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Dánica Coto

The Associated Press

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Recent articles by Dánica:

3 employees suspended in $4M Puerto Rico online scam

Puerto Rico’s government says it suspended three employees as federal agents investigate an online scam that attempted to steal more than $4 million from the U.S. territory → Read More

3 employees suspended in $4M Puerto Rico online scam

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s government said Friday that it suspended three employees as federal agents investigate an online scam that attempted to steal more than $4 million from the U.S. territory. Manuel Laboy, executive director of Puerto Rico’s Industrial Development Company, said rigorous procedures were not followed when the agency received […] → Read More

Puerto Rico online scam targeted more than $4M amid crisis

Police in Puerto Rico say an online scam that targeted government agencies attempted to steal more than $4 million, deepening concerns about the management of local government finances → Read More

Puerto Rico online scam targeted more than $4M amid crisis

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An online scam that targeted Puerto Rican agencies attempted to steal more than $4 million, police said Thursday, deepening concerns about the management of local government finances during an economic crisis. Authorities have frozen at least $2.9 million, said an official who was not authorized to comment on the […] → Read More

Puerto Rico online scam targeted more than $4M amid crisis

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An online scam that targeted Puerto Rican agencies attempted to steal more than $4 million, police said Thursday, deepening concerns about the management of local government finances during an economic crisis. Authorities have frozen at least $2. 9 million, said an official who was not authorized to comment on the case and requested anonymity. The government has not… → Read More

Puerto Ricans thrilled by flag sighting in Super Bowl

SAN JUAN (AP) — The screams echoed across Puerto Rico when Jennifer Lopez unfurled a feather cape representing the flag of the U. S. territory during the Super Bowl's halftime show, a moment that many were still replaying and sharing on Monday. The move came at a trying time for those on the island of 3. 2 million U. S. citizens, who are still struggling to recover from a devastating hurricane… → Read More

Ricky Martin finds inspiration in Puerto Rico protests

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Ricky Martin's wide smile began to fade as the Puerto Rican superstar talked about his next album. It's influenced by the U. S. territory's political turmoil as people struggle to recover from Hurricane Maria and a recent 6. 4 magnitude earthquake that killed one person and destroyed hundreds of homes amid a 13-year recession. Protesters hold a Puerto Rican flag… → Read More

2 more Puerto Rico officials fired after warehouse break-in

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Gov. Wanda Vázquez fired the heads of Puerto Rico’s housing and family departments Sunday in the latest fallout over the discovery of a warehouse filled with emergency supplies dating from Hurricane Maria. The removal of Housing Secretary Fernando Gil and Department of Family Secretary Glorimar Andújar came a day after the governor fired the director of Puerto Rico’s… → Read More

Puerto Rico governor fires emergency director after aid is found sitting in warehouse

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - People in a southern Puerto Rico city discovered a warehouse filled with water, cots and other unused emergency supplies, then set off a social media uproar Saturday when they broke in to retrieve goods as the area struggles to recover from a strong earthquake. With anger spreading in the U. S. territory after video of the event in Ponce appeared on Facebook, Gov.… → Read More

Displaced families await post-quake housing in Puerto Rico

PONCE, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Antonetti family sat in the shade of a tree eating orange slices while contemplating the long day ahead of them in a dusty parking lot in southern Puerto Rico. Behind them stood their temporary home: a four-door compact car whose back seat is reserved for 89-year-old Luis Antonetti and the passenger seat for his 79-year-old wife. In this Friday, Jan. → Read More

Experts seek answers behind constant quakes in Puerto Rico

PONCE, Puerto Rico (AP) — Seismologists in southern Puerto Rico gingerly walked around a patch of dirt that marks the location of recently buried sensors they hope will reveal answers behind the constant and unusual shaking in the region that has terrified residents. The house of William Mercuchi is damaged after the previous day's magnitude 6. 4 earthquake in Yauco, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Jan.… → Read More

Puerto Rico earthquake aftermath deepens as govt seeks help

More than 2,000 people are in shelters, nearly one million are without power and hundreds of thousands are without water after the devastating 6.4-magnitude earthquake. → Read More

Puerto Rico earthquake aftermath deepens as govt seeks help

More than 2,000 people are in shelters, nearly one million are without power and hundreds of thousands are without water after the devastating 6.4-magnitude earthquake. → Read More

Amazon employees fired for abusing access to Ring surveillance video

Amazon says it has fired multiple workers at its Ring security camera business after they were caught abusing access to surveillance video. → Read More

Hacked Kentucky road sign asked drivers to ‘send nudes'

A roadside sign in a Kentucky county asked drivers for a pretty personal request. → Read More

Puerto Rico earthquake aftermath deepens as govt seeks help

More than 2,000 people are in shelters, nearly one million are without power and hundreds of thousands are without water after the devastating 6.4-magnitude earthquake. → Read More

Puerto Rico earthquake aftermath deepens as govt seeks help

More than 2,000 people are in shelters, nearly one million are without power and hundreds of thousands are without water after the devastating 6.4-magnitude earthquake. → Read More

Puerto Rico earthquake aftermath deepens as govt seeks help

SAN JUAN (AP) — More than 2,000 people in shelters. Nearly one million without power. Hundreds of thousands without water. The aftermath of a 6. 4-magnitude earthquake that killed one person, injured nine others and severely damaged infrastructure in Puerto Rico's southwest coast is deepening as the island's government says it is overwhelmed. The house of William Mercuchi is damaged after the… → Read More

Puerto Ricans left homeless after biggest quake in century

GUANICA, Puerto Rico (AP) — Cars, cots and plastic chairs became temporary beds for hundreds of families who lost their homes in southwest Puerto Rico as a flurry of earthquakes struck the island, one of them the strongest in a century. The magnitude 6. 4 quake that struck before dawn on Tuesday killed one person, injured nine others and knocked out power across the U. S. territory, and a… → Read More

A 6.4 earthquake rocks Puerto Rico amid heavy seismic activity

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Puerto Rico before dawn on Tuesday, killing one man, injuring at least eight other people and collapsing buildings. → Read More