• Correction: Russia-Navalny story

    MOSCOW (AP) — In a story May 18 about Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov launching a video attack on Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Usmanov says he is not a tax resident of Russia. Usmanov was quoted in April by the business newspaper Vedomosti as saying he is a tax resident of Russia and “I pay personal taxes here.”

  • Correction: Russia-Navalny story

    MOSCOW (AP) — In a story May 18 about Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov launching a video attack on Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Usmanov says he is not a tax resident of Russia. Usmanov was quoted in April by the business newspaper Vedomosti as saying he is a tax resident of Russia and “I pay personal taxes here.”

  • Kobe Bryant dishes an assist to test-weary high schoolers

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kobe Bryant has come through with an assist for some high school students in Indiana by getting them out of a final exam.

  • Bangladesh arrests 27 men on suspicion of being gay

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Authorities in Bangladesh on Friday arrested 27 men on suspicion of being gay, a criminal offense in the Muslim-majority country, and plan to charge them with drug possession, an official said Friday.

  • AP Explains: Voting, governance and clerical power in Iran

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranians vote Friday for the next president of the Islamic Republic, but how does that elected leader fit into the country’s clerically managed government that approves candidates ultimately overseen by its supreme leader?

  • Design sketches for Route 66 neon signs rescued, preserved

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — They were just a bunch of old business records belonging to New Mexico’s oldest and largest sign-making shop, the last of the manufacturers from neon’s midcentury heyday.

  • Family lawyer alleges Vegas officer misconduct in fatal case

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Relatives of an unarmed man who died after a struggle with a police officer outside a Las Vegas casino want the officer fired and brought up on criminal charges for repeatedly using a stun gun and then placing the man in an unauthorized chokehold, an attorney for the family said Thursday.

  • Cash-strapped New Mexico reconsiders savings strategy

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico political leaders are looking for new ways to restore full faith in the state’s credit as they negotiate a solution to a budget crisis ahead of a special legislative session next week.

  • Harvard student submits rap album as his senior thesis

    BOSTON (AP) — While other Harvard University students were writing papers for their senior theses, Obasi Shaw was busy rapping his.

  • Funding for lottery scholarships lags by nearly $8M

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — As New Mexico’s higher education officials near a deadline for deciding whether to roll back scholarship assistance for tens of thousands of college students, lottery officials said Thursday they’re transferring less money into the fund that supports the program.