• In this May 29, 2014 file photo, Thai soldiers form a line while guarding a bus stop area to prevent an anti-coup demonstration at Victory Monument in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand’s military seized power from an elected government on May 22, 2014, with the justification that it wanted to end chaotic and violent political confrontations that had wracked the country for years. But there was more than an attempt to restore stability at play. The coup really was traditional ruling elite’s latest and most decisive intervention in what is now a decade-long war for political power with billionaire telecommunications tycoon-turned-politician Thaksin Shinawatra. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn, File)

    AP Analysis: Why junta rules Thailand, with no end in sight

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s military seized power from an elected government on May 22, 2014, with the justification that it wanted to end chaotic and violent political confrontations that had wracked the country for years. But more than an attempt to restore stability was at play.

  • In this May 18, 2016, file  photo, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin walks on the floor of the Oklahoma House in Oklahoma City. Gov. Fallin has vetoed legislation that would make it a felony for doctors to perform an abortion, a measure that would have effectively outlawed the procedure in the state. The Republican governor issued her veto Friday, May 20, 2016, saying the bill was vague and would not withstand a legal challenge. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

    Fallin vetoes bill criminalizing performing abortions

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Friday vetoed legislation to make it a felony for doctors to perform an abortion, a measure that would have effectively outlawed the procedure in the state.

  • U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew talks to reporters during a press briefing in Sendai, northern Japan, Friday, May 20, 2016. Top finance officials of the Group of Seven industrialized economies kicked off their two-day meeting over discussions on revitalizing the global economy on Friday. (AP Photo/Elaine Kurtenbach)

    G-7 finance leaders seek to reassure on global economy

    AKIU, Japan (AP) — Having agreed to only tacit coordination of their varying strategies for boosting growth, financial leaders of the Group of Seven major economies turned Saturday to housekeeping issues such as terrorist financing, tax evasion and support for fighting pandemics.

  • Iraqi security forces spray tear gas outside Baghdad's highly fortified Green Zone, Iraq. Friday, May 20, 2016. Iraqi security forces have fired tear gas and gunshots in the air as thousands of Shiite protesters stormed Baghdad’s heavily secured Green Zone, rushing toward the prime minister’s office and parliament building. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

    Iraqi protesters storm Baghdad’s Green Zone, shooting erupts

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and gunshots in the air as hundreds of anti-government protesters stormed Baghdad’s heavily secured Green Zone on Friday. Several demonstrators, mostly supporters of powerful Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, were wounded as the crowd rushed the prime minister’s office and the parliament building.

  • FILE- In this May 29, 2014, file photo, Thai soldiers guard an area to prevent an anti-coup demonstration at Victory Monument in Bangkok, Thailand. In the early evening of May 22, 2014, all TV screens in Thailand turned blue and up flashed an army emblem. That was the first sign of change. Suddenly, the country's army commander appeared on-screen to say that he was now in charge. Without firing a shot or spilling any blood, the military had staged its second coup in eight years _ and its 12th since the end of absolute monarchy in 1932. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn, File)

    Voices from Thailand: Reflections on 2-year coup anniversary

    BANGKOK (AP) — In the early evening of May 22, 2014, all TV screens in Thailand turned blue and up flashed an army emblem. That was the first sign of change. Suddenly, the country’s army commander appeared to say he was now in charge.

  • In this May 4, 2016 file photo, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory make remarks concerning House Bill 2 while speaking during a government affairs conference in Raleigh, N.C. McCrory has taken a beating from critics over a law dictating which restrooms transgender people can use, highlighting what they call the economic harm and reputation it’s causing North Carolina. McCrory is retrying to reshape the narrative heading into a tough re-election campaign by going after the federal government. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

    McCrory lawsuit against feds may help shift HB2 narrative

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — After weeks of taking a beating from critics over North Carolina’s law dictating which restrooms transgender people can use, Gov. Pat McCrory adopted a strategy long favored by Southern conservative governors: He went after the federal government.

  • House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 17, 2016, following a House Republican caucus meeting. From left re, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., and Ryan. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    GOP-led House decisively approves $602 billion defense bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-led House voted convincingly Wednesday to approve a $602 billion defense policy bill after rejecting attempts by Democrats to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and to repeal the war powers President Barack Obama relies on to fight the Islamic State.

  • In this May 6, 2015, file photo, NCAA chief legal officer Donald Remy speaks during an interview in Indianapolis. Between 40 and 50 class-action lawsuits about the handling of concussions by the NCAA, major college football conferences and, in some cases, individual schools will be filed in the coming months by former players seeking damages for lingering brain injuries and ailments. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

    Tide of college football concussion lawsuits begins

    NEW YORK (AP) — As many as 50 class-action lawsuits contesting how the NCAA, major college football conferences or individual schools handled concussions will be filed in the coming months by former players seeking damages for lingering brain injuries and ailments.

  • Court denies NHL motion to dismiss concussion suit over CBA

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge in Minnesota has denied the NHL’s latest attempt to throw out a class-action lawsuit by former players filed over head injuries.

  • Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, sit in the House of Lords ahead of the Queen's Speech at the State Opening of Parliament in London on Wednesday May 18, 2016.  The State Opening of Parliament marks the formal start of the parliamentary year and the Queen's Speech sets out the government’s agenda for the coming session. (Chris Jackson/Pool via AP)

    Sugar tax, spaceports meet pageantry in UK Queen’s Speech

    LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II donned an ermine-trimmed robe and diamond-studded crown Wednesday to announce government promises to put Britain at the cutting edge of technology and social progress in the 21st century.