• New Mexico lawmakers seek new powers for oil regulators

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Efforts to increase the enforcement powers of New Mexico oil and natural gas regulators over drilling and environmental violations have earned an initial nod of approval from a panel state lawmakers.

    Updated: 1:10 pm

  • Fishermen at odds over impact of Trump executive order

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An executive order by President Donald Trump designed to radically cut back on federal regulations has spurred disagreement among fishermen about how it will affect them — and lawmakers and regulators aren’t sure what the answer is.

  • Tesla swings to lost in 4Q, says Model 3 on target

    DETROIT (AP) — Unable to string together profitable quarters, electric car and solar cell maker Tesla Inc. reported a loss for the last three months of 2016.

  • Study: Technology trouble dents car and truck reliability

    DETROIT (AP) — Technology glitches including Bluetooth phone pairing and misunderstood voice commands put a dent in car and truck reliability scores in a major survey of automobile owners.

  • Panthers cut 3-time Pro Bowler Mike Tolbert and Paul Soliai

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers began restructuring their roster on Tuesday, releasing three-time Pro Bowl fullback Mike Tolbert and backup defensive tackle Paul Soliai.

  • New Mexico lawmaker withdraws bill to ban wildlife traps

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A bill that would outlaw the trapping of wildlife on public land in New Mexico is being rewritten in response to criticism at a legislative hearing.

  • The Latest: Discussion delayed on powers for oil regulator

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on increasing New Mexico’s regulatory powers over oil and gas drillers (all times local):

  • From restaurants to reefs: recycling discarded oyster shells

    ON LAKE ATHANASIO, La. (AP) — If you slurp oysters from the half-shell in New Orleans, you may be doing more than satisfying a culinary craving: You could be helping to construct reefs that environmental groups hope will save a bit of Louisiana’s coastline.

  • New Mexico contemplates new powers for oil regulators

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Legislature may restore the state’s authority to impose administrative penalties of up to $10,000 per day against oil and natural gas companies for violations of operating and environmental rules.

  • The Latest: Feds: More wolves surviving in the Southwest

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the endangered Mexican gray wolf (all times local):