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Turmoil slows rebuilding of Puerto Rico’s power grid

An official said the turmoil has fueled delays in launching $1.4 billion worth of work that includes replacing creaky wooden power poles vulnerable to collapse in the next storm
CBS News

ICMYI: Loon joins Kenya; Amazon tops $900 billion; Hastings, Miranda books

If you missed it ... In a week that wasn’t not completely insane, this happened: •Loon, one of the new offspring from Alphabet, chose Kenya for its first announced commercial deal for delivering..
SFGate

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Judge Orders Extension Of Aid For Puerto Rico [Video]Judge Orders Extension Of Aid For Puerto Rico

(Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday ordered another extension of a temporary assistance program for hundreds of Puerto Rico families who fled the hurricane-ravaged island in 2017 and are living in..

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Fancy A Quick Caribbean Getaway? Spend $58 And Get There [Video]Fancy A Quick Caribbean Getaway? Spend $58 And Get There

Just in time for hurricane season, JetBlue has announced its "Endless Summer Sale." According to Business Insider, the budget airline is offering flights to the Caribbean for as low as..

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Puerto Rican Families Struggle To Rebuild Post-Hurricane Maria [Video]Puerto Rican Families Struggle To Rebuild Post-Hurricane Maria

Refinery29 reported that it's been almost ten months since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico and families continue to struggle in the recovery process. For many, trying to rebuild has been a nightmare..

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B is for balloon: Alphabet's Kenya internet deal [Video]B is for balloon: Alphabet's Kenya internet deal

Alphabet subsidiary Loon announces it will bring its solar-powered internet balloons to Kenya in its first commercial deal in Africa. David Doyle reports.

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Rebuild Smart After 2017 Disasters So 2018 Isn't As Bad [Video]Rebuild Smart After 2017 Disasters So 2018 Isn't As Bad

At a hearing on recovery efforts after natural disasters in 2017, lawmakers call for spending more money and resources before future disasters strike.

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FEMA Reportedly Denied Thousands Of Housing Aid Appeals In Puerto Rico [Video]FEMA Reportedly Denied Thousands Of Housing Aid Appeals In Puerto Rico

NBC reports FEMA has denied more than 335,000 applications for disaster assistance so residents could repair their homes.

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Lawmakers investigate Puerto Rico's medical examiner as bodies pile up

There have been complaints of understaffing, bad odors and backlogs in the handling of bodies at the Institute of Forensic Scienc
CBS News

Puerto Rico probes forensic institute as bodies pile up

Legislators in Puerto Rico are investigating the U.S. territory's forensics institute following complaints of understaffing, bad odors and backlogs in the handling of bodies as the island struggles to..
FOXNews.com Also reported by •New Zealand HeraldSeattle Times

YourNewsWire Hawks False Fraud Headline

yournewswire hawks false fraud headline
Q: Is the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, “facing fraud charges”? A: No. Two separate cases accuse Puerto Rico officials of misusing government funds, but Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz isn’t..
FactCheck.org

B.A.T. aid 'a true blessing' to recipients in PR

Former Major League outfielder Benny Ayala waited eight hours in line at the gas station just like everybody else after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico. He stood outside of his local bank for..
MLB.com

Crowley Takes Delivery of First LNG-Powered ConRo Ship Serving Puerto Rico

Crowley Maritime Corp. announced today that it has taken delivery of El Coqui, one of the world’s first combination container/roll on-roll off (ConRo) ships powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG),..
PRWeb

Puerto Rican evacuees get another extension on housing

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Hundreds of Hurricane Maria evacuees from Puerto Rico who are living in hotels around the nation have been given more weeks to use temporary housing vouchers, after a federal..
New Zealand Herald Also reported by •NewsdaySeattle Times

OFG Bancorp surges after Q2 EPS beats, prospects in Puerto Rico brighten


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Crowley adds first of its kind ship to its fleet

The world's first LNG-powered ship for container and roll-on/roll-off cargo has officially joined Crowley Maritime Corp.'s fleet. The El Coqui was built by VT Halter Marine Inc. specifically for..
bizjournals

Judge orders extension of aid for Puerto Rico storm evacuees

A U.S. judge on Thursday ordered another extension of a temporary assistance program for hundreds of Puerto Rico families who fled the hurricane-ravaged island in 2017 and are living in hotels across..
Reuters

House committee wants Puerto Rico leadership to talk about PREPA

Dysfunction at Puerto Rico's bankrupt electric utility prompted a Congressional oversight committee on Thursday to invite the U.S. commonwealth's governor to testify at a special hearing scheduled for..
Reuters

New sexual abuse allegations leveled against Cardinal McCarrick

Washington D.C., Jul 19, 2018 / 03:15 pm (CNA).- A Virginia man filed a police report Monday, alleging that from the age of 11 he was sexually abused and assaulted serially by now-Cardinal Theodore..
CNA

Bloggers - Misleading story links San Juan mayor to hurricane relief fraud

The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Misleading story links San Juan mayor to hurricane relief fraudA headline on an online story says, "Puerto Rico mayor facing fraud charges over $3M in federal disaster..
PolitiFact

7 Puerto Rico policemen charged in federal corruption case

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Federal authorities say seven police officers in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico have been indicted on charges including extortion, robbery and drug trafficking.The..
New Zealand Herald Also reported by •Seattle Times

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