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PRODUCT RECALL ALERT: Nature Made NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — The dietary supplements company Pharmavite LLC has issued a recall Tuesday on its Nature Made brand adult gummy vitamins. According to a statement from the company, the products involved in the recall may have been contaminated with Salmonella or Staph aureus. There

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SAN JUAN — As of mid-August there are at least 2,260 cases of Zika virus in the United States, and at least another 8,035 confirmed cases of Zika in U.S. territories. Those numbers, courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), paint a clear picture of an obvious

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MAPP’S RESPONSE: ‘I am the Walrus, Coo Coo Ca Choo’ CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The effects of emergency legislation for Puerto Rico have rippled roughly 40 miles east to St. Thomas. The Virgin Islands was downgraded deeper into junk territory by credit rating agency Fitch on Monday, while bonds backed by

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. government announced that it imposed a $210,000 fine on two pesticide distributors in Puerto Rico as part of a widespread probe into a toxic pesticide that nearly killed an American family in the neighboring St. John. The distributors, identified as Superior-Angran LLC and Superior Angran

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AFTERMATH OF A SHIP-BOARD FIRE SAN JUAN — A salvage team towed the still-smoldering Caribbean Fantasy to the main harbor in Puerto Rico after the U.S. Coast Guard had approved a towage plan early Saturday morning. The Coast Guard published a video of the vessel being towed as well as photographs of the

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SAN JUAN — Thirty people have been diagnosed with a rare paralyzing condition caused by Zika virus infection in Puerto Rico, the territory’s health department said Thursday. And Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Thomas Frieden says he expects even more cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome in Puerto Rico

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The ferry on fire this morning in San Juan SAN JUAN — At least 500 passengers were being evacuated this morning from a ship that caught fire about a mile off Puerto Rico’s north coast. The fire was still burning aboard the Caribbean Fantasy, a combination cruise and ferry vessel, as

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SAN JUAN — A UPS employee is facing charges related to an alleged Puerto Rico-based cocaine distribution scheme. Jorge Carrasquillo-Ortiz, 41, of Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, appeared in Boston’s federal court on Monday. According to the U.S. Attorney’s office, on multiple occasions, he accepted “large amounts of cash” in exchange

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When you think of rum, what’s the first thing to come to mind? Perhaps a mojito, or a Mai Tai? Maybe a Long Island Iced Tea? If you’re like us, rum is simply equated with tropical tiki drinks, and the occasional wintertime sipper (i.e. hot buttered). But this complex spirit,

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WASHINGTON — The Obama administration declared a public health emergency in Puerto Rico on Friday because of the Zika virus, sending a message to the island that the virus, which has infected more than 10,000 residents, should be taken seriously. The warning came more than six months after the World

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