• New Mexico unemployment rate drops slightly to 6.2 percent

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s unemployment rate is down slightly.

  • New Zealand to hold marijuana vote under new leader Ardern

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand is poised to slash immigration, rethink trade deals and vote on legalizing marijuana under a new government that takes office next week. After nine years of conservative rule, liberal Jacinda Ardern was confirmed as the nation’s next prime minister on Thursday, following negotiations after a close September election.

  • George R.R. Martin mixes business, politics at film forum

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Author and film producer George R. R. Martin waded into the politics of movie-industry tax breaks on Thursday while endorsing a prominent Democratic candidate for governor of New Mexico.

  • Talk of ‘no deal’ Brexit rises as divorce negotiations stall

    LONDON (AP) — As Brexit negotiations between Britain and the European Union stutter and stall, one question looms larger and larger: What if there is no deal?

  • Xi urges stronger Chinese stand against “grim” challenges

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday urged a reinvigorated Communist Party to take on a more forceful role in society and economic development to better address “grim” challenges facing the country as he opened a twice-a-decade national congress.

  • Candidate Michelle Lujan Grisham unveils economic agenda

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A prominent Democratic candidate for New Mexico governor says she would push if elected to increase the statewide minimum wage, lift a cap on film-industry subsidies and ramp up renewable energy requirements for electric utilities.

  • China’s Xi looks to extend power at Communist Party congress

    BEIJING (AP) — Having bested his rivals, Chinese President Xi Jinping is primed to consolidate his already considerable power as the ruling Communist Party begins its twice-a-decade national congress on Wednesday.

  • Asian stocks little-changed after Wall Street hits new highs

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks were little-changed Tuesday after Wall Street’s major indexes rose to new highs as China prepared to open a key political meeting.

  • In Harvey-hit county, some in GOP newly confront the climate

    PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) — The church was empty, except for the piano too heavy for one man to move. It had been 21 days since the greatest storm Wayne Christopher had ever seen dumped a year’s worth of rain on his town, drowning this church where he was baptized, met his high school sweetheart and later married her.

  • Rohingya refugee influx inspires Bangladeshi aid _ and worry

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — They had seen the images of Rohingya Muslim refugees arriving hungry and exhausted after traveling days without food to reach Myanmar’s border with Bangladesh. They had heard the stories of gunshot wounds and midnight escapes from angry mobs and soldiers.