• 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.

  • In this photo taken on Sunday, May 15, 2016, 34- year-old Wajdan Shalhob a Syrian woman from Daraa city, poses with her baby boy Faouaz in a tent made of blankets given by the UNCHR at the refugee camp of the northern Greek border point of Idomeni. Wajdan Shalhob is one of the dozens of refugee women that gave birth while stranded in Idomeni after the Greek- Macedonian border was closed in early March 2016.  Faouaz, the family's third child, was born on Sunday, March 20, 2016 in the hospital of the nearby town of Kilkis. The five member family wants to go to Germany. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

    Newborns among residents of sprawling Idomeni refugee camp

    IDOMENI, Greece (AP) — The women walked across the Syrian border into Turkey heavily pregnant, crossed the Aegean Sea in perilous journeys that risked their own lives and those of the babies they carried, because they dreamed of their children being born in a better world — in a peaceful, prosperous country in central or northern Europe.

  • Timeline of the events following the arrest of Freddie Gray

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The events following the April 12, 2015, arrest of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who was injured in the custody of the Baltimore Police Department and died a week later. Six officers involved in the arrest were charged.

  • Correction: Declawing Cats story

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In a story May 22 about a New York legislative proposal to prohibit declawing cats, The Associated Press misspelled the first name of a veterinarian. Her name is Jennifer, not Jenner, Conrad.

  • In this Thursday June 17, 2004 file photo, Tajikistan's President Emomali Rakhmon, left, and Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev listen to Afghan President Hamid Karzai during a press conference after the Uzbekistan security summit in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Rakhmon’s title looks almost certainly to have been copied from Kazakhstan, where President Nursultan Nazarbayev was elevated to Leader of the Nation in 2010. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, file)

    Cults of personalities proliferate in Central Asia

    DUSHANBE, Tajikistan (AP) — Central Asia’s autocratic leaders don’t want to be liked. They want to be adored.

  • FILE  - This May 12, 2016 file photo shows officer Edward Nero, one of six Baltimore city police officers charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray, arriving at a courthouse at the beginning of his trial in Baltimore Md. A judge is expected Monday, may 23, 2016 to hand down his verdict in the case of the Baltimore police officer charged in the arrest and subsequent death of Freddie Gray. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, file)

    The Latest: Officer acquitted in Freddie Gray case

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the trial for an officer charged in the arrest of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died a week after he was critically injured in police custody (all times local):

  • Alexander Van der Bellen winner of Austria's presidential election waves to his supporters in Vienna, Austria, Monday, May 23, 2016. Left-leaning candidate Alexander Van der Bellen won the election to become Austrian president Monday, but his right-wing rival was only narrowly behind, a result that reflects the growing strength of Europe's anti-EU political movements.  (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

    Tight Austrian presidential election reveals a split nation

    VIENNA (AP) — A pro-European Union candidate eked out a victory Monday over a right-wing, anti-migrant rival to become Austria’s next president, in a tight contest viewed Europe-wide as a proxy fight pitting the continent’s political center against its growingly strong populist and anti-establishment movements.

  • This Sunday, May 22, 2016 photo shows the newly refurbished Shuler Theater in downtown Raton, N.M. The theater is one of many theaters in rural New Mexico towns being revitalized thanks to a state initiative. A New Mexico economic development program, similar to efforts in Iowa and Illinois, seeks to save the often-forgotten theaters in small cities and towns with help on refurbishing buildings and grants for new digital projection and sound equipment. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

    New Mexico joining effort to rehabilitate historic theaters

    RATON, N.M. (AP) — For years, the Shuler Theater in this once-booming New Mexico mining town sat empty in a desolate downtown. It had long passed its heyday as a hot spot for Italian immigrants and Hispanic workers who visited to take in a traveling show or a newly released movie.

  • In this March 30, 2015 file photo, Purvi Patel is taken into custody after being sentenced to 20 years in prison for feticide and neglect of a dependent on at the St. Joseph County Courthouse in South Bend, Ind. Attorneys for Patel will urge the Indiana Court of Appeals on Monday, May 23, 2016 to reverse her 2015 convictions on charges of feticide and neglect of a dependent resulting in death. The state's attorney general's office will defend the northern Indiana jury's decision. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Indiana court to hear woman’s appeal of feticide conviction

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana appeals court judges grilled an attorney for the state Monday over whether there was evidence a woman found guilty of neglect and feticide in a self-induced abortion knew she had given birth to a live child.

  • In a May 17, 2016 photo, Carol Schmidt of the Sanilac County Humane Society holds Boo Boo, in Carsonville, Mich. The Sanilac County Humane Society is using a miniature golf course at the site of its planned new $4 million new home to raise money for its efforts. The Humane Society plans to move out of a cramped facility in Carsonville to a structure it will build south of Lexington. (Bob Gross/The Times Herald via AP)

    Humane Society uses miniature golf course to raise money

    CARSONVILLE, Mich. (AP) — An animal welfare organization in Michigan is using a miniature golf course at the site of its planned $4 million new home to raise money for its efforts.