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AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s twists on Russia, shutdown, vets

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a week of half-truths, changed stories and outright fabrications in President Donald Trump’s Washington. Trump assailed Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for playing on the beach in Puerto Rico, though she never went. His vice president echoed Trump’s declaration of victory against the Islamic State group despite a deadly […]
Tags: News, Washington, Islamic State, Russia, Ap, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Puerto Rico, Trump, Calif, Democratic House, Washington Trump, Nation & World

Trump 'tried to cut off' disaster relief money for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

President Trump attempted to cut off federal disaster aid to Puerto Rico, it has been reported, which may have prompted deputy Housing and Urban Development secretary Pam Patenaude to resign. In October, the president inaccurately tweeted that the Puerto Rican government was planning on using the disaster relief money for Hurricane Maria to pay off old debts. Although untrue, Mr Trump then reportedly attempted to prevent disaster-relief money from going to Puerto Rico, and instead requested th...
Tags: Florida, Texas, News, Washington Post, Puerto Rico, Trump, Housing and Urban Development, Patenaude, Pam Patenaude, Hurricane Maria

Congressman apologies for yelling, ‘Go back to Puerto Rico’

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri congressman has apologized for yelling “go back to Puerto Rico” at Democrats on the House floor during a heated debate over the partial government shutdown. Rep. Jason Smith, a Republican from Salem, says he apologized to California Democratic Rep. Tony Cardenas, who perceived the comment on Thursday as a […]
Tags: News, California, Ap, Nation, Missouri, House, Salem, St Louis, Puerto Rico, Jason Smith, Tony Cárdenas

Lin-Manuel Miranda Sees Audience Member Shooting Video, Calls Her Out From Stage Literally Without Missing A Beat

The creator of Hamilton, playing the title role in the musical’s high-profile run in Puerto Rico, was in the middle of the song “My Shot” when he spotted someone recording the show on her phone — and ad-libbed, in rhythm, “Lady filming in the 4th row, please stop it.” (After the show he tweeted “Please don’t make me do that shit again.”) — CBS
Tags: Art, Theatre, Hamilton, Puerto Rico, Lin Manuel Miranda, 01.17.19

GOP Rep Who Shouted ‘Go Back To Puerto Rico!’ Apologizes To Cardenas

Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO) called Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-CA) to apologize for yelling “go back to Puerto Rico!” while the California-born Democrat prepared to speak on the House floor Thursday. “While waiting to speak on the floor of the People’s House, a member of Congress shouted, ‘go back to Puerto Rico!’ I was shocked, because I often heard those kinds of comments when I was a kid growing up in Pacoima, California, where I was born and raised,” Cardenas told TPM through a spokesperson. “A few...
Tags: News, Congress, California, Gop, House, Puerto Rico, People s House, Steny Hoyer, Jason Smith, Cardenas, Pacoima California, Tony Cárdenas, Jason Smith R Mo, Kate Riga

El Espace: 500,000 Students Are Affected by the L.A. Teachers Strike. Most Are Latino.

This week in El Espace: “Hamilton” in Puerto Rico, changes in mental health guidelines for boys and more.
Tags: Art, News, Puerto Rico, Women and Girls, Mexican-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, El Espace

15 Best Frozen Yogurt Franchise Opportunities

The global frozen yogurt market is valued at about $1.4 billion and is expected to continue its recent growth. Since it’s often viewed as a healthier alternative to ice cream, these businesses can appeal to a wide variety of potential customers. Frozen Yogurt Franchise Opportunities If you’re interested in breaking into this business, here are some frozen yogurt franchises to consider. Pinkberry Pinkberry is a fairly recognizable frozen yogurt brand, with more than 150 locations around the...
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Warren to visit Puerto Rico as administration considers diverting hurricane funds to border wall

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is planning to travel to Puerto Rico next week, marking her first visit to the Caribbean island as a presidential hopeful at a moment of heightened political sensitivity around a Trump administration proposal to divert hurricane relief funding for the island toward the controversial border wall.
Tags: Cnn, Caribbean, Puerto Rico, Trump, Sen Elizabeth Warren

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora reconsidering White House visit

Puerto Rico native Alex Cora isn't so sure he'll accompany the World Series champions due to the Trump administration's response to Hurricane Maria.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, Boston Red Sox, Usa Today, Puerto Rico, Trump, Hurricane Maria, Alex Cora

Red Sox's Cora hedges on White House visit

Red Sox manager Alex Cora, a Puerto Rico native who has been outspoken about its need for hurricane relief, indicated on Thursday that he may skip the World Series celebration at the White House over President Trump's policies toward the island.
Tags: White House, Baseball, Red Sox, Puerto Rico, Trump, Cora, Alex Cora

US shutdown threatens to delay major Puerto Rico debt case

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The federal government shutdown could delay the outcome of a major debt restructuring case in Puerto Rico, leaving many in suspense after a long-awaited hearing on the deal ended without a ruling.The... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, US, Ap, Puerto Rico, SAN JUAN Puerto Rico

