Virginia GOP lawmakers to sue over felons' voting rights

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Virginia will file a lawsuit challenging Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe's decision to allow more than 200,000 convicted felons to vote in November, GOP leaders said Monday.

  • Written by ALANNA DURKIN RICHER, Associated Press

Puerto Rico won't make $370 million in debt payments Monday

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla announced that Puerto Rico's government will not make nearly $370 million in bond payments due Monday after a failure to restructure or find a political solution to the U.S. territory's spiraling public debt crisis.

  • Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF

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.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

First US cruise in decades arrives in Havana

HAVANA (AP) — The first U.S. cruise ship in nearly 40 years crossed the Florida Straits from Miami and docked in Havana on Monday, restarting commercial travel on waters that served as a stage for a half-century of Cold War hostility.

  • Written by MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN, Associated Press

Protests disband after IS group carries out 2nd Iraq bombing

BAGHDAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters disbanded at least temporarily Sunday from the heavily fortified Green Zone they had stormed a day earlier after the Islamic State group carried out its second major attack in Iraq in as many days — a pair of car bombs that killed more than 30 people.

  • Written by SUSANNAH GEORGE, Associated Press SINAN SALAHEDDIN, Associated Press