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    Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., suggested on Sunday that residents of Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico should continue to be denied full rights because giving them statehood would put Republicans at an electoral disadvantage. McSally lamented in an interview with NBC News that Democrats may vote to grant statehood to Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia if they win control of both chambers of Congress and the White House this November. Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden and most House Democrats do support statehood for D.C., but there is no broad current support for Puerto Rico statehood, largely because residents of the island are divided on the question. Within recent memory, Puerto Rico statehood was backed by both major parties and even included in the Republican platform. “There’s so much at stake...
    Igor Derysh August 13, 2020 10:00AM (UTC) Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., suggested on Sunday that residents of Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico should continue to be denied full rights because giving them statehood would put Republicans at an electoral disadvantage. McSally lamented in an interview with NBC News that Democrats may vote to grant statehood to Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia if they win control of both chambers of Congress and the White House this November. Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden and most House Democrats do support statehood for D.C., but there is no broad current support for Puerto Rico statehood, largely because residents of the island are divided on the question. Within recent memory, Puerto Rico statehood was backed by both major parties and...
    (CNN Español) — El Tribunal Supremo de Puerto Rico ordenó este jueves continuar con las elecciones primarias en la isla el próximo domingo. Las elecciones primarias, en las que se escogerán candidatos a la gobernación, legislatura y algunas alcaldías, comenzaron el 9 de agosto, pero fueron canceladas en varios colegios electorales debido a que no recibieron los materiales y papeletas por lo cual no pudieron completar el proceso de votación. En algunos centros de votación de Puerto Rico el proceso transcurrió sin contratiempos. Tras la cancelación, la Comisión Estatal de Elecciones de Puerto Rico (CEE) había acordado el domingo con las Comisiones de Primarias del Partido Popular Democrático (PPD) y el Partido Nuevo Progresista (PNP) continuar el proceso el 16...
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Ricans prepared Thursday for a second consecutive weekend of primary elections after the U.S. territory’s Supreme Court ordered authorities to reopen polling centers where botched ballot supplies prevented people from voting in the first round. The court’s ruling Wednesday affects only those centers that never opened or did not remain open for the required eight hours Sunday because of missing or delayed ballots. The decision raised concerns among some that it leaves out thwarted voters who did not return to centers that opened late on Sunday but remained open for eight hours, because some people weren’t able to come back or weren’t aware that voting had become possible. San Juan Mayor Carmen...
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the votes cast during a botched primary over the weekend are valid and that a second round of voting will be held Aug. 16 at centers that never opened or did not remain open for the required eight hours. The ruling was a response to five lawsuits filed after missing or delayed ballots meant that voting occurred in only about 60 of Puerto Rico’s 110 precincts Sunday. “Let’s hope that, in the name of democracy, there are no more failures, inefficiencies, errors or delays. Any other result or deviation from what is stated here would be clearly unacceptable,” the court stated. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All...
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico Supreme Court: Votes in botched primary valid, will be counted; second round to be held at certain centers. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Enlarge Image This photo provided by the Arecibo Observatory, shows the damage done by a broken cable that supported a metal platform, creating a 100-foot gash to the radio telescope’s reflector dish in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. AP SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A broken cable caused severe damage at Puerto Rico’s Arecibo Observatory, causing a suspension of operations for one of the world’s largest single-dish radio telescopes, officials said Tuesday. The University of Central Florida, which manages the National Science Foundation facility, said in a statement that a cable that helps support a metal platform broke and caused a 100-foot (30-meter) gash on a reflector dish. The university said eight panels in the dome also were damaged and...
    Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., said Tuesday that if Joe Biden wins the presidential race and Democrats retake control of both houses of Congress, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., would gain statehood. McSally warned that if Democrats win full control of Washington, they will vote to give Puerto Rico and D.C. full voting rights on Capitol Hill via statehood, making it impossible for Republicans to ever regain control. “They're going to make D.C. and Puerto Rico a state and get four new Democrat Senators. We'd never get the Senate back again,” the Arizona Republican said. “They are going to ram through the most radical left agenda we’ve seen in history,” McSally told MSNBC’s Vaughn Hillyard. HOUSE PASSES DC STATEHOOD BILL: HOW IT...
    The National Science Foundation’s Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico has been damaged by a broken cable. The observatory is one of the world’s largest single-dish radio telescopes. The University of Central Florida, which manages the observatory, explained that a cable that helps support a metal platform above the observatory broke on Monday, causing a 100-foot gash on the telescope’s reflector dish. POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS ASTEROID THAT ZIPPED PAST EARTH HAS ITS OWN 'MOON' It is not clear what caused the cable to break, according to the university. This photo provided by the Arecibo Observatory, shows the damage done by a broken cable that supported a metal platform, creating a 100-foot gash to the radio telescope's reflector dish in Arecibo, Puerto...
    Unfortunately, this is not the first setback Arecibo has endured. It faced dire financial trouble in 2008 and again in 2016. Then, like much of Puerto Rico, the observatory suffered significant damage during Hurricane Maria. Things seemed to be turning around in 2018 when a group led by UCF took over operations from the National Science Foundation, and last year, Arecibo got a boost from the $19 million NASA grant. It’s unclear how long the observatory will be out of commission or how much repairs will cost.  “We have a team of experts assessing the situation,” Francisco Cordova, director of the observatory, said in a statement . “Our focus is assuring the safety of our staff, protecting the facilities and...
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Federal agents on Wednesday arrested an accountant in a corruption investigation involving Puerto Rico’s former education secretary. FBI spokeswoman Limary Cruz identified the man as Aníbal Jover, who once was president of Puerto Rico’s Association of Certified Public Accountants. Cruz told The Associated Press that there’s a gag order in the case and that she could not provide further details. Jover is the seventh person arrested in a case in which authorities say contracts were fraudulently obtained from Puerto Rico’s Department of Education and its Health Insurance Administration. It was not immediately known if Jover had an attorney. A federal grand jury last year returned indictments in the case for three contractors, a...
    Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) warned that, should Joe Biden win the presidential race and the Democrats retake both houses of Congress, they will make D.C. and Puerto Rico new U.S. states, which she baselessly claimed would doom Republicans to being in the minority in the Senate for a generation. During a wide-ranging interview with NBC News’ Vaughn Hillyard, McSally, who was appointed to the Senate to fill an open seat after losing to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema in 2018, attacked the presumptive Democratic nominee and his party’s alleged “radical Left agenda.” She then claimed that, should the Democrats win back full control of Washington, they would vote to make the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico states, which, she claimed,...
