Massachusetts Police to Aid in Puerto Rico Recovery

Irma Decker marks out scan codes as she packs boxes with canned ggods while parishioners at the Gethsemane Lutheran Church pack boxes of relief supplies

Massachusetts Police to Aid in Puerto Rico Recovery

"So it's sort of we gave an inch and they want a mile which is great it's that sort of support that we're seeing from across the system", Cohen said.

And now, the same thing is happening with Puerto Rico hurricane response efforts. Those good people were helpless in so many ways, and the person who was responsible for setting in motion the help they needed did not come through for them as quickly as he could and should have. This U.S. Territory is still reeling from the storm that struck almost two weeks ago.

Could there be a Puerto Rico government shutdown? "We are going to have a fight".

Puerto Rico officials didn't make their first formal request for interstate assistance until September 21, the day after Maria struck.

Vice President Mike Pence is taking an aerial tour of hurricane damage to the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The Trump administration continues to follow the playbook it has used since moving into the White House - delete or otherwise block easy access to unflattering information on government websites.

The Natural Resources Committee oversees American territories, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The island's financial situation has gotten even worse after Hurricane Maria, as it faces an additional burden to pay for aid, rehabilitation, and recovery expenses.

The Adventure of the Seas cruise ship is set to bring relief supplies to Puerto Rico on Friday morning, and then begin regular sailings Saturday from the island hit hard two weeks ago by powerful Hurricane Maria.

President Donald Trump visited the Hurricane Maria devastation in Puerto Rico on Tuesday and praised relief efforts there, but Cruz criticized him for his "abominable" behavior when Trump threw paper towel rolls to storm survivors and said his visit was a publicity stunt. Pence says he spoke with Trump earlier and the president is relaying the message to residents there that, "We are with you today, we are with you tomorrow". And that's the reason why he wanted to help the people on the island.

Trump launched the handsome, soft towels during an eventful Tuesday visit to the island, during which he managed to say or do a number of freakish things in the course of a few hours.

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