Trump spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Mr Trump was responding to a request from Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rossello, and that the waiver would go into effect immediately.
In a series of tweets, the president purported that unidentified Democrats had told the Puerto Rican official "you must be nasty to Trump".
"Damn it, this is not a good news story". In his remarks as he departed for New Jersey, the president cited as he has before the unique difficulties in Puerto Rico given both the poor condition of its infrastructure before the storm and the intensity of Maria.
The post follows others shared by the Diamonds hit-maker in recent days directly to the president, as she continues to try to raise awareness of the current crisis.
Gray says most of their windows are still boarded up because they want to save as much power as possible.
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who urged Trump to waive the law, said shipping costs to Puerto Rico are approximately twice as much as other nearby islands that allow foreign ships to dock.
"I know it is really a good news story in terms of our ability to reach people and the limited number of deaths that have taken place in such a devastating hurricane". Cruz on Friday had criticized the Trumpadministration's response to the hurricane, saying, "I am begging, begging anyone who can hear us to save us from dying". 'This is a people-are- dying story. It's a life-or-death story'.
Thousands more Puerto Ricans have been getting water and rationed food as an aid bottleneck began to ease. This is, "there's a truckload of stuff that can not be taken to people" story.
After descending Friday, though, he said there are dozens of routes on the mountain that are unaffected by the slide. The National Park Service says, on average there are 100 climbing accidents and 25 rescues a year in Yosemite.
Russian Federation might be trying to get involved in back-channel diplomacy between Pyongyang and Washington, the sources said. It said that her trip was arranged at the invitation of Burmistrov who visited the North in late July.
Erin Lee Macke, 30, traveled more than 4,500 miles this month from her house in Johnston, near Des Moines, to Germany. But authorities ordered her to return much sooner - when they learned that she had left four young children behind.
We learned back in August that Emmy Award victor Riz Ahmed is also reportedly in talks to join the cast of Venom . THR suggests that Ruben Fleischer , best known for his work on Zombieland (he also made 30 Minutes or Less ).
The crime was considered a cold case until 2014, when it was reopened by the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office Cold Case Unit. Store clerks picked her out of a lineup and police found fibers from a bright, orange wig in Keen Warren's home.
Fonda appeared with Robert Redford on " Megyn Kelly Today " on Wedesnday to promote their new film, " Our Souls at Night ". But just three episodes in, her celebrity guests seem to find the show anything but uplifting.
This means any bill not backed by any Democrats can not pass with more than two GOP senators also voting against it. Lindsay Graham (R-SC), said of his recent focus on health care: "Well, I've been doing it for about a month".
Ottawa will seek to expand worldwide co-production treaties to grow production budgets and attract financing partners, she said. No figure is available, but Joly says top-ups from Ottawa will start next year to cover the shortfall.
Beyoncé is getting extra charitable tonight by jumping on a remix of " Mi Gente " by J Balvin and Willy William . Hurricanes Irma and Maria followed, causing devastation in Florida and the islands of the Caribbean.
During Corker's first campaign in 2006, Manning gave Corker $2,100 in both the primary and general elections. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said he will not seek re-election next year.
Westbrook, Thunder Agree to 5-Year Extension
In addition to the guaranteed money Anthony gets in returning to Oklahoma City , he now knows Westbrook will be here long term. Westbrook was the 2017 NBA MVP and broke the record for the number of triple-doubles in one season with 42.
Super Nintendo Classic selling out across Winnipeg
If you're still on the fence about picking one up, just know that today is nearly certainly your best chance to find one. A quick read through some and you'll be able to glean some lovely extraneous information on the games .
Apple Investigating Reports of iPhone 8 Plus 'Splitting Open'
The fact it just happened to brand new iPhone 8 units is obviously a red flag for Apple , which will investigate the incidents. Customers will have to recharge with a minimum of Rs 799 per month as monthly recharge on Jio's network to avail the scheme.
Meghan McCain Is Joining the Cast of 'The View'!
That could continue, even after she takes on her new job with her fellow co-hosts at " The View ". The timing was flawless, as McCain , 32, announced last week she was leaving her Fox News gig.
Sri Lanka bat first against Pakistan as Haris Sohail debuts
At the start, Karunaratne had a solid opening stand of 34 with Kaushal Silva before Hasan provided Pakistan with the breakthrough. Sri Lanka meanwhile have had plenty of Test cricket this summer although the results will not be something they want to dwell on.
Should Prince Harry Show PDA? His Brother Certainly Doesn't
Markle kept it casual for the occasion and opted for a white button-down shirt, distressed jeans, and pair of Sarah Flint flats . The week-long event will see 550 competitors from 17 nations competing against one another in 12 different sports.
Construction begins on Mexican border wall prototypes
Mr Trump recently said the wall should be see-through, in order to prevent people from being hit on the head with sacks of drugs . Funding to extend the wall beyond its distance of 654 miles (1,046 kilometers) is in doubt.