Monday, October 23, 2017

Puerto Rico

This Nov. 17, 2016 file photo shows Marc Anthony, left, and Jennifer Lopez perform "Olvidame y Pega la Vuelta" at the 17th annual Latin Grammy Awards at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Lopez, her ex-husband Marc Anthony and her current boyfriend Alex Rodriguez have raised more than $35 million for Puerto Rico hurricane relief. A spokeswoman said in a statement Tuesday that the two singers and the ...
In this Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 photo, a statue of Jesus Christ stands amid what's left inside a home that was flooded by Hurricane Maria in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico.

BY MARCY GORDON WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of Democratic lawmakers are asking for tax relief for hurricane-stricken Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, saying people and businesses in the two U.S. territories don’t enjoy the same benefits as ...
This July 2009 photo shows the sign outside Baxter International Inc. in Deerfield, Ill.

BY LINDA A. JOHNSON A key U.S. maker of hospital products said it expects a temporary shortage of small saline bags because of the hurricane that hit Puerto Rico. The hurricane wiped out the island’s electrical grid, shutting down Baxter’s ...
In this Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 file photo, destroyed communities are seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Toa Alta, Puerto Rico.

BY KEN THOMAS and ANDREW TAYLOR WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico on Thursday, insisting in tweets that the federal government can’t keep sending help “forever” and suggesting the U.S. territory was to blame ...
In this Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, file photo, patients lie in their beds at a hospital in Catano, Puerto Rico.

BY LINDA A. JOHNSON The Food and Drug Administration on Friday warned that U.S. drug shortages are possible because power outages in Puerto Rico have stopped or limited production at many medicine factories there. Nearly 10 percent of the medicines ...
In this Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 file photo, power lines are down after the impact of Hurricane Maria, which hit the eastern region of the island in Humacao, Puerto Rico. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)

BY MATT O’BRIEN Facebook and Google once aimed to connect the world. Now they would be happy just to reconnect part of it. In the wake of Hurricane Maria, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg pledged to send a “connectivity team” to ...
Trees are reflected in the water in the Buena Vista community in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017.

As large numbers of Puerto Rican residents displaced by Hurricane Maria resettle in Florida, many run into red tape when trying to enroll their children in a public school. Governor Rick Scott took steps to simplify the process on Friday ...
In this Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 photo, the foundation of a heavily damaged house stands in the mountains after the passing of Hurricane Maria in the San Lorenzo neighborhood of Morovis, Puerto Rico.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The official death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico has increased to 34 from 16, the U.S. territory’s governor said Tuesday. Gov. Ricardo Rossello also said he believes the hurricane that struck on ...
Marine One helicopter carrying President Donald Trump surveys areas impacted by Hurricane Maria, Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, near San Juan, Puerto Rico.

BY ANDREW TAYLOR WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is finalizing a $29 billion disaster aid package that combines $16 billion to shore up the government-backed flood insurance program with almost $13 billion in new relief for hurricane victims, according ...
In this Oct. 3, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk after arrival at the Luis Muñiz Air National Guard Base in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

BY LAURIE KELLMAN and EMILY SWANSON WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are more likely to approve than disapprove of how President Donald Trump is handling hurricane relief in Florida and Texas, but it’s a different story when it comes to Puerto ...
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