Puerto Rico closes colonial-era forts due to US shutdown

SAN JUAN, Puer­to Rico (AP) — Two pop­u­lar colo­nial-era forts in Puer­to Rico’s cap­i­tal have been closed as part of the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment shut­down. The island’s gov­ern­ment-owned Tourism Com­pa­ny had been tem­porar­i­ly financ­ing oper­a­tions at the San Felipe del Mor­ro Cas­tle and the San Cristo­bal Cas­tle since the U.S.