BERWICK-UPON-TWEED, England (AP) — All Gavin Jones has to do is scan the shelves of his impossibly quaint shop on England's border with Scotland to know he'll have a big problem if the Scots declare independence next week.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Portugal's prime minister says he supports Ireland's bid for an early pay back of bailout loans to the International Monetary Fund, but added his country could only take a similar initiative if market conditions further improved.
The partial remains of Holly Bobo, a Tennessee nursing student and cousin of country music singer Whitney Duncan, have been found in Tennessee more than three years after she disappeared, officials said. Investigators said late Monday the remains were identified as Bobo's through dental records and on Tuesday continued their search, said Josh Devine, spokesman for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. "This is not over by any means," TBI Director Mark Gwyn said at a news conference Monday night. "The investigation is still ongoing to get to the truth." Bobo was last seen in April 2011 by her brother, who told investigators he saw a man he mistook for her boyfriend lead her away from the family's rural home in Darden, Tennessee, about 90 miles (145 km) southwest of Nashville.
The Obama administration on Tuesday announced a series of measures to help shore up crumbling U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said investing in infrastructure has historically been one of the best ways to create jobs and boost economic growth, but spending has fallen over the past decade, as two-thirds of roads are now in disrepair, and one out of nine U.S. "Looking ahead, if we want to continue to lead the world, we are going to need modern highways and railroads, first-rate tunnels and bridges, and efficient power networks and water systems," Lew said at an infrastructure summit Treasury hosted with the Department of Transportation. Republicans and Democrats are at odds over how to provide a more permanent fix to the infrastructure funding problem, and the White House is highlighting the need for the private sector to step in.