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Puerto Rico: Unincorporated territory of the United States
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.

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Strong earthquake hits off Puerto Rico as storm Karen nears

No reports of serious damage and no tsunami threat, but temblor was strong enough awaken and scare many residents as Tropical Depression Karen approached the island
CBS News - Published

Quake of magnitude 6.3 strikes north of Puerto Rico's Isabela: USGS

An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck north of Isabela in Puerto Rico on Tuesday, the United States Geological Survey said.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands At Risk Of Tropical Storms [Video]Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands At Risk Of Tropical Storms

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Donald Trump marks 18th anniversary of 9/11 terror attacks at the Pentagon [Video]Donald Trump marks 18th anniversary of 9/11 terror attacks at the Pentagon

US President Donald Trump has marked the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks at the Pentagon military intelligence complex in Virginia, where one of three hijacked planes crashed on September..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:25Published

FEMA Official Indicted For Corruption In Post Hurricane Maria Recovery [Video]FEMA Official Indicted For Corruption In Post Hurricane Maria Recovery

A Federal Emergency Management Agency official was arrested and indicted by the Justice Department on Tuesday. The arrest came as part of an investigation into bribery and fraud during Puerto Rico’s..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:43Published

Trump skips Poland trip as Dorian nears Florida [Video]Trump skips Poland trip as Dorian nears Florida

President Donald Trump canceled a visit to Poland as Florida braces for Hurricane Dorian, which is forecast to make landfall on the Atlantic coast Monday as a dangerous Category 4 storm. Freddie Joyner..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:33Published

Trump Calls Puerto Rico 'One Of The Most Corrupt Places On Earth' [Video]Trump Calls Puerto Rico 'One Of The Most Corrupt Places On Earth'

President Donald Trump recently called Puerto Rico “one of the most corrupt places on Earth.” This comes as the island prepares for Tropical Storm Dorian, which has now become a hurricane...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Road collapses on island as Storm Dorian hits [Video]Road collapses on island as Storm Dorian hits

Storm Dorian caused a road to collapse in Riviere-Pilote, in the southern end of the French Carribean island of Martinique on Tuesday (August 27). Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:49Published

Dorian intensifies into hurricane, heading for Puerto Rico [Video]Dorian intensifies into hurricane, heading for Puerto Rico

President Donald Trump called Puerto Rico "one of the most corrupt places on earth" in a swipe at the U.S. territory's leaders as they prepared for Hurricane Dorian - headed for the island on..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:57Published

Dorian, now a hurricane, slams U.S. Virgin Islands [Video]Dorian, now a hurricane, slams U.S. Virgin Islands

Category 1 Hurricane Dorian walloped St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday, the U.S. territory still recovering after back-to-back hurricanes in 2017. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:39Published

Trump Calls Puerto Rico Trump Calls Puerto Rico "Corrupt" As Storm Dorian Heads For Island

After approving an emergency declaration for Puerto Rico on Tuesday, Trump took a swipe at the U.S. territory in a tweet. Reuters reports that President Donald Trump on Wednesday called Puerto Rico..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Tropical Storm Dorian Barreling Down On Puerto Rico [Video]Tropical Storm Dorian Barreling Down On Puerto Rico

Tropical Storm Dorian in the Atlantic is moving toward Puerto Rico with winds of 70 miles per hour. A hurricane warning has been issued for the Virgin Islands, as well as Vieques and Culebra. According..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Dorian Churning Towards Puerto Rico [Video]Dorian Churning Towards Puerto Rico

Tropical storm Dorian is expected to evolve to a Category 1 hurricane as it approaches Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. According to CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen, the powerful storm will reach..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

G7 close to deal on tackling Amazon fires [Video]G7 close to deal on tackling Amazon fires

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday the leaders of the world's major industrialized nations were close to an agreement on how to help fight the Amazon forest fires and try to repair the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published

Jamaica's Fraser-Pryce breaks Pan Am Games 200 metre record [Video]Jamaica's Fraser-Pryce breaks Pan Am Games 200 metre record

