The island doesnâ€™t need threats. It needs experts who know how to get essential supplies to disaster zones. [Source]
NEW YORK (Reuters) - There were only a few minutes left before baggage carousel No. 4 jolted to life at John F. Kennedy International Airport, soon to be ringed with people coming from Puerto Rico on one-way tickets they never would have bought if not for the hurricane.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Rio Olympics silver medalist Madeline Groves has been cleared of a third breach of anti-doping 'whereabouts rules' and is free to compete at next year's Commonwealth Games, Swimming Australia said on Saturday.
Oct 20 (Reuters) - Experimental communications balloons provided by Alphabet Inc in collaboration with AT&T Inc will allow some of the carrier's customers in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico to send texts and access critical information on the internet, Alphabet said on Friday.
Oct 20 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc said on Friday it is collaborating with AT&T Inc to deliver limited internet connectivity to the hardest-hit areas of Puerto Rico through its "Project Loon" balloon project.
(Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the agency was working with several pharmaceutical and medical device companies in Puerto Rico to prevent shortages of medical products in the United States as it joins a massive effort to help rebuild the island that was ravaged by Hurricane Maria.
As the Los Angeles Dodgers punched their ticket to the World Series Thursday night, the mother of one of the game's biggest heroes watched the game from a television set hooked up to a generator in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, he said.
President Trump gave himself a 10 out of 10 for how the White House handled aid in Puerto Rico after the island was hit by Hurricane Maria. CNN's Anderson Cooper keeps Trump honest with a review of the response.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will work with the U.S. Congress to approve grants and loans to help rebuild Puerto Rico after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria a month ago.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he will work with the U.S. Congress to approve grants and loans to help rebuild Puerto Rico after it was devastated by Hurricane Maria a month ago.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator Marco Rubio urged the U.S. Congress on Thursday to make changes to a disaster relief bill so that cash-strapped Puerto Rico can quickly access funds it needs to respond to the basic needs of its 3.4 million residents.
ERIMO, Japan (Reuters) - Ever since North Korea lobbed two missiles far above this windswept fishing town on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, seaweed farmer Mitsuyo Kawamura says she's been on edge.
BOSTON (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Seth Klarman on Wednesday resisted calls for Puerto Rico's debt to be wiped out and said the island's residents will be better off in the long run if obligations are honored.
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello are due to meet at the White House on Thursday to discuss rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Maria devastated the island a month ago, the White House said.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States accused Iran on Wednesday of violating several United Nations Security Council resolutions, saying it would no longer "turn a blind eye" and asking the 15-member council of Tehran's behavior: "where's the outrage?"
LONDON (Reuters) - Technology firms have improved cooperation with the authorities in tackling online militant material but still must act quicker to remove propaganda fuelling a rise in homegrown extremism, acting U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke said on Wednesday.
When I first met Diana Aponte, she had just lived through Hurricane Maria. She'd spent part of the storm huddled on the floor with her husband, afraid they would be killed and their hilltop home destroyed.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. House of Representatives panel said on Tuesday that it has scheduled an Oct. 24 hearing to examine Puerto Rico's hurricane recovery efforts and the role of a financial oversight board in those efforts.
Easey Commercial Building is an unassuming mid-rise office tower on Hennessy Road, an artery that runs through Hong Kong's busy Wan Chai district. The structure sits among scenery that's classic Hong Kong: bright lights, tall buildings, people rushing about.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda's star-studded charity song to fund relief efforts in Puerto Rico topped the Billboard digital singles chart on Monday, while Christian music rapper NF topped the Billboard 200 album chart.
Some people in Puerto Rico are willing to risk drinking potentially contaminated water because access to clean water in neighborhoods has been extremely difficult since Hurricane Maria wiped out the water system on the island.
DUBAI, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's central bank may raise the maximum loan-to-deposit ratio for commercial banks if that is needed to help the economy, central bank governor Ahmed al-Kholifey told Al Arabiya television.
A leading House Democrat has asked the Department of Homeland Security to investigate the water situation in Puerto Rico after a published report that people were drinking water taken from a federally designated hazardous-waste site.
(Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Friday that the federal government would provide more funding for Puerto Rico's long-term rebuilding, although he did not say when that funding would be approved.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump praised Puerto Rico's people on Friday, calling them "wonderful" and having an "unmatched spirit" as the U.S. territory struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria and he weathers criticism for his handling of the disaster.
