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Residents of Puerto Rico were stunned to witness a bizarre phenomenon in the skies just off the island, as an unusual array of lights inexplicably appeared in the distance for some time before completely disappearing.
A state of emergency has been declared after a second earthquake in as many days rocked Puerto Rico, causing widespread power outages, damage to buildings, and reportedly killing at least one person.
A powerful earthquake has unleashed havoc in Puerto Rico, leaving many in the US territory without power. The quake is reportedly one of the largest to date to hit the island.
A 6.0-magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Puerto Rico at a shallow depth of 10 kilometers, around 60 kilometers north of the town of San Antonio, the US Geological Survey (USGS) reports.
US President Donald Trump has approved an emergency declaration for Puerto Rico, instructing federal agencies to handle all disaster relief efforts on the island as it is about to be hit by tropical storm Dorian.
Tens of thousands of water bottles intended for hurricane survivors in Puerto Rico have been found sitting in a field unopened. After a similar discovery last year, the find suggests massive waste in the US disaster relief effort.
Puerto Rico’s embattled governor Ricardo Rosselló said on Wednesday that he will step down from the island’s most senior political position. Throughout the week, massive protests calling for his resignation brought the US...
The Governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rosselló has announced his resignation following days of massive protests demanding his impeachment over leaked texts with allies where the politician used homophobic and sexist language.
Thousands of protesters calling for the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rosselló have brought Puerto Rico almost to a standstill. Public outrage was prompted by his texts mocking victims of the devastating 2017 hurricane, Maria.