Amnesty alarmed by death penalty talk

Amnesty International is seeking to head off calls for the death penalty in the ...

Solid step in long push to get Medicare bonuses for PR hospitals

The U.S. House Ways & Means Committee has taken up a measure authored by Res ...

LMM terminal opens after $130M revamp

Terminal B at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport reopened in time for the to ...

PR 2nd in Caribbean tourism ranking; tops in dining, outdoor experiences

Puerto Rico came in second behind the Dominican Republic in a recent ranking of ...

Website tracks toxic emissions around PR
Issued: November 20, 2014
The Puerto Rico Statistics Institute has launched a website that allows isl ...

Calle 13 top nominee at Latin Grammys
Issued: November 20, 2014
The Latin Grammys could mark Independence Day for Calle 13.

Essilor to shutter lenses plant in Ponce
Issued: November 20, 2014
Eyeglass and contact lenses manufacturer Essilor is preparing to shut down ...

Last call for free rum at PR distillery
Issued: November 20, 2014
The drinks are no longer on the house at Casa Bacardi in Puerto Rico.

Coast Guard upgrading its PR fleet
Issued: November 20, 2014
The U.S. Coast Guard is moving to modernize its fleet of vessels in San Juan over the next two years.

2 charged in military family slayings
Issued: November 20, 2014
Authorities in Puerto Rico have charged two men with first-degree murder in the killings of a retired Army sergeant and three other family m ...

Televisa shutting down PR publications
Issued: November 19, 2014
Magazine publisher Televisa is pulling the plug on its Puerto Rico operations next month.

Placement specialist sets up HQ in PR
Issued: November 19, 2014
Tax Credits International, Inc., a tax credit placement and incentives services company lured to Puerto Rico by Act 20, has established its ...

Crowley to supply LNG to PR pharmaceutical
Issued: November 19, 2014
Crowley Maritime Corp.’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) services group has been awarded a second, multi-year contract to supply containerized, ...

Construction lags despite jump in public projects
Issued: November 19, 2014
The latest permits and cements data point to the continued sluggishness in Puerto Rico’s construction industry despite solid gains in govern ...

First of Prepa restructuring reports in; utility is owed $1.7B in unpaid bills
Issued: November 18, 2014
The scope of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority’s potential overhaul is starting to take shape as the first of a series of studies cam ...

Cargo coming into PR at 20-year low
Issued: November 18, 2014
The volume of cargo imports into Puerto Rico has sunk to a nearly 20-year low amid an ongoing downturn in the island dating back nearly a de ...

Killers target Army sergeant, kin in Guaynabo
Issued: November 18, 2014
Gunmen killed a retired Army sergeant and three members of his family, Puerto Rico police said Tuesday. A 13-year-old son survived despite b ...

Sun Country launching PR-Florida flights
Issued: November 18, 2014
Sun Country Airlines is launching nonstop service between Florida and Puerto Rico next spring, marking a new route between the U.S. territor ...

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Defying GOP, Obama to spare 5M from deportation
Issued: November 20, 2014
WASHINGTON — Brushing aside Republican outrage, President Barack Obama is announcing far-reaching orders on immigration that will allow near ...

Dow, S&P 500 edge back up to record highs
Issued: November 20, 2014
U.S. stocks are back at record levels as investors were encouraged by good news on housing, the job market and corporate earnings.

5 reasons why most unemployed aren't getting aid
Issued: November 20, 2014
WASHINGTON — Even though the U.S. job market is gaining strength, there are still a lot of unemployed Americans. Yet only a fraction of them ...

Main elements of Obama's actions on immigration
Issued: November 20, 2014
The main presidential actions on immigration under President Barack Obama's plan, according to those briefed on it: ...

Oops! Administration erred on health law sign-ups
Issued: November 20, 2014
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration acknowledged Thursday it has been over-reporting the number of people signed up under the health care ...

Does Obama have authority for immigration changes?
Issued: November 20, 2014
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's announcement of sweeping changes to the nation's immigration system is likely to lead to a bat ...

Future dim for Taj Mahal, former Revel casinos
Issued: November 20, 2014
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The prospects for Atlantic City's crumbling casino market are worsening.

