• Virginia Republicans to sue Democratic governor over executive order allowing felons to vote

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Republicans to sue Democratic governor over executive order allowing felons to vote.

  • State Supreme Court considers rules for closed courtrooms

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court is considering a rule to help trial judges decide when to close a courtroom to the public.

  • ADVANCE FOR MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016 AND THEREAFTER - In this April 21, 2016 photo, Melisa Jimon Reynoso, right, and her brother, Brian Jimon Reynoso, 3, center, sit with Candelario Jimon Alonzo, 16, left, at their home in Memphis, Tenn. Jimon joined his relatives when he arrived in Memphis after fleeing Guatemala. Local school officials have kept him out of the classroom since he tried to enroll in January. Attorneys say Jimon and at least a dozen other Central American unaccompanied youths have been blocked from going to high school in Memphis because officials said the teens lacked transcripts or were too old to graduate on time. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht)

    AP Exclusive: Migrant children kept from enrolling in school

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Candelario Jimon Alonzo came to the U.S. dreaming of becoming something more than what seemed possible along the rutted roads of his hometown in Guatemala’s highlands. This was his chance: He could earn a U.S. high school education and eventually become a teacher.

  • Justices to hear copyright fight over cheerleaders’ uniforms

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is taking on a copyright dispute between two manufacturers of cheerleading uniforms.

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Sunday, May 1, 2016, in Fort Wayne, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Trump, Clinton itching to engage each other

    OSCEOLA, Ind. (AP) — Ted Cruz’s conservative crusade for the presidency fought for new life Monday ahead of an Indiana vote that could effectively end the GOP’s primary season. The fiery Texas senator hinted at an exit strategy, even as he vowed to compete to the end against surging Republican front-runner Donald Trump.

    Updated: 1:39 pm

  • Philippine senator and vice presidential candidate Antonio Trillanes IV, center, is escorted after going to a bank to meet the lawyer of presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte in Pasig, east of Manila, Philippines on Monday, May 2, 2016. Allegations that the Philippine presidential frontrunner kept a fat bank account which was not publicly declared as required by law have not been resolved as hoped for after Trillanes faced Duterte's lawyer at the bank. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

    Wealth question hangs over Filipino mayor’s presidential run

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Allegations that the Philippine presidential election front-runner had a large sum of money in an undeclared bank account were not resolved Monday, allowing the issue to hang over the final week of the closely fought race.

    Updated: 6:52 am

  • People waving Cuban flags greet passengers on Carnival's Adonia cruise ship as they arrive from Miami in Havana, Cuba, Monday, May 2, 2016. The Adonia's arrival is the first step toward a future in which thousands of ships a year could cross the Florida Straits, long closed to most U.S.-Cuba traffic due to tensions that once brought the world to the brink of nuclear war. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

    First US cruise in decades set to arrive in Havana

    HAVANA (AP) — The first U.S. cruise ship in nearly 40 years crossed the Florida Straits from Miami and docked in Havana on Monday, restarting commercial travel on waters that served as a stage for a half-century of Cold War hostility.

    Updated: 10:27 am

  • Hobbs police start hiring push amid officer shortage

    HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Hobbs police has started another hiring push despite an oil downturn in eastern New Mexico.

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and the UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, right, speak to the media during a press briefing after their meeting on Syria in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, May 2, 2016. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)

    Kerry seeks path to calm in Syria

    GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday said “several proposals” aimed at finding a way to restore at least a partial truce in Syria are being discussed, amid continuing attacks in the city of Aleppo.

    Updated: 8:10 am

  • In this Wednesday, April 27, 2016, file photo, a worker adjusts lanterns for the upcoming celebration of Buddha's birthday on May 14 at the Bongeun temple in Seoul, South Korea. Similar lanterns will be displayed in all Buddhist temples around South Korea for the public viewing. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

    AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

    Colorful lanterns in Seoul for Buddha’s birthday, an anti-Rohingya protest in Myanmar and sumo wrestlers holding babies were among editors’ picks of images from around Asia last week.