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Puerto Rico nationalist unexpectedly returns after term cut
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Puerto Rico nationalist unexpectedly returns after term cut

Yahoo News SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A Puerto Rican nationalist who is the last of his group still serving time for his role in a violent struggle for independence for the U.S. territory

Puerto Rico tops Mexico 1-0 in 10 for Caribbean Series title
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Puerto Rico tops Mexico 1-0 in 10 for Caribbean Series title

Yahoo News CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) — Puerto Rico won the Caribbean Series for the first time since 2000 with a 1-0 victory over Mexico in 10 innings Tuesday night.

Puerto Rico tops Venezuela, plays for Caribbean Series title
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Puerto Rico tops Venezuela, plays for Caribbean Series title

Yahoo News CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) — David Vidal hit his third homer in five games as Puerto Rico opened an eight-run lead in the sixth inning, then held off Venezuela 9-6 on Monday to reach the

Rusney Castillo, Puerto Rico stay in contention in Caribbean
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Rusney Castillo, Puerto Rico stay in contention in Caribbean

Yahoo News MEXICO CITY (AP) — Rusney Castillo homered and drove in three runs, helping Puerto Rico beat the Dominican Republic 10-2 on Saturday to remain in contention for the Caribbean Series.

Cuba beats Puerto Rico 6-1 to open 2-0 in Caribbean Series
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Cuba beats Puerto Rico 6-1 to open 2-0 in Caribbean Series

Yahoo News MEXICO CITY (AP) — William Saavedra homered and drove in three runs, Vladimir Garcia pitched six solid innings and Cuba earned its second win in the Caribbean Series by beating Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico gov approves referendum in quest for statehood
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Puerto Rico gov approves referendum in quest for statehood

Yahoo News SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Ricans are getting another shot at voting on statehood after the island's governor on Friday approved a non-binding referendum to determine the U.S.

Venezuela beats Puerto Rico 4-3 in Caribbean Series
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Venezuela beats Puerto Rico 4-3 in Caribbean Series

Yahoo News MEXICO CITY (AP) — Jesus Flores homered and drove in two runs, sending Venezuela to a 4-3 victory over Puerto Rico on Thursday night in the second day of play at the Caribbean Series.

Puerto Rico's new gov signs controversial labor reform law
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Puerto Rico's new gov signs controversial labor reform law

Yahoo News SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's new governor has signed a much-debated labor reform bill that targets the private sector and aims to stimulate the island's economy amid concerns

Puerto Rico governor rejects federal control board orders
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Puerto Rico governor rejects federal control board orders

Yahoo News SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's new governor on Friday rejected orders from a federal control board in the first clash over how best to tackle the government's deep financial

Puerto Rico gov reverses police ban on releasing public info
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Puerto Rico gov reverses police ban on releasing public info

Yahoo News SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor has reversed an order by the U.S. territory's police chief that sought to greatly limit the release of public information about criminal

Puerto Ricans to see lower power bills amid economic crisis
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Puerto Ricans to see lower power bills amid economic crisis

Yahoo News SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Ricans overwhelmed by chronically high power bills amid a decade-long economic crisis will soon see some relief.

Miami tourist fatally struck while running in Puerto Rico
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Miami tourist fatally struck while running in Puerto Rico

Yahoo News - SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities in Puerto Rico say a 34-year-old tourist from Miami has died after being struck by an SUV while running.

Search ends for missing cruise passenger near Puerto Rico
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Search ends for missing cruise passenger near Puerto Rico

Yahoo News SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it has suspended its search for a cruise ship passenger from France suspected of going overboard near Puerto Rico.

World's biggest cruise ship helps boost Puerto Rico tourism
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World's biggest cruise ship helps boost Puerto Rico tourism

Yahoo News - SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The world's biggest cruise ship has docked in Puerto Rico for the first time as the U.S. territory reports a boost in tourism amid an economic crisis.

Puerto Rico accused of damaging wetlands, fined $87K
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Puerto Rico accused of damaging wetlands, fined $87K

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A Puerto Rico government agency has been fined $87,000 after U.S. officials said it repeatedly ignored federal regulations aimed at protecting wetlands.

Small explosion injures 2 in Puerto Rico tourist district
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Small explosion injures 2 in Puerto Rico tourist district

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Two people were injured Wednesday by a small explosion in a popular tourist district in Puerto Rico's capital, officials said.

Puerto Rico police charge man fed 11 puppies to caiman
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Puerto Rico police charge man fed 11 puppies to caiman

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities in Puerto Rico say they arrested a man after he allegedly fed at least 11 pitbull puppies to a caiman that he kept in his backyard.

Puerto Rico police to crack down on Uber in tourist zones
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Puerto Rico police to crack down on Uber in tourist zones

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Police in Puerto Rico say they will crack down on Uber drivers who attempt to pick up passengers in designated tourist zones across the U.S. territory's capital including

EPA awards $1.6M grant to help cut pollution in Puerto Rico
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EPA awards $1.6M grant to help cut pollution in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is awarding a $1.6 million grant to help cut pollution at Puerto Rico's largest seaport and along the island's west coast.

Puerto Rico to issue tests for potential government workers
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Puerto Rico to issue tests for potential government workers

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico will soon be issuing mandatory tests to those applying for certain government positions in a push to improve public service.

Puerto Rico police seize $13.5 million worth of cocaine
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Puerto Rico police seize $13.5 million worth of cocaine

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Three men are in custody after police in Puerto Rico seized shipments of cocaine worth an estimated $13.5 million during two operations.

Apparent accidental shooting kills teen in Puerto Rico
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Apparent accidental shooting kills teen in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Authorities in Puerto Rico are investigating the apparent accidental shooting death of a 14-year-old boy by a younger girl.

Puerto Rico reports nearly 500 new Zika cases amid epidemic
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Puerto Rico reports nearly 500 new Zika cases amid epidemic

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's health secretary says nearly 500 new cases of Zika have been reported in the U.S. territory in the past week.

2 prisoners escape from jail near Puerto Rico's capital
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2 prisoners escape from jail near Puerto Rico's capital

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rican authorities are searching for two prisoners who escaped from a facility near San Juan on Saturday.

Puerto Rico drops marijuana for public employee drug tests
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Puerto Rico drops marijuana for public employee drug tests

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico government agencies will not screen for marijuana on employee drug tests following an executive order by Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla.