Olympics in Sweden music to ears of Spotify founder

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Winter Olympics in Sweden is music to the ears of the head of Spotify. Daniel Ek, the founder and chief executive of the popular digital music service, is among a ...

Overflowing Great Lakes pose new threat for endangered bird

GLEN HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — Peering through a spotting scope mounted on a tripod, researcher Alice Van Zoeren notices a piping plover skittering across a sandy, pebble-strewn Lake Michigan beach and hopp...

Former Maine governor has a new job _ tending bar

BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine (AP) — Former Republican Gov. Paul LePage's wife won't be the only one in their family spending the summer working at a restaurant. LePage will be joining her as a bartender. ...

Armani unveils Italian Olympic team uniforms during MFW

MILAN (AP) — Milan Fashion Week for spring/summer menswear previews has started with a slightly different rhythm, with many mainstays not showing this season. It is a sign of the tim...

Leonardo's PSG return could be welcome news for coach Tuchel

PARIS (AP) — Leonardo's return as Paris Saint-Germain's sporting director could be welcome news for coach Thomas Tuchel after a difficult first season. PSG announced Leonardo's appoi...

'We are trapped': Zimbabwe's economic crunch hits passports

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — With Zimbabwe's economy in shambles and political tensions rising, leaving the country seems the best option for many who are desperate for jobs. But those dreams often end at ...

Father of teenage girl attacked by shark shares rescue story

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The father of a 17-year-old girl who was recently attacked by a shark off the North Carolina coast has shared the dramatic story of how he rescued his daughter by punching the sha...

From St. Louis to Tokyo, Blues fan celebrates a Stanley Cup

TOKYO (AP) — I can't imagine there were many St. Louis Blues fans farther from their hometown than I was when the team finally won its first Stanley Cup. If not, my kicker is that I actually attended ...

Parched US Southwest gets reprieve as snowmelt fills rivers

DENVER (AP) — A welcome surge of melting snow is pouring out of the Rocky Mountains and into the drought-stricken rivers of the southwestern U.S., fending off a water shortage but threatening to push ...

Hero volunteer who tended victims of bus accident fights for life after scooter crash

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A female student surnamed Chu (朱), who had just passed her exams to study at a university nursing department, was herself involved in a scooter crash after tending to vict...

Sewing for sport: Handmade workout clothes make strides

If necessity is the mother of invention, then pending motherhood may have given Sarah Vander Neut a creative boost. The Aurora, Colorado, seamstress was pregnant with her first daugh...

Swedish regions show support for 2026 Winter Olympics

STOCKHOLM (AP) — All three regions proposing to stage events at the 2026 Winter Olympics in Sweden have committed their backing for the bid for the first time. With less than two wee...

The 'chocolate tube': Testing polluted surfing beaches

LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Most surfers know it's best to avoid surfing near pipes that dump storm water into the ocean soon after a storm, due to the increased chance of getting sick from bacteria that...

California utility proactively cuts power because of weather

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric implemented a controversial practice of cutting power to selected portions of Northern California on Saturday to guard against wildfires as the weather ...

Rights group asks for worker-safety probe at Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — A former Olympian and head of a human-rights group is asking the IOC and Tokyo Olympic organizers to investigate worker safety at venues being built for next year's games. ...