Four months after Hurricane Maria destroyed most of Puerto Rico’s crumbling electric grid, close to 40 percent of the U.S. island territory’s citizens still don’t have power. It's unclear when service will be fully restored but experts say, without a new system, Puerto Rico's energy future will remain in serious jeopardy. Gianpaolo Pietri reports for VOA.
The Court of Appeals will hear arguments in the cases of two Muslims who say the NYPD overstepped its reach by responding to a 2012 public records request related to the surveillance by saying it could "neither confirm nor deny" the records even existed
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is visiting Colombia Tuesday to push for the implementation of the peace agreement and measures to curb illegal drug production. In Peru Tuesday, Tillerson acknowledged that the U.S. is part of the problem, because its huge demand for opioids make it an attractive market for smugglers. Tillerson defended the U.S. trade policy, saying bilateral trade agreements work to the U.S. advantage better than some regional agreements. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports.