to be multiple v...
14:39 2019-09-17

Brooklyn man accused of immigration fraud, submitting hundreds of faked applications: DOJ A New York City man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly running an immigration fraud scheme that involved filing over 1,800 fake immigration applications over the past four years, according to a press release from the Department of Justice’s office in Vermont....
02:26 2019-07-24

Case, Raids Against J&K Bank After Officials Unearth 177-Crore Loan Fraud The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Thursday registered a case and conducted raids after unearthing a loan fraud worth over Rs 177 crore in Jammu and Kashmir Bank in Jammu, officials said....
00:52 2019-06-28

Industrialist Pramod Mittal Arrested In Bosnia For Suspected Fraud Industrialist Pramod Mittal, the younger brother of steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, was arrested Wednesday in Bosnia for suspected fraud and "abuse of power", a prosecutor said....
06:26 2019-07-24

Woman arrested in Sahuarita credit card fraud case TUCSON – Sahuarita Police Department arrested a woman in connection with a credit card theft case. Jessica Diaz was arrested by U.S. Marshals Service near Campbell Avenue and Irvington Road on Wednesday. Jessica Diaz News 4 Tucson viewers helped Sahuarita police identify Diaz after a Crime Trackers ...
23:39 2019-07-18

Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa accused of tax fraud by Spanish prosecutor Diego Costa has been accused of income tax fraud worth just over 1 million euros (£885,755) for money made from image rights, prosecutors in Madrid said on Tuesday....
18:13 2019-06-04

Flight crew restrains 'God' aboard Delta flight, returns to Puerto Rico Delta Air Lines flight attendants restrained a passenger on a flight from Puerto Rico to New York after he shouted "I am God!" and claimed he would save the world, forcing the plane to return to the airport in San Juan, Puerto Rican police and the airline said on Wednesday....
22:39 2019-07-03

UPDATE 2-Flight crew restrains 'God' aboard Delta flight, returns to Puerto Rico Delta Air Lines flight attendants restrained a passenger on a flight from Puerto Rico to New York after he shouted "I am God!" and claimed he would save the world, forcing the plane to return to the airport in San Juan, Puerto Rican police and the airline said on Wednesday....
22:39 2019-07-03

Tropical storm Dorian: Puerto Rico braces for emergency as storm blows past Barbados Dorian is expected to pass near or south of Puerto Rico on Wednesday, move near or over eastern Hispaniola Wednesday night and move north of Hispaniola on Thursday....
18:52 2019-08-27

Arizona state trooper arrested on 61 sex-related, kidnapping and fraud counts Arizona Department of Public Safety detectives arrested one of their own troopers Tuesday on charges of sexual abuse, extortion, kidnapping, harassment and fraud, AZDPS Col. Frank Milstead said at a news conference....
20:00 2019-09-11

Arizona trooper arrested on sex-related, kidnapping and fraud charges: police An Arizona State Trooper was arrested Tuesday and charged with 61 counts of sexual abuse, sexual extortion, kidnapping, harassment and fraud after his department received multiple complaints from women that alleged they were sexually harassed during traffic stops. ...
15:13 2019-09-11

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 York City official and a federal control board...
05:26 2019-07-14

Top Puerto Rican officials resigns 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 York City official and a federal control board...
02:26 2019-07-14

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 territory to call for the governor’s ouster, according to a report. The arrests come just a month a...
04:13 2019-07-11

'He must resign': Thousands pack Puerto Rico streets again with an urgent message for Gov. Rosselló Thousands of Puerto Ricans took to the streets Monday as Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló clung to his job amid a deepening scandal.        ...
20:01 2019-07-22

Marc Anthony fires back at President Trump for calling Puerto Rico 'corrupt' Marc Anthony is hitting back at President Donald Trump after the commander in chief bashed Puerto Rico as "one of the most corrupt places on earth."        ...
08:00 2019-08-29

With Ricardo Rosselló out as governor, Puerto Rico 'needs to regain its moral compass and hope.' But, how? Puerto Rican protesters accomplished their mission to oust Gov. Ricardo Rosselló. Now comes the hard part – overcoming the island's many woes.        ...
18:13 2019-07-31

Chinese professor accused of Huawei-related fraud asks why case was moved to Brooklyn A lawyer for a Chinese professor accused of obtaining technology from a Silicon Valley startup to benefit China's Huawei on Wednesday told a federal judge that he would like to know why the case is in her Brooklyn courtroom.  ...
03:13 2019-09-12

