• A Dyson, left, and SharkNinja cleaning heads from an upright vacuum are positioned together at the evacuumstore.com retail location in Braintree, Mass., Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016. Dyson and SharkNinja, fierce competitors in the U.S. vacuum cleaner market, have settled a bitter legal dispute. The two companies were to have duked it out in federal court over advertising campaigns in which each claimed their vacuums had the best suction or cleaned better. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    SharkNinja, Dyson end legal battle over advertising claims

    BOSTON (AP) — Two of the most well-known names in vacuum cleaners have ended a two-year legal battle over just how much their products suck.

  • Kansas conference eliminates roster and scholarship limits

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An athletic conference composed of 19 Kansas community colleges has dropped a rule adopted during the desegregation era to limit out-of-state players on basketball and football teams.

  • New Mexico governor signs solvency bills

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez signed off Wednesday on two more components of a legislative package designed to address a major state budget deficit.

  • Gov. Kurt Riley of Acoma Pueblo testifies at a congressional field hearing in Albuquerque, N.M., on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. The hearing, held by U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich of New Mexico, examined legislation that would make it illegal to export federally protected Native American religious items to foreign markets. (AP Photo/Mary Hudetz)

    Senator: Loopholes allow for trafficking of tribal items

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A diplomatic push for the return of Native American ceremonial objects from auction houses in Paris has been hampered by loopholes in U.S. laws that authorities and lawmakers say prohibit the trafficking of the federally protected items domestically but don’t explicitly ban dealers from exporting them to foreign markets.

  • The Latest: Lawmaker says she’ll push for amendment

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit challenging Louisiana legislation that has prevented some foreign-born U.S. citizens without birth certificates from obtaining marriage licenses (all times local):

  • Burundi’s president signs bill on withdrawal from the ICC

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Burundi’s president on Tuesday signed legislation to make his country the first to withdraw from the International Criminal Court, which had said it would investigate recent political violence there.

  • Immigrant ID revisions raise new humanitarian concerns

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials ran into fresh criticism Tuesday about revisions to the state’s immigrant driver’s license law at a public hearing on the proposed regulations.

  • New Mexico Supreme Court to consider arrest record erasures

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court will consider whether the state’s courts should be able to erase court and arrest records, and, if so, when it is appropriate to do so.