    Joe Biden says it is unacceptable the people of Puerto Rico were denied the right to vote after the island nation was forced to partially suspend voting for primaries marred by a lack of ballots. "For decades, elections in Puerto Rico were known for high participation rates and transparency," Biden said in a statement Tuesday. "It was a process that many took pride in. It is unacceptable that the people of Puerto Rico, who waited in line on Sunday in the midst of a global pandemic, were denied the right to vote. Their voices must be heard. Our democracy only works when every citizen has the ability to exercise their right to vote. Every vote must count." Some voters waited...
    Arizona Sen. Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallyCoronavirus deal key to Republicans protecting Senate majority From a Republican donor to Senate GOP: Remove marriage penalty or risk alienating voters Hillicon Valley: Facebook bans ads from pro-Trump PAC | Uber reports big drop in revenue | US offers M reward for election interference info MORE (R) claimed Tuesday that Senate Democrats would move to pass statehood bills for the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico should they retake control of the chamber in November. In an interview with NBC News, the Republican senator speculated that Democrats would seek to make the nation's capital and Puerto Rico full U.S. states with Senate and House representation, a move she further said would permanently prevent Republican...
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor on Tuesday added new demands to conflicting proposals for rescuing the U.S. territory’s botched primary election, suing to insist on an election re-do at all polling centers that opened late — not just those where a lack of ballots kept people from voting, The lawsuit filed by Gov. Wanda Vásquez also seeks to stop the release of unconfirmed results from centers where voting did take place on Sunday. A failure to supply ballots and other issues kept people from voting at a little under half of the island’s 110 polling places. “The uncertainty created since the process began in morning hours caused thousands of voters to leave the voting centers where...
    Pizza Hut announced that Beyond Sausage will be added to its menu at five locations across Puerto Rico starting August 10. The new plant-based topping will be featured on two limited-edition pizzas: Beyond Sausage and Beyond Sausage Veggie. Pizza Hut is the first international pizza chain in Puerto Rico to offer a plant-based meat topping. Yum Holdings, the parent company for Pizza Hut, has already successfully added Beyond Meat to its menus at Pizza Huts, KFCs and Taco Bells in China.  “We’re excited to take this next step in our partnership with Yum! Brands to offer a plant-based sausage option at an iconic brand like Pizza Hut in Puerto Rico,” said Chuck Muth, Chief Growth Officer at Beyond Meat....
            by Danica Coto  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The future of Puerto Rico’s botched primaries rested in the hands of the island’s Supreme Court as answers trickled out Monday on why voting centers lacked ballots and forced officials to reschedule part of the primaries in a blow to the U.S. territory’s democracy. A plan to hold another primary on Aug. 16 for centers that could not open on Sunday could change depending on the ruling of a lawsuit filed by Pedro Pierluisi, who is running against Gov. Wanda Vázquez to become the potential nominee of the pro-statehood New Progressive Party. Joining the lawsuit was Puerto Rico Sen. Eduardo Bhatia, of the main opposition Popular...
    By Danica Coto | Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The future of Puerto Rico’s botched primaries rested in the hands of the island’s Supreme Court as answers trickled out Monday on why voting centers lacked ballots and forced officials to reschedule part of the primaries in a blow to the U.S. territory’s democracy. A plan to hold another primary on Aug. 16 for centers that could not open on Sunday could change depending on the ruling of a lawsuit filed by Pedro Pierluisi, who is running against Gov. Wanda Vázquez to become the potential nominee of the pro-statehood New Progressive Party. Joining the lawsuit was Puerto Rico Sen. Eduardo Bhatia, of the main opposition Popular Democratic Party....
    Puerto Rico temporarily suspended its primary Sunday after a shortage of ballots prevented citizens from casting their votes, the Associated Press reported. The lack of ballots led to calls for the president of the U.S. territory’s elections commission to resign, Politico reported Monday. “I have never seen on American soil something like what has just been done here in Puerto Rico. It’s an embarrassment to our government and our people,” said Pedro Pierluisi, who is running a primary challenge to Gov. Wanda Vázquez to be the gubernatorial nominee under the New Progressive Party. Vázquez echoed Pierluisi’s comments, calling the primary a “disaster” and echoing calls for the elections commission’s president to resign. “They made the people of Puerto Rico, not...
    Puerto Rico polling station sign reads "Ballots have not arrived". “Ballots have not arrived,” reads a sign at a polling station in Puerto Rico. This was the story at multiple locations across the island for Sunday’s primary election for governor, resident commissioner (non-voting representative to Congress), and for the legislature. The finger-pointing to place blame has already begun, with much of it falling upon the president of the Elections Commission, Juan Ernesto Dávila. However, the party in power, headed by appointed Governor Wanda Vázquez—who is running for reelection—is catching a ton of flak as well. Here on the mainland, right-wingers like Geraldo Rivera have gotten into the act, mindlessly and inaccurately blaming Democrats. The end result is that some of the polling locations...
    A demonstrator with a Puerto Rican flag protests against Gov. Ricardo Rossello in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, July 23, 2019.Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo | AP Puerto Ricans demanded answers Monday after botched primaries forced officials to reschedule voting at centers lacking ballots, an unprecedented decision being called a blow to the U.S. territory's democracy. The island's elections commission remained silent as anger and embarrassment spread across Puerto Rico one day after hundreds of voters were turned away from shuttered centers that for unknown reasons received ballots several hours late or never received them at all. It was the first time primaries have been halted and led many to worry that it has cracked Puerto Ricans' confidence in their government...
    By DÁNICA COTO, Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Ricans demanded answers Monday after botched primaries forced officials to reschedule voting at centers lacking ballots, an unprecedented decision being called a blow to the U.S. territory's democracy. The island’s elections commission remained silent as anger and embarrassment spread across Puerto Rico one day after hundreds of voters were turned away from shuttered centers that for unknown reasons received ballots several hours late or never received them at all. It was the first time primaries have been halted and led many to worry that it has cracked Puerto Ricans’ confidence in their government and could affect the outcome of upcoming November general elections on an island with a...
    The presidents of the New Progressive Party (PNP), Thomas rivera schatz, and Popular Democratic (PPD), Aníbal José Torres, demanded this Sunday to postpone the primaries, given the difficulties that made it impossible for citizens to cast their votes in polling stations around the island. “Given the ineptitude of the president of the EEC (Juan Ernesto Davila) to handle the primaries. We met (with Rivera Schatz), determining to paralyze the processTorres said. Meanwhile, Rivera Schatz called the deficiencies in the EEC “unsustainable” and “unacceptable”. Both spoke at a press conference. After 2pm, out of 110 precincts, 59 had not received the briefcases with ballots and resources necessary to complete the event. The request was accepted by the primary committees...
