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TOPEKA, Kansas — Payless ShoeSource locations in the territory will be spared closures affecting stores on the United States mainland and Puerto Rico. The discount shoe retail chain has ceased taking orders through its online store, and plans to close all 2,100 United States and Puerto Rico locations. Various news

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SAN JUAN — Tens of thousands of people in Puerto Rico will face water rationing due to increasingly dry conditions in a U.S. commonwealth still struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria. Governor Ricardo Rossello said today that seven municipalities in the island’s northwest region could be without water for up

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SAN JUAN — Federal authorities in Puerto Rico have seized $25 million worth of cocaine in waters off an outer island. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement ICE) said Friday that nearly 2,400 pounds (1,100 kilograms) were found aboard a boat near the island of Vieques. Officials said they pursued the

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SAN JUAN — The FBI said its raid of a Puerto Rico bank on Wednesday is part of a larger money laundering investigation that includes the U.S. Virgin Islands. “The United States is waging a war against money laundering,” FBI spokesman Luis Rivera-Santana said. “Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin

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SAN JUAN — FBI agents have raided a bank in Puerto Rico amid allegations over violations of U.S. sanctions imposed on those who do business with Venezuela’s government. FBI spokesman Luis Rivera-Santana said that agents today had a search warrant to identify funds that might be linked to entities or

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard returned 22 people back to the Dominican Republic who were caught at sea trying to enter Puerto Rico illegally. Since October, the Coast Guard and Puerto Rican law enforcement have stopped more than 400 people in the Caribbean trying to make their way

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SAN JUAN — A magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck off the southeast coast of the Dominican Republic this morning, rattling nearby Puerto Rico but with no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake hit at 9:33 a.m. today and was centered 19 miles south-southeast of

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Coast Guard and Puerto Rican police stopped a speed boat Tuesday night smuggling 200 pounds of cocaine authorities say is worth about $3 million. The speed boat was first seen by the crew of a Coast Guard HC-144 Ocean Sentry plane based in Miami. It

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SAN JUAN — Three people from St. Thomas joined in a lively discussion about the future of today’s youths that was moderated by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in Puerto Rico this week. My Brother’s Workshop trainee and Charlotte Amalie High School senior Adajah Benjamin joined disaster risk

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SAN JUAN – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $28.8 million in additional funds to Puerto Rico to cover costs related to Hurricane María. These awards bring the amount of funds obligated under FEMA’s Public Assistance program to $5.3 billion, the agency said today. The latest grants approved

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