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SAN JUAN — An appeals court on Tuesday temporarily halted a judge’s ruling that ordered authorities to embargo the accounts of Puerto Rico’s Roman Catholic Church to ensure the payment of $4.7 million in teacher pensions. The ruling was celebrated by the Archdiocese of San Juan, which announced two years

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SAN JUAN  — Puerto Rico’s benchmark bond surged to a 25-week high on Monday, its busiest trading day since October, after the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth nearly doubled its projected five-year surplus to $6 billion as it recovers from Hurricane Maria. While the price rise is being taken as a sign

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico government officials said Friday they will not bow to demands from a federal control board overseeing the island’s finances that they implement cuts to a struggling public pension system as part of an upcoming fiscal plan to help pull the U.S. commonwealth out of an

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HOW THIN IS THE ICE UNDER ROBERT MULLER? There seems to be one overriding question that is dominating the nation’s politics this week: Will Donald Trump fire Robert Mueller? The decision late Friday to can Andrew McCabe the deputy director of the FBI, mere days before his retirement, was an

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SAN JUAN — Generators are still humming. Candles are still flickering. Homes are still being repaired. Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria exactly six months ago, and the U.S. commonwealth is still struggling to recover from the strongest storm to hit the island in nearly a century. “There are

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SAN JUAN — José López doesn’t have a deed for the little house at the edge of a dairy farm where he was raised and still lives — only the stories his grandfather told him about how the house came to be. It began with an agreement between gentlemen 39

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WASILLA — Wasilla High School in Alaska opens the 2018 4A boys state tournament against East Anchorage on Thursday morning. It’s an expected return for a veteran-laden Wasilla program that finished as the 2017 runner-up in Alaska high school basketball. But for one member of the Warriors, the state tournament

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WASHINGTON — President Donald J. Trump on Thursday made additional disaster assistance available to the territory by authorizing an extension of increased federal funding for debris removal and emergency protective measures, including direct federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program.  The extension applies to the major disaster declarations for Hurricanes Irma

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ASSISTANT U.S. INTERIOR SECRETARY DOUG DOMENECH VISITED ST. CROIX AND ST. JOHN CHRISTIANSTED — Doug Domenech, the U.S. Interior Assistant Secretary Insular and International Affairs, met on Tuesday with U.S. Virgin Islands and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials in St. Croix to review hurricane rebuilding efforts. Domenech provided $2.8 million

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SAN JUAN — The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) today extended through May 18 a foreclosure moratorium for certain homeowners in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, which were devastated last September by Hurricane Maria. Homeowners whose mortgages are insured by the FHA will get an additional 60 days of

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