'He must resign': Thousands shut down Puerto Rico streets demanding Gov. Ricardo Rosselló step down Thousands of Puerto Ricans took to the streets Monday as Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló clung to his job amid a deepening scandal.        ...
10:13 2019-07-23

Protesters rally at White House to show solidarity with Puerto Rico: 'We might not live there now, but it’s home' The protesters sought to show solidarity with the hundreds of thousands who have rallied on the island against embattled Gov. Ricardo Rosselló.        ...
10:13 2019-07-23

Kamal Nath's Nephew Ratul Puri Arrested In Bank Fraud Case Ratul Puri, the nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, was arrested this morning by the Enforcement Directorate for an alleged Rs 354 crore bank fraud, after multiple attempts by him to......
11:00 2019-08-20

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....
10:13 2019-07-14

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...
00:13 2019-08-11

'Hamilton's Lin-Manuel Miranda joins protests against Puerto Rico's governor 200 people rallied in Manhattan to demand resignation of Puerto Rico's governor. Leading them? "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.        ...
14:26 2019-07-18

FBI agents raided the home of MyPayrollHR's top executive as part of a fraud investigation into the company accused of vanishing with up to $35 million and leaving thousands without a paycheck Reuters/Jim Bourg The home of MyPayrollHR president Michael Mann was raided Monday afternoon, an FBI spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider. MyPayrollHR closed suddenly on Sept. 5, leaving tens of thousands of people around the country without their paychecks and spurring an FBI investigation. ...
16:39 2019-09-18

Hurricane officials warn to start planning now Officials at the National Hurricane Center are urging people to ‘prepare now’ for this year’s hurricane season. (May 31)        ...
03:26 2019-06-01

3 accused of trafficking Mexican boy, 9, to Texas for $2,500, officials say Three people were arrested Wednesday for their alleged role in a human trafficking scheme that involved a 9-year-old Mexican boy being delivered to his family in Texas for $2,500, the U.S. District Attorney’s Office said....
23:52 2019-08-02

| More than 250 arrested after Ethiopia coup bid - officials Ethiopia's security forces have arrested more than 250 people in a sweeping crackdown following a failed suspected coup attempt and the assassination of five high-ranking officials, a government taskforce said....
19:13 2019-06-28

Lin-Manuel Miranda on Puerto Rico's governor: It's 'crazy he hasn't resigned yet' Lin-Manuel Miranda has joined protests calling for Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello to resign following Chatgate, and expects it will come soon.        ...
04:26 2019-07-25

15 More Senior Tax Officials, Accused Of Corruption, Made To Retire The government today sent 15 senior tax officials facing probes in corruption cases to compulsory retirement, sending across a tough message to bureaucrats taking kickbacks for facilitating tax......
12:39 2019-06-18

Honduras: Former officials accused of laundering drug money Former President Porfirio Lobo's administration is being investigated for laundering drug money. The OAS anti-corruption mission (MACCIH) has filed injunctions against 12 people....
11:26 2019-05-25

Man arrested in Madrid accused of upskirting more than 500 women Police say they caught him filming on Metro after allegedly uploading videos for a yearPolice in Madrid have arrested a man accused of filming the intimate parts of more than 500 women without their consent while they travelled on the Metro.The accused made the videos, a practice known as upskirting...
22:13 2019-08-21

Man accused of upskirting 555 women caught in the act and arrested Police in Madrid arrested a 53-year-old man accused of recording intimate videos of more than 500 women without their consent before posting the footage on porn sites....
19:13 2019-08-22

’Chatgate’ scandal threatens to doom Puerto Rico's governor: 'I think Ricardo Rosselló has lost legitimacy' Thousands of protesters marched in the capital for a third day Monday to call for Ricardo Rosselló’s resignation.        ...
07:26 2019-07-16

U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Hezbollah Officials Accused of Supporting Iran The sanctions were the first to directly target members of Lebanon’s Parliament and underscored the White House’s intention to ratchet up pressure on Iran by punishing groups tied to its government....
23:52 2019-07-09

Kenyan MP arrested, accused of slapping female colleague Kenyan Member of Parliament, Rashid Kassim, has been arrested after being accused of causing "actual bodily harm" to his female colleague, the Kenyan Police Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said....
16:26 2019-06-14

