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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | Puerto Rico marks 1 year since Maria with choirs, protests

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The uplifting strains of one of Puerto Rico’s most beloved songs filled the air at 6:15 a.m. on Thursday as a choir stood in the coastal town where Hurricane Maria made landfall at that moment exactly one year ago. The serenade in Yabucoa, a fishing and farming town of 37,000 … Continue reading SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | Puerto Rico marks 1 year since Maria with choirs, protests

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

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | ‘Isaac’ drops rain on Puerto Rico, sparks outages

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Power outages are being reported across Puerto Rico as Tropical Depression Isaac drops rain across the U.S. territory. Forecasters on Friday warned of flash flooding and wind gusts of 25 to 40 mph. The tropical storm remnants are passing south of the island and moving west across the Caribbean region. … Continue reading SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | ‘Isaac’ drops rain on Puerto Rico, sparks outages

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

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | US report criticizes FEMA response to Maria in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A federal report has found that problems including staff shortages and lack of trained personnel slowed the U.S. government response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. The U.S. Government Accountability Office said Tuesday that 54 percent of federal emergency personnel were not qualified for their positions in October 2017, a … Continue reading SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | US report criticizes FEMA response to Maria in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | Report: Nearly 3,000 deaths in Puerto Rico linked to Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico  — Hurricane Maria killed nearly 3,000 people in Puerto Rico in the desperate, sweltering months after the storm — almost double the previous government estimate — with the elderly and impoverished most affected, according to an independent study ordered by the U.S. territory. The new estimate of 2,975 dead in the … Continue reading SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | Report: Nearly 3,000 deaths in Puerto Rico linked to Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | Puerto Rico cites storm death toll of 1,427 in damage report

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico is now estimating that Hurricane Maria killed more than 1,400 people, far more than the official death toll of 64, in a report to Congress seeking billions to help the island recover from the devastating storm. The government, relying on updated statistics it first reported in June, said … Continue reading SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | Puerto Rico cites storm death toll of 1,427 in damage report

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | Puerto Rico’s power company names 2nd CEO in 2 weeks

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico’s power company has named its second CEO in two weeks as it struggles with leadership issues, bankruptcy and the restoration of electricity to hundreds who have remained in the dark since Hurricane Maria. Jose Ortiz takes over Puerto Rico’s Electric Power Authority on July 23 and said Wednesday … Continue reading SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico | Puerto Rico’s power company names 2nd CEO in 2 weeks