• Arena plan in Seattle could move 1 step closer to reality

    SEATTLE (AP) — The stretch of roadway is one-tenth of a mile long and barely wide enough for cars to pass in opposite directions without one pulling off to the side.

  • Volunteers clean a sidewalk as part of the Retake Rome gathering in Rome, Sunday, April 10, 2016. Tired of waiting years for the city to replace diseased trees and do other work, Romans are starting to take back their city. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

    Scandal-plagued, Rome is becoming a ‘do it yourself’ city

    ROME (AP) — Armed with shovels and sacks of cold asphalt, Rome’s residents fill potholes. Defying rats, they yank weeds and bag trash along the Tiber’s banks and in urban parks. Tired of waiting years for the city to replace diseased trees, neighbors dig into their own pockets to pay for new ones for their block.

  • The Christ the Redeemer statue is lit in green and yellow to mark 100 days left to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, April 27, 2016. The Olympic countdown clock hits 100 days to go on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

    Rio mayor wants Olympic cauldron in revitalized port area

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Mayor Eduardo Paes says he wants the Olympic cauldron to burn in Rio de Janeiro’s revitalized port area.

  • In this April 18, 2016 photo, Jay Wallace, founder of Adventure Outdoors, poses for a portrait in Smyrna, Ga. Wallace was among a group of gun dealers once sued by then-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg over allegations of allowing illegal sales of firearms. (AP Photo/Lisa Marie Pane)

    Tracking the flow of guns used in crime is inexact science

    SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) — Adventure Outdoors is an 80,000-square-foot store with walls lined with long guns, cases packed with handguns and aisles jammed with all the accessories an avid outdoorsman would need: coolers, clothing, ammo. At the customer service counter is a government-issued poster that warns: “Don’t lie for the other guy.”

  • New Bernalillo County budget includes belt-tightening

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new operating budget approved by the Bernalillo County Commission includes some belt-tightening.