• This photo taken Nov. 18, 2015 shows a close-up of a lawsuit filed by North Carolina state troopers who argue that the state reneged on pay raises that were promised to them when they were hired. Troopers say the situation has caused them financial hardship, forcing some to work second jobs and others to accept food stamps or other government assistance. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)

    Troopers on food stamps, taking second jobs amid pay fight

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — State troopers suing North Carolina for millions of dollars in back pay say the state’s broken promises have forced them into tough spots: working second jobs, moving in with parents, even going on food stamps.

  • In this Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, file photo, Portuguese Socialist leader Antonio Costa addresses supporters following the announcement of the results of Portugal's general elections, in Lisbon. There are many similarities in the economies of Greece and Portugal, but Costa intends to scale back on many austerity measures, saying his goal is to put more money in Portuguese pockets to fire up the economy. (AP Photo/Steven Governo, File)

    Is Portugal about to go down the same road as Greece?

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — An anti-austerity alliance including radical leftist parties takes power. A shaky economy and huge debts menace the national economy. The rest of Europe watches with a wary eye.