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Warren Stands Behind Wonky Campaign Despite Lackluster Fundraising

BOSTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren has spent much of the last decade as a leader of the Democratic Party’s liberal wing. But three and a half months into her presidential campaign, the Massachusetts senator is facing tough questions about fundraising and electability, along with lingering skepticism about her past claim to Native American identity. The longtime liberal superstar is embracing an uncomfortable role in the crowded 2020 contest: the underdog. “This is the race I want to run,” Warren ...
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The best Piña Coladas in San Juan

You don’t have to go far to find a Piña Colada in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The cocktail’s birthplace is rife with frosty hurricane glasses full of rum, coconut cream, and pineapple juice. The bar at your hotel undoubtedly blends a reliable version, which you can happily slurp while lounging on the sunny hotel patio until you get brain freeze. But you don’t want to simply call it in when drinking Piña Coladas in Puerto Rico — because the bars on this island make some of the best vacation drinks ...
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On the Smugglers’ Radar

“On The Smugglers’ Radar” is a feature for books that have caught our eye: books we have heard of via other bloggers, directly from publishers, and/or from our regular incursions into the Amazon jungle. Thus, the Smugglers’ Radar was born. Because we want far more books than we can possibly buy or review (what else is new?), we thought we would make the Smugglers’ Radar into a weekly feature – so YOU can tell us which books you have on your radar as well! On Ana’s Radar: I am not super i...
Tags: Amazon, Books, China, New York Times, Camelot, Merlin, Duke, RIN, Amaya, Constance, Ana, Puerto Rico, Phoenix, Olivia, Moira, Arthur

A huge trove of medical records and prescriptions found exposed

A health tech company was leaking thousands of doctor’s notes, medical records, and prescriptions daily after a security lapse left a server without a password. The little-known software company, California-based Meditab, bills itself as one of the leading electronic medical records software makers for hospitals, doctor’s offices, and pharmacies. The company, among other things, processes electronic faxes for healthcare providers, still a primary method for sharing patient files to other provide...
Tags: Health, Security, California, Articles, Tech, Fax, Social Security, Dubai, Health Insurance, Illness, Puerto Rico, San Juan, University of Texas, U S Department of Health and Human Services, Marrero, HIPAA

TaxAct vs. H&R Block vs. TaxSlayer: Which is the Best, Low-Cost Tax Services?

How are you filing your taxes this year? We’ve compared three of the big names in budget-friendly tax software to help you decide on one. Find out which comes out on top, here’s TaxAct vs. H&R Block vs. TaxSlayer. Table of Contents A Little Bit About Each Product Key Features Pricing Sign-Up Process Security Mobile Support & Accessibility Customer Service & Support Bottom Line: Which One Wins? Editor’s Note: Pricing is up to date as of March 3, 2019 I t’s almost tax time and you know wh...
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Puerto Rico woman faces life in murder-for-hire of Canadian

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A Puerto Rico woman found guilty of hiring a hit man to kill her wealthy Canadian husband more than a decade ago was sentenced to life in prison on Friday. Aurea Vazquez Rijos cried as a federal judge issued the sentence and ordered that she be transferred to a […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Puerto Rico, SAN JUAN Puerto Rico, Áurea Vázquez Rijos

Facebook’s new VR avatars are more lifelike than anything you’ve seen before

Remember when Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg tried to show off his company’s clunky Spaces VR tech by taking a virtual tour of hurricane-hit Puerto Rico in 2017? This is nothing like that. The company has quietly been developing a revolutionary system to create virtual avatars of people that closely resemble them in their facial features and mannerisms. It’s not ready for prime time, but as Wired noted, it’s already surprisingly sophisticated. The company is calling them Codec Avatars, and works o...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Virtual Reality, Pittsburgh, Puerto Rico, Oculus Research, Facebook Reality Labs FRL

Puerto Rico looks to rebuild with AI, ‘internet of things’

BAYAMON, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor said Monday that he hopes a new technology center can help the U.S. territory incorporate artificial intelligence and internet -connected devices as it rebuilds from Hurricane Maria. Gov. Ricardo Rossello said the lab located in the northern city of Bayamon will be completed in four months and […]
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Puerto Rico looks to rebuild with AI, 'internet of things'

BAYAMON, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor said Monday that he hopes a new technology center can help the U.S. territory incorporate artificial intelligence and internet -connected devices as it rebuilds from Hurricane Maria.
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Puerto Rico's Historic Ceiba Tree Blooms After Hurricane Devastation

