Hurricane Laura is barreling toward the U.S. Gulf Coast, and leaders urged residents to prepare before landfall in Texas or Louisiana over the next 48 hours. Anticipating deadly winds, rains and storm surges, residents are filling sand bags and boarding up buildings.
Tropical storms Marco and Laura were expected to develop into hurricanes as they gained strength and aimed for an unprecedented twin strike next week on the mainland U.S.
The exemptions come as the U.S. clamps down on other travel to the country. The administration this week announced new rules for international students that may force many of them to leave the country.
CNBC's Frank Holland with an update on illicit alcohol sales. Facebook and Instagram are now responding to how alcohol is sold through their platforms after reported deaths in Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic.
CNBC's Frank Holland reports on the illicit alcohol market. After resort deaths in the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica were reported, an investigation into illicit alcohol was opened.
After a string of mysterious deaths and illnesses, US tourists are rethinking plans to visit the Dominican Republic.
The strong dollar means vacation destinations that were once out of reach are now affordable. Travel expert Pauline Frommer has countries you might not have thought of where you can stretch your dollar this summer. Plus, with the headlines coming from the Dominican Republic: Should you still consider or reconsider a trip there?
Former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was shot in the back at close range Sunday night in his native Dominican Republic, authorities said.
U.S. President Donald Trump will meet on Friday with the leaders of the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and Saint Lucia at his Florida resort, the White House said in a statement on Tuesday.
Beijing and Taipei are competing for allies in the Pacific Islands, a region rich in natural resources.
Many parts of the Caribbean are cheaper to travel to in summer when several islands go "off peak," compared to fall and winter high-season prices.
Relations may worsen if a high-ranking U.S. official attends the June 12 launch of the American Institute in Taiwan's new office.
Prosecutors earlier this month said they wanted to retry Menendez after a mistrial, but a judge's ruling hampered that plan.
Haitians will no longer be eligible for U.S. visas given to low-skilled workers, the Trump administration said on Wednesday.
The category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale was about 55 miles (90 km) north of Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
WTVJ Meteorologist Steve MacLaughlin reports on the latest developments of Hurricane Maria.
Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, has already lashed the Caribbean with devastating winds and torrential rain.
Hurricane Irma is among the most powerful Atlantic storms in half a century.
Hurricane Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in a century, howled past Puerto Rico on Wednesday.
Hurricane Irma, possibly the most forceful Atlantic storm in a century, was heading for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Tuesday.