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Spain's Crown Prince Felipe to Ascend to Throne

Spain enters a new era Thursday when Crown Prince Felipe will be sworn in as the new king, taking over for his father, Juan Carlos.   Thursday's handover will be simple and low-key. Spanish officials say the royal family is mindful that in a country struggling with a recession and 25% unemployment, an extravagant ceremony would be out of place.   The 76-year-old Juan Carlos formally abdicated the throne Wednesday after nearly 40 years.   Forcing him to give up power...

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