By DEREK GATOPOULOS and NICHOLAS PAPHITISAssociated Press
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greece will issue short-term debt on Tuesday to make a key bond repayment on Nov. 16, when the cash-strapped country is not yet expected to have received the next batch of its international rescue loans.
LONDON (AP) - Britain's revenue and customs service is examining allegations that criminals may have used offshore accounts with HSBC, Europe's biggest bank, to launder money, it confirmed Friday.
Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs said in a statement that it had been contacted about a
By THOMAS J. SHEERANAssociated Press
AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A remorseful teenager was sentenced Friday to life in prison with no chance for parole for his role in a deadly plot to lure men desperate for work with phony Craigslist job offers.
"I thought it was something horrible," a grim-faced
By JOE McDONALDAP Business Writer
BEIJING (AP) - China's auto sales, consumer spending and factory output improved in October in a new sign of economic recovery as the Communist Party prepared to install a new generation of leaders.
Growth in factory output accelerated to 9.6 percent over a
BEIJING (AP) - China's inflation eased further in October as increases in food prices slowed, giving Beijing room to launch new stimulus measures if needed to speed a recovery from a painful economic slump.
Consumer prices rose 1.7 percent, down from the previous month's 1.9 percent, the
By MICHAEL GRACZYKAssociated Press
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A man described by a prosecutor as "a serial killer in training" was executed Thursday in Texas for a woman's slaying during a break-in at her home a decade ago.
Mario Swain, 33, received a lethal injection for killing Lola Nixon
By ED WHITE and MIKE HOUSEHOLDERAssociated Press
DETROIT (AP) - A man suspected in two dozen random shootings along a 100-mile Michigan freeway corridor will face new charges this week in the attacks, authorities said Thursday.
Raulie Casteel, who is jailed on $2 million on weapons charges in
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A teacher pleaded not guilty Thursday to lying on his customs form when he was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport wearing a bulletproof vest and with checked bags containing knives, a smoke grenade and other weapons.
The one-count indictment against Yongda Huang Harris
By JUAN CARLOS LLORCAAssociated Press
EL PASO, Texas (AP) - In public, Marco Antonio Delgado was a philanthropist, a prominent El Paso businessman and a trustee at Carnegie Mellon University. But secretly, investigators say, he was trying to launder more than half a billion dollars for a
ANKENY, Iowa (AP) - A mother and father have been charged with false imprisonment after their adopted teenage children told authorities their parents locked them in the basement of their suburban Des Moines home for weeks, only allowed them out for school and passed their meals under the locked