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6.4 quake strikes Puerto Rico amid heavy seismic activity

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Srzg75HdwLY&w=560&h=315] SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico before dawn on Tuesday, killing one man, injuring at least eight...

Puerto Ricans at the Sunshine Summit: The Story You Never Heard

Protesters were there as American citizens, to draw attention to their plight, ask for emergency help and demand stable, affordable housing from Gov. Rick Scott (who did not attend the Sunshine Summit).

FEMA Says Puerto Rico Focused On Disaster Response Capability

Puerto Rico is working on building emergency management capabilities that would help the Caribbean island withstand future disasters, the head of the U.S. government agency that oversees disaster response said Wednesday, two days before the official start to the Atlantic hurricane season.

Florida Starts Partnership To Give Puerto Rico Evacuees Jobs

MIAMI LAKES, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is partnering with the South Florida Puerto Rican chamber of commerce and a private university...

AP: Florida Company Failed To Supply Aid To Puerto Rico Hurricane...

WASHINGTON (AP) – After Hurricane Maria damaged tens of thousands of homes in Puerto Rico, a newly created Florida company with an unproven record...

Puerto Ricans Leave For US Mainland As Storm Woes Linger

MIAMI (AP) — Lourdes Rodriguez fled Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria filled her home in the northern town of Vega Baja with mud, ruining...

Will Puerto Rico become the 51st state?

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor is vowing to make the U.S. territory the 51st state after statehood won in a non-binding referendum hit by a boycott and low turnout that raised questions about the vote’s legitimacy.