By DAVID McHUGH and PAUL WISEMANAP Business Writers
BRUSSELS (AP) - Irene Fernandez lost her job with Spain's postal service five months ago, a victim of government spending cuts. Since then, she's been getting by on spending money from her mother and the $530 a month she earns grooming
By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH and JESSIE L. BONNERAssociated Press
MIDDLETON, Idaho (AP) - Robin Gilbert didn't set out to confront gender stereotypes when she split up the boys and girls at her elementary school in rural southwestern Idaho.
But that's exactly what happened, with her Middleton
By JASON KEYSERAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - For cities and states buried under mountains of debt, it has become a tantalizing proposition: invite private financial institutions to put up the money to fix aging schools, dilapidated rail lines and beat-up roads. Offer investors
By CHRISTINA HOAGAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Faced with a shocking case of a teacher accused of playing classroom sex games with children for years, Los Angeles schools Superintendent John Deasy delivered another jolt: He removed the school's entire staff - from custodians to the
By ERIC TALMADGEAssociated Press
TOKYO (AP) - International donors offered $16 billion in development aid for Afghanistan on Sunday to show there will not be a mass exodus from the country after most foreign troops pull out in two years.
By LAURAN NEERGAARDAP Medical Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - An AIDS-free generation: It seems an audacious goal, considering how the HIV epidemic still is raging around the world.
Yet more than 20,000 international HIV researchers and activists will gather in the
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Pet Savers received a grant that will help them spay and neuter about 1,000 feral cats in Spokane and the Spokane Valley in the next year. Pet Smart Charities donated $55,900 to Pet Savers which will go to the costs of the surgery and the cost of the new traps.
By KEN THOMASAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday maintaining jobs on transportation projects and preventing interest rate increases on new loans to millions of college students, saying it would "make a real difference" for millions
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - A third straight month of weak hiring shows the U.S. economy is still struggling three years after the recession officially ended.
U.S. employers added just 80,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment