A couple from Vantaa, Finland go on to win the Wife Carrying World Championships held in Sonkajarvi, Finland, Saturday, July 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Pekka Moliis, Lehtikuva)

Finnish couple wins quirky ‘wife carrying’ race

HELSINKI (AP) — A Finnish couple has narrowly won the 19th World Wife Carrying Championships — a quirky competition in which men race to be the fastest while carrying a female teammate. Ville Parviainen and Janette Oksman […]


AP Graphic shows how countries scored in international adult literacy test.

American adults score poorly on global test

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s long been known that America’s school kids haven’t measured well compared with international peers. Now, there’s a new twist: Adults don’t either. In math, reading and problem-solving using technology — all […]


Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer speaks at a Microsoft event in San Francisco, June 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Microsoft buying Nokia’s devices and services unit

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft Corp. is buying Nokia Corp.’s devices and services business, and getting access to the company’s patents, for a total of 5.44 billion euros ($7.2 billion) in an effort to expand […]



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