Caribbean storm expected to strengthen, veers away from US East Coast

A low-pressure system moved over Puerto Rico on Friday and is expected to veer northeast away from the US East Coast but still has an 70 percent chance of forming into a tropical storm in the next two days, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

Puerto Ricans flock to US mainland as island crisis worsens

The island of Puerto Rico is depopulating, as residents stream to the US mainland fleeing the island`s economic crisis and political gridlock in search of jobs.

Puerto Rico gov pledges new plebiscite on status

Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla has said that he will hold a new plebiscite by 2016 to decide the future of the island`s political status.

Caribbean coral named after JLo

A new species of Caribbean coral has been named after singer Jennifer Lopez. Researchers found the new species in Mona Passage off the coast of Puerto Rico.

Mysterious cosmic radio-burst detected

Using the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico, astronomers have discovered a split-second burst of radio waves, providing important new evidence of mysterious pulses that appear to come from deep in outer space.

Quake rattles Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck in the waters between the Dominican Republic and the US territory of Puerto Rico on Wednesday, shaking buildings in both places.

Magnitude 6.5 quake strikes off Puerto Rico: USGS

A strong quake of magnitude 6.5 struck north off Puerto Rico on Monday and could trigger a local tsunami, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Puerto Rican woman sentenced to 99 years in baby`s death

A San Juan court Tuesday sentenced a woman to 99 years behind bars for the death of her five-month-old baby and for hiding his body in a freezer.

Huge earth-passing asteroid identified as `entirely new beast`

Scientists have discovered that a big asteroid that flew past Earth last month belongs to a new category of space rock, thanks to new radar images captured by the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico.

Ricky Martin calls for gay rights law in Puerto Rico

Singer Ricky Martin called Wednesday in a letter sent to the Puerto Rican House of Representatives for the legislative body to approve a bill which would prohibit discrimination due to sexual orientation on the island.

6.5 magnitude earthquake strikes off Chile coast

A 6.5 magnitude earthquake has reportedly struck off a Chile coast on Monday. However, no tsumani warning has been issued so far.

Four killed, 6 injured in shooting in Puerto Rico

Four people have been killed and six others injured in a drive-by shooting in Puerto Rico.

Four killed, six injured in shooting in Puerto Rico

Four people have been killed and six others injured in a drive-by shooting in Puerto Rico.

SUV stopped in Puerto Rico with USD 16M in cocaine

An SUV has been stopped in Puerto Rico with a load of cocaine valued by federal agents at USD 16 million dollars, a spokesman for US Immigration and Customs Enforcement said on Friday.

Second person dies in Puerto Rico restaurant shooting

A second person has died after a deadly weekend shooting at a popular chain restaurant in a tourist hotspot in Puerto Rico.

Jennifer Lopez puts kids first

Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez says she has her differences with ex-husband Marc Anthony but they get on well for the sake of their children.

Jennifer Lopez`s twins make their stage debut in Puerto Rico

Jennifer Lopez`s twins Max and Emme have joined their mother, her backup dancers and toyboy Casper Smart on stage at the end of the singer`s concert in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Jennifer Lopez, Wisin & Yandel perform in Puerto Rico

Jennifer Lopez and the Puerto Rican reggaeton duo of Wisin & Yandel put on a spectacular show in San Juan during the much anticipated return of the New York singer to Puerto Rico after 11 years away from the Caribbean island.

Puerto Rico ousts Governor, backs US statehood

Puerto Ricans have endorsed US statehood for the Caribbean island but also ousted the pro-statehood Governor in a close election.

USD 16.5 mn worth of cocaine seized near Puerto Rico

US federal authorities announced on Wednesday that they seized 660 kilograms of cocaine on a speedboat near Puerto Rico.