• NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks to reporters during a news conference, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, in New York. Silver says the league and players have made "tremendous progress" toward an extension of the collective bargaining agreement, saying he hoped a deal would be completed soon.
(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Silver says NBA labor deal not done yet, but getting close

    NEW YORK (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Friday the league and players have made “tremendous progress” toward an extension of the collective bargaining agreement, saying he hoped a deal would be completed soon.

  • The Latest: More voters registering online in New Mexico

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on efforts to modernize New Mexico’s campaign finance and elections systems (all times local):

  • New Mexico jobless rate rises to 6.7 percent in September

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is up for the third straight month.

  • In this Friday, July 17, 2015 file photo, Camel and Newport cigarettes, both Reynolds American brands, are on display at a Smoker Friendly shop in Pittsburgh. British American Tobacco offered Friday, Oct. 21 2016 to buy Reynolds American Inc. in a $47 billion cash-and-stock deal that would create the world’s largest publicly traded tobacco company and bring together brands like Camel, Dunhill, and Newport. The logic of the deal, analysts say, is to make up for a decline in the number of smokers in their home markets of the U.S. and Britain as they look to developing markets and new products, such as electronic cigarettes. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, file)

    $47 billion offer to create world’s biggest tobacco company

    LONDON (AP) — British American Tobacco has offered to buy out Reynolds American Inc. for $47 billion in an attempt to gain a strong presence in the U.S., a lucrative market where sales of electronic cigarettes are booming as traditional smoking fades.

  • US internet repeatedly disrupted by cyberattacks on key firm

    Withering cyberattacks on server farms of a key internet firm repeatedly disrupted access to major websites and online services including Twitter, Netflix and PayPal across the United States on Friday. The White House called the disruption malicious and a hacker group claimed responsibility, though its assertion couldn’t be verified.

  • US rig count up 14 this week to 553; Texas gains 10

    HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 14 this week to 553.

  • Italian Space Agency President Roberto Battiston holds a pamphlet reading in Italian 'Colonize Mars, Friday, Oct. 19, 2016, in front of a rendering showing the Schiaparelli Space Module and the planet Mars as they follow during an event organized by Italy's Space Agency, the insertion of the Trace Gas Orbiter into orbit around Mars, and the landing of the Schiaparelli module on the surface of the planet. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

    European Space Agency says Mars probe may have exploded

    BERLIN (AP) — Europe’s experimental Mars probe hit the right spot — but at the wrong speed — likely ending up in a fiery ball of rocket fuel when it struck the surface at high speed, scientists said Friday.

  • Appeals court revives lawsuit by Abu Ghraib inmates

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit against a military contractor filed by former inmates of Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison.

  • In this Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 file photo, Gov. Chris Christie's former Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly, center, leaves Martin Luther King Jr. Courthouse after a hearing, in Newark, N.J. Kelly, who prosecutors say sent the "time for some traffic problems" email that started the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal is set to testify in her own defense. Kelly is expected to take the stand later Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, in federal court in Newark. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

    Adviser says he told Christie officials knew of bridge plot

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Christie approved of a traffic study on the George Washington Bridge, his former deputy chief of staff testified Friday in her criminal trial, but federal prosecutors say it was actually a cover story for a political payback scheme designed to cause traffic jams.

  • Police: Man thanks trooper in letter after speeding ticket

    EWING TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey State Police say the general manager of a company that operates radio stations complimented a trooper in a letter after he was ticketed for speeding.