29 Accused Arrested After Sonbhadra Massacre: Yogi Adityanath Promising justice to those killed in the Sonbhadra clash, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanth on Friday said the sub divisional magistrate and four policemen including circle officer were......
13:13 2019-07-19

Iran Arrested 17 People Accused of Being CIA-Trained Spies Iran, locked in a worsening political standoff with Western powers, has handed down death sentences to several nationals accused of being part of a CIA-trained spy network uncovered earlier this year, an official said on Monday. Seventeen people were arrested in all, a senior intelligence official t...
17:00 2019-07-22

Man Arrested After Officials Say He Falsely Reported Someone Being Held At Gunpoint LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – The Laurel County sheriff’s office says that a man was arrested and taken into custody after they say he falsely reported an incident. According to a post to their Facebook page, sheriff’s officials say that deputies were dispatched to Lisowe Lane to r...
17:00 2019-06-19

Barbados man arrested at JFK airport after TSA finds gun hidden in tar, officials say A man from Barbados was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York Monday after security discovered a gun and 20 loose bullets hidden in a tarlike substance, officials said....
20:26 2019-09-11

Hurricane Dorian death toll at 44, but officials, residents know it will rise dramatically The grim toll of Hurricane Dorian on the Bahamas reached 44 on Sunday, according to the Caribbean nation's government, which expects the number of dead to rise....
12:52 2019-09-09

Hurricane Dorian flooding may have trapped North Carolina residents: officials North Carolina officials are worried that some Outer Banks residents might be trapped by flooding from Hurricane Dorian. The water rose 7 feet in just two hours as Dorian made landfall Friday morning as a Category 1 storm. That was far weaker than the Category 5 monster which devastated the Bahamas ...
18:39 2019-09-07

4 employees arrested for nursing home deaths after Hurricane Irma Police arrested four employees facing federal charges in the deaths of 12 Florida nursing home patients exposed to extreme heat following Hurricane Irma in 2017, authorities said....
09:13 2019-08-27

Main Accused In Smriti Irani Aide's Murder Arrested The main accused in the murder of a former village head in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi, who worked closely with BJP leader Smriti Irani during her Lok Sabha campaign, was arrested by the police today, news......
11:39 2019-05-31

Kenya's Finance Minister, Top Officials Arrested On Corruption Charges Kenya's Finance Minister Henry Rotich and other treasury officials were arrested Monday on corruption and fraud charges over a multi-million dollar project to build two mega dams, police said....
14:39 2019-07-22

Hurricane Dorian: officials worldwide seek aid amid 'historic tragedy' in Bahamas Thousands left without shelter and likely to face food and water shortages, say UN, US and local authoritiesUS officials and counterparts around the world sent out an urgent call for help for the Bahamas after the northernmost islands in the archipelago were pulverized by Hurricane Dorian.Thousands ...
04:39 2019-09-04

Trump officials secretly contacted Maduro hardliner accused of drug trafficking The Trump administration's new talks highlight the White House’s stalled effort to oust Nicolas Maduro and install opposition leader Juan Guaido.        ...
18:52 2019-08-27

Sri Lanka Muslim officials quit in solidarity with minister accused of Islamist ties Eight Muslim government officials in Sri Lanka quit their portfolios on Monday in solidarity with the industry minister accused by the opposition of supporting Islamist militants who killed more than 250 people on Easter Sunday....
18:00 2019-06-03

Captain of migrant vessel arrested, accused of trying to sink police boat She could face 10 years in prison if convicted of attacking a police boat. The Vessel carrying the migrants was operated by German charity Sea-Watch, which conducts civil search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean. The non profit says they were forced to enter Italian waters because they were...
22:13 2019-06-29

Dominican police say they've arrested man accused of being behind David Ortiz shooting Víctor Hugo Gómez is accused of ordering the killing of his cousin, Sixto David Fernández. Authorities say hit men confused Ortiz with Fernández.       ...
04:26 2019-06-29

Son accused of killing ex-NFL lineman Barry Bennett, wife arrested in Mexico The son of former NFL lineman Barry Bennett was arrested Saturday in Mexico on charges of murdering his parents earlier this week in their home in Minnesota, authorities said....
07:00 2019-08-25

Zambian opposition leader arrested, accused of defaming president: lawyer Police arrested the leader of a small Zambian opposition party on Wednesday on charges of defaming President Edgar Lungu by describing the head of state as a dog, his lawyer said....
18:00 2019-08-28

