• Al Hurricane, ‘Godfather of New Mexico music,’ dies

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Al Hurricane, known as the “Godfather of New Mexico music” for developing a distinct sound bridging the state’s unique Hispanic traditions with country and rock, died Sunday.

    Updated: 2:32 am

  • Jim Watson, crew member for Martin Truex Jr., dies at 55

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Jim Watson, one of the crew members for NASCAR star Martin Truex Jr., died Saturday night of a heart attack while in town for the playoff race at Kansas Speedway. He was 55.

  • Wyoming football team to honor Joe Tiller with helmet decal

    LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming football team plans to honor former head coach Joe Tiller by wearing a helmet decal with his initials during the Oct. 28 Homecoming game.

  • Helen DeVos, who backed health, education causes, dies at 90

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Helen J. DeVos, a philanthropist from western Michigan known for her support of children’s health, Christian education and the arts, has died at age 90, her family said Thursday.

  • Maple Leafs have 4-goal 1st, beat Red Wings 6-3

    TORONTO (AP) — Curtis McElhinney made 29 saves in his season debut and the Toronto Maple Leafs scored four times in the first period in a 6-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night.

  • In Madagascar, plague outbreak now threatens largest cities

    ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — As plague cases rose last week in Madagascar’s capital, many city dwellers panicked. They waited in long lines for antibiotics at pharmacies and reached through bus windows to buy masks from street vendors. Schools have been canceled, and public gatherings are banned.