Puerto Rico

Trump puts Puerto Rico on notice over hurricane aid

In tweets, he accused Puerto Rico of a "total lack of accountability", adding that "electric and all infrastructure was disaster before hurricanes".

The island, whose 3.4 million residents are US citizens, is 90% without power, some three weeks after Hurricane Maria.

On Thursday, Congress approved a $36.5bn (£28bn) disaster relief bill.

The cross-party bill, which still requires Senate approval, provides emergency storm relief for Puerto Rico, Florida, Texas and the US Virgin Islands, as well as wildfire-ravaged California.

Pitbull praised for Puerto Rico jet loan

His good deed came to light after Jenniffer Gonzalez, Puerto Rico's representative in Washington, thanked him on Twitter.

The Miami-born star - real name Armando Perez - told the New York Daily News he was "just doing [his] part."

"Thank God we're blessed to help," he was quoted as saying.

Much of the US island territory has lost its power after being ravaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Almost half of its 3.5 million residents are without clean drinking water, while hospitals are running short of the diesel needed to power their life support systems.

Hurricane Maria: Whole of Puerto Rico without power

Abner Gómez, head of the disaster management agency, said the hurricane had damaged "everything in its path".

None of the customers of Puerto Rico's Electric Power Authority had any electricity, he said.

Maria weakened to a category two storm with winds of 110 mph (177km/h) as it moved away from Puerto Rico.

"When we are able to go outside, we are going to find our island destroyed," Mr Gómez was quoted as saying by the El Nuevo Dia newspaper.

"It's a system that has destroyed everything in its path."

Miss World Winner Crowned

Stephanie Del Valle, a 19-year-old student from Puerto Rico, was crowned Miss World in a splashy ceremony on Sunday at the new MGM National Harbor in Maryland, US.

The pageant is the lesser-known competitor to Miss Universe - a global beauty contest with a progressive bent, eschewing the swimsuit competition to judge women on their athletic prowess and charitable works, instead. (Also, their modelling skills - it is a beauty competition, after all.)

Puerto Rico confirms it failed to make $58M debt payment

Puerto Rican officials had warned on Friday that they would not make the payment because the island legislature failed to appropriate the funds, but they argued it should not be considered a default.

Moody's Investor Service said the missed payment was the first in what it believes will be broad defaults on commonwealth debt.