• Donald Trump Oct 25, 2017

    As Puerto Rico Suffers, Trump Warns Help Won't Last ‘Forever'

    President Donald Trump lashed out at hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico on Thursday, insisting in tweets that the federal government can’t keep sending help “forever” and suggesting the U.S. territory was to blame for its financial struggles. His broadsides triggered an outcry from Democrats in Washington and officials on the island, which has been reeling since Hurricane Maria struck three weeks ago,...

  • Donald Trump Oct 13, 2017

    Paul Ryan Visits Puerto Rico as Trump, Who'd Been Critical, Offers Support

    House Speaker Paul Ryan is traveling to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico Friday as President Donald Trump assured residents that he “will always be with them.” Ryan and other members of a congressional delegation met at the airport briefly with officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Friday. He and other members of the delegation then boarded helicopters with Puerto Rico...

  • New York Oct 11, 2017

    Puerto Ricans Leave for US Mainland as Storm Woes Linger

    Lourdes Rodriguez fled Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria filled her home in the northern town of Vega Baja with mud, ruining mattresses and other belongings. She thought it would be a short stay with her daughter in Florida, but three weeks later there’s still no power or water back home. “We’re going to be here indefinitely,” the 59-year-old retiree said...

  • New York Oct 11, 2017

    Zuckerberg Sorry for Virtual Tour of Devastated Puerto Rico

    Mark Zuckerberg has apologized for showcasing Facebook’s virtual reality capability with a tour of hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. The Facebook founder and another executive discussed the platform’s virtual reality project through avatars in a video recorded live Monday. The video begins with the avatars pictured on the roof of Facebook’s Mountain View, California, headquarters before heading to Puerto Rico by using...

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