    The elections in Puerto Rico were suspended. Photo: RICARDO ARDUENGO / . / . The State Elections Commission (CEE) of Puerto Rico officially announced this Sunday the suspension of the primaries that will continue next weekend, after 59 of 110 precincts did not receive the ballots. The main parties on the island, the New Progressive Party (PNP) and the Popular Democratic Party (PPD), celebrated this Sunday primaries to choose their candidates for the general elections on November 3. Related: Woman is raped by five men in Puerto Rico In the schools that yes they received the ballots, and as indicated throughout the day, the eight hours of opening will be fulfilled, whatever the hour, explains a...
    The presidents of the New Progressive Party (PNP), Thomas rivera schatz, and Popular Democratic (PPD), Aníbal José Torres, demanded this Sunday to postpone the primaries, given the difficulties that made it impossible for citizens to cast their votes in polling stations around the island. “Given the ineptitude of the president of the EEC (Juan Ernesto Davila) to handle the primaries. We met (with Rivera Schatz), determining to paralyze the processTorres said. Meanwhile, Rivera Schatz called the deficiencies in the EEC “unsustainable” and “unacceptable”. Both spoke at a press conference. After 2pm, out of 110 precincts, 59 had not received the briefcases with ballots and resources necessary to complete the event. The request was accepted by the primary committees...
    (CNN)Puerto Rico's primary elections were temporarily halted Sunday because of a lack of ballots in voting centers across the island, according to election officials. The State Elections Commission (CEE) suspended voting at some precincts because they had not received ballots, CEE said.The CEE later announced voting would be rescheduled for any precincts that were not able to open by 1:45 p.m. Sunday. Voting will resume at those centers on August 16 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., according to a CEE release.Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vázquez Garced blasted the CEE in a tweet."This is totally unacceptable and outrageous! What the State Elections Commission did today is unprecedented and there is no excuse that can support it," Vázquez said.
    Puerto Rico partially suspended primary voting on Sunday over a lack of ballots, according to officials.  The elections commission said primaries for voting centers that had not received ballots by early afternoon are expected to be rescheduled while voting would continue elsewhere, The Associated Press reported.  Voters who turned out in required face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic were turned away from voting centers across Puerto Rico and told no ballots were available, the newswire reported.  Gov. Wanda Vázquez, who is running for reelection as part of the pro-statehood New Progressive Party, said the situation was “totally unacceptable and outrageous.”  “What happened today by the State Elections Commission is unprecedented and there is no excuse that can support it,” she...
    The presidents of the New Progressive Party (PNP), Thomas rivera schatz, and the Popular Democratic Party (PPD), Aníbal José Torres; They demanded this Sunday to postpone the primaries, given the chaotic process. “Given the ineptitude of the president of the EEC (Juan Ernesto Davila) to handle the primaries. We met (with Rivera Schatz), determining to paralyze the processTorres said. Meanwhile, Rivera Schatz called the deficiencies in the EEC “unsustainable” and “unacceptable”. Both spoke at a press conference. After 2pm, out of 110 precincts, 59 had not received ballots. The request was accepted by the primary committees of both parties. “Eight (8) hours will be guaranteed so that voters can exercise their right to vote. On the...
    By Dánica Coto | Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico on Sunday was forced to partially suspend voting for primaries marred by a lack of ballots as officials called on the president of the U.S. territory’s elections commission to resign. The primaries for voting centers that had not received ballots by early afternoon are expected to be rescheduled, while voting would continue elsewhere, the commission said. “I have never seen on American soil something like what just has been done here in Puerto Rico. It’s an embarrassment to our government and our people,” said Pedro Pierluisi, who is running against Gov. Wanda Vázquez, to become the nominee for the pro-statehood New Progressive Party. Meanwhile, Vázquez called the...
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico on Sunday was forced to partially suspend voting for primaries marred by a lack of ballots as officials called on the president of the US territory’s elections commission to resign. The primaries for voting centers that had not received ballots by early afternoon are expected to be rescheduled, while voting would continue elsewhere, the commission said. “I have never seen on American soil something like what just has been done here in Puerto Rico. It’s an embarrassment to our government and our people,” said Pedro Pierluisi, who is running against Gov. Wanda Vázquez, to become the nominees for the pro-statehood New Progressive Party. The president of that party, Thomas Rivera Schatz, along with...
    Puerto Rico on Sunday was forced to partially suspend voting for primaries marred by a lack of ballots as officials called on the president of the U.S. territory’s elections commission to resign. The primaries for voting centers that had not received ballots by early afternoon are expected to be rescheduled, while voting would continue elsewhere, the commission said. “I have never seen on American soil something like what just has been done here in Puerto Rico. It’s an embarrassment to our government and our people,” said Pedro Pierluisi, who is running against Gov. Wanda Vázquez, to become the nominees for the pro-statehood New Progressive Party. The president of that party, Thomas Rivera Schatz, along with the president of the main...
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico government is forced to suspend voting as primaries marred by lack of ballots blamed on elections commission. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s primaries were marred on Sunday by a lack of ballots in a majority of centers across the U.S. territory, forcing frustrated voters who braved a spike in COVID-19 cases to turn around and go back home. The situation infuriated voters and politicians of all stripes as they blamed Puerto Rico’s elections commission and demanded an explanation for ballots reaching only a handful of voting centers by the afternoon. “This has been a crass administrative incompetence by the president of the elections commission who should not be in that position,” said Aníbal José Torres, president of the main opposition Popular Democratic Party. He, along with Thomas Rivera Schatz, president of the governor’s...
    By DÁNICA COTO, Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s historic primaries were marred early Sunday by a lack of voting materials in a majority of centers across the U.S. territory that forced frustrated voters who braved a spike in COVID-19 cases to turn around and go back home. The situation infuriated voters and politicians alike as they blamed Puerto Rico’s election commission. “This is crass incompetence,” said Aníbal Acevedo Vilá, a former governor who is running to represent Puerto Rico in Congress. The election commission announced it would keep all affected voting centers open later than scheduled to guarantee a full eight hours of access as required. But many who stood in lines on Sunday morning...