More than six in 10 Americans say that Puerto Rico isn't getting the help they need and a majority says the federal government hasn't been doing enough and the response is too slow, according to a new poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson claims the Trump administration has no intention of abandoning Puerto Rico, after President Trump tweeted that federal responders couldn't remain on the island "forever."
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump praised the people of Puerto Rico on Friday, calling them "wonderful" and praising their "unmatched spirit" as the U.S. territorial island struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria and he weathers criticism for his handling of the aftermath.
LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The European Union's free-travel zone still needs the temporary border controls set up by some countries in recent years, ministers from Germany, France and Austria said on Friday, citing the continued terrorist threat.
The waves from the Caribbean Sea crash on the shore right beneath the back window of Irma Torres' concrete-walled home in southeast Puerto Rico. Hurricane Maria ripped part of the roof away when it slammed into Yabucoa, Puerto Rico last month.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Marco Rubio said on Thursday he has urged U.S. President Donald Trump to create a high-level task force to provide ideas and advice for helping Puerto Rico to rebuild after Hurricane Maria, and that the president was receptive to the idea.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday that it was "committed" to disaster relief in Puerto Rico after President Donald Trump said government response teams could not stay in the U.S. territory "forever."
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Marco Rubio said on Thursday he has urged U.S. President Donald Trump to create a high-level task force to provide ideas and advice for helping Puerto Rico rebuild after Hurricane Maria, adding that the president was receptive to the idea.
What did Puerto Rico ever do to Donald Trump? On Thursday morning, the tweeter in chief struck again, and it wasn't pretty. It showed a shocking lack of compassion, if not outright heartlessness toward the Americans suffering on the island.
Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pennsylvania, incorrectly claimed Thursday that people are not dying in Puerto Rico, adding that the federal response to Hurricane Maria's destruction is a "success story" as he defended President Donald Trump's leadership during the crisis.
President Donald Trump sent a stern warning to Puerto Rico on Thursday morning via Twitter. "We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances) in P.R. forever," Trump tweeted.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Thursday pushed back against federal aid for Puerto Rico as the U.S. House of Representatives prepared to weigh $36.5 billion in emergency relief for the U.S. territory and other hurricane-hit areas as well as fire-ravaged California.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said federal assistance cannot stay "forever" on the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico following recent hurricanes, and that Congress must determine how much disaster funding to provide.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. environmental regulator warned residents of Puerto Rico on Wednesday not to break into wells at industrial waste sites as parts of the island still struggle with drinking water shortages three weeks after Hurricane Maria hit.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. federal government is working on a long-term plan to help Puerto Rico rebuild after Hurricane Maria tore up the island territory's power grid and other infrastructure three weeks ago, an administration official said on Wednesday.
The blitz began early on Tuesday morning. At 6:13 a.m. ET, a jab at the NFL. Five minutes later, Democrats are in the barrel: "They don't care about safety for U.S.A." There followed a pledge to use "the power of the pen to give great HealthCare to many people -- FAST." But first -- it's 6:42 a.m. now -- it's on to Jemele Hill, the ESPN reporter.
TRUJILLO ALTO, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - In the lowlands of Trujillo Alto, a sprawling suburb of San Juan, clean water once again flows in the homes of most residents. But in the mountainous part of the city, which is largely poor and semi-rural, finding clean water remains a daily struggle.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday the country may start to see a small number of drug shortages within two or three weeks due to delays in restoring manufacturing operations in Puerto Rico, where 10 percent of drugs prescribed in the United States are made.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Small Business Administration said on Tuesday it had approved just 13 disaster loans for homes in Puerto Rico affected by Hurricane Maria, nearly three weeks after the storm devastated the U.S. territory and its power grid.
SAN JUAN (Reuters) - The death toll in Puerto Rico attributed to Hurricane Maria has reached 43, an official said on Tuesday, up from 39 previously reported as islanders continue to fall victim to infections, bad road conditions and other consequences of the storm.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello on Monday ordered an investigation into water distribution on the hurricane-battered island and warned there would be "hell to pay" for mishandling of supplies.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rossello said on Monday he ordered an investigation of water distribution on the hurricane-battered island and warned that there would be "hell to pay" for mishandling of the supplies.
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - With the Puerto Rico power grid shredded by Hurricane Maria, the U.S. Postal Service has taken the place of cellphone service at the forefront of island communications.
SUZUKA, Japan (Reuters) - The question of whether Lewis Hamilton will win his fourth Formula One world championship this year now looks more a matter of when and where after his Japanese Grand Prix triumph on Sunday.
