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February 6, 2023, 8:09 PM

3 mainland US tourists stabbed in Puerto Rico neighborhood

Police say three tourists from the U.S. mainland were stabbed in Puerto Rico after someone told them to stop filming in a renowned seaside community known as La Perla that is popular with visitors
February 6, 2023, 8:09 PM
January 31, 2023, 10:53 PM

Man dies after apparently falling off cliff in Puerto Rico: Coast Guard

The U.S. Coast Guard called off its search for a man who fell off a 70-foot cliff in Puerto Rico after a dive team recovered his body on Monday, according officials.
January 31, 2023, 10:53 PM
Man dies after apparently falling off cliff in Puerto Rico
January 25, 2023, 6:31 PM

Puerto Rico selects company to privatize power generation

Puerto Rico privatized its electricity production on Wednesday
January 25, 2023, 6:31 PM
January 23, 2023, 7:08 PM

Study: Puerto Rico should go solar to meet clean energy goal

The two-year study aims to help Puerto Rico shift to clean energy.
January 23, 2023, 7:08 PM
January 15, 2023, 11:09 PM

Puerto Rico to privatize power generation amid outages

The territory faces chronic power outages, struggles to rebuild a crumbling grid
January 15, 2023, 11:09 PM
January 15, 2023, 10:23 PM

2 killed in shootout with federal agents near Puerto Rico

Authorities in Puerto Rico say the two were suspected drug traffickers.
January 15, 2023, 10:23 PM
1 month ago

$9.1 million in cocaine seized from Puerto Rico ferry, border officials say

U.S. customs officers seized 877 pounds of cocaine concealed on board a Carribean ferry boat
1 month ago
$9.1 million in cocaine seized from Puerto Rico ferry, border officials say
2 months ago

House approves referendum to 'decolonize' Puerto Rico

The U.S. House has passed a bill that would allow Puerto Rico to hold the first-ever binding referendum on whether to become a state or gain some sort of independence
2 months ago
House approves referendum to 'decolonize' Puerto Rico
2 months ago

Legal push to cut Puerto Rico power company debt delayed

Efforts to restructure some $9 billion in debt held by Puerto Rico’s power company have hit a new snag following multiple failed attempts to end its bankruptcy
2 months ago
2 months ago

Puerto Rico extends power contract amid outages, objections

A heavily criticized private company that operates the transmission and distribution of power in Puerto Rico has secured a last-minute extension on its contract despite widespread objections
2 months ago
Puerto Rico extends power contract amid outages, objections
2 months ago

Puerto Rico ex-cop sentenced in historic firearms robbery

He was convicted of masterminding the U.S. territory’s biggest firearms robbery.
2 months ago
3 months ago

Federal agent killed in shootout with suspected smuggling boat off Puerto Rico

Federal marine agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection were shot after they approached a suspected smuggling boat.
3 months ago
Federal agent killed in shootout with suspected smuggling boat off Puerto Rico
4 months ago

Biden ‘committed’ to Puerto Rico following Hurricane Fiona

President Joe Biden has already announced $2 billion in funds to help the island rebuild.
4 months ago
Biden ‘committed’ to Puerto Rico following Hurricane Fiona
4 months ago

Biden announces $60 million in aid to Puerto Rico

President Joe Biden visited Puerto Rico on Monday and surveyed damage from Hurricane Fiona, which killed more than two dozen people on the island last month, officials said.
4 months ago
Biden announces $60 million in aid to Puerto Rico
5 months ago

Groups helping Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic during Hurricane Fiona

Hurricane Fiona has caused immense damage to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. These are groups offering help.
5 months ago
Groups helping Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic during 'catastrophic' hurricane
5 months ago

Puerto Rico's power grid is struggling 5 years after Hurricane Maria. Here's why.