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s historic primaries were marred early Sunday by a lack of voting materials in a majority of centers across the U.S. territory that forced frustrated voters who braved a spike in COVID-19 cases to turn around and go back home. The situation infuriated voters and politicians alike as they blamed Puerto Rico’s election commission. “This is crass incompetence,” said Aníbal Acevedo Vilá, a former governor who is running to represent Puerto Rico in Congress. The election commission announced it would keep all affected voting centers open later than scheduled to guarantee a full eight hours of access as required. But many who stood in lines on Sunday morning were elderly people not...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago has added Puerto Rico to its its COVID-19 travel quarantine order on Tuesday.Last week, Chicago added Wisconsin to its list, along with Missouri, North Dakota and Nebraska.The states and territories currently subject to quarantine are:-Alabama-Arkansas-Arizona-California-Florida-Georgia-Idaho-Iowa-Kansas-Louisiana-Mississippi-Missouri-Nebraska-North Carolina-North Dakota-Nevada-Oklahoma-Puerto Rico-South Carolina-Tennessee-Texas-Utah-WisconsinRELATED: Chicago quarantine: Wisconsin, 3 other states added to COVID-19 travel order listTravelers from the states are required to quarantine for 14 days. Essential workers and people who commute from Wisconsin to work in Chicago are exempt. However, they are asked to limit activities to work activities and monitor for any symptoms. Those passing through Wisconsin, stopping for less than 24 hours would not have to quarantine, but day trips for shopping would not be allowed, even if...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Department of Public Health has added Puerto Rico to the city’s emergency travel order, requiring people to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival to Chicago. Puerto Rico joins 22 states on the quarantine list: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin. The requirement that people arriving in Chicago from Puerto Rico self-quarantine for 14 days goes into effect on Friday. Chicago’s quarantine mandate requires anyone who is arriving in the city from states considered to be COVID-19 hot spots to self-isolate for a minimum of 14 days when they arrive in the city, including visitors to Chicago,...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago has added Puerto Rico to its its COVID-19 travel quarantine order on Tuesday.Last week, Chicago added Wisconsin to its list, along with Missouri, North Dakota and Nebraska.The states and territories currently subject to quarantine are:-Alabama-Arkansas-Arizona-California-Florida-Georgia-Idaho-Iowa-Kansas-Louisiana-Mississippi-Missouri-Nebraska-North Carolina-North Dakota-Nevada-Oklahoma-Puerto Rico-South Carolina-Tennessee-Texas-Utah-WisconsinRELATED: Chicago quarantine: Wisconsin, 3 other states added to COVID-19 travel order listTravelers from the states are required to quarantine for 14 days. Essential workers and people who commute from Wisconsin to work in Chicago are exempt. However, they are asked to limit activities to work activities and monitor for any symptoms. Those passing through Wisconsin, stopping for less than 24 hours would not have to quarantine, but day trips for shopping would not be allowed, even if...
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ruled that it is unconstitutional to deny Puerto Ricans living in the U.S. territory access to three federal welfare programs in a major decision cheered by many. However, the judge also granted a two-month administrative stay of the injunction at the federal government’s request, which means the decision for now will apply only to the nine plaintiffs in the case. Legal experts warned that they expect the U.S. government to appeal the ruling, and if unsuccessful, to take it as far as the U.S. Supreme Court given the millions of dollars at stake. “It’s a precedent, it’s a significant change, without a doubt. Whether it will be historic depends...
    San Juan, Aug 3 (EFE) .- The management of the Coliseum of Puerto Rico José Miguel Agrelot, the habitual scene of the performances of foreign and national music stars, announced on Monday that the events scheduled for the month of August are postponed due to the increase in positive cases of COVID-19 on the island. They are also working on the availability of new dates with show producers to establish the calendar for the coming months. The presentations by Cristian Castro, José Luis Rodríguez “El Puma”, Molusco and Manny Manuel were postponed before this determination. There are currently 6,835 confirmed positive cases on the Caribbean island and 11,576 probable, as well as 119 confirmed and 111 probable deaths. “Since the...
    By DÁNICA COTO, Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The CEO of Puerto Rico’s state-owned power company is resigning as tens of thousands of clients remain without electricity since last week’s tropical storm that further weakened a grid still trying to recover from previous hurricanes and earthquakes, officials said Monday. José Ortiz is expected to step down on Wednesday amid widespread anger and impatience with ongoing power outages that are occurring during a pandemic, at the height of what is expected to be an unusually active hurricane season as hundreds of thousands of parents prepare for the start of a virtual school year. “It’s irresponsible and a lack of respect that a simple storm unleashed the chaos we...
    (CNN Español) — En medio de la pandemia de covid-19 que enfrenta Puerto Rico, la gobernadora de la isla, Wanda Vázquez, firmó el viernes un decreto que mantendrá el toque de queda diariamente entre las 10:00 P.M. y las 5:00 P.M. desde este sábado y hasta el 15 de agosto. Además, se ordena el cierre de todos los comercios los domingos, a excepción de las farmacias, supermercados, puestos de gasolina y ferreterías. Ese mismo día, los restaurantes podrán operar para entrega a domicilio. El resto de la semana, los establecimientos que sirvan alimentos deberán limitar el acceso del público al 50% de la capacidad del local. El decreto también mantiene la prohibición para el consumo, la venta y el expendio...
    JoJo Fletcher and Jordan Rodgers stopped to take a photo and take in a jaw-dropping view. Former Bachelorette JoJo Fletcher took to Instagram on Friday, July 31 to share a stunning photo of herself and her fiancé Jordan Rodgers. The photo was taken during a hike they had shared with their two dogs. The couple stood on an incredibly picturesque cliff overlooking the ocean. They are currently vacationing in Dorado, Puerto Rico. Fletcher looked flawless in a sports bra from the leisurewear brand Set Active. She paired the bra with some black high waisted biker shorts from the yoga clothing brand Alo Yoga. She finished off the look with a grey baseball cap from the same brand and a pair...
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor announced Friday that she would extend for two more weeks measures aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus. That means bars, gyms, marinas and movie theaters across the U.S. territory will stay shuttered until at least Aug. 15. Beaches remain closed on Sundays, and are open the rest of the week only to people doing exercise, including surfers, swimmers and runners. Face masks continue to be mandatory, and those who refuse to wear one will be arrested, Gov. Wanda Vázquez said. A curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. will remain in place, and no parties or gatherings will be allowed in short-term rental facilities. “Until a vaccine is...