Pennsylvania state Sen. Michael Folmer arrested for child porn, officials say Pennsylvania State Sen. Michael Folmer was arrested after allegedly uploading child pornography online, the state's attorney general announced Tuesday....
18:39 2019-09-18

Statue of Liberty shown cuffed and arrested by immigration officials in new mural Mural in downtown Las Vegas by British artist Izaac Zevalking meant to draw attention to America’s founding by immigrantsA mural of the Statue of Liberty, handcuffed and slammed on the hood of a police cruiser, is drawing attention in downtown Las Vegas, a day after a top Trump administration offici...
21:26 2019-08-14

Mastermind behind shooting which left David Ortiz wounded arrested, officials say Authorities in the Dominican Republic arrested the mastermind behind the shooting that left Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz wounded earlier this month in an apparent case of mistaken identity....
21:26 2019-06-28

Trump officials defend decision to send FEMA funds to ICE ahead of Hurricane Dorian (NBC News) — Trump administration officials said Sunday that transferring $155 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Disaster Relief Fund to Immigration and Customs Enforcement won’t affect the federal government’s ability to respond to Hurricane Dorian, a ma...
11:39 2019-09-02

Distant relative of NFL veteran Tyrann Mathieu accused of trying to extort millions from player: officials A distant relative of Kansas City Chiefs star Tyrann Mathieu was arrested for allegedly trying to extort millions from the defensive back, according to federal investigators....
17:52 2019-05-22

Ex-hospice nurse accused of taking morphine intended for dying vets is arrested Federal prosecutors on Wednesday accused a former hospice nurse of stealing liquid morphine intended for dying veterans, which at least once led to prolonged suffering of a vet during the last days of his life....
01:39 2019-09-19

U.S. gymnast Simone Biles' brother arrested as accused shooter in triple murder The brother of U.S. gymnastics star Simone Biles has been arrested and charged with murder, accused of shooting and killing three people at a New Year's Eve party in Cleveland, law enforcement agencies said on Friday....
04:39 2019-08-31

Man arrested, accused of trespassing at Phoenix airport, triggering plane emergency slide Zackaria Mohamud Mudasir has been arrested at Phoenix Sky Harbor airport. Police say he was seen entering a secure area around 2:15 a.m. Tuesday.       ...
09:52 2019-08-14

Hurricane Dorian spurs Florida authorities to warn against looting, 2 arrested for allegedly stealing sandbags As Hurricane Dorian churns "dangerously close" to Florida's east coast and hundreds of thousands of people in the Sunshine State face evacuation orders, authorities are warning they're out in "full force" to deter potential criminal activity....
02:26 2019-09-04

'Italian Bonnie and Clyde' arrested in Thailand, accused of pretending to be George Clooney to sell clothes A husband and wife known as the “Italian Bonnie and Clyde” were arrested Saturday after years on the run with the husband allegedly pretending to be George Clooney online to sell clothes....
02:39 2019-06-17

Former Florida sheriff's deputy arrested after allegedly planting drugs during minor traffic stops, officials say A former Florida sheriff's deputy was arrested Wednesday after investigators say he “routinely” planted drugs on unsuspecting drivers during minor traffic stops, leading to the dismissal of nearly 120 cases in a two year period. ...
16:26 2019-07-11

US citizen arrested in Texas after 53 illegal immigrants found inside sweltering tractor-trailer: officials An American driver has been arrested in Texas after border agents found 53 illegal immigrants from Mexico and several other countries south of the U.S. border hidden inside a sweltering hot tractor-trailer, authorities said Friday....
01:26 2019-09-23

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused border patrol officials of forcing migrant women to drink out of toilets while detained JEENAH MOON/Reuters Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused US Customs and Border Patrol agents of forcing detained migrant women to drink water out of toilets at a Texas facility. Ocasio-Cortez accused CBP of "systemic cruelty w/ a dehumanizing culture that treats [detained migrants] like animals" ...
00:52 2019-07-02

Bahamas officials focus on 'rescue, recovery and prayer' as Hurricane Dorian slams islands The historic storm hovered over the islands after virtually grinding to a halt, pounding the islands with record winds, rain and storm surge.        ...
01:52 2019-09-03

Jonathan Dick: 'Most wanted' fugitive accused of killing his brother is arrested A fugitive accused of killing his brother with a sword in a shopping centre two years ago has been taken into custody after a "citizen's arrest" in central Melbourne....
14:52 2019-08-19

