• New Mexico elections agency defends campaign restrictions

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico campaign finance regulators are sticking to conclusions that drastically limit Republican Congressman Steve Pearce’s access to federal campaign funds as he runs for governor.

  • GOP governors get into the ‘news’ business

    ATLANTA (AP) — Republican governors are getting into the “news” business.

  • States ask insurers to prioritize non-opioid pain treatment

    CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Attorneys general representing the majority of states asked health insurers Monday to encourage pain treatment through means other than prescriptions for opioid painkillers, which are responsible for tens of thousands of deaths a year in the U.S.

  • Iraq’s top court suspends Kurdish region’s independence vote

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s top court on Monday temporarily suspended the northern Kurdish region’s referendum on independence that’s due next week, a decision that put further pressure on the Iraqi Kurds to call off the controversial vote.