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    Earthquake : Posted at 11:12 ET (15:12 GMT) Tuesday, January 7, 2020 Playing 8:45 Posted at 12:49 ET (16:49 GMT) Friday, June 12, 2020 3:00 Posted at 15:09 ET (19:09 GMT) Friday, May 8, 2020 0:51 Posted at 19:51 ET (23:51 GMT) Tuesday, January 28, 2020 4:12 Posted at 11:36 ET (15:36 GMT) Tuesday, January 14, 2020 2:52 Posted at 22:43 ET (02:43 GMT) Thursday, January 9, 2020 2:18 Posted at 3:23 PM ET (7:23 PM GMT) Tuesday, January 7, 2020 ...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- As Isaias approaches the Bahamas, a hurricane watch has been issued for portions of Florida's east coast, forecasters said. Heavy rains associated with Isaias may begin to affect the Carolinas and possibly our weather by early next week.Isaias had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph at 11:00 a.m. and was centered south-southwest of Great Inagua Island in the Bahamas, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. It was moving northwest at 16 mph (26 kph).On Thursday while still a tropical storm, Isaias knocked out power, toppled trees and caused widespread flooding and small landslides in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, where at least 35 people were rescued from floodwaters and one person remained missing. Hundreds of...
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    Earthquake : According to the Puerto Rico Seismic Network, in recent weeks more than 2,000 seismic movements shook the island. On December 28 one of magnitude 4.7 was felt and hours later it was succeeded by another of magnitude 5, and this earthquake, in turn, was followed by another 400 aftershocks of magnitudes greater than 2. This Tuesday there was another earthquake of magnitude 6.4.
    Earthquake : Posted at 2:11 p.m. ET (6:11 p.m. GMT) Wednesday, January 8, 2020 Playing 1:43 Posted at 09:30 ET (13:30 GMT) Thursday, July 30, 2020 Posted at 4:55 p.m. ET (8:55 p.m. GMT) Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:10 Posted at 13:03 ET (17:03 GMT) Wednesday, July 15, 2020 4:16 Posted at 01:03 ET (05:03 GMT) Tuesday, July 14, 2020 2:30 Posted at 22:42 ET (02:42 GMT) Monday, July 13, 2020 3:24 Posted at 9:31 PM ET (01:31 GMT) Monday, July 13, 2020 ...
    Earthquake : Puerto Rican reggaetonist Daddy Yankee visited this Sunday a refugee camp in the municipality of Guánica and brought electric generators to help people who have been affected by earthquakes in southern Puerto Rico. «Always proud of Puerto Rico. So united that we are always for all causes, showing that we are very hard Puerto Rico. Everyone is active, bringing first aid supplies, supplies, water, ice. I brought generators here that we call the power plants, distributing all over the towns, “said Daddy Yankee.
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — New Hurricane Isaias kept on a path early Friday expected to take it to the U.S. East Coast by the weekend as it approached the Bahamas, parts of which are still recovering from the devastation of last year’s Hurricane Dorian. Isaias had maximum sustained winds of 80 mph (130 kph) Friday morning and was centered about 15 miles (25 kilometers) south-southwest of Great Inagua Island in the Bahamas, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. It was moving northwest at 17 mph (28 kph). It was forecast pass over the southeastern Bahamas early Friday, be near the central Bahamas late Friday and move near or over the northwestern Bahamas and near South Florida on Saturday....
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- New Hurricane Isaias kept on a path early Friday expected to take it to the U.S. East Coast by the weekend as it approached the Bahamas, parts of which are still recovering from the devastation of last year's Hurricane Dorian.Isaias had maximum sustained winds of 80 mph (130 kph) Friday morning and was centered about 15 miles (25 kilometers) south-southwest of Great Inagua Island in the Bahamas, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. It was moving northwest at 17 mph (28 kph).It was forecast pass over the southeastern Bahamas early Friday, be near the central Bahamas late Friday and move near or over the northwestern Bahamas and near South Florida on Saturday.On Thursday while still a...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- New Hurricane Isaias kept on a path early Friday expected to take it to the U.S. East Coast by the weekend as it approached the Bahamas, parts of which are still recovering from the devastation of last year's Hurricane Dorian.Isaias had maximum sustained winds of 80 mph (130 kph) Friday morning and was centered about 15 miles (25 kilometers) south-southwest of Great Inagua Island in the Bahamas, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. It was moving northwest at 17 mph (28 kph).It was forecast pass over the southeastern Bahamas early Friday, be near the central Bahamas late Friday and move near or over the northwestern Bahamas and near South Florida on Saturday.On Thursday while still a...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Tropical Storm Isaias produced life-threatening flash flooding and gusty winds over Puerto Rico on Thursday as heavy rain and gusty winds moved into the Dominican Republic.There is the potential for Tropical Storm Isaias to strengthen into a Category 1 hurricane offshore the Florida East Coast as we head into this weekend. Tropical Storm Watches are now in effect for parts of South Florida.Isaias unleashed small landslides and caused widespread flooding and power outages on an island still recovering from previous hurricanes and earthquakes. The storm's maximum sustained winds of 60 mph (95 kph) also toppled trees and some telephone and electrical cables across Puerto Rico. Especially hard hit was the territory's southern region, which still shakes...
    The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Tropical Storm Isaias has strengthened into a hurricane, moving with maximum sustained winds of 130 kph as it churns along the Caribbean. A hurricane warning is in effect for the Northwestern, Southeastern and Central Bahamas. Earlier, Tropical Storm Isaias hit Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, causing power outages and small landslides. A tropical storm warning is in effect for the entire southern and northern coastlines of the Dominican Republic, the north coast of Haiti and the Turks and Caicos Islands, according to the hurricane center. The Associated Press reported late Thursday that Tropical Storm Isaias’ powerful winds had hit Puerto Rico, still recovering from other hurricanes and earthquakes, transforming “several streets into fast-flowing...
    Earthquake : Posted at 18:07 ET (22:07 GMT) Thursday, February 6, 2020 Playing 4:12 Posted at 09:30 ET (13:30 GMT) Thursday, July 30, 2020 Posted at 4:55 p.m. ET (8:55 p.m. GMT) Wednesday, July 29, 2020 1:10 Posted at 13:03 ET (17:03 GMT) Wednesday, July 15, 2020 4:16 Posted at 01:03 ET (05:03 GMT) Tuesday, July 14, 2020 2:30 Posted at 22:42 ET (02:42 GMT) Monday, July 13, 2020 3:24 Posted at 9:31 PM ET (01:31 GMT) Monday, July 13, 2020 ...
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Tropical Storm Isaias knocked out power and caused flooding and small landslides across Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic on Thursday, then strengthened into a hurricane late in the night while moving toward the Bahamas and U.S. East Coast. The storm’s rain turned several streets into fast-flowing rivers and toppled trees and some telephone and electrical cables in Puerto Rico, which is still recovering from previous hurricanes and earthquakes. The National Guard rescued at least 35 people, including two newborns. Authorities in the northwest town of Rincon reported a woman missing after floodwaters swept her away when she tried to drive across a bridge. Government workers in the Dominican Republic had used loudspeakers to...