'Jersey Shore' star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro’s ex-girlfriend arrested, accused of battering him Ronnie Ortiz-Magro’s ex-girlfriend will fight a misdemeanor domestic battery charge alleging she attacked him at a Las Vegas club on New Year’s Eve.        ...
16:52 2019-05-21

|EOHtoapproachpoliceafterprobefindsevidenceoftheft,bribery The ICT group was giving an update on the findings on the first part of a forensic probe by law firm ENSafrica into possible fraudulent transactions involving the group....
13:39 2019-07-16

|Ex-PICexecutivesreportedtoHawksoverperceived'bribery'demand A witness testifying before a commission of inquiry into the PIC has revealed that top executives at the state-owned fund manager have been reported to the Hawks over suspicion of bribe solicitation....
21:39 2019-05-22

Hurricane Dorian to approach Florida as Category 4 with 130 mph winds: Hurricane Center Hurricane Dorian is expected to intensify over the weekend as a Category 4 storm with winds picking up to 130 miles per hour (210 kph), a spokesman for the National Hurricane Center said on Thursday....
20:52 2019-08-29

As Hurricane Erick heads toward Hawaii, another Pacific hurricane expected to form As Hurricane Erick gained strength in the eastern Pacific as it churned toward Hawaii, another weather system, tropical storm Flossie brewing farther east is likely to become a hurricane later on Tuesday, forecasters said....
17:52 2019-07-31

Maria Sharapova retires from Wimbledon in first round Maria Sharapova retired injured for the first time in her grand slam career at Wimbledon on Tuesday when trailing Pauline Parmentier 5-0 in the third set and after originally leading by a set and 5-2....
20:13 2019-07-02

IOC investigates allegations of bribery over Rio’s 2016 Olympic bid • Former state governor accuses nine members of corruption• Sergey Bubka among those named by Sérgio CabralThe International Olympic Committee is to investigate allegations that nine of its members – including the pole vaulter Sergey Bubka and the Olympic swimming champion Alexander Popov – were bri...
18:00 2019-07-05

How U.C. Will Change Its Admissions Process After the Bribery Scandal Friday: The University of California president, Janet Napolitano, discussed the shifts; a witness gave stunning testimony in the trial of a Navy SEAL; and Speaker Nancy Pelosi paid up....
19:26 2019-06-21

Ex-NYPD cop who testified in bribery cases gets 4 months A federal judge in Manhattan sentenced the former head of NYPD’s gun licensing division, who took part in a wide-ranging bribery scandal who ended up ratting on other officers, to four months in prison The U.S. Attorney’s office in Manhattan advocated for David Villanueva, a star witness in two tria...
04:26 2019-06-13

Maria Sharapova retires from Wimbledon first round with yet another injury Maria Sharapova retired for the first time in her grand slam career at Wimbledon but suggested she isn't about to quit the game for good after a series of demoralizing injuries....
20:52 2019-07-02

Serena Williams routs Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-1 at US Open Serena Williams played nearly perfect tennis and beat Maria Sharapova 6-1, 6-1 in a contest devoid of drama at the U.S. Open        ...
06:26 2019-08-27

DOJ alleges FEMA official took bribes in Maria recovery A person deployed as a FEMA official to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, has been charged with taking bribes to favor a contractor in the island's recovery....
07:13 2019-09-11

Capitalism isn't 'broken'. It's working all too well - and we're the worse for it | Maria Svart Exploitation is a feature of capitalism, not a bug. Our economic system is beyond salvageCapitalism is not broken. It is working all too well, concentrating money in the hands of the few by exploiting the work of the many.Runaway climate change, war, mass migration, widespread poverty and ever-incre...
08:26 2019-06-12

Hurricane Dorian: Delta capping flight prices, American offering reduced fares from Florida as hurricane nears As Hurricane Dorian hurtles toward the United States, travelers may be trying to evacuate – but are airlines "fare gouging" with high flight prices?       ...
02:13 2019-08-31

Trump officials look to fix California homeless problem, state officials say back off Trump officials are in California assessing ways to tackle the state's homelessness crisis, but some local officials and experts are skeptical.        ...
12:26 2019-09-11

Top Turkish officials visit Jordan in move to deepen ties: officials Top Turkish and Jordanian officials sought to deepen relations in talks on Tuesday, days after the kingdom restored full ties with Ankara's ally Qatar, in what officials say is a realignment by Jordan away from longtime Gulf partners....
22:26 2019-07-23

