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SAN JUAN — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers seized 1,072 rechargeable deep cycle lead batteries found to be counterfeit at the Port of San Juan.  The batteries displayed “Reverse RU,” a protected trademark.  The total estimated manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) of the seized batteries, had they been genuine,

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CHRISTIANSTED — A Puerto Rican subcontractor has signed a plea deal with federal prosecutors that includes a possible three-year prison sentence and a promise to pay $1.2 million in restitution for paying kickbacks on a government contract, authorities said. Reinaldo Cruz Taura, the president of Puerto Rico-based RCT Mechanical Engineering,

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SAN JUAN — Spirit Airlines has announced that it will expand service to Puerto Rico with two new routes in December. In addition to nonstop flights launched from Baltimore, Philadelphia and Tampa to San Juan earlier this year, the airline will introduce daily flights from Boston, Mass., and Newark, N.J.,

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SAN JUAN — At least six people were killed during a massacre at a public housing project in Puerto Rico on Monday night. Videos recorded by residents captured the terrifying moment a group of armed men stormed the Ernesto Ramos Pianini residential complex in Río Piedras at 6:45 p.m. One

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A rogue U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer who allegedly duct taped about 2.2 pounds of cocaine to his underwear prior to boarding a flight to Puerto Rico had his day in court in St. Thomas yesterday. Former TSA officer Miguel Batista, Jr., 26, appeared before U.S.

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SAN JUAN —  AT&T, Inc. said it would sell its wireless and wireline operations in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico to Liberty Latin America, Ltd. for $1.95 billion, as the second-largest U.S. wireless carrier cuts its huge debt pile. The deal comes as the company faces calls from

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SAN JUAN — Tourists have told how they woke up late Monday night when their high-rise buildings started “moving from side to side strongly.” “Doors, lamps, hanging plants all swinging rather hard,” one person tweeted. The 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck north of Isabela in Puerto Rico on Monday, the United

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CHRISTIANSTED — Tropical Storm Karen slowed to a tropical depression as it made its way towards the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico today while Tropical Storm Lorenzo formed in the Atlantic Ocean. According to the National Hurricane Center’s 5 p.m. update, Karen’s maximum sustained winds had decreased to 35

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SAN JUAN — Tropical Storm Karen formed just east of the Windward Islands and has sustained winds of 40 mph. A tropical storm warning has been issued for Trinidad and Tobago, along with Grenada and its dependencies. A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within

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CHRISTIANSTED — A hurricane watch has been issued for the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico ahead of Tropical Storm Dorian, where conditions are forecast to begin deteriorating as early as this morning. At 8:00 a.m. Atlantic Standard Time, the center of Dorian was located near latitude 17.1 North, longitude

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