    Meteorologists say Tropical Storm Isaias could strengthen into a hurricane and threaten the East Coast of the U.S., after causing power outages and small landslides across Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said late Thursday that Isaias is moving with maximum sustained winds of 95 kph. The Associated Press reports that the storm’s powerful winds in Puerto Rico, still recovering from other hurricanes and earthquakes, has transformed “several streets into fast-flowing rivers and toppled trees and some telephone and electrical cables.” More than 100,000 people are without fresh water. According to AP, 14 percent of Puerto Rico’s cell towers are out. Emergency workers had to rescue several families who were reluctant to leave their homes...
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Tropical Storm Isaias knocked out power and caused flooding and small landslides across Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic on Thursday, then strengthened into a hurricane late in the night while moving toward the Bahamas and U.S. East Coast. The storm’s rain turned several streets into fast-flowing rivers and toppled trees and some telephone and electrical cables in Puerto Rico, which is still recovering from previous hurricanes and earthquakes. The National Guard rescued at least 35 people, including two newborns. Authorities in the northwest town of Rincon reported a woman missing after floodwaters swept her away when she tried to drive across a bridge. Government workers in the Dominican Republic had used loudspeakers to urge...
    Tropical Storm Isaias knocked out electricity and caused flooding and landslides in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic Thursday, following forecasts that predicted the storm would morph into a hurricane, as it moves toward the Bahamas and the East Coast of the United States. The storm's maximum sustained winds of 60 mph sent rivers of water flowing down the streets in Puerto Rico, The Associated Press reported. Trees and telephone lines were also reportedly toppled and the National Guard had to rescue at least 35 people, including two newborn babies. "Everyone is in a constant state of emergency," Marieli Grant of Mercy Corps told The AP. TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS: AMERICANS SHOULD START PREPARING FOR 'WINDS, HEAVY RAINFALL AND STORM SURGE,' HURRICANE CENTER SAYS VideoIsaias was...
    Tropical Storm Isaias could strengthen into a hurricane and threaten the East Coast after battering Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, according to U.S. forecasters.  The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) has issued a tropical storm watch for parts of Florida’s east coast, and the government of the Bahamas issued a similar warning for swaths of its territory.   Other areas under a tropical storm watch or warning include parts of Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and the Turks and Caicos Islands.  A tropical storm warning means that tropical storm conditions are expected somewhere within the warning area within 36 hours. A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours.  Isaias was...
    The National Hurricane Center reported Thursday that Tropical Storm Isaias, which is battering the Dominican Republic on a forecasted observe towards the U.S. East Coast, will most likely develop into a hurricane on Friday. The storm has by now unleashed smaller landslides and brought on widespread flooding and electricity outages in Puerto Rico, which is nonetheless recovering from previous hurricanes and earthquakes. The storm’s maximum sustained winds of 60 mph also toppled trees and some telephone and electrical cables across the island. Particularly tricky hit was Puerto Rico’s southern area, which is continue to currently being shaken by everyday tremors. Santos Seda, mayor of the southwest city of Guánica, told The Linked Push that he has obtained studies of downed...
    Tropical Storm Isaias is forecast to strengthen into a Hurricane on Friday as the vicious storm edges closer to South Florida. As of Thursday evening the storm was swirling with maximum sustained winds of 60mph over the Dominican Republic headed northwest at 20 mph. The National Hurricane Center announced Thursday evening the storm will escalate into a hurricane by Friday or Friday evening and is forecast to move near South Florida on Saturday. At the moment the storm’s cone of uncertainty will see it brush Florida and continue on towards Connecticut and possibly New York. It'll likely reduce to a Tropical Storm again by the time it rise the up the Eastern Seaboard. Current storm predictions show Isaias passing just...
    The National Hurricane Center said Thursday that Tropical Storm Isaias, which is battering the Dominican Republic on a forecasted track toward the U.S. East Coast, will likely become a hurricane on Friday. The storm has already unleashed small landslides and caused widespread flooding and power outages in Puerto Rico, which is still recovering from previous hurricanes and earthquakes. The storm's maximum sustained winds of 60 mph also toppled trees and some telephone and electrical cables across the island. Especially hard hit was Puerto Rico's southern region, which is still being shaken by daily tremors. Santos Seda, mayor of the southwest town of Guánica, told The Associated Press that he has received reports of downed trees and inundated neighborhoods where earthquake-damaged...
    A weather system that strengthened into Tropical Storm Isaias overnight made landfall over the Dominican Republic on Thursday afternoon, leaving 400,000 in Puerto Rico without power as it continued its track northwestward toward the Bahamas and the Florida coast. Isaias moved over the island of Hispaniola in midafternoon with sustained winds of 60 mph bringing intense rain and still battering Puerto Rico while moving at approximately 20 mph, which was expected to slow over the next few days. The storm crossed just south of Puerto Rico in the early morning hours Thursday and has triggered flash flooding in several areas, with numerous trees, mudslides and flooding reported in southwest Puerto Rico. River flooding was recorded by U.S. Geological Survey gauges in several locations...
    Satellite imagery of Tropical Storm Isaias from the morning of July 30 shows it directly above Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. NOAA/NESDIS/STAR GOES-East Tropical Storm Isaias gathered force on Thursday morning, causing widespread power outages in Puerto Rico. The storm is headed toward Florida. It's the earliest named storm starting with "I" in history — names go in alphabetical order — in an already record-breaking hurricane season. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tropical Storm Isaias has already broken a record: It's the earliest named storm starting with "I" ever to form in a hurricane season. Because storms are named in alphabetical order each season, that means nine tropical storms have already formed — the...
    Former President Barack Obama called Thursday for Democrats to end the Senate filibuster in order to pass statehood for Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., in addition to other items high on his party’s agenda. “I’m so grateful for the legacy and work of all the congressional leaders who are here,” Obama said during a memorial service for the late Rep. John Lewis (D-GA). “But there’s a better way than a statement calling him a hero.” Obama said the party’s priorities should include allowing former felons to vote and making Election Day a national holiday, in addition to granting statehood to Puerto Rico and Washington. “And if all this takes eliminating the filibuster, another Jim Crow relic, in order to secure...
    Former President Barack Obama used his eulogy for the late Congressman John Lewis on Thursday to outline a dramatic new plan for voting reform, including a new voting rights act, statehood for Puerto Rico and Washington D.C., and making Election Day a national holiday. Obama's call to arms for Democrats rang out as a clear battle cry against President Donald Trump, who has complained mail-in voting will cause massive voter fraud - despite the low levels of voter fraud in the U.S. - and suggested delaying the November election.  'Everybody's got to come out and vote,' Obama told mourners at Lewis' funeral in Georgia.  Obama did not mention Trump by name but it was clear who he was referring to...