Hoyer Calls Out GOP After Member Told Rep. Cardenas To ‘Go Back To Puerto Rico’

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) took a few minutes in his concluding floor remarks Thursday to scold a Republican representative who shouted “go back to Puerto Rico!” during Rep. Tony Cardenas’s (D-CA) speech on the shutdown. “I would hope that we could refrain from any implications which have any undertones of prejudice or racism or any kind of -ism that would diminish the character and integrity of one of our fellow members,” Hoyer said. For the record, Cardenas is from Los Angeles...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, House, Republican, Puerto Rico, Hoyer, Steny Hoyer, Cardenas, Tony Cárdenas, Kate Riga, Hoyer Calls Out GOP

KeyBank to buy Laurel Road’s digital lending business

KeyBank National Association, said Jan. 16 that it agreed to buy Laurel Road‘s digital lending business. Financial terms weren’t announced. Laurel Road’s three bank branches located in southeast Connecticut are not part of the transaction. Laurel Road, of New York City, provides student loan refinancing platform. KeyBank is part of KeyCorp. PRESS RELEASE CLEVELAND, Jan. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — KeyBank National Association today announced that KeyBank and Laurel Road Bank have entered into a defi...
Tags: California, Washington, New York City, Trends, United States, Connecticut, M&a, SEC, Cleveland, Securities And Exchange Commission, Puerto Rico, Gary, FDIC, KeyBank, Gorman, KEY

Innovaccer nabs $11 million from Microsoft’s VC arm to give doctors a better window into patient heatlh

Cracking the silos of digital health records promises to bring better care to patients by better informing doctors, according to Abhinav Shashank, the chief executive officer of San Francisco-based startup Innovaccer . Shashank’s company is just wrapping up a $35 million round of financing with a new $11 million commitment from Microsoft’s investment arm M12 (formerly known as Microsoft Ventures). The corporate investor joins Westbridge, and Lightspeed Partners, who previously committed to the...
Tags: Health, TC, Microsoft, California, San Francisco, Tech, Healthcare, Healthcare Industry, Nebraska, Health Care, University Of California, Enterprise Software, Puerto Rico, Primary Care, Westbridge, Abhinav Shashank

Julián Castro flips the campaign script: 'I can win in 2020'

Castro travelled to New Hampshire after kicking off his campaign in Puerto Rico where citizens can’t vote in presidential electionsJust days into his quest to become the first Latino presidential nominee in US history, Julián Castro, the former Obama administration housing chief, campaigned in New Hampshire, home to the first primary in the nation. While candidates often make a beeline to either Iowa or New Hampshire after declaring they are running, Castro’s visit to the Granite state on Wednes...
Tags: Obama, US, US news, US politics, New Hampshire, Iowa, Castro, Puerto Rico, Julian Castro, US elections 2020

Democrats ShutDown Getaway

Art by A.F. Branco Democrats ShutDown Getaway USA –-( Democrats ShutDown Getaway. President Trump stays sitting at his desk in Washington DC eager to make a deal as Democrats are living it up at a Puerto Rico getaway while Federal employee’s go without a paycheck. Did you enjoy this cartoon? Sign up for Ammoland in your Inbox and get our daily cartoon and email news! You call yourself pro-gun? Prove it by joining any one or all of these fine civil rights organizations: Nat...
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New footage shows Dems at swanky 'cocktail reception' in Puerto Rico amid government shutdown

New footage has emerged of congressional Democrats enjoying a swanky cocktail party in Puerto Rico in the midst of the partial government shutdown.
Tags: News, Puerto Rico

Judge hears major Puerto Rico debt restructuring case

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Dozens of protesters crowded outside a federal courthouse in Puerto Rico on Wednesday as a judge prepared to hear a major debt restructuring case that critics say will only further indebt the U.S. territory... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Ap, Puerto Rico, SAN JUAN Puerto Rico

José Feliciano Song Brings Twitter To Tears On ‘Tonight Show’ From Puerto Rico

The 73-year-old singing legend and Ozuna's "En Mi Viejo San Juan" ended the special on a beautiful note.
Tags: News, Puerto Rico, Jose Feliciano, Ozuna, Mi Viejo San Juan

Bad Bunny, Jimmy Fallon, Questlove & Black Thought Perform “MIA” on ‘The Tonight Show’

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon headed south to the Caribbean for a change of scenery for a special edition of the late-night show. Filmed in Puerto Rico, the episode featured appearances by Hamilton star/director Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jose Feliciano, and Ozuna. Bad Bunny, who released his X 100PRE debut album on Christmas Eve last year, served as the show’s musical guest. In his hometown, the Latin trap star danced through the streets of Old San Juan as he performed the song “MIA.” With...
Tags: Television, Jimmy Fallon, Jazz, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Questlove, Caribbean, Hamilton, Puerto Rico, San Juan, The Roots, Black Thought, Performances, Bad Bunny, Jimmy Fallon Questlove, Lin Manuel Miranda Jose Feliciano, Ozuna Bad Bunny

