• New $1.6B Atlanta stadium rises; now old one to be destroyed

    ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta’s new $1.6 billion stadium — home to the NFL’s Falcons and the city’s hugely popular pro soccer team — has successfully risen, despite a series of construction delays over its complex retractable roof.

  • Mugabe makes 1st public appearance amid talks on departure

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe made his first public appearance since the military put him under house arrest this week, even as the military announced progress on talks for his departure and arrested some of his allies, and branches of the ruling party began to pass no-confidence votes in the world’s oldest head of state.

  • Key witness to return to witness stand in FIFA trial

    NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for one of three South American soccer officials charged in the FIFA bribery scandal labeled a key witness at their U.S. trial a “serial liar” on Friday over accusations that his client used hand gestures in court to threaten the witness.

  • Activists praise Trudeau’s comments about Duterte crackdown

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Human rights advocates praised Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for publicly expressing concerns about the Philippine president’s deadly crackdown on illegal drugs, with Human Rights Watch saying the “quiet diplomacy” adopted by President Donald Trump and other world leaders won’t stop the killings.

  • The Latest: Business leaders, activists pack oil-gas meeting

    BERNALILLO, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a proposed ordinance that would govern oil and gas development across a large New Mexico county (all times local):

  • Tesla wants to electrify big trucks, adding to its ambitions

    DETROIT (AP) — After more than a decade of making cars and SUVs — and, more recently, solar panels — Tesla Inc. wants to electrify a new type of vehicle: big trucks.

  • Rockets owner Fertitta interested in NHL team in Houston

    New Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta is interested in bringing an NHL team to Houston, a possibility that didn’t exist under the NBA team’s previous regime.

  • The Latest: Witness says soccer bribes totaled $160 million

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the FIFA soccer trial (all times local):

  • New Mexico labs, bases to benefit from spending bill

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation say a sweeping defense policy bill awaiting President Donald Trump’s signature includes funding for federal laboratories and military bases around the state.

  • Nuclear oversight included in defense spending bill

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A measure aimed to bolstering oversight of the nation’s nuclear weapons complex has been passed by Congress as part of a $700 billion defense spending plan.