    Barack Obama came out for ending the Senate filibuster in order to push through major changes in policy and the structure of government, preempting Joe Biden in support of the major legislative process change. In his eulogy at the funeral for civil rights icon and Georgia Rep. John Lewis, the former president called for voting rights reform, including statehood for the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, automatic voter registration, restoring voting rights to felons now out of prison, and making Election Day a national holiday. "If all of this takes eliminating the filibuster, another Jim Crow relic, in order to secure the God-given rights of every American, then that's what we should do," Obama said. Elimination...
    Puerto Rico is bracing for life-threatening flash floods and intense winds as Tropical Storm Isaias approaches. The National Hurricane Center reported Thursday that the strengthening storm system will bring heavy rain, mudslides, and other life-threatening weather conditions to Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and other islands in the Caribbean. The storm is still on track to hit most of Florida over the weekend. "There is a risk of impacts from winds, heavy rainfall, and storm surge along portions of the U.S. east coast beginning this weekend in Florida and spreading northward to the Carolinas and southern mid-Atlantic states early next week," the NHC said in a statement. "Due to Isaias interacting with Hispaniola, the details of the track and...
    The U.S. should prepare for “impacts from winds, heavy rainfall and storm surge” as Tropical Storm Isaias heads along its forecasted path toward the East Coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center warned Thursday. The storm, as of late Thursday morning, was battering Puerto Rico with sustained winds of up to 60 mph and was about 50 miles southwest of Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. “There is a risk of impacts from winds, heavy rainfall, and storm surge along portions of the U.S. East Coast beginning this weekend in Florida and spreading northward to the Carolinas and southern mid-Atlantic states early next week,” the Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory, adding that “tropical storm or hurricane watches could be issued for portions of South Florida later today.” TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS SLAMMING PUERTO...
    San Juan, Puerto Rico — Tropical Storm Isaias battered Puerto Rico on Thursday as it continued on a forecast track toward the U.S. mainland, unleashing small landslides and causing widespread flooding and power outages on an island still recovering from previous hurricanes and earthquakes.  Especially hard hit by the storm's maximum sustained winds of 60 mph was Puerto Rico's southern region, which is still being shaken by daily tremors. Santos Seda, mayor of the southwest town of Guánica, told The Associated Press he's received reports of downed trees and inundated neighborhoods where earthquake-damaged homes still stand. "The emotional state of people is deteriorating more every day," he said, adding that crews will fan out to assess damage once the...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Tropical Storm Isaias is causing life-threatening flash flooding and gusty high winds across Puerto Rico. At 11 a.m. Thursday, Isaias was located 50 miles southwest of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic with maximum sustained winds near 60 mph with higher gusts. Isaias is moving toward the northwest near 20 mph, A west-northwestward to northwestward motion with some decrease in forward speed is expected over the next couple of days. On the forecast track, the center of Isaias will move over Hispaniola on Thursday and move near the Southeastern Bahamas by Thursday night or early Friday. Isaias is forecast to be near the Central Bahamas Friday night and approach the Northwest Bahamas or southern Florida Friday night and...
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Tropical Storm Isaias battered Puerto Rico on Thursday as it continued on a forecast track toward the U.S. mainland, unleashing small landslides and causing widespread flooding and power outages on an island still recovering from previous hurricanes and earthquakes.Especially hard hit by the storm's maximum sustained winds of 60 mph was Puerto Rico's southern region, which is still being shaken by daily tremors. Santos Seda, mayor of the southwest town of Guánica, told The Associated Press that he has received reports of downed trees and inundated neighborhoods where earthquake-damaged homes still stand."The emotional state of people is deteriorating more every day," he said, adding that crews will fan out to assess the damage once the...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Tropical Storm Isaias is bringing heavy rain and gusty winds to Puerto Rico. At 5 a.m. Thursday, Isaias was located 165 miles south-southwest of Ponce, Puerto Rico with maximum sustained winds near 60 mph with higher gusts. Isaias is moving toward the northwest near 21 mph, and a west-northwestward to northwestward motion with some decrease in forward speed is expected over the next couple of days. On the forecast track, the center of Isaias will move over Hispaniola late Thursday and near the southeastern Bahamas by early Friday. Download The New CBS4 News App Here Little change in strength is anticipated until landfall in the Dominican Republic on Thursday, with a re-strengthening forecast...
    A tropical weather system in the Caribbean Sea was threatening to strengthen into a tropical storm and possible hurricane that was aiming first at Puerto Rico and even Florida by the weekend, forecasters are predicting. “Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine” had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph and was within 180 miles of Puerto Rico late Wednesday, approaching from the southeast and moving west-northwest at 23 mph, AccuWeather said. The ill-defined center of the system, which was keeping National Hurricane Center from declaring it a tropical storm and naming it Isaias, was expected to pass just south of Puerto Rico late Wednesday night. Tropical storm warnings were in effect for Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, all of the Leeward Islands, and...
    NEW YORK -- Tropical Storm Isaias was battering Puerto Rico early Thursday with high winds and heavy rains, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center.Isaias was located about 100 miles (160 kilometers) west southwest of Ponce, Puerto Rico, and about 160 miles (257 kilometers) southeast of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.It had maximum sustained winds of 60 mph (96 kph) and was moving west northwest at 21 mph (33 kph). A west-northwestward to northwestward motion with some decrease in forward speed is expected over the next couple of days.The center of Isaias will move over Hispaniola late Thursday and near the southeastern Bahamas by early Friday.Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 415 miles (667 km) from the center. A Weatherflow station...
    San Juan, Puerto Rico — Heavy rains drenched the eastern Caribbean as a weather system strengthened into Tropical Storm Isaias late Wednesday while it passed south of Puerto Rico and headed for Hispaniola carrying the threat of flooding and landslides. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm was expected to cross the Dominican Republican and Haiti, which share Hispaniola, on Thursday while following a path that could take it to the U.S. mainland by the weekend. "I don't want people to lower their guards, because this system is quite dangerous," said Ernesto Morales with the U.S. National Weather Service in San Juan. "This is not (Hurricane) Maria, but it will bring a lot of rain." Get...
    Tropical Storm Isaias formed in the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday evening prompting forecasters to issue a tropical storm warning for several islands in the Caribbean. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Isaias was centered about 155 miles (249 kilometers) south of Ponce, Puerto Rico, and about 265 miles (426 kilometers) southeast of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. It had maximum sustained winds of 50 mph (80 kph) and was moving west-northwest at 20 mph (32 kph). The government of the Bahamas has upgraded the tropical storm watch for the central Bahamas to a tropical storm warning and has issued a tropical storm watch for the northwestern Bahamas. Tropical storm conditions continued across portions of the Leeward Islands, the U.S. and British...
