• In this Friday, March 18, 2016 photo,  Julian Sandoval, top, plays the part of Poncho in the play "Shelter" at CalArts Center for New Performance in Los Angeles. For Sandoval, the play "Shelter" is more than just a story of children flooding into the U.S. by the tens of thousands from Latin America in search of safe sanctuary. It's personal. The young actor's mother immigrated to the U.S. illegally years ago, fleeing the violence of her native El Salvador after seeing a cousin hacked to death by soldiers with machetes during the country's civil war. She would become a legal resident under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and eventually a U.S. citizen. (AP Photo/ Jenna Schoenefeld)

    Recreating hazardous journey to US rings true with actors

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — For Julian Sandoval, the play “Shelter” is more than just a story of children flooding into the U.S. by the tens of thousands from Latin America in search of safe sanctuary. It’s personal.

  • In this Dec. 19, 2013 photo, Judith Hawkey turns around and addresses her stepson, Corey Breininger, in the gallery after Hawkey was sentenced in the death of Robert Breininger in the Defiance County Common Pleas Court in Defiance, Ohio. Now a court ruling is raising questions once again about what took place, ordering a new trial for Hawkey, who's serving a life sentence in a shooting that has been surrounded by mystery from almost from the moment it happened. (Amy E. Voigt/The Blade via AP)  MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES; TV OUT; SENTINEL-TRIBUNE OUT; MONROE EVENING NEWS OUT; TOLEDO FREE PRESS OUT

    Did woman sway boy to kill his dad? Court raises doubts

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The paramedics who looked at Robert Breininger’s lifeless body in his twin bed suspected right away that whatever happened didn’t match the story being told by his 10-year-old son.

    Updated: 10:42 am

  • In this March 19, 2015, file photo, elephants walk during a performance of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, in Washington. Ringling Bros. is scheduled to hold its final elephant show during a performance Sunday night, May 1, 2016, in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

    Elephants to perform for final time at Ringling Bros. circus

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Elephants will perform for the last time at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus on Sunday, as the show closes its own chapter on a controversial practice that has entertained audiences since circuses began in America two centuries ago.

    Updated: 12:22 pm

  • In this photo taken April 7, 2016, Jonathan Mossberg, whose iGun Technology Corp. is working to develop a "smart gun," demonstrates the firearm, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Mossberg is among a group of pioneers looking to build a safer gun. But unlike many others, he was in the gun business when he started down that path. Mossberg has been working to develop and someday bring to market a firearm that can't be fired by the wrong person, but works without fail in the hands of its owner in a life-or-death situation.  (AP Photo/Lisa Marie Pane)

    James Bond meets Samuel Colt: Seeking to build a safer gun

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jonathan Mossberg is among a small number of pioneers looking to build a safer gun. But unlike many others, he was in the gun business when he started down that path.

    Updated: 12:23 pm

  • President Barack Obama speaks at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner at the Washington Hilton in Washington, Saturday, April 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Obama out: President closes out his run as comedian-in-chief

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama performed his brand of sharp-tongued comedy at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner for the last time — wrapping up with “Obama out” and dropping the mic while the crowd cheered.

  • Los Angeles Dodgers' Chase Utley, left, hits a two-run home run as San Diego Padres catcher Derek Norris, right, watches along with home plate umpire Mark Wegner during the third inning of a baseball game, Saturday, April 30, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Dodgers end April with 6-game skid, tie for NL West lead

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers ended April with a six-game losing streak, and yet still find themselves tied for the division lead despite an offense that has sputtered badly under first-year manager Dave Roberts.

  • Arizona Diamondbacks' Brandon Drury, right, high-fives teammate Jean Segura (2) after hitting a two-run home run against the Colorado Rockies during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, April 30, 2016, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    Greinke solid but Diamondbacks lose late to Rockies

    PHOENIX (AP) — Brad Ziegler has been as effective a closer as the Arizona Diamondbacks have had in recent years, with 33 consecutive save chances converted and six straight scoreless appearances.

  • Seattle Mariners Nelson Cruz (23) is hit by a pitch thrown by Kansas City Royals' Dillon Gee during the sixth inning of a baseball game, Saturday, April 30, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    Miley, Seager lead Mariners past Royals 6-0

    SEATTLE (AP) — Wade Miley downplayed his first career shutout, but his Mariners teammates were a bit more effusive.

  • File-This Feb. 16, 1981, file photo shows Daniel Berrigan, ex-priest, now political activist on NBC-TV’s “Today” show in New York. The Roman Catholic priest and Vietnam war protester, Berrigan has died. He was 94. Michael Benigno, a spokesman for the Jesuits USA Northeast Province, says Berrigan died Saturday, April 30, 2016, at a Jesuit infirmary at Fordham University.  (AP Photo/Dave Pickoff, File)

    Peace activist, Jesuit priest Daniel Berrigan dies at 94

    NEW YORK (AP) — His defiant protests helped shape Americans’ opposition to the Vietnam War. And they landed The Rev. Daniel Berrigan behind bars.

  • San Diego Padres' Matt Kemp, left, celebrates with Wil Myers after scoring on a double by Melvin Upton Jr. during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday, April 30, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Upton’s go-ahead 2-run double helps Padres beat Dodgers agai

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Since getting shut out in their first three games of the season by the Los Angeles Dodgers, the San Diego Padres have been hitting a little better.