By FRANCES ROBLES, LIZETTE ALVAREZ and MARY WILLIAMS WALSH September 22, 2017 SAN JUAN, P.R. — Two days after Hurricane Maria flattened this island of 3.5 million people, knocking out all its power and much of its water, the rebuilding of the services and structures needed for people to resume some semblance of ordinary life was looking more… Continue reading
By LUIS FERRÉ-SADURNÍ September 22, 2017 TOA BAJA, P.R. — Everywhere they looked there was water. It swept in from the ocean to the north. And it surged toward them from overflowing rivers to the south. Hurricane Maria’s wrath left residents in this coastal town trapped by water. Entire neighborhoods were submerged and some… Continue reading
By THOMAS FULLER September 22, 2017 BERKELEY, Calif. — The class is called symplectic geometry, a high-level course in mathematics that provides elite graduate students at the University of California, Berkeley, a better understanding of, among other things, planetary motion. But symplectic geometry won’t be meeting for its scheduled Tuesday session because the professor,… Continue reading
By THE NEW YORK TIMES September 22, 2017 As Hurricane Maria plowed on from a stricken and sodden Puerto Rico, residents on Friday faced the arduous work of rebuilding that awaited them, a task made all the more formidable by the fact that, for now, the island has no power. With cell service spotty and roads… Continue reading
By LUIS FERRÉ-SADURNÍ, LIZETTE ALVAREZ and FRANCES ROBLES September 21, 2017 SAN JUAN, P.R. — A day after Hurricane Maria razed Puerto Rico, its ferocious winds smashing houses, hotels, cellphone towers and the island’s entire electrical grid, the fear and frustration were pervasive on Thursday. Power was out everywhere. Cellphones were mostly useless, forcing panicked residents to… Continue reading
By RICHARD FAUSSET September 21, 2017 For the more than five million Puerto Ricans living on the United States mainland, it was bad enough to watch news reports on Wednesday of Hurricane Maria ripping through an island where relatives and friends lived. What made it worse was not knowing how their loved ones had… Continue reading
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Calls to remove cemetery monuments are raising questions. Are such monuments really on public display? Should they be treated like the ones in public squares?
Flash flood warnings were expanded to cover the entire island early Thursday, even as a strengthened Maria brought heavy rainfall to the Dominican Republic.
An officer’s command to drop a 2-foot-long pipe did not register with Madgiel Sanchez. A second officer who arrived fatally shot him.