Hurricane Maria

Travelers beware: The 50 most dangerous cities in the world

Just two years ago, Los Cabos, a Mexican holiday destination known for its pristine beaches, deep-sea fishing and five-star hotel accommodation, was off the radar of Mexico’s war against drug cartels and street-level criminals. But in just 12 months the number of murders in Los Cabos spiked by more …

Mexico

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Book Of Twitter Pep Talks Is Coming Out This Fall — With Illustrations By Jonny Sun

Broadway star Lin-Manuel Miranda is known for many brilliant things, including a pretty stellar Twitter account. His over two million followers enjoy …

Social Media

Trump bows to Putin

<b>TRUMP BOWS TO PUTIN</b> — Not much more for MM to add to what’s already been said about President Trump’s stunning performance in Helsinki in which he sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin over America’s own law enforcement and intelligence agencies which have exhaustively documented Russia’s …

Business

Hurricane Maria’s Uncertain Death Toll in Puerto Rico

Nearly a year after Hurricane Maria devastated the island of Puerto Rico, it’s still not clear how many lives the storm claimed.<p>The official death …

Caribbean

Is Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz of San Juan Facing Charges of Over $3 Million in Fraud?

The website <i>YourNewsWire</i>—which readers of TWS Fact Check might be familiar with—published an article claiming that “San Juan mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz …

Politics

Puerto Rico's Electric Utility Is In Chaos, With Customers Still Awaiting Power

Leadership of Puerto Rico's troubled electric utility collapsed after a mass resignation from its board of directors. At the same time, thousands of residents are still waiting for power 10 months after Hurricane Maria.

Puerto Rico

Blackout in Puerto Rico | Watch S36 E10 | FRONTLINE | PBS | Official Site

• Twitter<br>• Facebook<br>• E-mail<br>• Comments<p>Season 36: Episode 10<p>FRONTLINE and NPR investigate the humanitarian and economic crisis in Puerto Rico after Hurricane …

Caribbean

Harvesting rain could help Caribbean countries keep the water on after hurricanes

After hurricanes Maria and Irma hit last September, it took Puerto Rico until this June to restore water to most residents. Those living in rural and …

Snorkeling

Rubbing Mud: The Boricua Bonanza

Image credit: USA Today Sports<p>Javier Baez took part in last night’s Home Run Derby and tonight he’ll take the field as the starting second baseman …

Baseball

Take a tasty trip to the Caribbean with Station 6's island menus | NOLA.com

If you can't get away to the islands this summer, you can at least eat as if you have.<p>Chef Alison Vega-Knoll and her husband, Drew Knoll, who lived …

New Orleans

Spotlight on FERC

<i>With help from Emily Holden, Anthony Adragna, Colin Wilhelm and Darius Dixon</i><p><b>SEE YOU THERE:</b> Today’s the day — POLITICO Pro is hosting its second annual Pro summit, featuring one-on-one conversations with newsmakers across the policy landscape, including two sessions on energy.<p><b>FERC Commissioner</b> …

Financial Services

Labor and Liberation: An Interview with Margaret Stevens

<i>First published at</i> The Public Archive<i>.</i><p>A proud product of New Jersey public schools, historian Margaret Stevens went to Newark’s University High …

Communist Party

Puerto Rican mattress company expanding to Central Florida

Global Mattress plans to open six stores in Central Florida in the next two years.

Florida

NY sends 3rd set of volunteers to aid Puerto Rico rebuilding

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A third set of 100 New York college students and construction workers is headed to Puerto Rico to help rebuilding after Hurricane Maria's heavy blow to the island last year.<p>New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the volunteer deployment Sunday. It's the third since the start of …

Puerto Rico

10 Charities to Donate to Instead of Going HAM on Prime Day

Today is Prime Day, a day when all over the world Amazon Prime members can save on a massive range of stuff. And who doesn’t like new stuff, especially for a deal? But if you already have everything you need, there are a handful of non-profit organizations and charities that could really use the …