    The Florida Panhandle may be spared major impact from the newly formed Tropical Storm Isaias, which now has the state’s east coast in its sights, according to reports. The storm officially formed in the Atlantic Ocean near Puerto Rico around 11 p.m. Wednesday, FOX 35 of Orlando reported. As of 2 a.m. EDT Thursday, Isaias was centered about 100 miles south-southwest of Ponce, Puerto Rico, and about 215 miles southeast of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. It had maximum sustained winds of 50 mph and was moving northwest at 18 mph, the U.S. National Hurricane Center reported. TROPICAL STORM ISAIAS EXPECTED TO FORM, BRING HEAVY RAIN TO PUERTO RICO; LONG-RANGE TRACK REMAINS UNCERTAIN The formation of the storm prompted forecasters to...
    Tropical Storm Isaias is churning across the Caribbean after forming near Puerto Rico on Wednesday night. Isaias became the earliest ninth named storm on record in the Atlantic, eclipsing a nearly 15-year record set by Irene, which formed on August 7, 2005. Tropical storm warnings are in place for much of the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico, U.S. and British Virgin Islands, St. Martin, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Turks and Caicos, and part of the Bahamas. Heavy rains, flash flooding and strong winds are expected for the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Thursday. The current path of Tropical Storm Isaias could move the storm towards Florida by this weekend.
    Tropical Storm Isaias officially formed late Wednesday drenching the south of Puerto Rico with heavy rains as it spirals towards Hispaniola with a threat of flooding and landslides.   The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm was expected to cross the Dominican Republican and Haiti, which share Hispaniola, by early Thursday and the southeastern Bahamas by early Friday. It's following a path that could take it to the U.S. mainland by the weekend. The storm carries the threat of three to ten inches of rain in some areas of Hispaniola before spiraling towards Florida and the eastern U.S. Isaias had maximum sustained winds of 50 mph late Wednesday, centered 265 miles southeast of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and...
    (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Isaias has formed over the North Atlantic, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Wednesday. Isaias, the ninth named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season, was located about 155 miles (250 km) south of Ponce, Puerto Rico, with maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour (85 kph), the NHC added. "Some weakening is likely when the center moves over Hispaniola with some strengthening expected by Friday," the Miami-based weather forecaster said. (Reporting by Anjishnu Mondal in Bengaluru; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    NEW YORK -- Heavy rains drenched the eastern Caribbean as a weather system strengthened into Tropical Storm Isaias late Wednesday while it passed south of Puerto Rico and headed for Hispaniola carrying the threat of flooding and landslides.The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said the storm was expected to cross the Dominican Republican and Haiti, which share Hispaniola, on Thursday while following a path that could take it to the U.S. mainland by the weekend."I don't want people to lower their guards, because this system is quite dangerous," said Ernesto Morales with the U.S. National Weather Service in San Juan. "This is not (Hurricane) Maria, but it will bring a lot of rain."President Donald Trump approved an emergency declaration...
    Three more states, along with Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, found themselves added Tuesday to a travel advisory created by Connecticut, New Jersey and New York as officials there seek to keep COVID-19 from reemerging in the tri-state region. The advisory means visitors coming or residents returning from Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota as well as D.C. and Puerto Rico must self isolate for 14 days. Certain exemptions apply, and in New York anyone coming from an advisory state or territory must provide contact information before leaving the airport or face a $2,000 fine. Govs. Andrew Cuomo of New York, Phil Murphy of New Jersey and Ned Lamont of Connecticut, all three Democrats, initiated the advisory on June...
    Travelers from 34 states, as well as Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, must now quarantine for 14 days when they travel to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The governors of New York and New Jersey announced Tuesday that Illinois, Minnesota, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. are now on the list of states that face quarantine restrictions under a joint travel advisory issued last month. The advisory includes states if their seven-day rolling average of positive tests exceeds 10 percent, or if the number of positive cases exceeds 10 per 100,000 residents. The list has included Texas, California and Florida for weeks.
    NEW YORK -- Forecasters on Tuesday issued a tropical storm warning for Puerto Rico and other parts of the Caribbean, saying a disturbance in the Atlantic is likely to soon strengthen into a tropical storm that might reach the U.S. mainland.The storm, which could be named Isaias if it gains force, was expected to move through the Leeward Islands on Wednesday, and near or over the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Wednesday night. It would be over Hispaniola on Thursday.The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami issued warnings for Puerto Rico, the British and U.S. Virgin Islands, Antigua, Barbuda, Dominica, Martinique , Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Martin, St. Maarten, Saba, St. Eustatius and portions of...
    A potential tropical cyclone is forming in the Caribbean and is forecast to become Tropical Storm Isaias later Wednesday. The Week in Cartoons: July 27-31View All 24 ImagesThe National Hurricane Center reports that the potential tropical cyclone, located near the Leeward Islands, currently has winds of 45 mph and is moving west-northwest at 23 mph. It puts the chance at 90% that a cyclone forms within 48 hours. While the long-range track and intensity forecasts are uncertain, according to the center, the storm system could bring heavy rain and wind to Florida by the end of the week. The forecast of a probable storm path shows it reaching Florida by Sunday after passing Puerto Rico on Thursday. The center...
    Gusty winds and heavy rain are spreading across the Leeward Islands on Wednesday as a tropical disturbance will soon develop into Tropical Storm Isaias and bring impacts to Puerto Rico. The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami said the system is located about 350 miles southeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico with maximum sustained winds of 45 mph, moving west-northwest at 23 mph. "You can see that it's 45 mph winds but it doesn't have a closed circulation yet." Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean said on "Fox & Friends." "So it hasn't gotten a name, Isais yet, but it will today we think. It looks like its getting better developed across the Lesser Antilles." ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON: WHERE DO TROPICAL STORMS FORM IN JULY? The official forecast track...
    Forecasters issued a tropical storm warning for Puerto Rico and other parts of the Caribbean, saying a disturbance in the Atlantic is likely to soon strengthen into a tropical storm that might reach the U.S. mainland.  The storm, which could be named Isaias if it gains force, was expected to move through the Leeward Islands on Wednesday, and near or over the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Wednesday night. It would be over Hispaniola on Thursday. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami issued warnings for Puerto Rico, the British and U.S. Virgin Islands, Antigua, Barbuda, Dominica, Martinique, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Martin, St. Maarten, Saba, St. Eustatius and portions of the Dominican Republic.  Get...