Quotations of the day

“You’re going to shut down the government if you can’t prevent millions of Americans from getting affordable care,” — Rep. Chris Van Hollen,…

Uneasy Gulf states weigh US-Iran overtures

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Lost in the blizzard of attention on Iran’s cautious openings to the U.S. was another bit of noteworthy o…

Rio de Janeiro dreams of (being) Hollywood

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — For Mayor Eduardo Paes, it’s not enough that Rio de Janeiro is both an Olympic and a World Cup host city. He’s determi…