Hurricanes

As Climate Impacts Worsen, Broad Coalition Prepares for 'Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice' Mobilization on September 8th

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Climate

Puerto Rico’s Utility Faces Executive Shakeup

The drama continues inside Puerto Rico's embattled utility.<p>Controversy over a new CEO caused a political shakeup within the Puerto Rico Electric …

Caribbean

Bringing Louisiana’s Coast to the Mountains at the Aspen Ideas Festival

Last month, I had the opportunity to represent Audubon Louisiana in Aspen, Colorado, at the annual Aspen Ideas Festival. Produced by the Aspen …

Mississippi River

6th Hottest Start to Meteorological Summer for MSP - July Ends on Comfortable Note

If you're weary of the dew point and heat index I have some good news: a pattern shift will allow a parade of Canadian cool fronts to venture south - …

Climate Change

Fans Praise ‘LHHATL’ Joseline Hernandez for Fighting to Help Puerto Rico Recover

@prpfoundation @buffiepurselle @askdrdavidp @iresearchatl @shawnbrooks we are doing our best to help the Puerto Rican people stay a float!A post …

Caribbean

Pattern Energy Group: Crisis Or Opportunity?

Last week, the stock price of Pattern Energy Group (PEGI) dropped precipitously after the Ontario provincial government said they would cancel some …

Renewable Energy

The facts missing from Trump and Putin’s news conference | Fact Checker - The Washington Post

1:22<p>The facts missing from Trump and Putin’s news conference | Fact Checker<p>1:50<p>The winding tale of Justice Kennedy and President Trump | Fact Checker<p>1:06<p>Fact-checking President Trump's claims about the success of the North Korea deal<p>2:27<p>Blocking Supreme Court nominees is not just a Republican idea …

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Puerto Ricans return to power grid, but fear for long term

ADJUNTAS, Puerto Rico (AP) — It was finally a night to celebrate in this village tucked into the mountains of central Puerto Rico.<p>People pressed TV remote buttons, clicked on fans and plugged in refrigerators as electricity again flowed into homes that had been without power since two major …

Puerto Rico

After storm, foreclosures in Puerto Rico stopped. They’re starting again.

The foreclosure machine that ground to a halt in Puerto Rico after the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in September is slowly cranking up …

Caribbean

Hurricane Maria Aftermath: FEMA Admits to Deadly Mistakes in Puerto Rico

The Federal Emergency Management Agency was sorely unprepared to handle Hurricane Maria and the subsequent crisis in Puerto Rico, the agency admitted …

Caribbean

Russia Committed An Act Of War And Trump Won't Talk About It

You don’t have to believe there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia to see this clearly: When Vladimir Putin and his top military intelligence officers facilitated the hacking of the computer systems of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign, they engaged …

LGBTQI

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Historic Win and the Future of the Democratic Party

Come November, Ocasio-Cortez is almost certain to become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Will her democratic-socialist identity push the Party to the left?<p>This is the summer in which the Presidency of Donald Trump has begun to cohere. Disdain for voting rights, for women’s rights, for …

Middle-class

Morning Digest: Georgia Republican calls primary rival's use of a damaging secret recording 'evil'

2Q Fundraising<p>You can bookmark our chart to track the second-quarter fundraising reports in all of the competitive Senate races, and check back soon …

Liberal View

This Report Makes it Clear FEMA Was Not Prepared for 2017's Hurricane Season

Particularly in the case of Puerto Rico's Hurricane Maria.<p>It was drowned out by the clamorous harm being done by the president* to almost every institution of any importance in the country, but the Federal Emergency Management Agency issued a report concerning the agency’s response to last year’s …

Extreme Weather

Trump-Putin Meeting, European Union, World Cup: Your Monday Briefing

<i>(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.)</i><p><i>Good morning.</i><p><i>Here’s what you need to know:</i><p><b>Live updates from Finland</b><p>• After holding their first summit meeting today in Helsinki, President Trump and President Vladimir Putin held out the prospect of a new era of cooperation between their two …

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