• Fire threatening homes in south-central New Mexico

    BERNARDO, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a wildfire is threatening some homes and railroad tracks in south-central New Mexico.

  • Official apologizes for prescribed burn that start wildfire

    GRANTS, N.M. (AP) — A Cibola National Forest official has apologized for approving a prescribed burn that started a wildfire that has burned 14.5 square miles (37.56 sq. kilometers) on a northwestern New Mexico mountain.

    Updated: 3:10 pm

  • Correction: Four Dead-Fire story

    LAKE OZARK, Mo. (AP) — In a story April 19 about a deadly Missouri fire, The Associated Press relying on information from fire officials misspelled one of the victims’ names. The 8-year-old boy killed is Cason Otto, not Carson.

  • The Latest: Plans call for big pot marijuana grow facility

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on (all times local):

  • London Marathon says reconsider fancy dress in record heat

    LONDON (AP) — London Marathon runners have been urged to reconsider dressing up in fancy costumes because Sunday’s race is set to be the warmest on record.

  • Vestas replaces mast ahead of next leg in Volvo Ocean Race

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Volvo Ocean Race keeps knocking down Vestas 11th Hour Racing, and the joint American-Danish team keeps figuring out ways to make its way around the world.

  • ‘It smells like death:’ Alabama endures NYC ‘poop train’

    PARRISH, Ala. (AP) — A stinking trainload of human waste from New York City is stranded in a tiny Alabama town, spreading a stench like a giant backed-up toilet — and the “poop train” is just the latest example of the South being used as a dumping ground for other states’ waste.

  • Von Miller defends shark hunting trip

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Von Miller says he didn’t do anything wrong when on a recent shark fishing excursion in Florida that’s drawn the interest of conservation officials.

  • Officials in favor of upgrading White Sands to national park

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The Las Cruces City Council approved a statement of support encouraging the federal government to upgrade White Sands National Monument to a national park.

  • Annual lifting of bridges on Chicago River set to begin

    CHICAGO (AP) — One of the most visible signs that Spring has sprung in Chicago is about to appear: The annual run of boats from where they’ve been in stored all winter to the harbors of Lake Michigan.