• Judge: Former mayor’s Facebook page considered public record

    ALAMOGORDO, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico judge has ruled that the City of Alamogordo and a former mayor violated state public records law by denying a citizen’s request to inspect a Facebook page.

  • 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

  • In this Oct. 1, 2015, file photo, people attend the opening ceremony of the Busan International Film Festival at Busan Cinema Center in Busan, South Korea. The future of Asia’s largest, most-awaited film festival is in question as local filmmakers threaten to boycott the red carpet over what they view as government interference. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)

    Feud over artistic independence threatens Asian film fest

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The future of Asia’s largest, most-awaited film festival is in question as South Korean filmmakers threaten to boycott the red carpet over what they view as government interference.

    Updated: 6:22 am

  • Protestors march seeking repeal of a Mississippi law allowing religious groups and some private businesses to deny services to same-sex couples, transgender people and others. More than 300 people attended a March and rally Sunday, May 1, 2016, in Jackson, Miss. (AP Photo Jeff Amy)

    LGBT rights protesters vow to keep fighting Mississippi law

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Hundreds of supporters of lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender rights protested Sunday against a new Mississippi law they call discriminatory, saying they’re not giving up their fight.

  • Roswell proposes charging parents of absentee students

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — The Roswell City Council is considering a new ordinance that would penalize parents of chronically truant students.

  • In this April 28, 2016 photo, Candidate for London Mayor Sadiq Khan speaks during an assembly at the London Mayor election event of London Citizens in London. In the race to become London’s next mayor, one candidate is a bus driver's son who grew up in social housing, the other a billionaire's son raised in a mansion. They are two very different London success stories, and one is about to become mayor of Europe's largest city. The contrast between Labour's Sadiq Khan and Conservative candidate Zac Goldsmith is resonant in a city where soaring property prices are increasing income disparities.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    In London’s mayoral race, candidate rejects ‘extremism’ barb

    LONDON (AP) — One is a bus driver’s son who grew up in social housing, the other a billionaire’s son raised in a mansion. They are two very different London success stories, and one is about to become the city’s next mayor.

  • In this April 28, 2016 file photo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is surrounded by reporters as he leaves an event in New York after some of his aides were subpoenaed by state and federal prosecutors amid investigations into his campaign fundraising operation. A failed effort by New York City's mayor and a network of allies to elect three Democratic state senators in 2014 is under criminal investigation for financial practices their lawyer calls both legal and common. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

    Probe of NYC mayor casts harsh light on lax campaign laws

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A probe swirling around New York City’s mayor has cast a harsh light on some of the nation’s most lax campaign finance laws, with contribution limits so easy to get around that even government watchdogs acknowledge a ring of truth to the familiar excuse: Hey, everybody’s doing it.

  • 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.