SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor on Tuesday signed the U.S. territory's first balanced budget in more than a decade amid an economic slump that has concerned U.S. investors.
The $9.6 billion budget was approved on the same day the fiscal year began, with the island's House of Representatives approving the final version late Monday after legislators warned just days ago about a $200 million gap.
HELSINKI (AP) — Norway's intelligence service says it is seeking a Norwegian-born Muslim believed to have joined rebel ISIL fighters in the al-Qaida breakaway group in Syria.
Spokesman Martin Bernsen says the agency wants to question Bastian Vasquez, who earlier was suspected of threatening the lives of the Norwegian prime minister and members of the royal family before he fled the country.
Bernsen told the AP on Tuesday that Vasquez was suspected of...
BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — A dozen Protestants have been sentenced for their roles in the mob slaying of a Catholic man outside his Northern Ireland home.
The 49-year-old victim, Kevin McDaid, was fatally beaten when Protestants invaded a Catholic neighborhood in the mostly Protestant town of Coleraine in May 2009. A neighbor, also attacked, remains disabled after spending four weeks in a coma.
Under terms of a plea-bargain agreement, charges...
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The embattled Vatican bank is heading into a new round of turmoil, with the resignations of its president and board expected soon as Pope Francis mulls how to reform the institution blamed for some of the Vatican's biggest financial scandals, news reports and people familiar with the decisions said Tuesday.
It was this time last year that the top two managers at the Institute for Religious Works were forced out after a Vatican monsignor with millions...