A huge, centuries-old ceiba tree on the Puerto Rican island of Vieques has bloomed again for the first time since Hurricanes Maria and Irma struck. Residents see this as a sign of hope.
Tags: News, Maria, Puerto Rico, Irma, Vieques

Travel: The Virgin Islands offer beautiful beaches and relaxed times

Months before hurricanes Maria and Irma hit the Caribbean in fall 2017, I booked a trip to explore the Virgin Islands by yacht. I knew little about the islands, other than they must be relatively untouched as their name suggested. After Maria and Irma passed, damage to Puerto Rico dominated the headlines. I began to wonder, and worry, that the Virgin Islands just east may have been similarly destroyed. I didn’t plan to cancel my trip. It was canceled for me. Cow Wreck Beach in Anegada is a w...
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Puerto Rico’s Farruko pleads guilty to not declaring cash

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rican singer Farruko has pleaded guilty to not declaring nearly $52,000 in cash discovered in his luggage and shoes when he arrived in the U.S. territory from the Dominican Republic last year. The well-known reggaeton and trap singer, whose real name is Carlos Efren Reyes, is scheduled to […]
Tags: News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, SAN JUAN Puerto Rico, Farruko, Carlos Efren Reyes

10 Common Family Travel Mistakes (and how to avoid them)

We’re in full trip planning mode right now. In just a few days we will be traveling to Ireland for the first time. This trip will also be the first time Connor, our youngest, will cross the Atlantic and set foot on European soil. He’s 2.5 years old right now, which is not an ideal age to take a long haul flight, so we’re crossing our fingers everything goes smoothly. We’ve been mapping out our Ireland road trip and firming up the 2 week itinerary. We want to limit the number of unexpected surpr...
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As Trump visits tornado victims in Alabama, is he playing politics with disaster relief?

Because Trump has directed pointed criticism of disaster recovery at California and Puerto Rico, critics question if he's playing favorites.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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How Puerto Rico Became The Latest Battleground For Abortion Rights

Ana* says she always dreamed of being a mother. But, when she got pregnant at 21 while still in college, she knew it was not the right time to become a parent. “I simply didn’t want to bring a child into the world without me being ready to offer them everything they deserve,” Ana, now 25, told Refinery29. Immediately after discovering she was pregnant, she went to her health provider in the metro area of Puerto Rico to ask for an abortion. They scheduled her appointment for two weeks later and ...
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Red Cat wants to track drone flight data on the blockchain

Red Cat, a startup that wants to store drone flight data on the blockchain to guarantee immutability, announced the second Beta of its drone data platform today. Jeff Thompson, CEO of Red Cat says in 2017 he was looking at what was holding back the commercial drone business and the need for a black-box kind of system became apparent to him. The so-called black box is really a flight recorder that tracks data about a flight. He believed he could create a platform to reproduce this capability for ...
Tags: Startups, TC, UK, London, Tech, Drones, Gatwick Airport, Blockchain, Puerto Rico, Thompson, Black Box, Jeff Thompson, Red Cat

After Liberal Pushback, House Dems Delay Vote On Omar, Anti-Semitism

A vote on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism — aimed at Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) recent comments about pro-Israeli advocates — was postponed and will likely be taken up on Thursday, Politico reported. Amid pushback from liberal voices both within the Democratic House Caucus and outside of it, members of the Congressional Black Caucus and Congressional Progressive Caucus determined they wanted more time to review the resolution, which was initially set for a vote on Wednesday. In a private mee...
Tags: News, Congress, Politico, Israel, Gop, House, Nancy Pelosi, Anti-semitism, Puerto Rico, Trump, Omar, Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Progressive Caucus, Muslim Advocates, Matt Gaetz, Ilhan

Food, water, gas flows into isolated Puerto Rico islands

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Trucks laden with food, water and gasoline are arriving on the tiny Puerto Rican islands of Vieques and Culebra after the governor activated the National Guard due to a breakdown of two ferries that carry supplies. Lt. Col. Paul Dahlen told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the National […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Associated Press, Puerto Rico, SAN JUAN Puerto Rico, National Guard, Vieques, CULEBRA, Paul Dahlen

National Guard to supply Puerto Rico islands with food, gas

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor activated the National Guard on Tuesday to rush food, medicine and gasoline to the popular tourist islands of Vieques and Culebra following a major breakdown in transportation that critics say could have been avoided. The announcement came after ferries that supply the two islands located some […]
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A Brooklyn Artist Finds Inspiration, and Refuge, in Puerto Rico

