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  Leonardo Pizarro-Torres of Puerto Rico CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A native of Puerto Rico wanted for a 2012 murder in Vieques was taken into custody this afternoon, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department. Leonardo Pizarro-Torres was arrested in Hospital Ground on a warrant issued by the commonwealth of Puerto Rico

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SAN JUAN – A 56-year-old cruise ship passenger from New Mexico has died after falling from a zip line in Puerto Rico, police said Tuesday, prompting calls for greater oversight of adventure tours in the U.S. commonwealth. Police said Marsha Boekeloo fell 20 feet from the line at the Hacienda

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MENLO PARK, Calif. – Facebook has introduced a feature that will warn users if their account is being targeted by state-sponsored hackers. Users will be notified if the social networking service has enough evidence to prove agencies like the GCHQ or NSA are compromising an account, and sent a message:

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Alexander Hamilton created the Coast Guard in 1790. SAN JUAN – The U.S. Coast Guard paid tribute to guardsman Heriberto Hernandez on Friday with the commissioning of the Coast Guard Cutter Heriberto Hernandez this weekend in Puerto Rico. Cutter Heriberto Hernandez became the Coast Guard’s 14th Fast Response Cutter, carrying

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SAN JUAN – A federal grand jury on Wednesday returned a five-count indictment charging four convicted felons with conspiring to rob a police firing range of its weapons in 2010 – and when they pulled it off it was the biggest weapons heist in Puerto Rico history, according to U.S.

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Puerto Rico police seized 1.1 tons of cocaine Tuesday SAN JUAN — Police in Puerto Rico have seized roughly 300 kilograms (660 pounds) of cocaine worth an estimated $7 million. It’s the second large seizure this week in that U.S. commonwealth. Police said Wednesday that the drugs were found aboard

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SAN JUAN – Jonathan Ortiz-Torres was sentenced today to 46 years in prison and five years of supervised release for interference of commerce by robbery, according to U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez. Ortiz-Torres pled guilty on May 27, 2014. On February 9, 2011, Jonathan Ortiz-Torres was charged, along with Ángel

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MIAMI – A heightened concern that drones could bring down an aircraft or be used in a terrorist attack is the focus of law enforcement and aviation experts and a special task force is now being formed to deal with the problem in Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. South Florida

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Gov. Alejandro García Padilla of Puerto Rico NEW YORK — Advocates of Puerto Rican self-determination have for decades claimed that their status as a U.S. commonwealth amounts to second-class citizenship, but regular petitions to the United Nations’ Special Committee on Decolonization have so far been fruitless. This year, however, leading

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Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Velez SAN JUAN – The Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) dismantled a drug trafficking organization responsible for the transportation of multi-kilogram quantities of cocaine and drug money between Puerto Rico and the mainland United States, according to U.S. Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Velez. The Drug Enforcement Administration

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