Days after Hurricane Fiona, electricity had not been restored for most customers in Puerto Rico.
5 months ago
Why Puerto Rico's power grid is struggling 5 years after Hurricane Maria
5 months ago

Hurricane Fiona moves north after wreaking havoc in Puerto Rico

Hurricane Fiona strengthened to a Category 4 storm on Wednesday, after killing at least four people in Puerto Rico and leaving the entire island without power.
5 months ago
Where is Hurricane Fiona headed next?
5 months ago

Thousands without power in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Fiona

After devastating Puerto Rico with high winds and heavy rain, Fiona is now barreling toward Turks and Caicos.
5 months ago
Thousands without power in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Fiona
5 months ago

FEMA applying lessons learned from Maria as Puerto Rico faces another disaster

Anne Bink, associate administrator for FEMA, joins to talk about FEMA’s plan for helping Puerto Rico in the wake of the catastrophic Hurricane Fiona.
5 months ago
FEMA applying lessons learned from Maria as Puerto Rico faces another disaster
5 months ago

How to help Puerto Rico after devastation from Hurricane Fiona

Multiple organizations are already on the ground providing aid and asking for donations to help those impacted by Hurricane Fiona.
5 months ago
How to help Puerto Rico after devastation from Hurricane Fiona
5 months ago

Hurricane Fiona hits Puerto Rico

The governor of Puerto Rico describes the damage from Hurricane Fiona as "catastrophic" as the island gets hit with torrential rain.
5 months ago
Hurricane Fiona hits Puerto Rico
5 months ago

Bridge swept away as Hurricane Fiona hits Puerto Rico

Footage shows the destruction of a bridge in the mountain town of Utuado that police said was installed by the National Guard after Hurricane Maria hit in 2017.
5 months ago
Bridge swept away as Hurricane Fiona hits Puerto Rico
5 months ago

Tropical Storm Fiona barrels toward Puerto Rico, now under hurricane warning

The locals know the drill and are now bracing for blackouts. Thousands are already without power due to the incoming storm.
5 months ago
Tropical Storm Fiona barrels toward Puerto Rico, now under hurricane warning
5 months ago

Tropical storm Fiona bears down on Puerto Rico

The island is bracing for potential flooding amid concerns the storm could damage its power grid which is still recovering from Hurricane Maria.
5 months ago
Tropical storm Fiona bears down on Puerto Rico
9 months ago
At least 11 dead after suspected migrant boat capsizes near Puerto Rico
9 months ago

11 dead after boat capsizes near Puerto Rico

The vessel, which was "suspected of taking part in an illegal voyage," overturned shortly before noon local time Thursday, the U.S. Coast Guard said in a statement.
9 months ago
11 dead after boat capsizes near Puerto Rico
10 months ago

Power restored to over 1.3 million customers in Puerto Rico amid massive outage

A fire at a major power plant on Puerto Rico left 1.5 million without electricity.
10 months ago
Power restored to over 1.3 million customers in Puerto Rico amid massive outage
10 months ago

Thousands without power after outage in Puerto Rico

A fire at one of the island’s four main power plants on Wednesday caused the disruption.
10 months ago
Thousands without power after outage in Puerto Rico
1 year ago

Public employees in Puerto Rico protest over wages as frustration with governor grows

Gov. Pedro Pierluisi has promised a pay raise for teachers.
1 year ago
Public employees in Puerto Rico protest over wages, pensions
1 year ago

Puerto Rico may be nearing the end of bankruptcy. What does this mean?

A program is in place to restructure a huge chunk of its debt.
1 year ago
Puerto Rico may be nearing the end of bankruptcy. What does this mean?
1 year ago

How Puerto Rico became the most vaccinated place in the US

Puerto Rico is the most vaccinated place in America. Their strategy consisted of mass messaging, vaccination site accessibility and combatting misinformation.
1 year ago
How Puerto Rico became the most vaccinated place in the US
1 year ago

Mass protests break out in Puerto Rico over energy crisis

Protests against energy provider LUMA Energy occurred in Puerto Rico as energy costs continue to rise despite poor service and an unstable aging power grid.
1 year ago
Mass protests break out in Puerto Rico over energy crisis
1 year ago

Puerto Rico battles state of darkness

ABC News’ Victor Oquendo reports on the Puerto Rico electricity crisis, as residents protest ongoing blackouts that have occurred since Hurricane Maria hit four years ago.
1 year ago
Puerto Rico battles state of darkness
1 year ago

How did Puerto Rico’s electric system become so chaotic? Experts weigh in

Puerto Rico’s electric system is worst in the US, experts say. How did it turn so chaotic?
1 year ago
Why is Puerto Rico’s electric grid unstable?
1 year ago

Tropical Storm Fred forms near Puerto Rico

Rob Marciano has the latest developments on a new tropical storm that formed overnight near Puerto Rico and is expected to move toward the Florida Keys in the coming days.
1 year ago
Tropical Storm Fred forms near Puerto Rico
2 years ago

Half of Puerto Rico could lose health coverage if Congress doesn't act on Medicaid

Roughly 1.5 million Puerto Ricans rely on Medicaid for health care.
2 years ago
If Congress doesn't act on Medicaid half of Puerto Rico could lose health coverage
2 years ago

Is Puerto Rico ready for hurricane season?

