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  • Cruz Super PAC Prepares for Millions of Dollars in TV Ads

    WASHINGTON – A well-funded outside group helping Texas Sen. Ted Cruz fight for the Republican presidential nomination has purchased $2.5 million of television advertising time – an investment that catapults it to the top tier of spenders...

    • Posted January 19, 2016
  • Twitter Disruption Silences Swaths of US, Europe

    Some Twitter users had to do without early Tuesday after sporadic outages knocked the social media site offline in the U.S. and Europe. Reports of malfunctions began to appear in the U.S. as well, but it was...

    • Posted January 19, 2016
  • Facing Primary Fight from Sanders, Clinton Embraces Obama

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – Facing fresh campaign anxieties, Hillary Clinton is attaching herself to President Barack Obama, hoping to overcome liberal enthusiasm for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders with a full-throated embrace of her one-time rival and boss. Central...

    • Posted January 18, 2016
  • Eagles Co-Founder Glenn Frey, Who Sang ‘Take It Easy,’ Dies

    NEW YORK – As the Eagles co-founder, singer and songwriter Glenn Frey mastered the mix of rock ‘n’ roll and country music, and the band’s hits – including “Hotel California” and “Take It Easy,” both co-written by...

    • Posted January 18, 2016
  • Bernier Accepts Invitation to Discuss Political Status

    The gubernatorial candidate for the Popular Democratic Party (PDP), David Bernier, said on Monday he supported a proposal by Puerto Rico Independence Party (PIP) President Rubén Berríos Martínez to start a process to decolonize Puerto Rico. However,...

    • Posted January 18, 2016
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  • With Confederate Flag Gone, King Day Rally Shifts Focus

    COLUMBIA, S.C. – For the first time in 17 years, civil rights leaders gathered Monday at the South Carolina Statehouse to pay homage to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. without the Confederate flag casting a long...

    • Posted January 18, 2016
  • New Argentine Leadert Macri Heading to World Economic Forum

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — New President Mauricio Macri heads to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, later this week, becoming the first Argentine leader to attend the gathering in 13 years. Macri’s agenda released Monday includes...

    • Posted January 18, 2016
  • Lowe’s will Drop Joint-Venture Business in Australia

    MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Lowe’s says it’s getting out of a joint venture that runs more than 60 home-improvement stores in Australia. The chain says it has invested about $930 million in the venture and expects to take...

    • Posted January 18, 2016
  • Public Hearings on Prepa Fuel Purchase Regulations Begin

    SAN JUAN – Sen. Aníbal José Torres announced Monday the start of public hearings on the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority’s fuel purchase process. Torres, who also presides the special committee to study the regulations and procedures...

    • Posted January 18, 2016
  • US Congressmen in Germany to Meet Americans Released by Iran

    LANDSTUHL, Germany – Three U.S. Congressmen traveled Monday to the medical center in Germany where three Americans, released by Iran as part of a prisoner swap, are being treated. Former U.S. Marine Amir Hekmati, Washington Post reporter...

    • Posted January 18, 2016
  • Larger Deficits, Slow Growth Prompt Revision of Long-term Fiscal & Economic Growth Plan

    SAN JUAN – The Puerto Rico government released Monday an update to its long-term fiscal & economic growth plan (FEGP), now reflecting the recent reduction in revenue projections and a longer period coverage, with the plan now...

    • Posted January 18, 2016
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  • Public Debt Audit Committee to Meet ahead of U.S. Treasury Secretary’s Arrival

    SAN JUAN – A commission created last year to audit the island’s $70 billion public debt will have its first meeting Tuesday, a day before U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew arrives in Puerto Rico. The Public Debt...

    • Posted January 18, 2016
  • WhatsApp to Drop Renewal Fees for the Messaging Service

    MENLO PARK, Calif. – WhatsApp, a popular mobile messaging service owned by Facebook, says it will drop its 99-cent subscription fee over the next several weeks. The company said Monday that charging the fee after one free...

    • Posted January 18, 2016
  • US Embassy says Several Americans Missing in Iraq

    BAGHDAD – The abduction of three Americans from a Baghdad apartment over the weekend is the latest in a series of brazen high-profile kidnappings undermining confidence in the Iraqi government’s ability to control state-sanctioned Shiite militias that...

    • Posted January 18, 2016