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  • Central American Nations Announce Deal on Cuban Migrants

    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — Central American nations have reached a deal to let the first of thousands of stranded Cuban migrants continue their journey north toward the United States next month, officials said Monday. The humanitarian...

    • Posted December 28, 2015
  • Fitbit Likely a Hot Seller for Christmas

    NEW YORK — It was a very merry Christmas for fitness-tracking device maker Fitbit. The company’s app was the most downloaded on Apple’s app store Christmas Day, a sign that many people couldn’t wait to set up...

    • Posted December 28, 2015
  • Chilean President: Free Education Will Make Country ‘More Just’

    SAN JUAN – Chile’s president, Michelle Bachelet, said free college education and other reforms promoted by her administration will make Chile “a more just and supportive country for everyone.” During her speech at the presidential La Moneda...

    • Posted December 28, 2015
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  • Policeman Fatally Shoots 3 Officers After Fight

    SAN JUAN — A Puerto Rico policeman fatally shot two high-ranking officers and a policewoman on Monday following an argument at work that temporarily shut down the station in the island’s second largest city, authorities said. The...

    • Posted December 28, 2015
  • 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