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  • Amazon Holiday Shipping, Christmas Eve Deliveries Set Record

    Amazon.com has been a prime beneficiary of holiday shoppers going online or procrastinating. Amazon says it shipped a record number of items worldwide for the holidays, with Christmas Eve the biggest day ever for deliveries using the...

    • Posted December 28, 2015
  • PDP lawmaker decides not to run for reelection

    Angered at how some of his fellow Popular Democratic Party (PDP) members manage government and political issues, Rep. José Báez has decided not to run for reelection and thus return to his private practice as an attorney...

    • Posted December 28, 2015
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  • ‘Tis the Season for Dreams of Brokered Political Convention

    WASHINGTON – ‘Tis the season – no, not THAT season. It’s that point in the presidential election cycle when speculation starts swirling that the primaries won’t produce a clear winner and one of the parties’ big nominating...

    • Posted December 28, 2015
  • Public Debt, Political Status to be Key Election Year Issues

    SAN JUAN – Aside from the difficulty the administration of Gov. Alejandro García Padilla will continue to face in tackling the fiscal and economic crisis afflicting the island, two issues are likely to become key in this...

    • Posted December 28, 2015
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  • Holiday Spending Up 8%; Online Sales Surge

    NEW YORK – Americans spent more on items like furniture during the holidays this year, with online shopping in particular seeing a big spike, according to a report released Monday. Overall spending rose 7.9 percent from a...

    • Posted December 28, 2015
  • ‘Force Awakens’ Becomes Fastest Movie to $1 Billion

    LOS ANGELES — “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has reached $1 billion at the box office, achieving the milestone with record-setting hyper speed. The Walt Disney Co. said “The Force Awakens” crossed the billion-dollar mark Sunday, accomplishing...

    • Posted December 28, 2015
  • Gov. García Padilla Says U.S. Changing View on Status

    SAN JUAN — Gov. Alejandro García Padilla has denounced what he is calling a change in the U.S. government’s historic position on the island’s political status. In a letter to U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, portions of...

    • Posted December 27, 2015
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  • Damage from Sinking Land Costing California Billions

    DOS PALOS, Calif. — A canal that delivers vital water supplies from Northern California to Southern California is sinking in places. So are stretches of a riverbed undergoing historic restoration. On farms, well casings pop up like...

    • Posted December 27, 2015
  • Colorado Pot Banking Case Tests Federal Drug Rules

    DENVER — A marijuana banking case set for arguments Monday is testing the federal government’s stated goal of addressing the cash-only nature of the quasi-legal pot industry. But should pot sellers be able to use the nation’s...

    • Posted December 27, 2015
  • Japan Says Armed China Ship Infiltrates off Disputed Islands

    TOKYO — Japanese authorities said that for the first time Saturday, an armed Chinese coast guard vessel entered its territorial waters off islands claimed by both countries that are a flashpoint of disputes between the neighbors. Japan’s...

    • Posted December 27, 2015
  • Chinese Medicinal Herbs Provide Niche Market for US Farmers

    DELMAR, N.Y. — Expanding interest in traditional Chinese medicine in the United States is fostering a potentially lucrative new niche market for farmers who plant the varieties of herbs, flowers and trees sought by practitioners. While almost...

    • Posted December 27, 2015
  • EU Official Presses Airports to Offer Cheap Water

    BERLIN — A European Union official says she’s trying to get airports to offer cheap water for travelers after they’ve been through security checks. Air travelers in the EU aren’t allowed to take liquids in containers larger...

    • Posted December 27, 2015
  • Pope Calls for Solution for Stranded Cuban Migrants

    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has appealed for generosity toward Cuban migrants “who find themselves in difficulty in Central America.” The pope said following his traditional Angelus blessing Sunday that many of the Cubans are victims of...

    • Posted December 27, 2015
  • Filed Bill would require Government to Hand Social Media Passwords Over to New Administration

    TOA ALTA – New Progressive Party (NPP) Rep. Ángel “Gary” Rodríguez announced Saturday he has filed a bill requiring transition committees in government agencies and public corporations to hand over to the incoming administration all email addresses...

    • Posted December 26, 2015