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce clocks 22.43 seconds to win gold in the 200 metre women's final and break a 40-year old Pan Am Games record

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:02Published

New Puerto Rico governor sworn in; 3rd in a week [Video]New Puerto Rico governor sworn in; 3rd in a week

Puerto Rico got its third governor in less than a week on Wednesday just hours after the bankrupt U.S. territory's supreme court ruled that Pedro Pierluisi's assumption of the office was..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:58Published

Supreme Court Clears The Way For Puerto Rico's New Governor Wanda Vazquez [Video]Supreme Court Clears The Way For Puerto Rico's New Governor Wanda Vazquez

Puerto Rico got its third governor in less than a week on Wednesday, August 7, Reuters reports. The U.S. territory’s supreme court ruled that Pedro Pierluisi’s assumption of the office was..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Puerto Rico High Court Will Decide Legitimacy Of New Governor [Video]Puerto Rico High Court Will Decide Legitimacy Of New Governor

The future of Pedro Pierluisi as Puerto Rico’s governor will be up to the U.S. territory’s supreme court, says Reuters. The decision comes after the island’s Senate declined to vote on his..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

New Puerto Rico governor Pedro Pierluisi faces uncertainty amid calls for fresh leadership [Video]New Puerto Rico governor Pedro Pierluisi faces uncertainty amid calls for fresh leadership

Pedro Pierluisi, a former lawyer, freely admits that despite being sworn in the Senate may not ratify him on Wednesday.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:30Published

Puerto Rico Swears In New Governor [Video]Puerto Rico Swears In New Governor

Disgraced Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló has stepped down and Pedro Pierluisi has been sworn in. But Pierluisi said his term as governor might be short-lived because the U.S. territory’s..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

Pierluisi sworn-in as next Puerto Rico governor: statement [Video]Pierluisi sworn-in as next Puerto Rico governor: statement

The Puerto Rico governor's office on Friday said the lawyer who formerly represented the bankrupt island in the U.S. Congress was sworn in to replace embattled Ricardo Rossello. Gavino Garay reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:16Published

Exiting Puerto Rico Governor: Pierluisi Will Succeed After House Approval [Video]Exiting Puerto Rico Governor: Pierluisi Will Succeed After House Approval

SAN JUAN (Reuters) - Embattled Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló on Friday said the lawyer who formerly represented the bankrupt island in the U.S. Congress will take over when he resigns..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

 

Karen could bring heavy rainfall to Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands

The storm will move across the eastern Caribbean Sea Monday evening and pass near or over Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands by Tuesday morning
CBS News - Published

New research links ancient indigenous DNA to living Puerto Ricans

A new study found ancient indigenous DNA in Puerto Ricans, breaking a previous myth that the Taino tribe were eradicated in centuries ago. Maria Nieves-Colon joined CBSN to discuss her findings and why..
CBS News - Published

Tropical Storm Karen heads for Puerto Rico, could impact U.S. mainland next week

Tropical storm warnings have been issued for Puerto Rico and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands as Tropical Storm Karen continues to move across the Caribbean.
USATODAY.com - Published

Puerto Rico, still recovering from Hurricane Maria, braces for Tropical Storm Karen

The National Weather Service issued a Tropical Storm Watch for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Karen's exact path was not yet undetermined.
USATODAY.com - Published

Korean War veteran in Puerto Rico struggling 2 year after Maria

A panel is asking FEMA and the Department of Veterans Affairs to help an 88-year-old Korean War veteran whose home still has a blue tarp for a roof
CBS News - Published

U.S. charges FEMA official in Puerto Rico for taking bribes after Hurricane Maria

The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday announced corruption charges against a senior government official and a contractor who oversaw the rebuilding of Puerto Rico's electrical grid after Hurricane..
Reuters - Published

Puerto Rico: Hurricane Maria relief officials arrested, accused of bribery and fraud

Two former officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency were accused of bribery and fraud in efforts to restore electricity to Puerto Rico.  
USATODAY.com - Published