Webb forms exploratory committee for White House
Issued: November 20, 2014
WASHINGTON — Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb launched an exploratory committee to consider a Democratic presidential campaign in 2016, taking ...

Soaring generic drug prices draw Capitol Hill scrutiny
Issued: November 20, 2014
WASHINGTON — Some low-cost generic drugs that have helped restrain health care costs for decades are seeing unexpected price spikes of up to ...

Police: Gunman killed after shooting at FSU
Issued: November 20, 2014
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A gunman opened fire early Thursday at a Florida State University library, sending hundreds of students who had been up ...

Ford: Lower oil prices unlikely to slow green cars
Issued: November 20, 2014
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The executive chairman of Ford Motor Company said he doesn't think that a drop in oil prices will dissuade ...

Fed sees solid US economy, despite new threats
Issued: November 19, 2014
WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve policy-makers discussed a variety of economic threats at their October meeting — from turbulent financial marke ...

Govt wants more clinical trial results made public
Issued: November 19, 2014
WASHINGTON — Doctors and patients may soon find it easier to learn if clinical trials of treatments worked or not, as the government propose ...

Feds: Bullying, lying debt collectors an epidemic
Issued: November 18, 2014
NEW YORK — The country is facing an epidemic of unscrupulous debt collectors willing to pose as law enforcement and threaten arrest to squee ...

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NOAA: Globe sets 5th hottest-month record of 2014
Issued: November 20, 2014
WASHINGTON — Despite a bitter U.S. cold snap, the globe is rushing hell-bent toward its warmest year on record with last month setting the f ...

US promotes entrepreneurship to counter extremism
Issued: November 20, 2014
MARRAKECH, Morocco — The U.S. is promoting entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa as a way to create jobs and counter extremis ...

Israel to demolish homes of synagogue attackers
Issued: November 20, 2014
JERUSALEM — Israeli police on Thursday handed home demolition notices to families of four Palestinian attackers from east Jerusalem, includi ...

Pope demands just distribution of world's bounty
Issued: November 20, 2014
ROME — Pope Francis demanded a more just distribution of the world's bounty for the poor and hungry Thursday, telling a U.N. conference ...

McKinsey report says obesity costs hit $2 trillion
Issued: November 20, 2014
LONDON — A new report by the McKinsey Global Institute says that the global cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion annually — nearly as mu ...

Japan recession could slow some US companies
Issued: November 18, 2014
NEW YORK — Japan has slipped back into a recession for the second time in two years. That could mean more trouble for a range of U.S compani ...

Putin says US wants to subdue Russia
Issued: November 18, 2014
MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin says that the United States wants to make Russia submissive, but won't succeed in doing so.

UN report: demographic shift could boost growth
Issued: November 18, 2014
LONDON — The United Nations Population Fund says changing demographics, mainly in Africa and Asia, may allow for rapid economic growth if th ...

Palestinians kill 4 in Jerusalem synagogue attack
Issued: November 18, 2014
JERUSALEM — Two Palestinian cousins armed with meat cleavers and a gun stormed a Jerusalem synagogue during morning prayers Tuesday, killing ...

US orders its Europe troops to keep low profile
Issued: November 18, 2014
BERLIN — The U.S. military's European Command said Tuesday it has ordered its troops to avoid wearing their uniforms when off base, and ...

Why Chinese stocks leave US investors vulnerable
Issued: November 17, 2014
WASHINGTON — Something about the deal smelled fishy.

G-20 leaders agree on $2T boost to growth
Issued: November 17, 2014
BRISBANE, Australia — Under pressure to jolt the lethargic world economy back to life, leaders of G-20 nations on Sunday finalized a plan to ...

Japan in recession as economy contracts 1.6%
Issued: November 16, 2014
TOKYO — Japan reported Monday that its economy contracted at a real annual rate of 1.6 percent in July-September, in a second straight quart ...

G-20 leaders finalize details of growth plan
Issued: November 16, 2014
BRISBANE, Australia — World leaders on Sunday prepared to release details of a plan aimed at injecting life into the listless global economy ...

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