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Massachusetts News: BOSTON, Jamie Melo, Former Captain with Bristol County Sheriff’s Office Sentenced for Smuggling Profits to Portugal

Defendant helped smuggle money overseas for the “Codfather” BOSTON, Ms. – A former Captain with the Bristol County Sheriff’s Office was sentenced today in connection with helping Carlos Rafael, known as the Codfather in the fishing industry, and the owner of one of the largest commercial fishing businesses in the U.S., smuggle the profits of … Continue reading Massachusetts News: BOSTON, Jamie Melo, Former Captain with Bristol County Sheriff’s Office Sentenced for Smuggling Profits to Portugal

LISBON, Portugal | Cyclone Leslie slams into Portugal, leaves 27 injured

LISBON, Portugal — A weakened hurricane Leslie has hit Portugal, leaving 27 people injured as it uprooted trees and smashed store windows with gusting winds and heavy rain. Luis Belo Costa of Portugal’s National Protection Agency says Sunday those injuries were not life-threatening. He said over 60 people were forced to leave their homes by … Continue reading LISBON, Portugal | Cyclone Leslie slams into Portugal, leaves 27 injured

LISBON, Portugal | Leslie weakens from hurricane as it nears Portugal, Spain

LISBON, Portugal  — Hurricane Leslie weakened slightly into a post-tropical cyclone late Saturday as it closed in on Portugal and Spain, bringing heavy rain, high winds and dangerous surf to western parts of the Iberian Peninsula. Portugal’s weather service issued red warnings — its highest level— for high winds or dangerous coastal conditions for 13 … Continue reading LISBON, Portugal | Leslie weakens from hurricane as it nears Portugal, Spain

LISBON, Portugal | Hurricane Leslie bears down on Portugal, Spain

LISBON, Portugal  — Hurricane Leslie churned across the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday toward Portugal and Spain, bringing heavy rain, high winds and dangerous surf to western parts of the Iberian Peninsula. Portugal’s weather service issued red warnings — its highest level— for high winds or dangerous coastal conditions for 13 of its 18 mainland districts, … Continue reading LISBON, Portugal | Hurricane Leslie bears down on Portugal, Spain

LISBON, Portugal | Hurricane Leslie weakens as it heads toward Portugal, Spain

LISBON, Portugal  — Hurricane Leslie weakened slightly as is headed toward Portugal and Spain on Saturday, with forecasters expecting it to bring heavy rains and dangerous winds and surf to parts of the Iberian Peninsula. The Category 1 storm was hundreds of kilometers southwest of Lisbon, Portugal, and 935 kilometers (580 miles) east of the … Continue reading LISBON, Portugal | Hurricane Leslie weakens as it heads toward Portugal, Spain

LISBON, Portugal | Portugal’s defense chief quits amid arms theft case

LISBON, Portugal — Portugal’s defense minister has resigned amid the legal and political fallout from last year’s theft of weapons from the national armory. Minister Jose Azeredo Lopes quit Friday, days after a senior member of his staff admitted he had received confidential information by hand from investigators about the case. Azeredo Lopes has publicly … Continue reading LISBON, Portugal | Portugal’s defense chief quits amid arms theft case

Like Real Madrid, Portugal has to cope without Ronaldo

It’s not only Real Madrid that has to adapt to life without Cristiano Ronaldo. Portugal’s national soccer team also has had to cope without the star forward as he takes a break from international duty following his transfer to Juventus and amid a rape allegation against him. Ronaldo hasn’t been called up for the national … Continue reading Like Real Madrid, Portugal has to cope without Ronaldo

LISBON, Portugal | 700 firefighters in Portugal battle wildfire west of Lisbon

LISBON, Portugal — Over 700 firefighters are battling a forest fire in Portugal about 40 kilometers (25 miles) west of Lisbon, the capital. Portugal’s civil protection agency said Sunday the fire that started overnight in a national park has forced the evacuation of 47 people and injured eight firefighters and one civilian. Firefighters on the … Continue reading LISBON, Portugal | 700 firefighters in Portugal battle wildfire west of Lisbon