Rep. Ocasio-Cortez says she’s engaged to longtime partner

NEW YORK (AP) — US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Thursday she’s engaged to her longtime partner Riley Roberts, a marketing professional she met over a decade ago while they were undergraduates at Boston University. The pair got engaged last month in her family’s hometown in Puerto Rico, the Democratic congresswoman confirmed to Insider and later … Read more

Fatal boat trip highlights Haitians fleeing violence

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Haitians are fleeing in greater numbers to the neighboring Dominican Republic, where they board rickety wooden boats painted sky blue to blend with the ocean to try to reach Puerto Rico — a trip in which 11 Haitian women drowned this week, with dozens of other migrants believed to … Read more

Olympian Yarimar Mercado Martinez’s mother Mabel Martinez killed by stray bullet in Connecticut home

The mother of a Puerto Rican Olympian was killed after she was struck by a stray bullet while sewing in her Connecticut home over the weekend, police and her daughter said. Mabel Martinez, 56, was struck in the head by a shooter who opened fire on a man walking outside of her house in Waterbury … Read more

Puerto Rico power outage: Power has been restored to many following an island-wide outage. Full restoration is possible Sunday, company says

CNN — Power could be fully restored in Puerto Rico by Sunday morning after hundreds of thousands of people on the island have been in the dark since a fire at a power plant Wednesday evening, officials said. As of 11:30 pm Saturday, power had been restored to more than 1.3 million of the island’s … Read more

Puerto Rico power outage: Hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses still without service

CNN — Hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses in Puerto Rico were still without power Friday, two days after the start of an island-wide outage that began with a fire at a power plant. About 760,000 of the island’s utility customers had electric service restored, the territory’s power grid operator said Friday evening. That … Read more