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U.S. Republican lawmakers examining barriers to Puerto Rico recovery: source

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 11:13am
(Reuters) - U.S. Republicans in Congress are looking into additional ways of lifting barriers to Puerto Rico’s recovery after Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory last month, said a House of Representatives Republican aide on Wednesday.

Mexico plans aid for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:11am
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Suffering itself after two major earthquakes last month, Mexico plans to send aid including water and electricity experts to Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory reeling from the devastation of Hurricane Maria.

Las Vegas gunman's girlfriend has 'clean conscience': brother tells media

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 9:55am
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Investigators probing the mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert planned to interview the gunman's girlfriend on Wednesday, a day after she returned to the United States from the Philippines, while her relatives told media she had not known of his plan.

Puerto Rico benchmark bond drops to record low after Trump remark

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 9:22am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The price of Puerto Rico's benchmark general obligation bonds tumbled to a record low on Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump suggested late on Tuesday the island's massive debt load will have to be wiped out due to devastation caused by Hurricane Maria.

White House says Puerto Rico must fix its debt problem: CNN interview

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 8:09am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House budget director Mick Mulvaney on Wednesday backed away from U.S. President Donald Trump's comments a day earlier calling for the storm-hit island's debt to be wiped out.

Las Vegas massacre probe turns to gunman's girlfriend ahead of Trump visit

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 5:58am
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The quest by police to comprehend why a retiree shot 58 people to death in Las Vegas has turned to the gunman's girlfriend, who has flown back to the United States from the Philippines facing investigators' questions about what she knew of his motives.

Las Vegas massacre probe turns to gunman's girlfriend on eve of Trump visit

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:51am
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The quest by police to comprehend why a retiree shot 58 people to death in Las Vegas has turned to the gunman's girlfriend, who has flown back to the United States from the Philippines facing investigators' questions about what she knew of his motives.

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