Portuguese police detain ex-premier in fraud case

Portuguese police detain ex-premier in fraud case

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates has been detained by police as part of an investigation into corruption, money-laundering and tax fraud, Portugal’s Attorney-General’s office said Saturday.

Socrates, who was Portugal’s prime minister from 2005

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Charles Crowley, former Taunton mayor and city councilor, dies at 60

Charles Crowley, former Taunton mayor and city councilor, dies at 60

Charles Crowley, a former Taunton mayor and city councilor, died Thursday night in a Boston hospital after undergoing a triple-bypass heart surgery, according to Taunton Mayor Thomas Hoye Jr.

Crowley was 60.

“Charlie personified what’s great about this community,” Hoye

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REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT IN ADDRESS TO THE NATION ON IMMIGRATION

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT IN ADDRESS TO THE NATION ON IMMIGRATION

My fellow Americans, tonight, I’d like to talk with you about immigration.

For more than 200 years, our tradition of welcoming immigrants from around the world has given us a tremendous advantage over other nations.  It’s kept us youthful, dynamic, … Read Full Story

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Battling through V.A.’s bureaucracy

Battling through  V.A.’s bureaucracy

Group helps veterans apply for V.A.  benefits

NEW BEDFORD — Larry Costa, a Vietnam-era veteran, says he has been “lost” trying to navigate the Veteran Administration’s maze of websites and veterans information centers in search of healthcare and other benefits.… Read Full Story

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Ronaldo scores in Portugal’s 1-0 win

Ronaldo scores in Portugal’s 1-0 win

FARO, Portugal (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winner as Portugal beat Armenia 1-0 on Friday to stay one point behind Group I leader Denmark in the European Championship qualifiers.

Ronaldo struck from close range following a goalmouth scramble in

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Millions to get deportation protection, AP sources

Millions to get deportation protection, AP sources

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration is considering a plan that would shield possibly around 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally from deportation as part of a broad set of executive actions that President Barack Obama could announce … Read Full Story

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Bay State soldiers key to U.S. effort in World War I

Bay State soldiers key to U.S. effort in World War I

Portuguese chaplain among those honored

The 26th Infantry, nicknamed the Yankee Division, was the first U.S. National Guard unit to arrive in Europe during the First World War.
The Yankees were comprised entirely of regiments from the New England states.… Read Full Story

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More Portuguese elders growing lonely

More Portuguese elders growing lonely

NEW BEDFORD — People can feel lonely as they get older, and not knowing English well only makes it much harder.
“We’re finding that our Portuguese elders are feeling isolated,” said Helena da Silva Hughes, executive director of the Immigrants’ … Read Full Story

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Portugal’s Sara Moreira places 3rd in N.Y. Marathon

Portugal’s Sara Moreira places 3rd in N.Y. Marathon

Portugal’s Sara Moreira made a stunning debut in her first marathon on Sunday by ending third in the New York Marathon. She completed the course in 2 hours 25 minutes and 59 seconds, crossing the finishing line 52 seconds after … Read Full Story

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Brazilian club Corinthians building own cemetery

Brazilian club Corinthians building own cemetery

SAO PAULO (AP) – Fans of one of Brazil’s most popular soccer clubs will have a chance to spend eternity near some of their greatest idols.

Corinthians said it is building its own cemetery, complete with a mock soccer field … Read Full Story

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In the footsteps of a great explorer

In the footsteps of a great explorer

Portuguese man travels around the world looking for inspiring stories, stops in Mass. and R.I.  stories

FALL RIVER — Carrying only a backpack and a camera, André Leonardo, a self-described doer and dreamer, is travelling the globe in pursuit of … Read Full Story

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Mass. beefing up security in wake of general terror threats

Mass. beefing up security in wake of general terror threats

Massachusetts public safety agencies are beefing up security at public buildings and locations around the state, including Logan Airport, as a response to recent violence both domestic and abroad, including the attack last week in Ottawa at Canada’s capitol.

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Fung goes on offense in 2nd televised debate

Fung goes on offense in 2nd televised debate

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Republican Allan Fung went on the offensive Tuesday in the second of three televised debates in Rhode Island’s gubernatorial race, and Democrat Gina Raimondo accused him of playing politics with people’s pensions.

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Cristiano Ronaldo wins 3 La Liga awards

Cristiano Ronaldo wins 3 La Liga awards

MADRID (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo has picked up three awards at the Spanish league’s gala including last season’s best player.

The Real Madrid star was also given the “Best Forward of La Liga 2013-14″ and best goal awards late Monday.

Ronaldo said he … Read Full Story

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Cristiano Ronaldo among FIFA Ballon d’Or nominees

Cristiano Ronaldo among FIFA Ballon d’Or nominees

ZURICH, Switzerland (AP) – Six members of the Germany squad that won the World Cup were included among the nominees for the FIFA Ballon d’Or awardTuesday, joining Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar on the 23-man short list.… Read Full Story

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Benfica loses 2-1 at Braga for 1st league defeat

Benfica loses 2-1 at Braga for 1st league defeat

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Benfica lost 2-1 at Braga on Sunday as the Portuguese league leaders were dealt their first loss of the season.

The defending champions’ first defeat through eight rounds left them one point ahead of FC Porto in the … Read Full Story

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Democrat takes on Cianci for Providence mayor

Democrat takes on Cianci for Providence mayor

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – The man taking on former mayor and twice-convicted felon Buddy Cianci in the race for mayor of Providence is a Harvard-educated law professor who grew up poor, the son of Guatemalan immigrants.

Democrat Jorge Elorza has … Read Full Story

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FLAD launches program to attract US college students

FLAD launches program to attract US college students

LISBON — Very few American students who decide to study abroad select Portuguese universities, and the Luso American Foundation (FLAD) of Lisbon is looking to change that trend.
According to the Institute of International Education’s annual report of 2011/2012, about … Read Full Story

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