5 myths about Sweden, as Obama visits

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Yes, Swedes eat a lot of meatballs and equip their homes with IKEA furniture. Many drive Volvos and listen to ABBA. But the…

Portuguese summer wildfires claim 6th life

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s prime minister says fire officials are tightening safety procedures after an 18-year-old firefighter beca…

New hearing ordered in Montana rape case

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A former teacher sent to prison for 30 days for raping a student is set to return to court Friday because the sentenc…

South African gold miners go on strike

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Tens of thousands of South African gold miners are striking for higher wages in the latest blow to a once-robust industr…

Obama opens 3-day foreign trip in Sweden

STOCKHOLM (AP) — President Barack Obama is opening a three-day overseas trip with a stop in the Swedish capital of Stockholm. Air Force One …