• Correction: Italy-NATO story

    ROME (AP) — In a story May 25 on the Italian premier’s comments about NATO, The Associated Press reported erroneously that NATO experts will visit Libya. Instead, Libyan experts are to visit NATO.

  • A view of the area of the ancient Campus Martius, where Julius Caesar is believed to have been assassinated in 44 BC, in downtown Rome, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. The area containing four temples and a part of the Pompey's Theatre is among the monuments that Rome is offering in the form of "adoption" with a project called "100 proposals for patrons", seeking all the sponsors it can find to fund the monumental job of restoring and maintaining its hundreds of fountains, statues, archaeological sites and historic palazzos. (AP Photo Domenico/Stinellis)

    Friends, Romans: help restore Rome’s ruins, monuments

    ROME (AP) — Friends, Romans, countrymen! Oh yes, and countrywomen. And people in far-flung nations. Everyone, basically. Rome is seeking all the sponsors it can find to fund the monumental job of restoring and maintaining its hundreds of fountains, statues, archaeological sites and historic palazzos.

  • A Pakistani police officer and paramedics stand beside two dead bodies reportedly killed in a U.S. drone strike in the Ahmad Wal area in Baluchistan province, Pakistan, at a hopsital in Quetta, Pakistan, Sunday, May 22, 2016. A senior commander of the Afghan Taliban confirmed on Sunday that the extremist group's leader, Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansour, had been killed in the strike. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)

    Senior Taliban figure says death of leader could unify group

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The death of the leader of the Afghan Taliban in a U.S. drone strike last week could make the insurgent movement stronger by bringing back dissident commanders and unifying the movement’s ranks, a senior Afghan Taliban figure said on Tuesday.

  • Russia's Sports Minister Vilaty Mutko gestures as he answers a journalist's questions, after their press tour of its anti doping laboratory in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. The Russians have been accused of state-sponsored doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, and the IOC has asked WADA to carry out a full-fledged investigation and plans to retest Sochi samples. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

    Coach: High jump champ Chicherova notified of doping retest

    MOSCOW (AP) — Ten medalists from the 2008 Beijing Olympics, including 2012 high jump champion Anna Chicherova, were among 14 Russians that tested positive in the reanalysis of their doping samples, state television reported Tuesday.

  • Jagr confirms he’s not available for Czechs at World Cup

    PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic will have to do without Jaromir Jagr at the World Cup of Hockey after the star winger confirmed he won’t be available to compete in September.

  • Draft law supports Hungarian bid for 2024 Olympics

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian lawmakers have submitted draft legislation to support Budapest’s bid for the 2024 Olympics.

  • In this Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 file photo, Russia's pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva attends a press conference in Moscow, Russia. Two-time Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva says on Monday, May 23, 2016 she will file suit if Russia’s ban from global track and field competition is upheld and she is barred from competing in Rio de Janeiro. Russia’s athletics federation was suspended by the IAAF after a World Anti-Doping Agency commission report detailed systematic, state-sponsored doping. The IAAF is due to rule next month on whether to reinstate Russia ahead of the Rio Games. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, file)

    Isinbayeva vows lawsuit if Russia barred from Olympic track

    MOSCOW (AP) — Two-time Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva plans to file suit if Russia’s ban from global track and field competition remains in place and she is barred from competing at the games in Rio de Janeiro.

  • In this photo taken on Aug. 20, 2012 Sandor Tarics of Hungary attends   a photo session in front of the Parliament in Budapest. Sandor Tarics, a water polo gold medalist for Hungary at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin and the oldest living Olympic champion, has died. He was 102.  Hungary’s Olympic Committee, citing information from his family, said Tarics passed away Saturday May 21, 2016  in San Francisco.  (Tibor Illyes/MTI via AP)

    Sandor Tarics, oldest former Olympic champion, dies at 102

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Sandor Tarics, a water polo gold medalist for Hungary at the 1936 Berlin Games and the oldest living Olympic champion, has died. He was 102.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a joint news conference with Laos Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith at the ASEAN - Russia summit in Sochi, Russia, Friday, May 20, 2016.  Putin welcomed an investigation into Russian doping on Friday and said the country is ready to offer full assistance to the World Anti-Doping Agency. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

    July 15 set as deadline for completion of Sochi doping probe

    MONTREAL (AP) — WADA’s independent investigation into allegations of state-backed doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics will be completed by July 15.

  • In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrians gather in front of a burning car at the scene where suicide bombers blew themselves up, in the coastal town of Tartus, Syria, Monday, May 23, 2016. Syrian TV said suicide bombers blew themselves followed by a car bomb in a parking lot packed during morning rush hour. (SANA via AP)

    The Latest: IS claims deadly blasts in 2 Syrian cities

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Latest on a violent day in the Middle East, with deadly bombings in Syria and Yemen and the start of an Iraqi government offensive to retake the city of Fallujah from the Islamic State group (all times local):