• The Latest: House panel approves compromise on payday loans

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on efforts to rein in payday loan industry in New Mexico (all times local):

  • France opens full fake jobs inquiry into candidate Fillon

    PARIS (AP) — The French financial prosecutor’s office decided Friday to open a judicial inquiry surrounding the allegedly fake parliamentary aide jobs that conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon gave to his wife and two of his children, pushing the case to a higher and riskier level for the man hoping to become the next president of France.

  • Florida Supreme Court overturns abortion ban at clinic

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Planned Parenthood affiliate has won a battle over whether doctors can perform abortions and sonograms at a Florida health center.

  • DA to say if he will retry Albuquerque police shooting case

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two former Albuquerque police officers charged with killing a homeless camper in a shooting that sparked protests in New Mexico’s largest city and was followed by U.S. Justice Department-ordered reforms won’t face a retrial or any new charges, the newly installed district attorney announced Friday.

    Updated: 6:05 pm

  • 2 killed in freeway crash in New Mexico during dust storm

    LORDSBURG, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a California woman and a Florida woman have been killed in a New Mexico freeway crash during a dust storm.

  • New Mexico confirms David Jablonski as corrections secretary

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Senate has confirmed David Jablonski as secretary of the Department of Corrections.

    Updated: 2:36 pm

  • Transgender boy wins in first round of girls tournament

    CYPRESS, Texas (AP) — Mack Beggs won a match at the Texas state championships Friday. But the larger conflict — over whether a 17-year-old transgender boy should be wrestling girls — remained unsettled.

  • Pistons to build practice facility in Detroit’s New Center

    DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons are partnering with Henry Ford Health Systems on a new development that will bring the team’s corporate headquarters and practice facility into the city.

  • APNewsBreak: Therapy, husband lead musher back to Iditarod

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — One of dog mushing’s leading figures has suffered panic attacks and undergone therapy in the year since she was stalked by a drunken snowmobile driver on an isolated stretch of the Iditarod race across Alaska.

  • Kansas star Jackson charged with criminal damage

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas freshman Josh Jackson has been charged with misdemeanor criminal damage after allegedly vandalizing a woman’s car outside a Lawrence bar.

    Updated: 3:21 pm