Sweden recognizes Palestinian state

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's new left-leaning government on Thursday recognized a Palestinian state — a move that comes during increased tensions between Arabs and Jews over Israel's plans to build about 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem.

    Brutal winter set to hit war-torn eastern Ukraine

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Dark tunnels in the basement of a bombed-out hospital in the eastern city of Donetsk lead to a makeshift shelter.

    Amid murder case, Philippines says US pact stays

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' top diplomat says an accord with the U.S. that allows thousands of American troops to join combat exercises in the country is "imperfect" but Manila likely won't move to amend it.

    N. Korea cracking down on a distant threat: Ebola

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Japan is not exactly Ebola country, but when a high-level delegation from Tokyo arrived in Pyongyang this week, two of the first people they met were dressed in full hazmat gear.

    Ebola: Danger in Sierra Leone, progress in Liberia

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Liberia is making some progress in containing the Ebola outbreak while Sierra Leone is "in a crisis situation which is going to get worse," the top anti-Ebola officials in the two countries said.

    For-profit colleges face 'gainful employment' rule

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For-profit colleges that don't produce graduates capable of paying off their student loans could soon face the wrath of the federal government.