Former NCAA coach gets 3-month sentence for bribery scheme Emanuel “Book” Richardson, a former University of Arizona basketball coach who admitted to taking bribes to steer players to sports managers when they go pro, is now the first of four coaches convicted in the kickback scheme to receive jail time. On Wednesday, a federal judge in Manhattan slapped Ri...
00:26 2019-06-07

Microsoft settles corruption charges over bribery scheme Microsoft said it would settle a federal corruption charge that it was involved in an illegal bribery scheme in Hungary and pay $25 million in fines to put the matter to rest....
21:01 2019-07-22

Person avoids prison in college bribery sentencing Ex-Auburn assistant Chuck Person was sentenced to community service during two years of supervised release for accepting $91,500 in bribes as part of the college corruption scandal....
22:26 2019-07-17

FIFA imposes life ban on Botswana official for bribery Mooketsi Kgotlele, the former head of the Botswana Football Association, has been banned for life for accepting bribes in relation to international matches. Which games were concerned remains a mystery....
03:52 2019-07-23

Former El Salvador president given two-year jail term for bribery A court handed down a two-year prison sentence for bribery to former Salvadoran President Elias Antonio Saca, the attorney general's office said on Thursday....
02:39 2019-09-20

Microsoft will pay $25 million to settle Hungary bribery charges Microsoft is on the hook at home for alleged crimes abroad. The company has agreed to pay about $25 million in settlements with both the Justice Department and SEC over charges that its Hungary subsidiary violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.......
11:00 2019-07-23

El Salvador: Ex-President Saca to plead guilty to bribery Authorities in El Salvador say ex-President Tony Saca has reached a deal to plead guilty to bribing a judicial official to leak information in a civil case against him....
02:52 2019-06-06

Kentucky police officer charged with bribery, misconduct LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Louisville, Kentucky, police officer has been indicted on charges of bribing a public servant, unlawfully accessing a computer and official misconduct. The Courier Journal reports 30-year-old Officer William Garrett was indicted Thursday and a warrant was issued for his arre...
13:52 2019-06-07

Microsoft Will Pay Out $26 Million in Settlement Over Hungarian Bribery Scheme Microsoft will pay out $26 million in a settlement to resolve charges that its staff bribed government officials in Hungary, the Washington Post reported on Monday, with President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith telling staff in an email the matter “involved employee misconduct that was completel...
09:00 2019-07-23

UA Asst. basketball coach sentenced in bribery scandal NEW YORK – A former assistant basketball coach at the University of Arizona was sentenced to three months in prison and two years of probation on Thursday for his role in a college hoops corruption scandal. Here’s more from Thursday’s sportscast:...
14:39 2019-06-07

Former FIFA official fights life ban for bribery in court Former FIFA Council member Kwesi Nyantakyi has been challenging his life ban for bribery and corruption at the Court of Arbitration for Sport       ...
18:13 2019-07-04

Microsoft agrees to pay $25M to settle Hungary bribery case Software and tech giant Microsoft has agreed to pay more than $25 million to settle a Hungarian bribery case, the U.S. Justice Department announced Monday....
20:52 2019-07-22

Former Philadelphia sheriff gets five years in prison in bribery scheme The longest-serving sheriff of Philadelphia, who this year admitted taking some $675,000 in bribes and kickbacks from a local businessman, was sentenced on Thursday to five years in prison, prosecutors said....
04:52 2019-08-02

China's Former Interpol Chief Pleads Guilty To Bribery Former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei pleaded guilty at a trial in China on Thursday to accepting $2.1 million in bribes - a remarkable fall from grace for the former vice minister of public security....
10:26 2019-06-20

Celtics assistant gets probation in college bribery case A Boston Celtics assistant coach has been sentenced to probation and ordered to pay a fine for accepting $300,000 in bribes to get a wealthy Florida businessman's son into the University of Pennsylvania       ...
17:39 2019-07-02

N.C.A.A. Basketball Trial: Guilty Verdicts on Bribery Conspiracy A prospective agent and a former shoe company consultant were found not guilty on multiple charges, but were convicted of conspiring to funnel money to college coaches....
18:13 2019-05-21

Another ex-NCAA coach gets prison time in bribery scandal A Manhattan federal judge Friday meted out another prison sentence to a former NCAA Division I assistant basketball coach who copped to taking bribes to funnel college players to certain sports managers. This time it was a three-month sentence for Lamont Evans, 41, who admitted that, during his time...
02:52 2019-06-08

