Diplomatic push grows against Islamic State group
PARIS (AP) — Newly outraged by the beheading of yet another Western hostage, diplomats from around the world are in Paris pressing for a coherent global strategy to combat extremists from the Islamic State group — minus two of the main players and without any ground troops — in a conflict that threatens to spill beyond the Mideast.
Miss New York chosen as Miss America 2015
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Miss New York Kira Kazantsev (Kah-ZANT'-sev) has been named the new Miss America, marking the third year in a row that a contestant from her state has walked away with the crown in the nationally televised pageant.
Sweden shifts to left in parliamentary election
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's Social Democrats were poised to return to power after a left-leaning bloc defeated the center-right government in a parliamentary election Sunday that also saw strong gains by an anti-immigration party.