The US territory is struggling with massive debts and residents are fleeing eight years of recession
Fifth seed Sara Errani became the first major casualty of this year's Wimbledon as she was upset by teenager Monica Puig.
Ricky Burns will resist demands for a rematch with Jose Gonzalez after successfully defending his WBO world lightweight title for a third time in Glasgow on Saturday night.
The Florida Keys were a favourite of Hemingway – and they still enchant.
The number of people living with diabetes is soaring in the United States, as 18 states had at least a doubling in those with the illness since 1995, a government survey found.
Orlando Cruz's revelation hailed by campaigners and former Welsh rugby captain Gareth Thomas
Greene looked like a man who had run into a nightmare – or a timewarp
A strong call to the world governing body of sailing and its national authorities to take more control and give more direction to racing programmes has been made in Barcelona by Ed Reynolds, American boss of the Quantum racing team.
Hurricane Irene cut power to more than a million people in Puerto Rico, downing trees and flooding streets today, and forecasters warned it could be a major storm as it threatens Florida and South Carolina by the end of the week.
They call him THE GOATSUCKER. Or rather they did. Because the chupacabra – a fearsome monster first spotted in 1995, who according to the Fortean Times, is the third most famous mythical beast after Bigfoot and Nessie (which sounds like an R&B producer duo about to open shop with Tinie Tempah) – has recently been revealed as a hoax by the other, smarter FT.
The pool is alive with the sound of music
When an exotically beautiful, elegantly dressed woman stood up in the public gallery of the US House of Representatives on Washington's Capitol Hill on 1 March 1954, no one batted an eyelid. When three men stood up alongside her and all four started shooting from 9mm semi-automatic Luger pistols, all hell broke loose. After 30 bullets were fired and five congressmen or their aides fell wounded on the House floor, the woman, Lolita Lebrón, unfurled and waved a Puerto Rican flag and shouted "Viva Puerto Rico Libre!" (Long Live Free Puerto Rico).
Concerns about the Hollywood actress's physical and mental state had been growing before her death
A new collection of travel photography lets readers pinpoint for themselves where in the world each image was taken. Earthbound: A Rough Guide to the World in Pictures contains more than 250 images, as well as personal insights by the photographers. It also uses "QR codes" – a form of bar code that can be scanned in on a mobile phone or PDA to take the reader direct to the image location on Google Maps. If you don't have the right technology, no problem: just use the latitude and longitude coordinates next to each image (also provided here, along with brief extracts from Earthbound), which do just the same thing. Simply type them into Google maps (maps.google.co.uk) and the software will zoom in on the correct location.