Members of the Spanish parliament are cutting their vacations short for an emergency debate on the government's austerity plan. Spain's huge debts are contributing to the financial chaos in Europe, and the Spanish government is trying to find a balance between stimulus and deficit reduction, ahead of an upcoming election.
Ford and Toyota have announced they are collaborating on a hybrid truck. The two companies say they hope their truck combines performance and affordability. Michigan Radio's Tracy Samilton has details.
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In Libya, confusion today over what progress the rebels have made in their battle to take Tripoli. The rebel's most dramatic claim, a claim that they'd captured Moammar Gadhafi's son and heir apparent fell apart when Saif Al-Islam Gadhafi made a surprise visit to foreign journalists last night. It raises questions about what is happening with the transitional government in the rebel capital of Benghazi.