By ROBERT BARRAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - A former top Barclays executive admitted ordering staff to submit false interest rates during the credit crisis in 2008 because he believed his action had been sanctioned by the Bank of England.
Jerry del Missier told the House of Commons Treasury
By FRANK BAJAK and FRANKLIN BRICENOAssociated Press
LIMA, Peru (AP) - Sixteen-year-old Cesar Medina was returning home from an Internet cafe, his mother says, and got caught up in a crowd of demonstrators when police and soldiers opened fire. A bullet tore into his head, killing him instantly.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - An officer has been injured as police in riot gear broke up a crowd of about 200 protesters who filled Los Angeles streets during downtown's monthly Art Walk,
LAPD spokeswoman Karen Rayner says there have been several arrests, and at least one officer injured, but had no
By CIARAN GILES and DANIEL WOOLLS
MADRID (AP) - Spain's government imposed more austerity measures on the beleaguered country Wednesday as it unveiled sales tax hikes and spending cuts aimed at shaving €65 billion ($79.85 billion) off the state budget over the next two and a half years.
BEIJING (AP) - Police have released three people detained earlier this week for throwing flower pots, bricks and stones at officers during a protest against an alloy copper plant project, authorities in a southwestern Chinese city said.
The Shifang city
BEIJING (AP) - A Chinese city has announced it has scrapped plans for a copper plant after thousands of people protested the project's possible public health risks.
Shifang city in the southwestern province of Sichuan issued a statement on the Internet saying
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rodney King was remembered in Los Angeles on Saturday as a forgiving man who bore the scars of his infamous beating with dignity.
The Rev. Al Sharpton, who delivered the eulogy at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills, said before the funeral that King
By ANTHONY McCARTNEYAssociated Press
RIALTO, Calif. (AP) - Investigators conducted an autopsy Monday on Rodney King's body, but it was expected to take several weeks to determine what killed him, officials said.
Coroner's officials will await results
By The Associated Press
Rodney King, whose videotaped beating by four Los Angeles police officers set off 1992's Los Angeles race riots and became a touchstone in U.S. race relations, was found dead at his home on Sunday. The riots killed 55 people, injured more than 2,000
By The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - DARYL GATES
Gates had been Los Angeles' chief of police for 14 years when the rioting erupted and was pressured to retire shortly afterward. Until then, he had been nationally respected for pioneering such