• 4th case of wound botulism this year reported in New Mexico

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State health officials say they’re investigating the fourth case of wound botulism so far this year in a 26-year-old woman from Bernalillo County.

  • Soft drink and soda bottles are displayed in a refrigerator at El Ahorro market in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. In November 2016, voters in San Francisco and Oakland will consider a penny per ounce tax on sugar laden drinks such as bottled cola, sports drinks and iced teas in November. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

    US soda-tax battle bubbles up in San Francisco Bay Area

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The national fight over sugary soda is bubbling up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where voters in November will consider a tax on the drinks that many health experts say contribute to diabetes, obesity and tooth decay.

  • Spending soars on medication at New Mexico state agencies

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Spending on prescription medication by New Mexico state agencies is rising quickly as insurance coverage expands under Medicaid and demands for specialty drugs are met for everyone from prison inmates to retired state workers, a new study by the state Legislature has found.

  • House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, following a closed-door meeting of House Republicans. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    Deal reached to keep US government running, help Flint

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Averting an election-year crisis, Congress late Wednesday sent President Barack Obama a bill to keep the government operating through Dec. 9 and provide $1.1 billion in long-delayed funding to battle the Zika virus.