IKEA starts selling solar panels for homes

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish flat-pack furniture giant IKEA will start selling residential solar panels at its stores in Britain, the first step in its plan to bring renewable energy to the mainstream market worldwide. The company will start…

UK boat company suspends service after blaze

LONDON (AP) — A British tour boat company has suspended its boat trips on the River Thames after a dangerous fire onboard one of its vessels forced the rescue of some 30 people. London Duck Boat Tour said…

NYC inmate almost as costly as Ivy League tuition

NEW YORK (AP) — New York is indeed an expensive place, but experts say that alone doesn’t explain a recent report that found the city’s annual cost per inmate was $167,731 last year — nearly as much as…

Stars come out for Timberlake at iTunes festival

LONDON (AP) — A host of stars turned out to experience Justin Timberlake’s headline gig at the iTunes Festival in London. The Grammy-winning singer Adele, actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth McGovern were among the audience at London’s Roundhouse…

NY snake salesman to open store, replacing garage

SHIRLEY, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island animal control officer found with more than 850 snakes in his garage is moving them to a storage facility until he can open his own store. An attorney for Richard Parrinello…
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Kansas officials stand by new science standards

Kansas education officials say they're committed to the use of new science standards in public schools despite a federal lawsuit attempting to block the guidelines.…

Al-Qaida gunmen overrun major Yemen military base

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Security officials say gunmen have opened fire on the main military base in Yemen’s largest province, an area where al-Qaida militants remain active. The officials say several soldiers were wounded in Monday’s attack in…

Swedish Gypsy file brings racial profiling fears

STOCKHOLM (AP) — In his suburban Stockholm apartment, Marcello Demeter sits at the kitchen table with his two daughters, Isabelle and Sandra — and wonders how they got on the list that has sent Sweden into an uproar.…