• Legislature approves reforms involving state settlements

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is moving toward easing restrictions on the release of information on financial settlements involving state officials and payouts to whistleblowers.

  • ‘True Grit’ novelist Charles Portis dies at age 86

    NEW YORK (AP) — Novelist Charles Portis, a favorite among critics and writers for such shaggy dog stories as “Norwood” and “Gringos” and a bounty for Hollywood whose droll, bloody Western “True Grit” was a best-seller twice adapted into Oscar nominated films, died Monday at age 86.

  • Mickey Wright, golf great and early LPGA force, dies at 85

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Mickey Wright, the golf great with a magnificent swing who won 13 majors among her 82 victories and gave the fledgling LPGA a crucial lift, died Monday of a heart attack. She was 85.

  • Apple warns China virus will cut iPhone production, sales

    CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple Inc. is warning investors that it won’t meet its second-quarter financial guidance because the viral outbreak in China has cut production of iPhones.

  • Ratings for NBA All-Star Game rise by 8 percent

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ratings for the NBA All-Star Game were up 8% over last year, with an average of 7.3 million viewers watching Sunday night’s broadcast on TNT.

  • Legislators seek enforcement of age limits on tobacco sales

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Vaping shops and other tobacco retail outlets in New Mexico would be licensed and regulated by the state for the first time, under a proposal headed toward a decisive state House vote.

  • Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to fight climate change

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said Monday that he plans to spend $10 billion of his own fortune to help fight climate change.

  • NM Senate OKs bill to stop forcing police to erase evidence

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A measure that would stop police from having to destroy seized electronic evidence obtained through a search warrant but not the target of an investigation has unanimously passed the New Mexico Senate.

  • Virginia lawmakers reject assault weapon ban

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s push to ban the sale of assault weapons failed on Monday after some of his fellow Democrats balked at the proposal.

  • Daytona 500 resumes without president, pomp, packed house

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ryan Newman flipped across the finish line, his Ford planted upside down and engulfed in flames, a grim reminder of a sport steeped in danger that has stretched nearly two decades without a fatality.