• White House: Trump budget will hike defense spending by $54B

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is proposing a huge $54 billion surge in U.S. military spending for new aircraft, ships and fighters in his first federal budget while slashing big chunks from domestic programs and foreign aid to make the government “do more with less.”

    Updated: 6:34 pm

  • Santa Fe councilors compete with mayor’s soda tax plan

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A political battle is brewing between Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales and two city councilors over the mayor’s proposal to tax sugary drinks to fund early childhood education programs.

  • Report warns of state money fallout from health law repeal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A sobering report to governors about the potential consequences of repealing the Obama-era health care law warns that federal spending cuts probably would create funding gaps for states and threaten many people with the loss of insurance coverage.

  • What popular tax breaks are at risk if GOP overhauls taxes?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When Republicans say they want to lower taxes and get rid of loopholes to make up the lost revenue, they’re talking about eliminating some very popular tax breaks enjoyed by millions of people.

  • Malaysia says airport safe, autopsy shows nerve agent effect

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s health minister said Sunday autopsy results suggested a nerve agent caused “very serious paralysis” that killed the exiled half brother of North Korea’s leader, as police completed a sweep of the budget terminal where he was poisoned and declared it safe of any toxin.

  • 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.

  • 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):

  • 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.

  • Correction: Trump-Manufacturing story

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Feb. 23 about a meeting that President Donald Trump held with two dozen manufacturing executives, The Associated Press referred incorrectly to Doug Oberhelman as the CEO of Caterpillar Inc. Oberhelman is the current chairman and former CEO of Caterpillar.