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WASHINGTON — The White House announced today that President Donald Trump has authorized an extension of the disaster declaration in Puerto Rico. Under the extension, the island will receive 90 more days of federal funding for “debris removal” and 60 more days of funding for “emergency protective measures,” to help continue

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SAN JUAN — Arecibo Observatory, which is the second-largest radio telescope in the world, is under new management. A group led by the University of Central Florida will take over the operations of the telescope from the National Science Foundation, which was considering shutting down the observatory. The telescope’s fate had

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NEW YORK — The Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico will need to take painful actions to restore their economies amid the hurricane devastation, New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley said Thursday. The island territories, especially Puerto Rico, already faced dire economic realities even before hurricanes slammed into them early

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WASHINGTON — It’s been 150 days since Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, but the island still isn’t at a level of recovery that satisfies the U.S. Army’s top engineer. “I am not satisfied that people in Puerto Rico should have to wait that much time for power,” Lt. Gen.

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WASHINGTON—About six months after Hurricane Maria made landfall and nearly four months after an initial trip to the islands, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has announced a follow-up trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to review recovery efforts of the islands’ communications facilities. Pai will visit the islands

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LYNN, Mass. — A man has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a Massachusetts man after more than three years on the run, prosecutors said. Hector Radame Diaz Emiliano, also known as Nelson J. Rodriguez Figueroa and Abismael Xxxgerena, was held without bail Tuesday after pleading not

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SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s beleaguered electric utility has received court approval to borrow $300 million to help pay expenses, well below the $1.3 billion initially sought but enough to avert power outages it had warned about. On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Laura Taylor Swain approved the loan which

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SAN JUAN — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents seized  25 pounds (11.4 kilos) of cocaine in a backpack concealed inside the center console of a private vessel arriving at the Las Croabas boat ramp on Wednesday. The estimated wholesale value of the seized narcotics is $175,000. “AMO

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Entrance of Preacher’s Cave (Jane Day) SAN JUAN — They were called the Taíno, and the Europeans who colonized their land took almost everything away from them. A half-century after Christopher Columbus set foot upon the New World, these decimated natives of the Caribbean – who once numbered somewhere in

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ROAD TOWN, Tortola — A minor earthquake took place about 24 miles off the coast of the British Virgin Islands on Sunday afternoon. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said it took place about 5:39 p.m. Sunday, registered 3.5 on the Richter Scale and was about 60 miles underground. It was

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