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SAN JUAN — The FBI has raided the narcotics division of a local police department in Puerto Rico amid corruption allegations. Federal agents seized documents and electronic equipment Wednesday at the department in the north coast town of Vega Baja. FBI spokesman Carlos Osorio said the raid is part of

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GUARDED MOMENT: U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral Peter Brown (right) stands next to Florida Gov. Rick Scott. SAN JUAN — The number of apprehensions of migrants with criminal records trying to illegally re-enter the U.S. after being deported has increased in the region, the U.S. Coast Guard said on Monday.

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SAN JUAN — The Arecibo radio telescope, the Puerto Rican observatory made even more famous for its part in the 1995 James Bond film Goldeneye, began receiving a mysterious signal May 12 during an observation of Ross 128, Business Insider Science reports. The so-called red dwarf star appeared to be the point of

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A monkey stares out from its enclosure at the Dr. Juan A. Rivero Zoo in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico Danica Coto/AP SAN JUAN — The economic crisis afflicting Puerto Rico for the last decade has also taken a toll on the island’s only zoo, with critics saying it is sorely understaffed and struggling

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MIAMI — Tropical Storm Don has formed in the Caribbean Sea, the National Hurricane Center reported Monday evening. Tropical storm watches and warnings have been posted for several Caribbean islands, including Barbados, Grenada and St. Lucia. Heavy rains and flash flooding are possible on some of the islands. As of 8

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — For the second time in a six days, dangerous lighting fixtures sold exclusively at Home Depot have been recalled, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Panama-based Lumicentro Internacional recalled about 10,500 Hampton Bay 3-Light and Home Decorators Collection 4-Light Crystal Chandeliers because the 50-watt halogen lights

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WHITEFISH, Mont. — U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke informed American Samoa Gov. Lolo Moliga, Guam Gov. Eddie Calvo, and CNMI Gov. Ralph DLG Torres that he has approved a total of $3,489,427 in energy grants for the three territories. Zinke and the governors were attending the Western Governors

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Trump administration plans to arrest parents and other relatives who authorities believe smuggled their children into the United States, a move immigrant advocates said would send a wave of fear through vulnerable communities. A new “surge initiative” aims to dismantle human smuggling operations, including identifying and arresting

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s financial oversight board voted today to allow the PREPA power utility to restructure its $9 billion debt load through a form of bankruptcy, potentially heralding a messy end to three years of arduous out-of-court talks. The seven-member board unanimously authorized a bankruptcy filing at a

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) may take action against bankers from Barclays Plc and Morgan Stanley for their roles in Puerto Rico bond sales, according to filings with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). According to records filed with FINRA, the SEC’s staff has recommended

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