Branches and electrical wires dangle like streamers across the steep road that winds through Puerto Rico’s central mountain range to Ivan and Carmen Martinez's home and alternative-medicine clinic.
Happy Burger, in the heart of San Juan’s Santurce district, struggles to survive without electricity or refrigeration after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico.
On an island that was already suffering from a crippling economic crisis, 20 days after Hurricane Maria knocked out Puerto Rico’s electrical grid, possession of a diesel-run generator is the surest way to separate the haves from the have-nots.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders lectured reporters on the meaning of the First Amendment Thursday, in defense of President Trump’s recent tweets suggesting that the Senate Intelligence Committee investigate national news outlets.
Trump told Puerto Rican officials they “can be very proud” that only 16 deaths have been counted so far as a result of Maria. He compared the number to “a real catastrophe” like Hurricane Katrina in 2005, which caused more than 1,800 fatalities.
At least 58 people were killed and more than 489 wounded when a gunman opened fire during a country music concert in Las Vegas Sunday night, making it the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The suspected shooter, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, was found dead in his hotel room on the 32nd
As Hurricane Maria barreled across the Caribbean last week, one of the first places to get caught in the eye of the storm was Cayo Santiago, a small island off Puerto Rico’s southeastern coast that is populated only by monkeys. The 1,000 free-ranging rhesus macaques that make their homes on Cayo Santiago
President Trump took time out from his Twitter tirade against the NFL on Monday night to tweet about the crisis in Puerto Rico, but his message struck some people as tone deaf.
A new study points to one possible, and troubling, effect of lead contamination in the water of Flint, Mich.: declining fertility and poorer neonatal health.
In St. Louis, protests over the acquittal of a former police officer in the fatal shooting of a black motorist have degenerated into violent clashes with police. Problems between police and the black community exist well beyond St. Louis and nearby Ferguson. But this week’s clashes suggest that racial
In a series of tweets Friday, President Trump again called for a tougher travel ban in response to reports of a London explosion that is being investigated as a terror incident.
Many Republicans in Congress were reeling after President Trump’s unexpected deal with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to raise the national debt limit and keep the federal government funded in exchange for Hurricane Harvey relief. With his collaboration with
In order to enroll in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, Maria Praeli was required to provide the federal government a trove of personal documents, including her birth certificate, current and previous home addresses, phone numbers, school and medical records, as well as biometric
Despite now being at greater risk for deportation, DACA recipients from around the country have taken to social media — and to the streets — to speak out against the controversial move.
Approximately 2,500 people looked on at the “Brooklyn Smoker” boxing event in Coney Island, as officers and sergeants worked out their grievances in the ring.
The former Arizona sheriff, a longtime supporter of Trump’s presidential candidacy, had targeted political opponents, engaged in questionable campaign tactics, and made hundreds of arrests that were ultimately deemed unconstitutional.
“The truth is we’re all going to have our differences, we’re all going to be angry with each other,” Susan Bro said. “Let’s channel that anger not into hate, not into violence, not into fear, but let’s channel that anger into righteous action.”
Deadly violence outside a rally in Virginia this past weekend has raised concerns about white supremacists, but also about their far-left opponents, the antifa.
Officials from both parties said President Trump’s response to the Charlottesville violence did not go far enough in opposing white supremacists and right wing extremism.
Three years after the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, a community struggles to come to terms with its political and psychological aftereffects.
Veselnitskaya reportedly lured Trump Jr. and other campaign team members to the meeting with the promise of compromising information on Hillary Clinton.
For Kelly Gregory, serving in the U.S. military has been a long-standing family tradition. “I want to be the last American that dies because I didn’t have access to health care,” said Gregory. Gregory, 48, has stage IV breast cancer.
In a handful of cities, citizens and federal monitors struggle to continue police reforms as the Justice Department shows signs of backing off.
The president signed a bill to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs while a health care bill he supports threatens the care of countless vets.
President Trump admitted that he likes divisive rhetoric as a campaign tactic, but now finds it frustrating when it is used by Democrats to counter his agenda.