Puerto Rico governor raises Hurricane Maria death toll from 64 to 2,975

In this Oct. 5, 2017 file photo, a Puerto Rican national flag is mounted on debris of a damaged home in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in the seaside slum La Perla, San Juan, Puerto Rico.  (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa) Puerto … Read More

Five weeks after Maria most of Puerto Rico remains an island in the dark

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — They’re still in the dark. Lady Lee Andrews doesn’t know how much longer she can keep her Poet’s Passage souvenir shop afloat without electricity — or tourists. Sonia Rodriguez relies on a generator to power the elevator in … Read More

Puerto Ricans Are Still Without Food, Water, and Power One Month After Hurricane Maria

RICARDO ARDUENGO/AFP /Getty Images Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria nearly a month ago, but recovery from the Category 5 storm is just beginning. “People are dying in this country,” San Juan Mayor, Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto, pointed outon September 30 — prior to President Trump’s visit … Read More

Storms, earthquakes, North Korea and now the Las Vegas massacre. We have to wonder: ‘What’s next?’

When the month began, a confluence of hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, wildfires and a brewing international nuclear confrontation already had some Americans thinking about End Times. Then Las Vegas, the nation’s playground, witnessed the worst mass shooting in U.S. history — … Read More

Puerto Rico Continues to Struggle After Hurricane Maria

Volunteers have been preparing and transporting supplies for those affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. (Carlos Giusti/AP) Despite assistance from the U.S. military, the island is still in desperate need after the storm caused mass destruction. Almost two weeks after … Read More

Marco Rubio: Response to Hurricane Maria slowed because Puerto Rico distribution infrastructure destroyed

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said the federal government’s response to the devastation in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria was slow because the typical method of responding to natural disasters was itself a casualty of the storm. “They responded to … Read More

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