- Puerto Rico debates consequences of paying off debt Updated: May-30-16 5:11 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico's budget director says the U.S. territory cannot pay off its debt and provide essential services at the same time.
- Congress' grade so far? Incomplete at best Updated: May-27-16 4:53 pm
WASHINGTON - Congress is racing toward its summer break, but like a procrastinating college kid it has tons of work to catch up on to avoid a report card laden with grades of incomplete or even worse.
- Puerto Rico clears first hurdle with committee vote Updated: May-25-16 6:13 pm
WASHINGTON - A bipartisan deal to help Puerto Rico manage its crippling finances cleared its first hurdle Wednesday with approval from a Republican-led House committee.
- Sartorius to expand pharmaceutical plant in Puerto Rico Updated: May-24-16 5:50 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico's governor says pharmaceutical supplier Sartorius is investing $50 million to expand its plant in the U.S. territory and convert it to its main logistical hub for the Americas.
- Puerto Rico seeks power bill increase, sparking outrage Updated: May-24-16 3:56 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico's heavily indebted electric company announced Tuesday that it is seeking a more than 20 percent increase in the island's already high power bills, sparking outrage among many who note the agency faces numerous corruption allegations.
- Before island's primary, Sanders criticizes Puerto Rico plan Updated: May-23-16 5:18 pm
LOS ANGELES - Two weeks before Puerto Rico's primary, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says a deal between House leaders and the Obama administration to help the island out of debt has colonialist overtones.
- Arriola has goal, assist in US debut, 3-1 win at Puerto Rico Updated: May-22-16 9:54 pm
BAYAMON, Puerto Rico - Paul Arriola not only was able to make his national team debut for the United States on Sunday, he became the first player since Landon Donovan in 2000 to score a goal and have an assist in his initial appearance.
- Bondholders sue over Puerto Rico debt-moratorium law Updated: May-21-16 10:15 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Holders of bonds from Puerto Rico's Government Development Bank are suing to challenge aspects of a debt-moratorium law that island officials say is crucial to maintaining essential services as the U.S. territory struggles under a nearly $70 billion debt load.
- Puerto Rico says confirmed Zika cases top 1,100 Updated: May-20-16 3:40 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico has recorded more than 1,100 confirmed cases of Zika since the mosquito-borne virus was first detected in the U.S. territory six months ago.
- US drops Puerto Rico swim training over Zika Updated: May-20-16 9:46 am
ATLANTA - USA Swimming has moved a pre-Olympic training camp out of Puerto Rico because of the Zika virus.
- Relief and anger in Puerto Rico as Congress acts on debt Updated: May-20-16 6:01 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - After months of pleading from Puerto Rico's government, the U.S. Congress has agreed to help the territory restructure its massive public debt. But it comes at a steep cost: a degree of lost sovereignty with the imposition of a fiscal control board as well as a potential lower minimum wage for young workers on the island.
- Puerto Rico police probe dog remains found in 43 bags Updated: May-16-16 4:58 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Authorities in Puerto Rico say they are investigating the deaths of multiple dogs whose parts were found in 43 plastic bags dumped near a road.
- After 3 months, Congress ready to act on Obama's Zika call Updated: May-16-16 1:55 pm
WASHINGTON - Congress is ready to act on President Barack Obama's long-stalled request for emergency funds to combat the Zika virus, which has been linked to serious birth defects and other major health problems.
- Aruba, Citgo negotiate deal to reopen shuttered oil refinery Updated: May-14-16 8:13 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The Aruban government and Venezuela's Citgo Petroleum Corp. are finalizing an agreement to reopen an oil refinery that has been shuttered since 2009.
- Germany reports 1st sexual transmission of Zika virus Updated: May-13-16 10:35 am
BERLIN - German authorities say the country has recorded its first case of sexual transmission of the Zika virus.
- Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials Updated: May-11-16 5:04 pm
Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:
- 8 injured when JetBlue flight from San Juan hits turbulence Updated: May-10-16 7:36 am
ORLANDO, Florida - Officials say at least eight passengers were injured when a JetBlue flight experienced turbulence while flying from San Juan, Puerto Rico; to Orlando, Florida.
- Treasury Secretary Lew says time is now to help Puerto Rico Updated: May-10-16 7:32 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - As Congress debates how to help Puerto Rico with its $70 billion debt, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is trying to prod lawmakers into action with stories of crumbling infrastructure on the island and a lack of basic services.
- Puerto Rico Senate hands off probe of power authority to FBI Updated: May-09-16 4:36 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A special commission looking into fuel purchases by the financially troubled electric utility in Puerto Rico has turned over its findings to U.S. federal authorities for further investigation, the majority leader of the island's Senate said Monday.
- Puerto Rico's economic crisis: How it happened, what's next Updated: May-09-16 10:46 am
WASHINGTON - One bond payment missed, another looms for debt-ridden Puerto Rico as Congress fights over how to help the U.S. territory and its 3.5 million Americans.
- Baseball scraps Puerto Rico series amid Zika concerns Updated: May-06-16 7:03 pm
NEW YORK - Zika virus concerns have forced the Pirates-Marlins series out of Puerto Rico, with the two games instead shifted to Miami this month.
- All those questions about Zika's threat even touch baseball Updated: May-06-16 5:57 pm
WASHINGTON - Scientists know the Zika virus causes devastating birth defects but they can't yet tell how big a threat it is or what to do about it. It's not just pregnant women who are worried - now it's touched baseball.
- Commissioner: Decision imminent on MLB games in Puerto Rico Updated: May-05-16 7:53 pm
- AP source: Games in PR likely to be moved because of Zika Updated: May-03-16 6:35 pm
MIAMI - There's a very good chance the Miami Marlins' two-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Puerto Rico will not be held there because of concerns about the Zika virus, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday.
- Q&A: Puerto Rico's debt crisis, what it means for muni bonds Updated: May-02-16 5:11 pm
NEW YORK - Puerto Rico's worsening debt crisis is dimming the economic outlook for the U.S. territory and putting pressure on Congress to help resolve the situation but it is having little effect on the market for municipal bonds and most investors.