Protestors yell during a rally against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Monday, July 18, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Dissident delegates claim they can force vote over GOP rules

Signaling a potentially boisterous start to the Republican convention, anti-Trump delegates claimed on Monday that they’d collected enough signatures of delegates to force a state-by-state roll call vote on changing party rules, a battle that party leaders hoped to avoid.

Circle the City With Love demonstrators walk across the Lorain-Carnegie bridge, Sunday, July 17, 2016, in Cleveland, ahead of the Republican National Convention that starts Monday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Louisiana police shootings add new convention concerns

Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich rebuffed a request by the head of the Cleveland police union to suspend that law during the convention, saying he doesn’t have the authority to “arbitrarily” alter laws and constitutional rights.

This July 14, 2016 photo provided by Dennis Sanders shows a house in Panaca, Ariz. after it was destroyed by explosives. Arizona police announced Friday the discovery of improvised bombs and several pounds of explosives found in Kingman, Ariz., in the home and car of a man who traveled to the quiet Nevada town and set off bombs that killed him and showered the community with shrapnel and debris. (Dennis Sanders via AP)

Bombing suspect killed himself before blasts

A 59-year-old man who authorities say drove a rented car from Arizona to a rural Nevada town and detonated two bombs at the house of former co-workers shot himself dead before the blasts erupted.