Bill would allow Puerto Rico to hold first-ever binding referendum on whether to become a state or gain some sort of independence, in a last-ditch effort that stands little chance of passing the Senate.
Hurricane Fiona pounds Atlantic island of Bermuda with heavy rain and winds as it tracks northward toward eastern Canada, where it threatens to become one of the most severe storms in Canadian history.
Puerto Ricans remain without water service three days after Hurricane Fiona barreled into the US territory, dumping roughly two feet of rain and playing havoc with Puerto Rico's electrical grid.
Fiona slams the Caribbean archipelago with heavy rains and life-threatening flooding after cutting a path of destruction through the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.
The strengthening Category 2 storm, predicted to become a Category 3 event, was on track to pass close to the eastern end of the Turks and Caicos Islands, before heading for the southern Bahamas.
The US territory is also bracing for "catastrophic flooding" on the island.
Fiona is expected to become a hurricane as it nears Puerto Rico, threatening to dump up to 51 cms of rain as people brace for potential landslides, severe flooding and power outages.
Shipwreck off the coast of an uninhabited island leaves at least 11 people dead with 31 others rescued, US Coast Guard says.
Government employees and thousands of public school teachers have rallied across the crisis-hit country in recent weeks, pressing for raises on salaries and better pensions.
Puerto Rican parrots were on the brink of extinction when a programme brought them back by raising chicks in captivity. One catch: the chicks spoke in a different dialect than the wild population. Here is their story.
Dust cloud sweeps across the Atlantic from Africa over the past week, covering the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico and hitting south Florida in the United States.
Leaders in Ohio halted the state's presidential primary over concerns about the coronavirus. Officials in Florida, Arizona and Illinois say they would move forward with the vote.
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