LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Same-sex couples will soon be able to adopt children in Portugal after lawmakers voted to overturn a presidential veto, with parliament also removing some abortion restrictions Wednesday. Left-of-center parties in the Portuguese parliament used their majority to ensure that gay couples obtain the same adoption rights as heterosexuals. Parliament initially approved the change in...read more
LISBON — Clients of the former U.S. branches of Portugal’s Santander Totta and Banif banks will be able to transfer money to Portugal at local Santander Bank branches, announced Santander Totta on Wednesday. “This service will be available to Santander Totta clients (including those of former Banif bank) who become customers of Santander Bank and this way they can make transfers to their Santander Totta accounts in...read more
NEW YORK — Portuguese actress Kika Magalhães is receiving high critical acclaim for her starring role in the thriller “The Eyes of My Mother” and being called a breakout star of this year’s Sundance Film Festival. “It’s Kika Magalhães who carries the entire film on her thin shoulders with the uncompromising Portuguese actress stubbornly denying her character the empathy or easy explanations for the bottomless evil...read more
NEW BEDFORD — Sara da Silva Quintal is the new president of the Azorean Maritime Heritage Society and the second female to hold that position in the organization’s history. “I am honored… But [Founding President] Mary Vermette’s shoes are very big shoes to fill,” said Quintal, who assumed her new duties last month. A restoration ecologist for Buzzards Bay Coalition, Quintal has been actively involved with the...read more
BOSTON (AP) – Election officials in Massachusetts are reminding residents of an upcoming voter registration deadline.
Wednesday is the final day to register for the March 1 presidential primary in the Bay State.
Secretary of State William … Read Full Story
The United States starts its pursuit of a fourth straight gold medal in women’s Olympic soccer over the next two weeks at the CONCACAF qualifying tournament in Texas.
Coming off their first World Cup title since 1999, the Americans face … Read Full Story
LISBON, Portugal (AP) – Same-sex couples will soon be able to adopt children in Portugal after lawmakers voted to overturn a presidential veto, with parliament also removing some abortion restrictions Wednesday.
Left-of-center parties in the Portuguese parliament used … Read Full Story
Juízes do Trabalho dizem que são alvo de ‘chantagem institucional’ e questionam corte do orçamento no Supremo
BOSTON (AP) – A Rhode Island woman has pleaded guilty to her role on a scheme in which she defrauded immigrants out of $800,000 by promising to provide documents that would allow them to legally live in the United States.… Read Full Story
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama proposed a record $4.1 trillion budget on Tuesday. Here’s a look at each agency and department:
Up or down? Down 5.3 percent
-Obama’s budget for the Agriculture Department includes a proposed $12 … Read Full Story
U.S. Chief of Naval Operations John Richardson, second left, shares a laugh with Portuguese Chief of Navy Luís Macieira Fragoso, left, Brazilian Navy Commander Eduardo Bacellar Leal Ferreira, second right, and an unidentified naval officer during the International Fleet Review … Read Full Story
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Brazil’s sports minister says the possibility of canceling the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of the outbreak of the Zika virus “is not in discussion.”
Sports Minister George Hilton said in a statement Thursday that … 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