Residents have reported an increase in the number of power outages after LUMA, a power company, took over the island's electric grid in June.
2 years ago
Is Puerto Rico ready for hurricane season?
2 years ago

Puerto Ricans fear blackouts during hurricane season

Amid power failures and hurricane season, Puerto Ricans are concerned about the stability of the electric grid run by LUMA Energy.
2 years ago
Puerto Ricans say they’re terrified amid power failures, hurricane season
2 years ago

Thousands remain without power after fire causes widespread outages in Puerto Rico

The energy company that powers Puerto Rico's grid said it expects all customers to have their power restored by Friday evening.
2 years ago
Thousands remain without power after fire causes widespread outages in Puerto Rico
2 years ago

Puerto Rican families devastated by gender-based killings remain concerned about government's approach to crisis

As gender-based killings continue to grab headlines in Puerto Rico, victims' families are concerned about the government's commitment to handling the ongoing crisis.
2 years ago
Puerto Rican family devastated by gender-based killings upset by government response
2 years ago

Why Puerto Rico is in a state of emergency over gender violence

Protests have broken out after the alleged murder of pregnant 27-year-old Keishla Rodriguez
2 years ago
Why Puerto Rico is in a state of emergency over gender violence
2 years ago

Young woman allegedly killed by well-known boxer in Puerto Rico

Authorities say Keishla Rodríguez died at the hands of her boyfriend, Félix Verdejo.
2 years ago
Young woman allegedly killed by well-known boxer in Puerto Rico
2 years ago

Months into state of emergency, Puerto Rico finally approves $7 million to combat gender-based violence

Organizations in Puerto Rico have been demanding the government take action to end gender violence.
2 years ago
Months into state of emergency, Puerto Rico approves $7M to combat gender violence
2 years ago

Gender-based violence at the forefront in Puerto Rico

The arrest of a professional boxer for murder has renewed efforts to combat gender-based violence in Puerto Rico.
2 years ago
Gender-based violence at the forefront in Puerto Rico
2 years ago

What to know about Puerto Rico's divide over its territorial status

Puerto Rico's future has been a question in the U.S. territory for many years. Here's what to know.
2 years ago
Puerto Ricans believe the island's relationship with the US needs to change
2 years ago

Puerto Rico pushes for change in territorial status

As Puerto Ricans strive to change the island’s territorial status with the U.S., opinions vary as to what that change should be.
2 years ago
Puerto Rico pushes for change in territorial status
2 years ago

Maritime transportation issues cause outrage in Puerto Rico

Transportation issues cause outrage in Puerto Rico in wake of Hurricane Maria, and amid COVID-19.
2 years ago
Maritime transportation issues cause outrage in Puerto Rico
2 years ago

Puerto Rico governor talks statehood, COVID vaccinations and more

Newly elected Pedro Pierluisi discusses the need for equality in funding to tackle COVID and Puerto Rico declaring a state of emergency over violence against women.
2 years ago
Puerto Rico governor talks statehood, COVID vaccinations and more
2 years ago

Puerto Rico declares state of emergency over gender violence crisis

Puerto Rico Gov. Pedro Pierluisi issued an executive order Sunday declaring a state of emergency to allocate resources to deal with gender violence in the island.
2 years ago
Puerto Rico declares state of emergency over gender violence crisis
2 years ago

One of world’s largest radio telescopes collapses in Puerto Rico

The telescope at the famous Arecibo Observatory, built in the 1960s, had already been badly damaged. It was featured in the movies ‘Golden Eye’ and ‘Contact.’
2 years ago
One of world’s largest radio telescopes collapses in Puerto Rico