Puerto Rico, officially the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and briefly called Porto Rico, is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the northeast Caribbean Sea, approximately 1,000 miles (1,600 km) southeast of Miami, Florida.
Puerto Rico's roads, ports, energy grid and other infrastructure scored an overall D-minus in the first report card issued for the U.S. commonwealth on Tuesday by an engineering group, which put a.. Reuters - Published
An Associated Press investigation has found that thousands of people in the U.S. may be at risk from aging dams that are in poor condition. The two-year investigation identified 1,688 'high hazard'.. USATODAY.com - Published
Tropical Storm Karen gained strength on Tuesday (September 24) as it barreled towards Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands nearby, with powerful winds picking up speed and torrential rainfall threatening..
Three separate storms were spinning across the Atlantic Basin Monday. According to CNN, two of the storms are now threatening islands. The National Hurricane Center has issued a Tropical Storm Warning..
FBI agents arrested Puerto Rico Senator Abel Nazario and seven other people early Wednesday as part of an investigation into corruption in the U.S. territory CBS News - Published Also reported by •NYTimes.com
This week on "Face the Nation," host John Dickerson interviews Senator Marco Rubio, House Speaker Paul Ryan, and Senator Chuck Schumer to discuss relief efforts in Puerto Rico and the Republican tax.. CBS News - Published
Amy Walter, Ben Domenech, and Ezra Klein join Face the Nation Moderator John Dickerson to discuss the federal response following Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the Republican tax plan. CBS News - Published
Puerto Rico would place restrictions on its future debt sales under proposed legislation that won praise on Tuesday from the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth's federally created financial oversight board. Reuters - Published
FEMA Administrator Brock Long joins John Dickerson from FEMA headquarters to give an update on the agency's response to tropical storm Florence and what to expect from the storm in the coming days. CBS News - Published
In this web exclusive, "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda talks with correspondent David Begnaud about writing and recording the song "Almost Like Praying" during the "terrible silence" after Puerto.. CBS News - Published
While visiting the hurricane-stricken island of Puerto Rico, Lin-Manuel Miranda met a fan at Jose Andres' relief kitchen in Isla Verde, a neighborhood of San Juan, who joined him in singing a selection.. CBS News - Published
Correspondent David Begnaud joins Lin-Manuel Miranda on a trip to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. The creator and star of the Broadway musical "Hamilton" has been leading relief efforts (including.. CBS News - Published
The revolutionary musical "Hamilton" is on the road to the island ravaged by Hurricane Maria. David Begnaud interviews the acclaimed show's creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, about his efforts to aid the.. CBS News - Published
José Andrés has some 30 popular restaurants across the United States, but he barely stepped foot in them after Hurricane Maria. He and an army of chefs and volunteers were serving the people in.. CBS News - Published
Earlier this month, new photos revealed what appeared to be millions of water bottles meant for victims still sitting on a runway in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, more than one year after Hurricane Maria. Justo.. CBS News - Published
While covering Hurricane Maria in 2017, CBS News correspondent David Begnaud met Carmelo Diaz and his wife Bere Padilla. Diaz had been battling ALS for nearly three decades, and was forced to evacuate.. CBS News - Published
Chef José Andrés, the founder of World Central Kitchen, told CBS News correspondent David Begnaud that he "failed" in Puerto Rico, despite providing nearly 3.7 million meals to victims of Hurricane.. CBS News - Published
Crowds have gathered outside the governor's mansion in Puerto Rico, where Ricardo Rosselló has stepped down. He leaves after weeks of protests over mismanagement and a series of leaked chats. CBS News - Published
Puerto Rico's undependable power network would be modernized and decentralized under a $20.3 billion, 10-year plan announced on Thursday by government officials of the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth. Reuters - Published
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders returned to the campaign trail Saturday. Campaign co-chair and San Juan, Puerto Rico Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz joined CBSN following Sanders' Queens rally.. CBS News - Published
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up a dispute over the assets of Puerto Rico's largest public sector pension fund even as the U.S. Caribbean island territory's bankruptcy enters a.. Reuters - Published
Puerto Rico would reduce a major portion of its debt by more than 60% under a long-awaited restructuring proposal the bankrupt U.S. commonwealth's federally created financial oversight board filed in.. Reuters - Published
Here's the latest for Wednesday September 25th: White House says Ukraine phone call transcript to be released; Boris Johnson largely avoids Brexit in UN address; Tropical Storm Karen moves past Puerto.. USATODAY.com - Published
Tropical Storm Karen drenched the U.S. Virgin Islands on Tuesday as it bore down on an earthquake-shaken Puerto Rico still scarred by a hurricane two years ago. Heavy squalls were expected to hit some.. CBS News - Published
Tropical storm warnings have been issued for Puerto Rico and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands as Tropical Storm Karen continues to move slowly across the southeastern Caribbean Sea.
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Crews are inspecting buildings in Puerto Rico to make sure they're safe after a magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit near the island last night. The quake was felt across the U.S. territory, waking people as.. CBS News - Published