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Madrid Prepares to Impose Direct Rule on Catalonia

By Jamie Dettmer  Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy Wednesdayappeared poised to suspend the semi-autonomy of the country's restive northeast region of Catalonia and close its parliament in a move that risks triggering civil unrest, deepening Spain's worst political crisis since a failed coup four decades ago. The Spanish leader, who heads a center-right

Spain Suspects Were In France Before Attacks

MADRID (AP) — Some of the Spain terror suspects spent a night in France a week before the fatal attacks in and near Barcelona, French authorities said Wednesday as police in Spain revealed they found a real suicide bomb belt in the house where the attackers tried to make explosives. An