Former top FEMA officials arrested on fraud charges in Puerto Rico

The investigation was led by the DHS and the OIG and centers around bribes that were paid out by an electrical contractor
CBS News - Published

U.S. charges FEMA official, contractor in Puerto Rico corruption case

The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday announced corruption charges against a senior government official and a contractor who worked to rebuild Puerto Rico's electrical grid after Hurricane Maria..
Reuters - Published

Former FEMA Official Accused of Taking Bribes in Hurricane Maria Recovery

Federal authorities arrested a former top FEMA official and the ex-president of a company that secured $1.8 billion in contracts to repair Puerto Rico’s power grid.
NYTimes.com - Published

Google targeted in antitrust inquiry by attorneys general in 48 states, DC and Puerto Rico

An investigation involving 50 attorneys general will look into Google's dominance in online advertising and search traffic for anti-competitive action.
USATODAY.com - Published

U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan identified

A U.S. soldier killed by an improvised bomb in Afghanistan has been identified as Army Sgt. 1st Class Elis A. Barreto Ortiz of Puerto Rico, the Department of Defense said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Pentagon Lists Projects That Will Be Delayed to Fund Border Wall

Nearly every facet of military life — from Oklahoma to Puerto Rico to Germany — will be affected by the transfer of $3.6 billion from 127 projects.
NYTimes.com - Published

Hurricane Dorian: How José Andrés is helping the Bahamas

"60 Minutes" got a look at how the chef and an army of volunteers serve hurricane victims after Maria devastated Puerto Rico in 2017
CBS News - Published

Feeding Puerto Rico

José Andrés has some 30 popular restaurants across the United States, but he's barely stepped foot in them for two months. He and an army of chefs and volunteers have been serving the people in..
CBS News - Published

'Your numbers are fake': Puerto Rico newspaper slams Trump for touting hurricane aid claim

"Mr. President: Your Numbers Are Fake," reads El Nuevo Dia's headline, referring to Trump's claim that the U.S. has allocated $92 billion for P.R.
USATODAY.com - Published

Alert System Delays on Puerto Rico Raise Fears as Hurricane Dorian Skims Island

Puerto Ricans were spared a direct hit from Hurricane Dorian on Wednesday, but concerns linger over the island’s emergency preparedness.
NYTimes.com - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Hurricane Dorian Brings Back Traumatic Memories for Anxious Puerto Ricans

It the first big storm to threaten Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria devastated the island two years ago.
NYTimes.com - Published

Hurricane Dorian expected to become a Category 3 storm

Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands were lashed with gusts near 100 miles per hour as Hurricane Dorian shifts course. But the storm could get stronger as it churns across warm ocean water. WCBS chief..
CBS News - Published

Hurricane Dorian targets Florida's Atlantic coast over Labor Day weekend

Hurricane Dorian shifted course and is now expected to intensify into a Category 3 storm. It's on track to hit Florida's Atlantic coast over the Labor Day weekend. David Begnaud reports from Puerto..
CBS News - Published

Trump slams 'corrupt' Puerto Rico as Hurricane Dorian menaces island

President Donald Trump called Puerto Rico "one of the most corrupt places on earth" in a swipe at the U.S. territory's leaders just as Hurricane Dorian menaced the island, reawakening memories of..
Reuters - Published

Tropical Storm Dorian gains strength in the Caribbean

Tropical Storm Dorian could lash Puerto Rico today, and forecasters say it could become a Category 3 hurricane by the time it makes landfall in the U.S. on Friday. CBS News weather producer David..
CBS News - Published

Trump calls storm-threatened Puerto Rico one of most corrupt places on earth

President Donald Trump on Wednesday struck out at a U.S. territory facing the destructive threat of Tropical Storm Dorian and financially limping under a massive bankruptcy filing, saying that Puerto..
Reuters - Published

Puerto Rico braces for Tropical Storm Dorian while still recovering from Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico is bracing for Tropical Storm Dorian. The island is still recovering from the damage caused by Hurricane Maria two years ago. CBS News correspondent David Begnaud joins CBSN to talk about..
CBS News - Published

