- Analysis: Eldridge tests state's gun stance in Senate bid Updated: Jun-25-16 10:44 am
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - During his re-election bid two years ago, Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor touted his opposition to legislation expanding background checks for firearms sales and wore the criticism he faced from gun control advocates as a badge of honor. His reward was being defeated by a Republican challenger who enjoyed an advertising blitz on his behalf by the National Rifle Association.
- Actress Helen Mirren rejects efforts to boycott Israel Updated: Jun-22-16 11:38 am
JERUSALEM - Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren said Wednesday she was a "believer" in Israel and rejected efforts to boycott it.
- Perlman: Trump gesture about disabled reporter 'terrible' Updated: Jun-21-16 1:40 pm
JERUSALEM - Violinist Itzhak Perlman, a longtime advocate for the disabled, is still upset over Donald Trump's derisive behavior toward a disabled reporter last fall and says he will be supporting Hillary Clinton in November's election.
- Correction: Philadelphia Soda Tax story Updated: Jun-17-16 3:46 pm
PHILADELPHIA - In a story June 16 about Philadelphia's approval of a soda tax, The Associated Press reported erroneously that it would be the first major American city with a soda tax. Chicago taxes soft drinks.
- Maine gun groups get $3 million from Bloomberg nonprofit Updated: Jun-07-16 6:22 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine gun safety advocates preparing for a big, costly fight over a background checks measure on the November ballot have received more than $3 million from a nonprofit backed by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
- Correction: Priciest Apartment story Updated: May-31-16 4:52 pm
NEW YORK - In a story May 29 about Manhattan apartments costing $100 million and more, The Associated Press erroneously conflated the names of two skyscrapers being built on 57th Street. The Central Park Tower is being built at 225 W. 57th St. and will be 1,550 feet high. A second tower, at 111 W. 57th St., will be 1,438 feet high.