• The Latest: New Mexico House receives Senate budget plan

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a special legislative session in New Mexico (all times local):

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  • Memorabilia decorates a wall in the home of Frank Gleason, 96, a retired colonel with the Office of Strategic Services, in Atlanta, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. Legislation to recognize the contributions of a group of World War II spies is hung up in Congress. Some 75 years ago, the OSS carried out missions behind enemy lines in Nazi Germany and the Pacific theatre. Gleason's group was tasked with halting the Japanese advance into China. Gleason and his comrades did this by detonating bridges, railroad tracks and anything else. 'We just blew stuff up left and right,' said Gleason. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Effort to recognize World War II spies hung up in Congress

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Spies don’t work for fame or acclaim. But after 75 years, the men and women who served behind the enemy lines in Nazi Germany and the Pacific theater during World War II wouldn’t mind some recognition.

  • New Mexico Senate approves budget-balance measures

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Senate has approved a slate of deficit cutting measures as a special legislative session moves into its second day.

  • FILE- In this Aug. 30, 2016 file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. speaks at a primary election party, in Kissimmee, Fla. Patrick Murphy, a Democratic congressman with little name recognition, is struggling to stop Sen. Marco Rubio from being re-elected. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

    Florida Senate: Underdog struggles against incumbent Rubio

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Democratic congressman with little name recognition is struggling to stop Florida’s GOP Sen. Marco Rubio from being re-elected as Republicans pour millions into adds attacking the underdog — Patrick Murphy.

  • Panel names 2 lawmakers expected to vote on Vegas stadium

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two people who were appointed to the Nevada Legislature on Friday will play a significant role in whether a nearly $2 billion NFL stadium — and potentially the Raiders — come to Las Vegas.

  • Embattled Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore testifies during his ethics trial before the Alabama Court of the Judiciary at the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery, Ala., on Wednesday Sept. 28, 2016. (Mickey Welsh/Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

    Alabama justice off bench for defying feds on gay marriage

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was removed from the bench Friday for defying the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage, more than a decade after he got in trouble for refusing federal orders to move a Ten Commandments monument.

  • This June 27, 2011 file photo shows Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky, who drew criticism for sentencing former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner to only six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. California Gov. Jerry Brown has approved two bills that emerged after a former Stanford University swimmer was sentenced to six months in jail for sexually assaulting a woman passed out near a trash bin. The Democratic governor said Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, that he signed one bill requiring state prison time for someone convicted of assaulting an unconscious victim instead of a shorter jail sentence like the one Brock Turner received. (Jason Doiy/The Recorder via AP, File) /The Recorder via AP)

    California governor OKs sex crime bill tied to Stanford case

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed two sexual assault laws in response to national outrage over the six-month jail sentence given to a former Stanford University swimmer for assaulting a woman passed out near a trash bin.

  • The Latest: New Mexico Legislature begins special session

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a special legislative session in New Mexico (all times local):

  • House Democrats foresee minor cuts to state agency spending

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — On the opening day of a special legislative session, efforts to institute tougher criminal sentences and bring back the death penalty to New Mexico took center stage in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, while the Democrat-led Senate unveiled detailed plans for closing a major budget shortfall.

  • Navajo president approves budget after line-item vetoes

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye has signed a $651.4 million budget for the tribe, but not before vetoing 17 items.