Mexico Charges Former Oil Official With Bribery in Anticorruption Drive The administration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced its first major anti-corruption prosecution, delivering on a central campaign promise....
04:13 2019-05-29

Walmart Agrees to Pay $282 Million to Settle Bribery Investigation The settlement ends an inquiry into the retailer’s dealings with government officials in Brazil, Mexico, India and China, which came after a New York Times report in 2012....
21:13 2019-06-20

All pressure on Serena Williams against 'nothing to lose' Maria Sharapova - Hantuchova "Serena Williams will be under pressure from the start at this year\u0027s US Open when she takes on Maria Sharapova in her opening match of the tournament, according to one former player."...
20:39 2019-08-26

Serena Williams to face Maria Sharapova in US Open first round Serena opens bid for record-tying 24th major against SharapovaTop-seeded Djokovic drawn into same half as No 3 seed FedererBreakout star Cori Gauff could face Naomi Osaka in round threeSerena Williams has been paired with Maria Sharapova in an eye-catching US Open first round encounter.Williams and ...
20:52 2019-08-22

Peru suspends permit for Southern Copper's $1.4 bln Tia Maria project Peru has suspended a construction permit it recently gave to Southern Copper Corp for its $1.4 billion Tia Maria copper project while officials can re-evaluate its legality, authorities announced late on Friday....
08:13 2019-08-11

"Exceptional" Angel Di Maria Stars As PSG Tear Apart Sorry Real Madrid Angel Di Maria scored twice against his former club as Paris Saint-Germain thrashed Real Madrid 3-0 to get off to the perfect start in the UEFA Champions League....
16:00 2019-09-19

Di Maria free kick earns PSG comeback win in French Super Cup "Paris Saint-Germain substitute Angel Di Maria scored the winner with a spectacular free kick and Kylian Mbappe was also on target as the Ligue 1 champions recovered to beat Stade Rennes 2-1 and lift the French Super Cup in Shenzhen on Saturday."...
17:13 2019-08-03

Family of Maria Escobedo speaks out after murderer gets life in prison TUCSON – Maria Escobedo was known as kind, nice and loving. She was a family woman, a mother and a grandma. The brother of Escobedo, Jose Tellez was emotional as he talked to News 4 Tucson about the life sentence of Mario Jesus Dorame. “It tears you up. It hurts. It hurts really bad,R...
07:52 2019-07-13

Amal Clooney will represent Philippines journalist Maria Ressa International human rights lawyers Amal Clooney and Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC will lead a team representing Maria Ressa, the award-winning Philippines journalist who has been repeatedly arrested this year on charges that her lawyer described as "politically motivated."...
04:39 2019-07-09

Cops search for 5-year-old Dulce Maria Alavez, last seen at NJ playground New Jersey detectives searched Tuesday for a 5-year-old girl who disappeared from a playground a day earlier while playing with her brother — despite erroneous reports that she had been found. The girl, Dulce Maria Alavez, was last seen Monday in the area of City Park in Bridgeton, where her m...
23:13 2019-09-17

Ángel Di María double helps PSG ease to win against Real Madrid This was not a night for galácticos, old or new. At a balmy Parc Des Princes Paris Saint-Germain simply overran Real Madrid, pulling apart the hastily-stitched seams of Zinedine Zidane’s team and producing surely the most coherent and powerful performance of Thomas Tuchel’s time in charge.It felt li...
00:52 2019-09-19

Maria Sharapova withdraws from French Open, citing right shoulder Two-time French Open champion Maria Sharapova has pulled out of the year's second Grand Slam tournament because of her injured right shoulder.        ...
16:52 2019-05-21

Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova To Clash In US Open First Round Serena Williams is looking to match the all-time record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles won by Margaret Court when the year's final major championship gets under way Monday....
02:26 2019-08-23

How Muslim model Maria Al-Sadek is shaking up the fashion industry It’s the American Dream for the digital age. Three years ago, Maria Al-Sadek was a college student living in Alabama. Now she’s a rising model, writer, stylist and influencer — working with brands such as Marc Jacobs and ­Armani Beauty — who lives in Brooklyn. She also boasts more than 400,000 follo...
09:26 2019-06-23

