• The Latest: South Korean lawmakers vote to impeach president

    Lawmakers and members of opposition Justice Party shout slogans during a rally demanding the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016. Park, who faces the political fight of her life as lawmakers attempt to force her from office over prosecution claims that she helped a confidante extort money and favors from companies and manipulate state affairs. The signs read: "Impeach Park Geun-hye immediately." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye (all times local):

  • Political candidates, committees tally final spending sprees

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico political candidates and committees have disclosed their final spending sprees of the 2016 election season that gave Democrats the Secretary of State’s Office and majority control of the Legislature.

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  • The Latest: New Mexico AG considering run for governor

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on New Mexico’s 2018 gubernatorial race (all times local):

  • New Mexico agencies, lawmakers grapple over limited dollars

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officials with three key state agencies made their case to an influential panel of New Mexico lawmakers on Wednesday as the battle over limited funds begins to shape up ahead of the legislative session.

  • Renzi quits; search on for new leader to guide Italy to vote

    Italian Premier Matteo Renzi, right, arrives at the Quirinale presidential palace to meet President Sergio Mattarella and tender his resignation in Rome, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. Italian voters dealt Premier Matteo Renzi a resounding rebuke early Monday by rejecting his proposed constitutional reforms, plunging Europe’s fourth-largest economy into political and economic uncertainty. (Ettore Ferrari/ANSA via AP)

    ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Matteo Renzi resigned Wednesday evening, his self-inflicted penalty for staking his job on constitutional changes voters resoundingly rejected earlier in the week. He will stay in a caretaker’s role at the request of Italy’s president until a new government can be formed.

  • Congress approves biomedical bill as leaders eye adjournment

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. speaks to the media after the Republican policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. From left are, Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., McConnell, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sent President Barack Obama bipartisan legislation Wednesday to beef up research on cancer and other diseases, battle drug abuse and speed government approvals of pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

  • Texas eyes immunizations as more kids file exemptions

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas could be the epicenter for the nation’s next major fight over stricter requirements for immunizations as rates of schoolchildren who refuse shots for non-medical reasons climb in America’s second-largest state.

  • Colorado plans crackdown on home pot growers

    DENVER (AP) — Hoping to preserve its marijuana law under the next president, Colorado is planning a slate of legislation designed to crack down on pot that is grown legally but then sold on the black market.

  • New Mexico senator decides against running for governor

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The scramble for New Mexico’s highest office is on as the state’s senior U.S. senator announced Wednesday he won’t be running for governor and the state’s top prosecutor acknowledged he’s giving careful consideration to a run for the job.