DARTMOUTH — For 10 years, Belchertown resident Joyce Harper has been meaning to get involved in UMass Dartmouth’s summer program in Portuguese language and culture.
Finally, at 71, and now retired, she has enough free time to do so.
“I … Read Full Story
MOSCOW (AP) — Six South Americans — five Brazilians and one Argentine — have refused to return to Ukraine to play for their football club in the troubled city of Donetsk, risking possible fines and suspensions for breach of contract.… Read Full Storyread more
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil is set to name its new national team coach, with reports suggesting Carlos Dunga is likely to return to the post.
Brazil will announce a coach on Tuesday to succeed Luiz Felipe Scolari, who… Read Full Story
Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson is one of six sheriffs from across the country who are visiting the Rio Grande Valley this week to discuss border security with federal and state law enforcement authorities.
For the next three days, Hodgson … Read Full Story
Edgar Moreira da Cunha named to throne
FALL RIVER — The Diocese of Fall River is up for new leadership in September as Bishop George Coleman steps down and Bishop Edgar Moreira Da Cunha takes his place.
“I express my … Read Full Storyread more
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A somber mood spread over Brazil on Saturday as football fans came to grips with the loss of Neymar, the superstar striker who was knocked out of the World Cup with a fractured vertebra.
Brazil’s … Read Full Storyread more
OURO PRETO, Brazil (AP) — Removed from the bustling World Cup host city of Belo Horizonte lies a charming colonial town that gave birth to Brazil’s independence.
Ouro Preto, a UNESCO world heritage site whose name means “Black Gold,” is… Read Full Story
For most local fans, the enjoyment of watching their favorite team in the World Cup is now over. Portugal, considered an outside favorite before the tournament started, although most critics warned that the team was very dependent on mega star … Read Full Storyread more
BOSTON — A number of individuals who lost relatives to deportation were joined last Saturday in Boston by dozens of activists from various immigrant rights organizations and faith-based organizations for a march demanding an end to deportations and family separation.… Read Full Storyread more
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – Orlando City Soccer Club says it is in advanced discussions to sign AC Milan midfielder Kaka.
Orlando’s new Major League Soccer franchise released the brief statement , adding that pending the completion of … Read Full Storyread more
AGUAS CLARAS, Brazil (AP) – A family is counting on the fingers of a single hand its hopes for Brazil to win a sixth World Cup championship.
All the members of the Silva family living In Aguas Claras, a town … Read Full Storyread more
TERESOPOLIS, Brazil (AP) – Goalkeeper Julio Cesar thinks Brazil’s initial World Cup difficulties are a consequence of the team’s convincing victory at last year’s Confederations Cup.
The win in the warm-up tournament for the World Cup marked Brazil’s reawakening after … Read Full Storyread more
CAMPINAS, Brazil (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo needed an ice pack for his troublesome left knee during a training session on Wednesday, as Portugal prepared for its World Cup match against the United States.
Though his knee had been bandaged in… Read Full Story
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Neymar and his Brazilian teammates will be back in action for their second match at the World Cup, before Russia and South Korea have even kicked off their campaigns.
Brazil won the tournament’s opening game … Read Full Storyread more
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is meeting with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in a bid to thaw frosty relations between the two nations.
The morning meeting comes following Biden’s arrival in Brazil to … Read Full Storyread more
PRAIA DO FORTE, Brazil (AP) — The animal oracle predictions for the World Cup have begun, with host nation Brazil getting a vote of confidence from its chosen turtle tipster.
By making a patriotic choice of food, loggerhead turtle Big… Read Full Story
SÃO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police and striking subway workers clashed early Monday in a central commuter station, with union officials threatening to maintain the work stoppage through the World Cup opening match here this week.
Authorities are deeply worried… Read Full Story
SÃO PAULO (AP) — The U.S. headed to Brazil with boosted faith Sunday after going undefeated in its sendoff series for the first time.
Playing only its third match in nine months against a World Cup team, the U.S. defense… Read Full Story