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MIAMI – Danny has become the first hurricane of 2015 in the Atlantic. The National Hurricane Center said Danny ramped up in strength and appearance today, developing a more symmetrical structure and an eye. Its wind speed also increased to 75 mph, making Danny a Category 1 hurricane. As of 11

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Perhaps due to the closure of the HOVENSA oil refinery in 2012, the number of work-related deaths in the Virgin Islands is down, but in nearby Puerto Rico there were three on-the-job deaths in the first half of the year, according to a national occupational health study. The study found

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National Drug Control’s Michael Botticelli WASHINGTON – The Director of National Drug Control Policy Michael Botticelli, announced today $13.4 million in funding for High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) including the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Of that, $5 million will be directed to a broad range of efforts that will

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WASHINGTON— Embattled Japanese air bag manufacturer Takata Corp. plans to launch a new ad campaign and send a new mailing to the owners of millions of recalled vehicles by working with a major insurance industry group. Exploding Takata air bags are linked to at least eight deaths and more than

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As nearly everyone in the United States knows, there are fifty states. Most also know that the country started with 13 states. In between those two numbers, a lot of states were proposed but never made the final cut for a variety of reasons. Some of them got voted on,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – For the eighth time in nine days, a minor earthquake has registered on the ocean floor off the coast of St. Thomas, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake occurred at 10:33 a.m. yesterday and registered 2.5 in magnitude on the

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI – For the seventh time in eight days, a minor earthquake has registered on the ocean floor off the coast of St. Thomas, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake occurred at 2:37 p.m. yesterday afternoon and registered 2.9 in

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI – For the sixth time in seven days, a minor earthquake has registered on the ocean floor off the coast of St. Thomas, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake occurred at 9:11 p.m. last night and registered 2.5 in

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola, BVI – For the fifth time in six days, a minor earthquake has registered on the ocean floor off the coast of St. Thomas, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake occurred at 9:56 a.m. Tuesday and registered 3.4 in magnitude

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  SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico failed to make the entirety of a payment on its Public Finance Corp bonds due Aug. 1, paying only $628,000 of a $58 million payment, the head of its Government Development Bank said in a statement on Monday. The missed payment will mark the

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