Puerto Rico

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Topical Stom Cristobal Forms In Caribbean

The storm system has already brought heavy rain, downed trees and power outages to Puerto Rico.

CBS Tampa–08/23/2014

File photo of a tropical storm. (credit:ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)

TS Bertha Rakes Dominican Republic

Tropical Storm Bertha emerged from the eastern Dominican Republic early Sunday after whipping Puerto Rico with heavy rains and strong winds that knocked out power in parts of the region.

CBS Tampa–08/03/2014

A succinct blip of sound detected from far beyond the Milky Way Galaxy amid deep space has left scientists saying they “really have no handle on” the mysterious “fast radio burst.” (Ye Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images)

Scientists ‘Have No Handle On’ Radio Bursts Coming From Deep Space

A succinct blip of sound detected from far beyond the Milky Way Galaxy amid deep space has left scientists saying they “really have no handle on” the mysterious “fast radio burst.”

CBS Tampa–07/11/2014

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The 25 Best Beaches In The World

After months of polar vortexes it’s finally almost time to lay out in the sun and sand. To help get the ball rolling, we rounded up the 25 best beaches in the world.

04/23/2014

18 state reps asking Obama administration to add 5 types of giant snakes to an existing federal python ban. (Getty Images)

Rare Snake From Puerto Rico Found In Florida Shipment

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s hotline for reporting sightings of invasive species led to the recovery of an endangered snake native to Puerto Rico. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, a Tampa […]

CBS Tampa–04/13/2014

File photo of a Burmese python. (Photo by ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Rare Snake From Puerto Rico Found In Fla. Shipment

Florida’s hotline for reporting sightings of invasive species led to the recovery of an endangered snake native to Puerto Rico.

04/13/2014

The Coast Guard is looking for a Tampa area boater.  (Photo credit: ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images)

Man Needs Rescue 400 Miles From Puerto Rico

Coast Guard officials say they’re sending help to a man needing a medical evacuation from his sailboat more than 400 miles northeast of Puerto Rico.

CBS Tampa–11/03/2013

Hector "Macho" Camacho arrives at the Premio Lo Nuestro a La Musica Latina at American Airlines Arena on Feb. 16, 2012 in Miami, Fla. (credit: John Parra/Getty Images)

Fight Breaks Out Between Camacho’s Alleged Girlfriends During Memorial

A fight between two women broke out during Hector “Macho” Camacho’s memorial and wake Tuesday.

11/29/2012

Former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., holds a town hall meeting with veterans at the 304 Grill in the financial district of San Juan. (credit: Christopher Gregory/Getty Images)

Santorum: English Needs To Be ‘Main Language’ For Puerto Rico To Become State

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum said Wednesday that Puerto Rico should only gain statehood if the territory makes English its main language.

03/15/2012

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