LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Portugal’s president urged politicians on Tuesday to set aside their bickering and find compromises in the national interest after an election that threatened to bring a period of damaging instability. The incumbent center-right government, which has followed a German-led model of austerity designed to correct the eurozone’s debt problems, collected most votes...read more
Hospital’s growing services, changing city demographics give rise to need for more interpreters in various languages FALL RIVER — When a patient cannot speak English, they may feel frustrated when trying to explain the simplest of medical conditions to a doctor, and extremely fearful when they have something more serious. At Saint Anne’s Hospital, which caters to the city’s diverse population, interpreter...read more
LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Stormy political times likely lay ahead for Portugal after a general election delivered a minority government. Minority governments struggle to survive in the bickering atmosphere of Portuguese politics, and only one has ever completed its four-year term. Their average life span is 14 months. The center-right coalition government won Sunday’s ballot despite its unpopular...read more
MADRID (AP) – Real Madrid held a special ceremony to honor Cristiano Ronaldoon Friday after he became the club’s all-time leading scorer. The club presented Ronaldo with a custom-made trophy in a ceremony attended by his family and teammates at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium. After a long video showing Ronaldo’s official presentation in 2009 and many of his greatest feats and important goals,...read more
NEW BEDFORD — Benefactors Kathy and Gurdon Wattles, and Joan and Irwin Jacobs, cut the ribbon on the Wattles Jacobs Education Center on September 26, opening the new $8 million wing of the New Bedford Whaling Museum named in their … Read Full Story
LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Portugal’s president urged politicians on Tuesday to set aside their bickering and find compromises in the national interest after an election that threatened to bring a period of damaging instability.
The incumbent center-right government, … Read Full Story
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration deported fewer immigrants over the past 12 months than at any time since 2006, according to government figures obtained by The Associated Press.
Deportations of criminal immigrants have fallen to the lowest levels since … Read Full Story
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court is starting a new term that promises a steady stream of divisive social issues, and also brighter prospects for conservatives who suffered more losses than usual in recent months.
The justices are meeting in … Read Full Story
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) – Europe’s monetary union appears saved. For now.
Although relief prevailed after Monday’s Greek bailout announcement, key questions remain about whether the euro currency will remain sustainable in the long-term – and even whether the European … Read Full Story
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) – Brazil’s Talita Antunes and Larissa Franca won the FIVB World Tour Finals on Sunday, beating Germany’s Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst 21-17, 21-18 to extend their international winning streak to 27 matches.
“We try to … Read Full Story
By Esther J. Cepeda
New research has confirmed that our national conversation about immigration is so tainted by bad feelings and misinformation that it’s nearly impossible to actually converse.
Most of those who have been entrenched in the immigration issue … Read Full Story
NEW BEDFORD — The tradition of winemaking is alive and well in southeastern Massachusetts both at home and in the winery.
“There’s a saying in the winemaking industry,” said Marco Montez, proprietor of Travessia Winery in New Bedford. “If you … Read Full Story
MIAMI (AP) — Before there were Food Network icons and cultish produce, before farm-to-table was a philosophy and cake decorating became a competitive sport, there was Emeril Lagasse.
And his is a life story best told by the kitchens that … Read Full Story