As he prepares for a new solo exhibition in New York, Angel Otero looks back to his childhood home.
Tags: Art, News, Brooklyn, Puerto Rico, Brooklyn (NYC, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York Angel Otero

KKR completes buyout of BrightSpring, merges it with PharMerica

KKR has closed its acquisition of Louisville, Kentucky-based BrightSpring Health, a home and community-based health services provider. The amount of the acquisition was previously reported to be about $1.32 billion, with an affiliate of Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc serving as a minority investor. As part of the deal, BrightSpring has merged with KKR portfolio company PharMerica, a pharmacy services provider. PRESS RELEASE LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Global investment firm KKR and BrightSprin...
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Emma Stone Just Embraced 2019's Breakout Hair-Color Trend

When your nose is dripping like a leaky faucet, your layers are making you feel like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man, and you want to cry every day at 4 p.m. when the sun starts to go down, you know it's high time for some kind of pick-me-up. You may not be able to put a hard stop to sniffles or splurge on a new tweed jacket just like that, but an appointment with your colorist is all you really need to add a breath of fresh air to your whole look — and your frame of mind.While there's something ...
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Why Ilhan Omar Is At The Center Of An Anti-Semitism Scandal — Again

House Democrats are expected to vote on a resolution this week condemning anti-Semitism in light of Rep. Ilhan Omar's recent controversial comments about Israel. It's the second time in recent weeks that the freshman congresswoman from Minnesota has been at the center of a scandal over remarks perceived as anti-Semitic.The calls to condemn Omar follow her comments last week at a progressive town hall held at Busboys and Poets, a Washington D.C. coffee shop and restaurant chain. During the event...
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JetBlue is giving away free flights for a year. But you have to delete all of your photos on Instagram to win. (JBLU)

JetBlue is offering three lucky winners the chance to fly for free for an entire year as part of its All You Can Jet sweepstakes. To enter the sweepstakes, contestants must delete all of the photos from their Instagram accounts.  Each grand prize is valued at $20,000.  All entries must be completed before 9 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Friday, March 8, 2019, with winners notified around March 11.  Want free flights for a year? JetBlue is giving three lucky winners exactly that as part of the...
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JetBlue is giving away free flights for a year. But you have to delete all your photos on Instagram to win. (JBLU)

JetBlue is offering three lucky people the chance to fly for free for a year as part of its "All You Can Jet" sweepstakes. To enter the sweepstakes, contestants must delete all the photos on their Instagram account. Each grand prize is valued at $20,000, according to JetBlue. All entries must be completed before 9 a.m. ET on Friday, and winners will be notified early next week. Want free flights for a year? JetBlue is giving three lucky people exactly that as part of the airline's "All You Ca...
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Code and Response deploys open source technologies to communities affected by natural disasters

IBM is taking action. At their recent flagship annual , the company announced a new one-of-a-kind initiative to deploy open source technologies in the communities where they’re needed most. The four-year, $25 million Code and Response initiative will take solutions like Project Owl, winner of the Call for Code 2018 global developer challenge, and implement them in disaster-struck regions like Puerto Rico. In 2018, Call for Code — a global initiative that brings together startup, academic, and ...
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Best Airbnbs for spring

You’d be surprised at the places people want to go to in the spring. A beach house in Puerto Rico sounds pretty inviting, as does a beach house pretty much anywhere. Winnipeg, on the other hand? Never really thought of as a spring break hotspot, but according to Airbnb at least one rental there has seen some serious springtime interest. The list of Airbnb’s most wish-listed homes in North America and the Caribbean this spring is full of surprises, but also full of some pretty fantastic deals....
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Trump tells FEMA to give Alabama 'A Plus treatment' after tornadoes

That’s the same grade he gave his response to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.
Tags: News, Alabama, Fema, Puerto Rico, Trump

US to publish its own economic data on Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. government will for the first time publish economic data on Puerto Rico amid concerns that statistics released by the U.S. territory are flawed. The Bureau of Economic Analysis said Monday that it will analyze consumer spending, business investment and trade in goods from 2012 through 2017. The […]
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How 3PL providers can thrive in light of their changing relationship with retail partners

This is a preview of a research report from   Business Insider Intelligence,Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence,   click here. Current subscribers can read the report   here. Third-party logistics (3PL) providers have been the cornerstone of retail supply chains for decades. 3PL providers are defined by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) as "a specialized company that handles the outsourcing of much or all of a ...
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