• In this Feb. 26, 2014 file photo, an election official checks a voter's photo identification at an early voting polling site in Austin, Texas. A federal appeals court is set to take a second look at a strict Texas voter ID law that was found to be unconstitutional last year.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

    US appeals court revisits Texas voter ID law

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Whether a strict Texas voter ID law should be struck down, upheld, or, perhaps, adjusted is now up to 15 federal appeals court judges.

  • In a Jan. 25, 2016 file photo, former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed listens to a question during a press conference in London. The former president of the Maldives said Monday, May 23, 2016, that he's been granted political asylum in Britain where he had traveled for medical treatment on leave from serving a prison sentence in his country. Nasheed, who was the Indian Ocean archipelago's first democratically elected leader, was sentenced to 13 years in prison last year for ordering the arrest of a senior judge while in office.  (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

    Maldives’ ex-leader says he’s received asylum in UK

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The former president of the Maldives said Monday that he’s been granted political asylum in Britain where he had traveled for medical treatment on leave from serving a prison sentence in his country.