USNS Comfort responds to second hospital generator failure

The U.S. Health and Human Services and Puerto Rico Department of Health representatives are prioritizing patients at each stop prior to Comfort's arrival. The Department of Defense is supporting the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the lead federal agency, in helping those affected by Hurricane Maria to minimize suffering and is one component of the overall whole-of-government response effort.

Funding threatens future of giant telescope in Puerto Rico

The world's largest single-dish radio telescope is nestled deep in the lush green hills of Puerto Rico, where it performs tasks like searching for gravitational waves, listening for extraterrestrial signals and tracking asteroids that might be on a collision course with Earth. But the outlook is increasingly faint for the Arecibo Observatory, which features a 1,000-foot-wide dish used in research involving stars that led to a Nobel Prize.