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MIAMI – The National Hurricane Center has released the list of all 21 names being used for this year’s tropical storms in the Atlantic. The alphabetical list of names for 2018 is: Alberto Beryl Chris Debby Ernesto Florence Gordon Helene Isaac Joyce Kirk Leslie Michael Nadine Oscar Patty Rafael Sara

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SAN JUAN — Federal agents in Puerto Rico have arrested reggaeton singer Kendo Kaponi on charges of armed burglary and assault in Florida. Police said Kaponi, whose legal name is Jose Morales Rivera, was arrested before dawn Monday in the southern town of Coamo. The 33-year-old is accused of attacking a

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — A 4.7-magnitude earthquake has struck near the British Virgin Islands but caused no reported damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake occurred Friday afternoon some 20 miles (30 kilometers) north of the capital of Road Town at a depth of 25 miles

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WASHINGTON — The Caribbean is a top international destination for travelers in the majority of U.S. states and that includes those from both Maryland and Virginia. Trip insurance company InsureMyTrip.com said travelers in 26 states rank the Caribbean as No. 1. The information is based on travel insurance purchased on the site

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ON TARGET: Brig. Gen Dustin A. Shultz, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Reserve 1st Mission Support Command, speaks at the Rio Piedras Rotary Club, during the club’s weekly meeting. Shultz’ speech at the Rotary Club is part of the U.S. Army Reserve 1st Mission Support Command community engagement initiative,

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SAN JUAN – A former Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) police officer was sentenced Wednesday to 22 years in prison, followed by 15 years of supervised release, for possessing and producing child pornography. The sentence follows an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s government submitted a required fiscal plan on Thursday that excludes pension cuts and layoffs sought by a federal oversight board as legislators in the U.S. commonwealth angered by its demands debate a bill that would withhold payments for board member salaries, among other things. Gov.

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SAN JUAN — If you live here, Stormy Weather isn’t a just a jazz standard. In a preseason forecast issued Thursday, Colorado State University’s Tropical Meteorology Project predicts the upcoming hurricane season that begins June 1 will again be busy, although not as bad as the brutal 2017 season. The forecast calls for seven

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma accusing the drugmaker of causing an opioid crisis in the U.S. commonwealth. Officials said Wednesday that they are seeking to hold the company responsible for all government costs incurred as a result of the damage opioids

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Wednesday that it would suspend curbside collection of household hazardous waste (HHW) in Puerto Rico by April 13. EPA said it had so far collected “nearly one quarter of a million items” from around the island since Hurricane Maria. “The EPA’s work

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