This undated photo provided by the family via attorney Aaron J. Freiwald shows U.S. Marine Brian LaLoup who died in 2012 while stationed in Greece.  (AP Photo/LaLoup Family)

Marine’s body sent home without heart

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The parents of a Marine sergeant who died while stationed in Greece say that they discovered weeks after his funeral that his body had been sent home without a heart — and […]


People wait in line for the beginning of the Supreme Court 2013-2014 opening term in Washington, Monday, Oct. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Court wrestling with prayer at NY town’s meetings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is wrestling with the appropriate role for religion in government in a case involving prayers at the start of a New York town’s council meetings. The justices engaged in […]


A man pays for drinks at a market bar in Madrid, Spain, on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

Eurozone’s longest-ever recession comes to an end

MADRID (AP) — Minube, a travel startup on the outskirts of Madrid, is doing something that many Spanish companies haven’t thought about for years: It’s hiring. The company, which sells bookings as it helps travelers […]


The Greek state broadcaster, ERT, headquarters. (AP Photo)

Greek radio and TV closures trigger strikes

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s conservative-led government was facing a political crisis Wednesday after its decision to shut down state-run TV and radio as part of spending cuts triggered a wave of strikes and fierce […]


Greece flag. (AP Photo)

Greece to close state broadcaster to save money

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece is to close down all its state-run TV and radio stations with the loss of some 2,500 jobs as part of its cost-cutting drive demanded by the bailed-out country’s international […]


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Greek banks hurt by Cyprus news, no sign of runs

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Banks stocks fell sharply on the Athens Stock Exchange on Tuesday, as trading resumed for the first time in Greece since Cyprus announced a shock plan to seize a part of bank deposits. There were no signs of bank runs, however.


Christine Lagarde, International Monetary Fund managing director (AP Photo)

IMF’s Lagarde sees improved world economic outlook

WASHINGTON (AP) – International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde says the threat of financial collapse in the global economy appears to have eased, but has a warning for developed economies.


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Stocks get little help from consumer confidence

NEW YORK (AP) – Investors are taking little comfort from the latest deal to deliver financial aid to Greece and better readings on consumer confidence and durable goods orders in the U.S. Indexes were little […]


Asia stocks sink as US faces fiscal crunch

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian stock markets tumbled Thursday after a ratings agency threatened to downgrade the U.S. if a solution to the so-called fiscal cliff isn’t negotiated among lawmakers and newly re-elected President Barack Obama. […]


Smoked salmon blamed for salmonella outbreak

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) – Smoked salmon tainted with salmonella bacteria has sickened hundreds of people in the Netherlands and the United States, sparking a major recall, health authorities said Tuesday. The National Institute for […]




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