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SAN JUAN — A federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico’s finances is asking a court to invalidate more than $6 billion worth of debt issued by the U.S. commonwealth, a move that would hit bondholders. The board said late Monday the debt includes all general obligation bonds that were

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard reported Monday there has been a sharp increase of interdictions from the previous year, as more migrants attempt to get to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Rear Adm. Peter Brown,, Coast Guard 7th District commander, said there is a “constant threat.” During

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola – The U.S. Virgin Islands and at least 11 other Caribbean countries were were unsettled by a magnitude 3.4 earthquake early on Sunday. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said that at 7:29 a.m. the tremor affected Anguilla, Antigua, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, St. Martin, Sint

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Airline passengers are being advised to arrive at least two and a half to three hours earlier for flights departing from the Cyril E. King International Airport on St. Thomas, according to the Virgin Islands Port Authority (VIPA). “Entrance to the terminal may be delayed during the

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SAN JUAN — Drugs that can cure hepatitis C revolutionized care for millions of Americans living with the deadly liver infection. The drugs came with a steep price tag—one that prompted state Medicaid programss to initially limit access to the medications to only the sickest patients. That eased, however, in many states

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GUAYNABO — The Puerto Rico Police Department said Wednesday that a hostage situation at noon Wednesday at the Caribbean Federal Credit Union Cooperative in Guaynabo ended without any injuries. According to preliminary information, a Puerto Rico Police Department officer, Gabriel Hernández Jiménez, who is assigned to the Bayamón Highway Patrol

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RIO GRANDE —The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort has announced its reopening. Following an extensive $60 million renovation, the property unveils a new dimension of tropical luxury and a contemporary aesthetic in each guestroom and suite. Located on a former coconut plantation between the El Yunque National Forest and Espíritu

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NEW YORK — Pfizer Consumer Healthcare has issued a nationwide recall for some of its Thermacare heat wraps because there is a possibility that the contents can leak out of the wrap. “The use of a leaking/damaged heat cell wrap could cause skin injuries such as burns/blisters and/or skin irritation

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for a crew member who went overboard from the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Harmony of the Seas some 267 miles (429 kilometers) off Puerto Rico. A Coast Guard news release said they ended the search Thursday afternoon, two days

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard said it is searching for a Royal Caribbean cruise ship crew member who went overboard on Christmas Day — the fifth person to disappear that way since November. Arron Hough, 20, a cruise ship entertainer, on Tuesday went overboard 267 miles off the

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