- NY Lt. Gov. Hochul heads to Puerto Rico to offer state's aid Updated: Oct-12-15 9:24 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York's lieutenant governor is leading a state delegation to Puerto Rico to help the U.S. territory as it struggles with a fiscal crisis.
- Puerto Rico relaxes school uniform rules for LGBT students Updated: Oct-12-15 5:59 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Students at public schools across Puerto Rico for the first time can choose to wear pants or skirts as part of their uniform regardless of their gender without being punished, a move that has unleashed a debate in this socially conservative island.
- Puerto Rico vows to fight corrupt cops as frustration grows Updated: Sep-30-15 12:00 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Already undergoing federally mandated reform, Puerto Rico's police department faces an overhaul after a new wave of arrests in an agency widely accused of corruption and other abuses.
- Tiny, premature baby survives birth on a cruise ship Updated: Sep-25-15 2:25 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah woman who unexpectedly gave birth on a cruise ship months before her due date said she wrapped towels around the 1 1/2-pound boy and kept him alive with the help of medical staff until the ship reached port.
- 1 1/2-pound baby born on cruise ship beats odds to survive Updated: Sep-24-15 6:29 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah woman who unexpectedly gave birth on a cruise ship months before her due date says she wrapped towels around the 1 1/2-pound boy with the help of medical staff in a desperate effort to keep him alive until the ship reached port.
- Woman accused of murder-for-hire extradited to Puerto Rico Updated: Sep-24-15 5:18 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A Puerto Rican woman accused of hiring a hit man to kill her wealthy Canadian husband was extradited to the U.S. territory Thursday after a lengthy international manhunt.
- Caribbean braces for worsening drought as dry season nears Updated: Sep-22-15 6:51 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The most severe drought to hit the Caribbean in recent years is expected to worsen despite rains from tropical storms that have replenished some reservoirs.
- Puerto Rico power company reaches deal with certain lenders Updated: Sep-22-15 5:51 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico's troubled power company announced Tuesday that it reached a deal to restructure about $700 million in expired debt with fuel line lenders.
- Once-thriving Puerto Rico mountain town faces economic abyss Updated: Sep-18-15 3:38 am
LARES, Puerto Rico - Ismael Rodriguez looked out on a nearly empty plaza from the clothing store he opened in 1960, now hemmed in by padlocked businesses in this mountain town in northwestern Puerto Rico.
- Report: 64,000 people fled Puerto Rico last year amid crisis Updated: Sep-17-15 7:58 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A record 64,000 Puerto Ricans left the island last year for the U.S. mainland, the highest number in the past decade, officials said Thursday.
- Opposition to Puerto Rico reform plan grows amid crisis Updated: Sep-16-15 5:16 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The Puerto Rican government's fiscal reform plan is coming under increased scrutiny amid growing concerns that it does not have legislative support and that some measures are too austere and could push the U.S. territory into a deeper economic crisis.