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Thousands in Puerto Rico rush for higher ground as large dam begins to fail

The island is still dealing with widespread destruction, lack of power, and no drinking water after Hurricane Maria.

Puerto Rico

Clinton calls out Trump administration's response to Puerto Rico devastation

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton called out the Trump administration Sunday for its response to the devastation in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.<p>"President Trump, Sec. Mattis, and DOD should send the Navy, including the USNS Comfort, to Puerto Rico now. These are American citizens," …

Politics

Hot, isolated, and running out of supplies, parts of Puerto Rico near desperation

JUNCOS, PUERTO RICO — In the heat and humidity here in the central mountains, Meryanne Aldea fanned her bedridden mother with a piece of cardboard Sunday as the ailing woman laid on her side, relieving a large ulcer in her back.<p>The 63-year-old mother, Maria Dolores Hernandez, had cotton stuffed in …

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Full extent of Puerto Rico hurricane damage finally coming to light - MarketWatch

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The full scope of Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico began to emerge as many of the island’s 78 mayors, some of …

Puerto Rico

Jennifer Lopez Donating $1 Million to Aid Hurricane Victims in Puerto Rico

MLB, New York Yankees, J.J. Barea and Mark Cuban Will Also Help<p>After asking the public at large to donate aid to Puerto Rico via several videos on …

Puerto Rico

Looming dam disaster in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico’s governor has met mayors from around the US territorial island of Puerto Rico after surveying damage to an earthen dam that was threatening to collapse from flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.<p>Hundreds of people who live downstream from the compromised dam, which has formed a …

Puerto Rico

Recovering From Hurricanes In Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro checks in with Beaumont, Texas, Mayor Becky Ames, Mayor Craig Cates of Key West, Fla., and former Puerto Rico Sen. Ramon Luis Nieves about recovery efforts after hurricanes.

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Salsa music was blasting from the little portable speaker Miguel Rosado brought to Sunday’s Puerto Rican Day Parade, but his festiveness was tempered …

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Is Trump's Katrina

President Donald Trump … does not care … about brown and black people.<p>As a dam cracked in Puerto Rico, spreading fear across an already devastated island, Donald Trump was in Alabama, calling a black former NFL player a “son-of-a-bitch.”<p>During a 90-minute rant that veered from incoherence to the …

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Damage In Puerto Rico Strains Relief Efforts By Agencies

<b>Follow KDKA-TV</b>: Facebook | Twitter<p>WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal agencies are grappling with the vast scale of the disaster in Puerto Rico left by …

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico: dam wall cracks on Lake Guajataca - video

Water pours through the municipalities of Isabela and Quebradillas after a dam on Lake Guajataca in Puerto Rico cracks on Friday. About 70,000 people have been evacuated after the dam sustained structural damage from Hurricane Maria. Nearly 40cm of rain fell in the area, significantly raising water …

Puerto Rico

Maria: Failing Dam Puts Many Residents in Puerto Rico at Risk

Rare Look on First Relief Flight to Hurricane Ravaged Puerto Rico<p>01:36<p>Trump Prompts New Level of Brinkmanship with North Korea<p>01:46<p>U.S. Aid Organizations Pushed to Brink After Summer of Natural Disasters<p>01:18<p>Hurricane Ravaged Puerto Rico Begins Slow Recovery<p>02:04<p>U.S. Army Drills Coincide with …

Puerto Rico

Trump tweets fury at NFL while ignoring ongoing Puerto Rico crisis

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Liberal View

Puerto Rican Astronaut Slammed By Two Hurricanes While in Orbit

Harvey flooded his home in Houston last month. Now Maria has slammed into Puerto Rico, his family's homeland.<p>Space station astronaut Joe Acaba is getting a double dose of hurricanes — even in orbit.<p>Harvey flooded his home in Houston last month. Now Maria has slammed into Puerto Rico, his family's …

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Failing Dam in Puerto Rico Shows Danger of Climate Denialism - Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists

President Trump, notoriously, tweeted that climate change is a Chinese hoax.<p>Some 70,000 U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico living along the Guajataca River …

Liberal View

Hurricane Maria could threaten North Carolina later this week

For the fourth time in a month, a hurricane is threatening the United States.<p>Hurricane Maria could prompt storm watches along North Carolina's Outer Banks as it rolls north after killing at least 10 people and knocking out power to the entire U.S. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The storm, which …

Weather

'It's Like a War Zone': Family Escaped Irma to Puerto Rico Just in Time to Get Pummeled by Maria

Jessica Mangiaracina, Bob Perkins, and their two children, aged 7 and 9, had been living on a sailboat off the coast of St. Thomas for about two …

Puerto Rico

Carlos Correa has a message for the people of Puerto Rico

Carlos Correa has a message to his homeland of Puerto Rico after a devastating week.<p>More MLB Videos

Sports

The Future Is Her: ‘Brown Girl Begins’ Blends Caribbean Culture with Sci-Fi on the Big Screen

<b>Words by Sajae Elder</b><p>When it comes to science fiction, there’s a lot left to be desired in terms of Black representation. That’s what makes the …

Canadian Literature

Hundreds of American medical students stranded in Dominica

American students were reportedly stranded on Friday in Dominica after Hurricane Maria leveled the Caribbean island.<p>The Ross University School of Medicine, as of Friday, was "working tirelessly" to find all of its colleagues and students located on the island after the storm hit last …

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Cuomo back after seeing ‘heartbreaking’ devastation in Puerto Rico

Gov. Cuomo saw Hurricane Maria’s devastation up close Puerto Rico on Friday, calling it “heartbreaking” and “much worse than appears on TV.”<p>The …

Puerto Rico

Members Of Boston's Caribbean Community Gather To Aide Puerto Rico

BOSTON (CBS) — Boston’s Caribbean community and business leaders held a town hall in Roxbury Saturday to talk about helping Puerto Rico recover from …

Boston

Frustrations Mount At Miami Airport As Passengers To Puerto Rico Wait And Worry

The Miami Airport is just a short flight from Puerto Rico. But on Saturday afternoon, at the American Airlines rebooking counter, it felt very far away.<p>A Boeing 777 scheduled to land at San Juan had seemed poised to take off that morning — passengers seated, luggage loaded, doors closed. But after …

News (U.S.)

NBC Nightly News: Rare Look on First Relief Flight to Hurricane Ravaged Puerto Rico

Samaritan's Purse, a North Carolina based non-profit, allowed NBC News to travel on the first relief carrying vital supplies to the island.

Entertainment

Unrelenting water imperils Puerto Ricans

LOIZA, Puerto Rico—Spend a day wending down unpredictable country roads outside San Juan and the hurt Hurricane Maria inflicted on Puerto Rico …

Puerto Rico

Assistance to Puerto Rico Initiated by FlyerTalk Member — and You Can Help

“…if you share this, please copy and paste the body of my message as well as it seems only the YouCare page is being shared….thanks!!” is the message …

Puerto Rico

Ravaged Puerto Rico

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> — The entire island of Puerto Rico remains in the dark after Hurricane Maria, and some people in the Tri-State Area have still …

Staten Island

STASI: Trump should worry about Puerto Rico instead of Kaepernick

Diversion is not a policy.<p>Houston, the Florida Keys and the U.S. Virgin Islands have all been ravaged beyond comprehension by monster storms in the …

U.S. Virgin Islands

Failing dam forces gov't scramble to evacuate 1000s in Puerto Rico, but many towns unreachable

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Puerto Rican players across MLB help after Hurricane Maria

It's been three days since Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico and Carlos Beltran still hasn't been able to get in touch with his parents who live …

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