Trump takes a shot at Puerto Rico as Tropical Storm Dorian nears

Trump ordered a state of emergency in Puerto Rico in anticipation of Dorian's landfall
CBS News - Published

Dorian could strike Florida as a Category 3 storm

More than three million people in Puerto Rico are getting ready for Tropical Storm Dorian's impact. It's expected to bring strong winds, heavy rain, and the risk of flooding and mudslides to the..
CBS News - Published

Tropical Storm Dorian threatens Puerto Rico, could become hurricane in path to Florida

Tropical Storm Dorian is expected to become a hurricane after it blows through Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands and heads toward Florida,
USATODAY.com - Published

Tropical Storm Dorian Live Updates: Puerto Rico Faces Direct Hit

The storm is expected to slam into the Virgin Islands and northeastern Puerto Rico on Wednesday. By the holiday weekend, it could be threatening Florida as a Category 2 hurricane.
NYTimes.com - Published Also reported by •USATODAY.com

Eye Opener: The president signs an emergency declaration for Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico braces for Tropical Storm Dorian. Also, Purdue Pharma is offering $10 to 12 billion to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits accusing them of fueling the opioid crisis. All that and all that..
CBS News - Published

Puerto Rico expecting direct hit from Tropical Storm Dorian

Tropical Storm Dorian is barreling toward Puerto Rico and islanders now expect a direct hit. Forecasters say the storm is gaining strength before its likely landfall there later today. Dorian is also..
CBS News - Published Also reported by •USATODAY.com

AP Top Stories August 28

Here's the latest for Wednesday August 28th: Tropical Storm Dorian approaching Puerto Rico; Oxycontin settlement reportedly discussed; Brazilians concerned about respiratory illnesses from Amazon..
USATODAY.com - Published

Your Wednesday Briefing

Purdue Pharma, Deutsche Bank, Puerto Rico: Here’s what you need to know.
NYTimes.com - Published

Puerto Rico closes schools, opens emergency shelters ready for Storm Dorian

Puerto Rico was bracing on Wednesday for the arrival of Tropical Storm Dorian, closing schools and diverting cruise liners even as it is still struggling to recover from devastating back-to-back..
Reuters - Published

Puerto Rico braces for storm Dorian, one of first tests since 2017

Puerto Rico braced on Wednesday for the arrival of Tropical Storm Dorian, one of the island's first major tests since devastating hurricanes struck in 2017.
Reuters - Published

8/27/19: CBSN Evening News

Puerto Rico prepares for Tropical Storm Dorian; Airline crew shows kindness to autistic boy.
CBS News - Published

Puerto Rico braces for Tropical Storm Dorian amid threat of life-threatening floods

Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic are under states of emergency as Tropical Storm Dorian picks up steam in the Caribbean. Forecasters warn heavy rain could cause life-threatening floods. As David..
CBS News - Published

Tracking Tropical Storm Dorian

Tropical Storm Dorian hit Martinique, washing out roads on the island. It could become a hurricane before it reaches Puerto Rico. WCBS chief weathercaster Lonnie Quinn is tracking the storm.
CBS News - Published Also reported by •USATODAY.com

Caribbean islands prepare for Tropical Storm Dorian

The National Hurricane Center has issued a hurricane watch for Puerto Rico and the Domincan Republic as Tropical Storm Dorian approaches the islands. CBS News weather producer David Parkinson has the..
CBS News - Published

Tropical Storm Dorian takes aim at Caribbean islands

Puerto Rico's governor has declared a state of emergency as Tropical Storm Dorian approaches the island. CBS News weather producer David Parkinson has the latest of the path of the storm.
CBS News - Published

Eye Opener at 8: Puerto Rico is under hurricane watch

A look back at what we've been covering on "CBS This Morning."
CBS News - Published

Puerto Rico under hurricane watch as Dorian takes aim

People waited in long lines Monday for food, generators and other supplies in preparation for Dorian, which is currently a tropical storm. Parts of Puerto Rico are still reeling almost two years after..
CBS News - Published

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