The incident sets back efforts to restore electricity across the island, which is struggling to recover from destruction caused by Hurricane Maria in September.
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In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló has wasted no time using his territory’s recovery as an opportunity to push policy proposals that are right out of the “disaster capitalism” playbook.
Released from prison in 2017 after 35 years, the Puerto Rican nationalist and activist explains why he’s optimistic about the future and independence for the island.
The nation had 16 disasters last year with damage exceeding a billion dollars each, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reports.
The year's first potential calamity is a government shutdown—unless there's a bipartisan spending pact by Jan. 19.
"Events in the past few weeks have made clear that the judicial branch is not immune" from workplace sexual harassment, Chief Justice John Roberts writes.
Officials say 55 percent of the nearly 1.5 million customers have power, marking the first time the government has provided that statistic since the Category 4 storm hit on Sept. 20.
Puerto Rico Police Chief Michelle Hernandez recommends that U.S. National Guard soldiers help fill the temporary vacancies.
Philip Alston, the U.N. special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, shares dark conclusions from a fact-finding tour of some of the poorest parts of America.