New PBS team low key about milestone

NEW YORK (AP) — Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff didn’t think much about the milestone upon being appointed the first women to co-anchor a natio…

New Mali president Keita sworn into office

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Mali’s new president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has been sworn into office. Nouhoum Tapily, the head of Mali’s supreme court…

A sense of community for Neko Case

NEW YORK (AP) — In her musical life, Neko Case doesn’t like to work alone. For more than a decade, the singer has maintained a dual-track ca…

Fast food employees forced into freezer

PLYMOUTH, Minn. (AP) — There were some frightening moments for employees working the overnight shift at a McDonald’s restaurant in Plymouth.…

Mayor promotes gay marriage in ad campaign

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mayor of Minneapolis is hitting the road to promote the state’s new gay marriage law. Mayor R.T. Rybak is hoping to g…

Turkish ambassador to return to Egypt

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey’s ambassador to Egypt — who was pulled back for consultations amid det…

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…