Serena Williams-Maria Sharapova opener could be US Open flop The two players bring a combined 28 Grand Slam titles to the first night of the U.S. Open. That’s unprecedented for a first-round match. But whether Monday’s under-the-lights Serena Williams-Maria Sharapova superstar showdown at Arthur Ashe Stadium lives up to the drama is questionable. Williams is ...
07:00 2019-08-26

Court Orders Retrial For Samsung Heir In Bribery Case South Korea's top court on Thursday ordered a new trial for Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong, who was convicted of offences including bribery and embezzlement in connection with the scandal that brought down......
09:13 2019-08-29

Impunity through bribery: Helen Mack Chang on corruption in Guatemala A culture of impunity and organized crime have made life dangerous for many in Guatemala. As citizens went to the polls, DW sat down with Helen Mack Chang to discuss the situation for activists in the country....
17:13 2019-06-17

Novartis Sets $700 Million Provision to Settle Bribery Allegations Swiss drugmaker Novartis set aside $700 million to settle a long-running lawsuit alleging it treated U.S. doctors to lavish dinners and other events in return for boosting prescriptions....
13:39 2019-07-18

Microsoft to pay criminal fine to settle U.S. anti-bribery charges Microsoft Corp agreed on Monday to pay about $25.3 million, including a criminal fine, to settle U.S. charges it made improper payments that were used to bribe government officials in Hungary and other countries....
19:00 2019-07-22

S.Korea's top court to rule on Samsung heir's bribery case on Aug.29 - YTN South Korea's Supreme Court will deliver a ruling on the bribery conviction of Samsung Group heir Jay Y. Lee on Aug. 29 in a corruption scandal that led to the ouster of the country's then-president in 2017, broadcaster YTN said on Friday....
13:00 2019-08-22

Macau billionaire loses U.S. appeal of U.N.-related bribery conviction A U.S. appeals court on Friday rejected billionaire Macau real estate developer Ng Lap Seng's request to throw out his conviction and four-year prison sentence for bribing two U.N. ambassadors to help him build a multibillion-dollar conference center....
06:52 2019-08-10

14th parent pleads guilty in college bribery scheme BOSTON (AP) — A former insurance executive from California is the 14th parent to plead guilty to participating in the nationwide college admissions bribery scheme. Authorities say Toby MacFarlane paid $450,000 to get his children admitted to the University of Southern California as fake athletic rec...
19:13 2019-06-21

Former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei put on trial for bribery in China Meng vanished in September during a visit to China from his home in LyonFormer Interpol chief Meng Hongwei has been put on trial for bribery, according to Chinese state media.Official government mouthpiece the People’s Daily claimed Meng had admitted his guilt during a court hearing on Thursday afte...
09:39 2019-06-20

Walmart agrees to pay $282M to settle international bribery investigation Walmart agreed to pay $282 million to settle a U.S. federal bribery investigation involving retailers in Mexico, China, Brazil and India, according to court filings....
10:39 2019-06-21

PSG President Charged For Alleged Bribery Over World Championships In Athletics Bid If there’s one realm of sports more openly corrupt than soccer, it is international athletics competition. Further proof of this well-known fact comes from France, where reports today say Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has been charged with “active corruption” for allegedly bribing...
20:39 2019-05-23

CBI Gets 4 More Months To Complete Probe In Rakesh Asthana Bribery Case The Delhi High Court has granted four more months to the CBI to complete its probe in a bribery case involving the agency's former special director Rakesh Asthana....
11:39 2019-05-31

Accountant, ex-coach plead guilty in college bribery scheme BOSTON (AP) — A former University of Southern California soccer coach and an accountant for the consultant at the center of the college admissions bribery scheme have pleaded guilty in the sweeping case. Ali Khosroshahin and Steven Masera pleaded guilty in Boston federal court Thursday to conspiracy...
19:52 2019-06-27

Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams put 15-year feud on line at US Open The nervous energy and sense of expectation around first-round showdown will light a flame under the championshipsIf Serena Williams really did say of Maria Sharapova in the Wimbledon locker room in tearful defeat 15 years ago, “I will never lose to that little bitch again”, she was wrong but she se...
05:52 2019-08-25

Maria Sharapova still struggling to finish her tale of redemption | Tumaini Carayol The former World No 1 has struggled with injuries and controversy in recent years, but will head to Wimbledon believing her story is not over yetFifteen years ago, Maria Sharapova arrived at Wimbledon and produced one of the biggest tennis stories in history, storming to a maiden slam title at 17 ye...
17:13 2019-06-23