By CHARLES HUTZLER and JOE McDONALDAssociated Press
BEIJING (AP) - In the narrative of U.S. presidential politics, China is a Hollywood villain, a monetary cheat that is stealing American jobs.
But the one-dimensional caricature offered by President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt
By JUERGEN BAETZAssociated Press
BERLIN (AP) - A top German government official on Wednesday dashed hopes of swift progress on strengthening Europe's financial sector, saying this week's summit of the bloc's 27 leaders won't make any final decisions on setting up a single
By BARRY HATTONAssociated Press
LISBON, Portugal (AP) - Portugal managed to raise €1.85 billion ($2.4 billion) in a debt auction Wednesday despite the country's bleak economic prospects and growing political tension over austerity policies.
The Public Debt Agency said it sold 3-, 6- and 12-
By JEFF BARNARDAssociated Press
O'BRIEN, Ore. (AP) - There's no room in the county jail for burglars and thieves. And the sheriff's department in a vast, rural corner of southwest Oregon has been reduced by budget cuts to three deputies on patrol eight hours a day, five days a week
By CIARAN GILES and JORGE SAINZAssociated Press
MADRID (AP) - The Spanish government said Wednesday it will decide within the next few weeks whether to ask for outside financial help, noting it might opt for a precautionary line of credit instead of bailout cash.
Spain is under pressure to tap
By GENE JOHNSONAssociated Press
SEATTLE (AP) - An unarmed Canadian border guard shot in her booth at a busy U.S.-Canada crossing north of Seattle was on her way to a full recovery Wednesday as investigators worked to determine why a 32-year-old tattoo artist from Washington state fired at her
SUMNER, Texas (AP) - In a story on Oct. 17 about TransCanada Corp.'s effort to build a pipeline in Texas, The Associated Press erroneously reported that landowners are filing dozens of lawsuits against the company. No lawsuits have been filed. Attorneys for landowners say they are in the
By RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTIAssociated Press
SUMNER, Texas (AP) - Oil has long lived in harmony with farmland and cattle across the Texas landscape, a symbiosis nurtured by generations and built on an unspoken honor code that allowed agriculture to thrive while oil was extracted.
Proud Texans have
By P. SOLOMON BANDAAssociated Press
ARVADA, Colo. (AP) - More than 2,000 family members, friends, neighbors and others remembered a 10-year-old girl who was abducted on her way to school in a Denver suburb and killed.
As the public memorial for Jessica Ridgeway was held Tuesday night, the
By CHARLES BABINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney teed up the last three weeks of the presidential election as a question of which man voters can trust to improve the economy.
If the undecided voters who questioned the two men in Tuesday