• UK political leaders chase undecided voters on eve of vote

    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s election has been like the country’s late-autumn weather: chilly and dull, with blustery outbursts.

  • Third Israeli election looks to prolong political stalemate

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s deadlocked parliament on Wednesday failed to meet a midnight deadline to form a coalition government, triggering an unprecedented third election in a 12-month period while giving scandal-plagued Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a welcome break as he fights to save his political career.

  • Sailor who killed 2 and himself at Pearl Harbor identified

    HONOLULU (AP) — In a Dec. 5 story about a shooting at the Pearl Harbor military base, The Associated Press erroneously reported that all assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines are banned in Hawaii. State law prohibits fully automatic weapons but allows some semi-automatic weapons like AR-15 rifles. Hawaii prohibits magazines from having more than 10 rounds for handguns but allows large-capacity magazines for rifles.

  • As Newtown students grow up, some turn to activism

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — They were children themselves when they lost siblings, friends, and schoolmates in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Too young to comprehend the massacre, they spent years in shock and denial.

  • Ryan Reynolds says he related to Peloton actress’ plight

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Reynolds says he relates to the social media criticism heaped on the Peloton ad actress. In fact, that feeling led him to hire her for a commercial promoting his gin company.

  • Tips for using flexible spending dollars before year’s end

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Still have money set aside for medical expenses that you need to spend by the end of the year?

  • How streaming, diversity, #MeToo shaped TV decade of change

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Game of Thrones” was both an unprecedented achievement and old-school role model in the TV decade that’s rolling its final credits.

  • New Zealand volcano vents steam, stymies recovery of bodies

    WHAKATANE, New Zealand (AP) — As a New Zealand island volcano vented more steam and mud, authorities delayed plans to recover the bodies of victims from a deadly eruption and announced Thursday that the death toll rose after two people who had been hospitalized died.

  • Fed leaves low rates alone and foresees no moves in 2020

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve left its benchmark interest rate alone Wednesday and signaled that it expects to keep low rates unchanged through next year.

  • Weinstein could face jail, bail hike over monitoring issues

    NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein’s bail was increased from $1 million to $5 million on Wednesday over allegations he violated his pretrial release conditions by mishandling or disabling his electronic ankle monitor dozens of times in recent months.