Trump says US must ‘wipe out’ Puerto Rico debt
WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump says “We're going to have to wipe out” Puerto Rico's debt in the wake of destruction caused by Hurricane Maria.
He tells Fox News in an interview that: “We're going to work something out.”
He goes on to say: “We have to look at their whole debt structure. You know, they owe a lot of money to your friends on Wall Street. And we're going to have to wipe that out.”
The White House did not immediately respond to questions about how the president wanted to do that.
Trump spoke to Fox in San Juan, Puerto Rico, which he toured Tuesday.
Before the storm, the island's government was in the midst of bitter negotiations with creditors to restructure a portion of its $73 billion in debt. The island's previous governor had declared that debt unpayable. (AP)
LAS VEGAS -- A law enforcement official said the girlfriend of the Las Vegas shooter has arrived in the US and was met by federal agents at the airport.
The official said Marilou Danley arrived at Los Angeles International Airport Tuesday night and was met by FBI agents.
The official wasn't authorized to publicly discuss the matter and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.
The Clark County Sheriff has said Danley is considered a "person of interest" after her boyfriend, Stephen Paddock, opened fire from his hotel room, killing 58 people at a musical performance.
Meantime, a Las Vegas hospital said another person has died from wounds suffered in the weekend shooting.
Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center said the victim died Tuesday afternoon. No details about the person were released and the hospital said it still has 31 people in critical condition.
This undated portrait released on October 02, 2017 by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police shows Marilou Danley. (AFP)