• Secret payments to soccer officials cloaked by car names

    NEW YORK (AP) — Payments to the head of Peruvian soccer were masked under the name “Fiat.” Money for Paraguay’s boss was listed as “Honda.”

  • Council approves audit of court-appointed police monitor

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque City Council has authorized an audit of the court-appointed monitor overseeing reform efforts for the city’s police department.

  • New Mexico Supreme Court to debate textbooks, again

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s highest court will again debate whether the state should use public funds to pay for textbooks at private schools.

  • Many Christian conservatives are backing Alabama’s Roy Moore

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s Christian conservatives see Roy Moore as their champion. He has battled federal judges and castigated liberals, big government, gun control, Muslims, homosexuality and anything else that doesn’t fit the evangelical mold.

  • As sex harassment scandal grows, minorities seldom involved

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In the weeks since dozens of women have accused movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of rape or sexual harassment, unleashing an avalanche of similar charges against other prominent men across American life, women and men of color have been largely absent from the national furor.

  • Fighting scandal, Moore stands with homophobic supporters

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A smiling Roy Moore stood shoulder to shoulder with his fiercest religious allies.

  • Adrien Silva’s legal request to play for Leicester refused

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Adrien Silva’s emergency request to be allowed to play for Leicester has been rejected by sport’s highest court.

  • Cambodia’s top court orders opposition party dissolved

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s Supreme Court has ordered the country’s main opposition party be dissolved, in one of the biggest blows yet to democratic aspirations in the Southeast Asian state.

  • Parties pledge new thinking to solve interstate water fight

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Farmers in southern New Mexico, water policy experts, lawyers and others are all working behind the scenes to craft possible solutions that could help to end a lengthy battle with Texas over management of the Rio Grande.

  • Jamaica’s Carter at court for Bolt Olympic relay medal case

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter has testified at the Court of Arbitration for Sport to appeal against disqualification from the 2008 Olympics in a doping case that cost Usain Bolt a 4×100-meter relay gold medal.