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U.S. Political News: Pelosi Statement on One Year Since Hurricane Maria

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement marking one year since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands: “A full year after Hurricane Maria wreaked unprecedented devastation and suffering in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, our fellow Americans are still struggling to heal, rebuild and … Continue reading U.S. Political News: Pelosi Statement on One Year Since Hurricane Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | Puerto Rico marks 1 year since Maria with song and sadness

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— Clapping and raising their hands to the sky, hundreds of people clad in white gathered at an 18th-century fort in the Puerto Rican capital on Thursday to remember the thousands who died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria as the U.S. territory struggles to recover one year after the Category 4 … Continue reading SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | Puerto Rico marks 1 year since Maria with song and sadness

San Francisco | Pelosi Statement on One Year Since Hurricane Maria

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement marking one year since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands: “A full year after Hurricane Maria wreaked unprecedented devastation and suffering in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, our fellow Americans are still struggling to heal, rebuild and recover. … Continue reading San Francisco | Pelosi Statement on One Year Since Hurricane Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | Puerto Rico sues insurance companies amid unresolved claims

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico’s government is suing insurance companies that officials say have not responded quickly enough to claims filed after Hurricane Maria hit nearly a year ago. Gov. Ricardo Rossello said Tuesday that the lawsuits aim to prevent companies from dropping claims because they have allegedly expired. He said insurance companies … Continue reading SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | Puerto Rico sues insurance companies amid unresolved claims

Death tolls often rise weeks after storm hits

More than six months after Hurricane Irma’s catastrophic rampage across the Caribbean and the southeastern United States, the number of deaths attributed to the storm increased to 129 — more than twice the amount reported at the end of the storm. It took years for Hurricane Katrina’s death toll to become fully known. That number … Continue reading Death tolls often rise weeks after storm hits

WASHINGTON | FEMA chief: Too much blame around on Puerto Rico deaths

WASHINGTON— The Trump administration’s disaster relief chief said Sunday that “the numbers are all over the place” from studies on the death toll in Puerto Rico from last year’s Hurricane Maria, keeping the issue in focus after President Donald Trump questioned the widely accepted count. “There’s just too much blame going around,” said the Federal … Continue reading WASHINGTON | FEMA chief: Too much blame around on Puerto Rico deaths

WASHINGTON | Trump disputes estimate of Puerto Rico storm deaths

WASHINGTON — As Hurricane Florence bore down on the U.S. on Thursday, President Donald Trump angrily churned up the devastating storm of a year earlier, disputing the official death count from Hurricane Maria and falsely accusing Democrats of inflating the Puerto Rican toll to make him “look as bad as possible.” Public health experts have … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump disputes estimate of Puerto Rico storm deaths

WASHINGTON | The Latest: WH: ‘Liberal media,’ mayor spread misinformation

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s claim that 3,000 people did not die because of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico last year (all times local): 8:10 p.m. The White House says President Donald Trump was responding to the “liberal media” and the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, when he tweeted that “3,000 … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: WH: ‘Liberal media,’ mayor spread misinformation