• New Mexico panel advances bill aimed at regulating drones

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to ban drones from flying within 500 feet of power plants and refineries in New Mexico has cleared its first hurdle.

  • New Mexico school leaders plead for more state funding

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Public school superintendents from across New Mexico are urging lawmakers to restore school funding cuts even if it means raising more money from taxes.

  • Leading critic of Philippine leader arrested on drug charges

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine senator and leading critic of President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly crackdown on illegal drugs said she won’t be intimidated by a leader she called a “serial killer” after police arrested her on drug charges.

  • Suspect indicted in stabbing of a man on an Albuquerque bus

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A suspect who allegedly stabbed a man on a city bus in Albuquerque last month has been indicted.

  • Ukrainian lawmaker visits rebel east, urges prisoner release

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Ukrainian lawmaker visited the rebel-held east on Friday to meet with Ukrainian prisoners there, a trip that irked many in Ukraine.

  • Agency plans to award Mexico border wall contracts by April

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday that it plans to start awarding contracts by mid-April for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico, signaling that he is aggressively pursuing plans to erect “a great wall” along the 2,000-mile border.

  • Judge sentences high school football player in assault case

    DIETRICH, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho judge has sentenced a high school football player to three years of probation and 300 hours of community service after prosecutors said he took part in a locker room sexual assault on a black football player in a small Idaho town.

  • Anaconda basketball players suspended

    BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — Two members of the Anaconda’s boy’s high school basketball team have been suspended because of a sexual assault investigation.

  • 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.