By DANIEL WOOLLSAssociated Press
MADRID (AP) - Spain's borrowing costs soared in a pair of short-term auctions Tuesday as investors worried that the country would not be able to manage an expensive rescue of its ailing banking sector.
The Treasury auctioned
By JUAN A. LOZANOAssociated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - The wife of a man who claimed Texas' version of a stand-your-ground law allowed him to fatally shoot a neighbor told jurors Tuesday her husband is very remorseful about the deadly incident.
Raul Rodriguez, 46
By ANNE GEARANAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The election of an Islamist president in Egypt is turning longstanding U.S. policy in the Mideast inside out: The Obama administration is relieved that the candidate representing three decades of close partnership with the United States
By CHRISTINE ARMARIOAP Education Writer
Former students in career-training programs at dozens of for-profit institutions have had so much trouble paying off their loans that the schools could lose access to federal student aid if they don't improve, new data from the U.S.
By MENELAOS HADJICOSTISAssociated Press
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - Cyprus on Monday became the fifth eurozone country to request financial aid from its partners in the troubled European currency union as it struggles to shore up banks that took heavy losses on Greek debt
By LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. is carefully expanding efforts to provide intelligence, training and at times small numbers of forces to African nations, to help counter terrorist activities in the region, the top American military commander for
By GENARO C. ARMASAssociated Press
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - As Jerry Sandusky insisted through a lawyer Monday that he is not guilty of sexually abusing children, a juror who voted to convict the retired Penn State assistant coach said she hoped the verdict would help his
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's benchmark stock index closed Monday up 7.6 percent, its largest single-day gain in nine years thanks to investor optimism following the declaration of a victor in presidential elections, state media said.
Authorities halted trading on the
By DANIEL WOOLLS and HAROLD HECKLEAssociated Press
MADRID (AP) - The Spanish government and Spanish banks are perilously co-dependent.
The financial strength of one hinges on the other, and right now both are struggling for survival.
LONDON (AP) - U.S. ratings agency Fitch has downgraded Cyprus to "junk" status, prompted by the amount of rescue money that would be needed to bail out its banks, which are heavily exposed to the Greek economy.
It lowered the rating for the country - one of the