Valerie Hernandez crowned Miss International 2014

Valerie Hernandez of Puerto Rico was crowned Miss International 2014 Tuesday here.

Rains kill 7 in Haiti, cause flooding elsewhere

Port-Au-Prince: Heavy rains caused by a cluster of storms in the northern Caribbean killed at least seven people in Haiti and caused major flooding today in the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, authorities said.

Toddler tests positive for marijuana in Puerto Rico

A 14-month-old boy tested positive for marijuana in a toxicology exam at a San Juan hospital, where he was admitted after his parents became concerned that he was sleeping too much.

Hurricane Gonzalo gains strength, nears British Virgin Islands

Hurricane Gonzalo picked up power as it churned through the northern Caribbean late on Monday headed for the British Virgin Islands, the US National Hurricane Center said.

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.

US NBA stars book four World Cup tuneups

US NBA stars will face Brazil, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic and Slovenia in tuneup matches before the Basketball World Cup, USA Basketball announced Wednesday.

New Zealander Lee in four-way tie for Tampa lead

New Zealander Danny Lee continued his recent resurgence to claim a share of a four-way tie for the lead after the first round of a windswept $5.7 million Tampa Bay Championship on Thursday.

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.