Trump says US must ‘wipe out’ Puerto Rico debt

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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)

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