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo RossellÃ³, citing an "unprecedented catastrophe," is lobbying Capitol Hill for a significant new influx of money in the near term as the island sits on the brink of "a massive liquidity crisis," according to a letter obtained by CNN.
As Americans watched the devastation unfolding in Puerto Rico last week I read, listened, tweeted and posted information on my social media timelines. Then came the text bubbles on my cell phone screen:
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Credit Agricole's chief, Philippe Brassac, has expressed interest in Commerzbank if the German lender were to be up for sale, according to an interview with the Handelsblatt newspaper.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to have 17,000 military personnel in Puerto Rico to aid disaster recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria, a Democratic senator briefed on the plan told reporters on Saturday.
NEW YORK, Oct 7 (Reuters) - Puerto Rico bond insurer Assured Guaranty Ltd said late on Friday it voluntarily withdrew a complaint that challenged the legality of the island's fiscal turnaround plan, citing the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria.
WASHINGTON, Oct 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said late on Friday it had approved Alphabet Inc's application to provide emergency cellular service to Puerto Rico through balloons.
WASHINGTON, Oct 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said late on Friday it had approved Alphabet Inc's application to provide emergency cellular service to Puerto Rico through its Project Loon balloons.
SAN JUAN (Reuters) - Puerto Rico needs to accelerate the timetable for restoring its power grid or else residents will flee for the mainland rather than live without electricity for months, the chairman of the territory's largest bank said on Friday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Nydia Velazquez urged President Donald Trump to extend a waiver on shipping limitations for hurricane-battered Puerto Rico on Friday, two days before the 10-day measure was set to expire.
(Reuters) - U.S. electric car and battery maker Tesla Inc's CEO Elon Musk said on Friday the company will send more battery installers to Puerto Rico to help restore power after Hurricane Maria knocked out all power on the island over two weeks ago.
OROCOVIS, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - At a community center in Orocovis, an isolated agricultural town of 23,000 in the mountains of central Puerto Rico, six oxygen-dependent patients drew breath only with the help of the diesel generator powering their equipment.
SAN LORENZO, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - In the Puerto Rican village of San Lorenzo, where Hurricane Maria destroyed the two-lane concrete bridge connecting residents with the outside world, 95-year-old Rosa Maria Torres waits to be rescued.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Hamilton" musical creator Lin-Manuel Miranda on Friday released a new song for hurricane relief charity efforts in Puerto Rico featuring many of the music industry's biggest Latin stars.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Department of Homeland Security said on Thursday it believes that extending its 10-day waiver on shipping limitations to Puerto Rico is not needed to support relief efforts for the hurricane-ravaged island.
SAN JUAN (Reuters) - High atop the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, Jesus Santos applied plaster to the building's damaged facade, all the while belting out operatic love songs that echoed through Old San Juan's eerily empty streets.
(Reuters) - U.S. package delivery service UPS has re-established shipping to the bulk of Puerto Rico's postal areas, the company said on Thursday, although power outages and blocked roads continue to hamper deliveries.
NIAMEY (Reuters) - French and Nigerien troops were conducting operations on Thursday in a region of Niger where three U.S. Army Special Forces members were killed the day before, becoming the first American soldiers to die in West Africa in decades.
GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Standing in the yard of her home in Guaynabo on Sunday, Rosymar Diaz greeted an unexpected visitor on the other side of her chain-link fence: the city's mayor, Angel Perez.
(Reuters) - The U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources said it will work to identify red tape and other bureaucratic hurdles to speed up Puerto Rico's recovery and rebuilding, as the island struggles to recover from the impact of Hurricane Maria.
LONDON, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Britain's banks need a watertight Brexit transition deal by Christmas to avoid a potentially disorderly shift of people and operations to the European Union, a top Bank of England official said on Wednesday.
BOSTON (Reuters) - Baupost Group, one of the world's biggest hedge funds, owns nearly $1 billion in Puerto Rican sales tax debt, a spokeswoman confirmed on Wednesday as the island's debt tumbled in...
(Reuters) - U.S. Republicans in Congress are looking into additional ways of lifting barriers to Puerto Ricoâ€™s recovery after Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory last month, said a House of Representatives Republican aide on Wednesday.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Suffering itself after two major earthquakes last month, Mexico plans to send aid including water and electricity experts to Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory reeling from the devastation of Hurricane Maria.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The price of Puerto Rico's benchmark general obligation bonds tumbled to a record low on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump suggested late on Tuesday the island's massive debt load will have to be wiped out due to devastation caused by Hurricane Maria.