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Nation Feb 12Official says Puerto Rico government lost $2.6M in phishing scam
It's unclear whether officials have been able to recover any of the money and what impact the financial loss has on the government agency.
Arts Feb 03Puerto Ricans thrilled by flag sighting in Super Bowl
Screams echoed across Puerto Rico when Jennifer Lopez unfurled a feather cape representing the flag of the U.S. territory during the Super Bowl’s halftime show. The move came at a trying time for the island of 3.2 million U.S. citizens.
World Jan 23Puerto Ricans protest in anger over unused emergency aid amid earthquakes
Anger is growing over emergency aid that until recently sat unused in a warehouse amid ongoing earthquakes.
Nation Jan 19Discovery of unused disaster supplies angers Puerto Rico
People in a southern Puerto Rico city discovered a warehouse filled with water, cots and other unused emergency supplies, then set off a social media uproar Saturday when they broke in to retrieve goods as the area struggles to recover…
Nation Jan 13Experts warn Puerto Rico isn’t prepared for big earthquakes
A flurry of earthquakes topped by a 6.4-magnitude one that recently killed one person, injured nine others and damaged hundreds of homes, schools and businesses in southwest Puerto Rico has many accusing the government of being caught unaware despite the…
Nation Jan 11Magnitude 5.9 shock rocks quake-stunned Puerto Rico
A magnitude 5.9 quake shook Puerto Rico on Saturday, causing further damage along the island’s southern coast, where previous recent quakes have toppled homes and schools.
Nation Jan 10Puerto Ricans in earthquake shelters refuse to go home
Hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans are still without power and water, and thousands are staying in shelters and sleeping on sidewalks since Tuesday’s earthquake.
Nation Jan 076.4 quake strikes Puerto Rico amid heavy seismic activity
The 6.4-magnitude quake cut power to the island as power plants shut down to protect themselves. Authorities said two plants suffered light damage and they expected power to be restored later Tuesday. Puerto Rico's main airport was operating normally, using…
Nation Jan 065.8-magnitude quake strikes Puerto Rico, damaging homes
A 5.8-magnitude quake hit Puerto Rico before dawn Monday, unleashing small landslides, causing power outages and severely cracking some homes. It was one of the strongest quakes yet to hit the U.S. territory that has been shaking for the past…
Nation Dec 18Puerto Rico defies federal ban and keeps cockfighting alive
Cockfighting generates an estimated $18 million a year and employs some 27,000 people, according to the bill approved by Puerto Rico’s House and Senate.