Insect Collapse: 'We Are Destroying Our Life Support Systems'

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Scientist Brad Lister returned to Puerto Rican rainforest after 35 years to find 98% of ground insects had vanished. His return to the Luquillo rainforest in Puerto Rico after 35 years was to reveal an appalling discovery. The insect population that once provided plentiful food for birds throughout the mountainous national park had collapsed. On the ground, 98% had gone. Up in the leafy canopy, 80% had vanished. The most likely culprit by fa...
Tags: Tech, Puerto Rico, Lister, Luquillo, Brad Lister

Were U.S. Democratic Lawmakers ‘Partying’ in Puerto Rico During the Government Shutdown?

The outing was reportedly planned in order to highlight the territory's recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria.
Tags: News, Puerto Rico

This earthquake guide will help prepare your business for the next big one

Southern California is a known center of earthquake activity, yet many businesses in the region are ill prepared for another major shaker. Budgets, deadlines, vendor contracts, taxes … these are the things most business owners are occupied with. But with the 25th anniversary of the Jan. 17, 1994 Northridge Earthquake upon us, companies would be well advised to develop a plan to better insulate their operations from the destructive power of large quakes. And that next big one? It could be right a...
Tags: California, Southern California Edison, Sport, Soccer, Fema, Lucy Jones, Jones, Puerto Rico, Southern California, Northridge, Luke, Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA, Edison, SCE, Rosemead, Sylmar

JetBlue wants to fly you to Puerto Rico and take you to 'Hamilton' for free -- Here's how

JetBlue, the largest operating airline in Puerto Rico, is doing more than just encouraging travelers to visit the island.
Tags: News, Jetblue, Hamilton, Puerto Rico

Primos Double Bull SurroundView Blind Receives Gear of the Year Recognition

Primos’ Double Bull SurroundView 360 FLORA, Mississippi – -(    The National Rifle Association (NRA) magazine American Hunter has awarded Primos’ Double Bull SurroundView 360° hunting blind the Golden Bullseye Award for 2018 Gear of the Year. In conjunction with this recognition, Primos is set to announce two new additions to the SurroundView line at the 2019 Archery Trade Association Show. Primos Double Bull Surround View Blind 360 The 2018 Golden Bullseye winners were chosen...
Tags: Europe, Utah, Mississippi, Guns, Indianapolis, Gear, North America, Puerto Rico, Hunter, YouTube Channel, Louisville Kentucky, Mike Powell, National Rifle Association NRA, Primos, Shooting Industry News, Vista Outdoor

Board seeks to invalidate $6B worth of Puerto Rico’s debt

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal control board that oversees Puerto Rico’s finances is asking a court to invalidate more than $6 billion worth of debt issued by the U.S. territory. The board announced late Monday that the debt includes all general obligation bonds issued in 2012 and 2014 in “clear violation” of […]
Tags: Business, News, Ap, Nation, Puerto Rico, SAN JUAN Puerto Rico

Jimmy Fallon: Puerto Rican episode a ‘love letter’ to island

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jimmy Fallon said a “Tonight” episode taped in Puerto Rico with “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is a love letter to the island still in hurricane-recovery mode. “It’s a real celebration of Puerto Rico,” Fallon said of Tuesday’s episode of the NBC late-night show. “It’s not just a pity party, it’s a […]
Tags: Television, News, Nbc, Jimmy Fallon, Los Angeles, Ap, Nation, Hamilton, Puerto Rico, Fallon, Lin Manuel Miranda

West Elm Launches Water Street

Last week modern home decor retailer West Elm announced the launch of Water Street, their new private brand of modern and stylish bath and body products. Water Street is a comprehensive collection of bath products — from sleek vanity collections and towels to Mid-Century bathroom hardware and lighting — that help our customers elevate the everyday. Designed in-house at their Brooklyn headquarters on Water Street, the exclusive line combines the retailer’s signature modern style with their high ...
Tags: Featured, Canada, Brooklyn, Branding, Puerto Rico, Water Street, West Elm, Catherine Schwartz, Oeko Tex, West Elm Launches Water Street, West Elm West Elm introduced Water Street, Lightwell Co

Julian Castro visits Puerto Rico in bid for presidency

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — U.S. presidential candidate Julian Castro joined dozens of high-profile Latinos in Puerto Rico on Monday to talk about mobilizing voters ahead of the 2020 elections and increasing Latino political representation to take on President Donald Trump.
Tags: News, Puerto Rico, SAN JUAN Puerto Rico, Julian Castro

A Wave of Daytime Killings Has Puerto Rico on Edge

The killing of Kevin Fret, a gay musician with a huge social media following, is only the latest in a series of brazen murders that have plagued Puerto Rico.
Tags: News, Puerto Rico, Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Crime and Criminals, San Juan (Puerto Rico, Kevin Fret