• In this June 24, 2011 file photo, supporters of the Communist Party hold banners demanding cancellation of the sales tax during a demonstration by opposition parties demanding an end to government corruption in front of the prime minister's office in Amman, Jordan. White placard on right reads, "People want the stolen money back." A new report by an anti-corruption watchdog reveals that nearly 30 percent of people in the Middle East have had to pay a bribe to access some kind of public service and that courts had the worst bribery rate of six services asked about. (AP Photo/ Nader Daoud, File)

    Survey finds bribery runs highest among courts in Mideast

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A new report released on Tuesday by an anti-corruption watchdog shows that on average, almost a third of the people in nine countries surveyed in the Middle East have had to pay a bribe to access some kind of public service.

  • In this Friday, Feb. 26, 2016 file photo, Murtaza Ahmadi, a five-year-old Afghan Lionel Messi fan plays with a soccer ball during a photo opportunity as he wears a shirt signed by Messi, in Kabul, Afghanistan. The father of Ahmadi says the family was forced to leave Afghanistan amid constant telephone threats. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)

    Threats force Afghan boy, fan of Messi, to leave the country

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The family of a 5-year-old Afghan boy who received autographed shirts from his soccer hero Lionel Messi was forced to leave Afghanistan amid constant telephone threats, the boy’s father said Tuesday.

  • In this Dec. 9, 2014, photo, golden jellyfish swim in Jellyfish Lake in Palau. Part of a UNESCO World Heritage area, the saltwater lake has long been a source of wonder for tourists, who have delighted in snorkeling among the millions of golden jellyfish which can fill the water as thick as corn chowder. But some tourists in recent weeks have struggled to find even a single jellyfish, prompting at least one tour operator to suspend its trips.(Kevin Davidson via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT, NO SALES

    In Pacific nation of Palau, Jellyfish Lake losing namesake

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The big question at Palau’s Jellyfish Lake: Where are all the jellyfish?

  • In this May 1, 2016 photo, a team parades a donkey dressed as a firefighter, during the costume competition event at the annual donkey festival in Otumba, Mexico state, Mexico. The firefighter donkey finished second in the competition to win a prize of 7,000 pesos, or about $400 dollars. The annual donkey fair in this small town just north of Mexico City attracts up to 40,000 people who come to see the animals compete in costumes and race around a track with jockeys on their backs. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

    Small Mexican town fetes the donkey with May Day festival

    OTUMBA, Mexico (AP) — This is a place where every donkey will have it day — a small town just north of Mexico City that gives the beasts of burden a chance on May Day to kick up their hooves.

  • National Wrestling Hall of Fame revokes Hastert’s awards

    STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — The National Wrestling Hall of Fame said Monday that it has revoked all honors for Dennis Hastert after the former House speaker was accused of sexually abusing teenagers decades ago.

  • The Might of Mickey: Orlando still top US destination

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It’s a crowded world after all — at least in Orlando’s hotels and theme parks.

  • Mark Cline does an impromptu leap before "Foamhendge", his full-sized foam and fiberglass recreation of Stonehendge, located on Rt. 11 near Natural Bridge, Va., Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Cline must move the monument before Aug. 1 because Foamhenge sits on property that will become part of the new Natural Bridge State Park. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

    Foam Home: Plastic replica of Stonehenge to be relocated

    NATURAL BRIDGE, Va. (AP) — “Foamhenge,” a life-sized plastic foam replica of England’s famous Stonehenge monument, has made appearances in TV shows and attracted curious visitors from around the world.

  • This June 7, 2014 image shows the Tepee Curios neon sign along historic Route 66 as a storm approaches in Tucumcari, N.M. The shop was originally a gas station that carried souvenirs and groceries. The American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association has released a guidebook that details tribes and notable sites along the route. (AP photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

    Guide highlights Native American link to historic Route 66

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new story is unfolding along historic Route 66 thanks to a yearlong project coordinated by a tourism group with help from the National Park Service and American Indian tribes along America’s Mother Road.

  • Spain: 4 arrested at bull festival for assault on activists

    MADRID (AP) — Police in Spain’s northeastern Catalonia region say four people at a bull run spectacle have been arrested after allegedly attacking two animal rights activists who tried to video the event.

  • Carnival's Adonia cruise ship arrives 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) — Greeted with rum drinks and salsa dancers, the first passengers to cruise from the U.S. to Cuba in nearly 40 years streamed Monday into a crowd cheering the rebirth of commercial travel on waters that served as a stage for a half-century of Cold War hostility.