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Stories with place: Puerto Rico
  • Salsa great Cheo Feliciano dies in car crash at 78 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:01 pm
  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rican salsa legend Cheo Feliciano died in a car accident early Thursday, prompting the governor of the U.S. territory to declare three days of mourning.

  • Puerto Rico boxer Felix Trinidad reaches debt deal 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 2:54 pm
  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico boxing star Felix Trinidad has reached a debt deal with a local bank following alleged losses of $63 million that he blames on a former financial adviser.

  • Rare snake from Puerto Rico found in Fla. shipment 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 3:07 am
  • TAMPA, Florida - Florida's hotline for reporting sightings of invasive species led to the recovery of an endangered snake native to Puerto Rico.

  • Vatican clears Puerto Rico bishop in abuse case 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 8:26 pm
  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The Apostolic Delegation of Puerto Rico announced Friday that the Vatican found no basis for sexual abuse accusations made against a well-known bishop in the U.S. territory.

  • Puerto Rico court strikes down new pension law 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 7:20 pm
  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico's Supreme Court on Friday ruled that a law to change a teachers' retirement system is unconstitutional, dealing a blow to the U.S. territory's governor as he tries to revive a sluggish economy.

  • Wake held in Puerto Rico for Fort Hood gunman 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:44 pm
  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A wake is being held in Puerto Rico for the Fort Hood gunman who recently killed three people and injured 16 others at a Texas military base before committing suicide.

  • Report: Education limited for Dominican-Haitians 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 4:25 pm
  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Children of Haitian descent born in the Dominican Republic are increasingly being barred from attending school following a court ruling that could lead to tens of thousands of people being stripped of their citizenship, according to a report released Friday.

  • Ailing Puerto Rico open to radical economic fixes 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 12:08 am
  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Slash the number of public holidays by two-thirds. Eliminate dozens of government agencies. Legalize marijuana and prostitution.

  • Lufthansa Technik to build facility in Puerto Rico 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 3:55 pm
  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - German company Lufthansa Technik announced Thursday that it had signed a deal with Puerto Rico's government to build a facility for aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul in the U.S. territory.

  • Puerto Rico probes darkening of Vieques bio bay 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:50 pm
  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Authorities in Puerto Rico announced Wednesday they are investigating why a glowing bay that attracts thousands of tourists a year has grown dark in recent weeks.

  • Puerto Rico probes darkening of Vieques bio bay 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 3:28 pm
  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Authorities in Puerto Rico announced Wednesday they are investigating why a glowing bay that attracts thousands of tourists a year has grown dark in recent weeks.

  • Puerto Rico coastal town first to ban plastic bags 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 1:22 pm
  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A popular tourist town in western Puerto Rico has become the island's first municipality to ban plastic bags.

  • US seizes $43M worth of cocaine near Puerto Rico 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 5:28 pm
  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - U.S. authorities in Puerto Rico have seized $43 million worth of cocaine off the island's southeast coast.

  • Father of Fort Hood gunman says family in shock 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 4:58 pm
  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The father of a gunman who opened fire this week on fellow soldiers at Fort Hood and then shot himself said Friday that he is struggling to comprehend his son's actions.

  • Fort Hood gunman's attack mystifies hometown 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 6:06 pm
  • GUAYANILLA, Puerto Rico - He grew up in Puerto Rico and played percussion in his high school band. He spent a decade working as a police officer and serving in the National Guard, part of that time as a peacekeeper in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. And then he joined the U.S. Army.

  • Fort Hood shooter was from Puerto Rico 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 9:06 am
  • FORT HOOD, Texas - Military officials say the Fort Hood gunman blamed for killing three people and wounding 16 others before taking his own life was from Puerto Rico.

  • Puerto Rico aims to cut energy production costs 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 7:08 pm
  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico's power company has unveiled a plan for reducing production costs so it can cut fees by 40 percent.

  • Puerto Rico man faces 49 sexual abuse charges 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 7:02 pm
  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Authorities in Puerto Rico have filed 49 counts of sex crime charges against a man accused of sexually abusing his two stepdaughters and two of their friends for more than a decade.

  • Census reveals population drop across Puerto Rico 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 3:13 pm
  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - New U.S. Census numbers released Thursday show that Puerto Rico's population is dropping as the U.S. territory struggles to retain people during an economic recession.

  • Puerto Rico announces $350M housing, hotel project 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 5:50 pm
  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico's governor says private investors will help build a $350 million housing and commercial complex near the capital of San Juan.

  • Puerto Rican wants same-sex marriages recognized 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 1:18 pm
  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A Puerto Rico attorney who married her longtime partner on the U.S. mainland has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to have their marriage recognized in her home territory.

  • Cruise back in Puerto Rico after engine troubles 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 8:49 am
  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A Royal Caribbean cruise ship has arrived back in Puerto Rico after experiencing engine trouble at sea.

  • Cruise back in Puerto Rico after engine troubles 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 11:56 am
  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A Royal Caribbean cruise ship has arrived back in Puerto Rico after experiencing engine trouble at sea.

  • Thousands of Puerto Ricans visit expo for US move 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 3:13 pm
  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Thousands of Puerto Ricans streamed into the island's main convention center Saturday with notebooks in hand to learn how to prepare for a potential move to Florida at a time when the U.S. territory is struggling to retain people amid an economic recession.