PUERTO RICO

  • Rains kill seven in Haiti, cause flooding in Dominican Republlic, Puerto Rico November 5, 2014

    Port-Au-Prince: Heavy rains caused by a cluster of storms in the northern Caribbean killed at least seven people in Haiti and caused major flooding on Tuesday in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, authorities said. Three children died in the capital of Port-au-Prince after the wall of a home fell on...
  • Magnitude 6.5 quake strikes off Puerto Rico January 13, 2014

    A strong quake of magnitude 6.5 struck north off Puerto Rico on Monday and could trigger a local tsunami, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. It said the quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.4, was very shallow, at a depth of 17.7 miles below the seabed. It struck at 12:01...
  • Brown seals maiden PGA Tour win in Puerto Rico March 11, 2013

    American Scott Brown birdied the final hole, where his playing partner Fabian Gomez bogeyed, to clinch his maiden PGA Tour title by one shot at the Puerto Rico Open in Rio Grande on Sunday. Co-leader overnight with Argentine Gomez, Brown closed with a two-under-par 70 for a 20-under total of...
  • Hurricane's death toll rises to 65 in Caribbean October 28, 2012

    PottAuPrince (Haiti): As Americans brace for Hurricane Sandy, the Caribbean is still suffering. Officials say stormrelated death toll has risen to 65 as of early Sunday. Haitian authorities have reported 51 of those deaths. Continued rains have added to the initial jolt of the hurricane. The country is especially vulnerable due...
  • Woman kills boyfriend over Facebook post September 30, 2012

    Puerto Rico: Police in Puerto Rico say a 27yearold woman is suspected of killing her boyfriend after he became upset about her activities on Facebook. Lt Candido Pagan says there were two children in the house when the killing occurred on Saturday morning, a nearly 2monthold girl and a 10yearold boy....
  • Puerto Rican woman kills man after Facebook fight September 30, 2012

    San Juan, Puerto Rico: Police in Puerto Rico say a 27yearold woman is suspected of killing her boyfriend after he became upset about her activities on Facebook. Lt. Candido Pagan says there were two children in the house when the killing occurred on Saturday morning: a nearly 2monthold girl and a...
  • Spain, Portugal register wins in friendlies August 16, 2012

    Faro, Portugal: Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 36th international goal and Nelson Oliveira scored his first as Portugal beat Panama 20 on a day of international friendlies where the world and European champions Spain beat Puerto Rico 21. Ronaldo span around on the edge of the area and fired a halfvolley past...
  • Atwal, Chopra miss cut in Puerto Rico March 10, 2012

    Rio Grande: Arjun Atwal missed yet another cut, failing to make the weekend rounds by one shot at the Puerto Rico Open. The first Indian to win on the PGA Tour is continuing to struggle as he shot an even par 72 to total 146 and the cut came at...
  • Obama's Puerto Rico visit spurs anger, discontent June 19, 2011

    San Juan: President Barack Obama may have been in Puerto Rico for only four hours, but his brief fundraising visit has unleashed a growing political furor in this US Caribbean territory. Legislators of Puerto Rico's prostatehood ruling party say they are resentful that he swooped in to raise about $1 million...
  • Obama pledges support for Puerto Rico June 14, 2011

    San Juan: President Barack Obama told Puerto Ricans on Tuesday that he's committed to the success and selfdetermination of the US island territory, welcome words that could help him with Puerto Rican voters back home as the 2012 presidential election approaches. Obama spoke to residents excited to host a US presidential...
  • Hillary wins Puerto Rico, but Obama's the favourite June 2, 2008

    Washington: Hillary Clinton won the Democratic nominating contest in Puerto Rico on Sunday, but still badly trails frontrunner Barack Obama as he draws closer to clinching the party's presidential race. Hillary's win in Puerto Rico, a territory where residents are not allowed to vote in the November election, gave her...
  • The itchy scratchy beauty queen November 27, 2007

    Puerto Rico Someone doused her makeup and clothes with pepper spray, but Ingrid Marie Rivera put on a happy face and managed to win the beauty pageant that selected Puerto Rico's representative in the Miss Universe contest. The 24yearold from the town of Dorado was all smiles in front of the...
  • I'm not J Lo anymore, says Jennifer April 2, 2007

    Jennifer Lopez has killed off her diva alterego J Lo. The singer has returned to her Puerto Rican roots with a new album of Spanish love songs and says her diva demands are in the past. Jennifer told Britain's The Guardian newspaper, I'm not J Lo anymore. That's all gone with...