• Albuquerque curbs arrests, jail time for minor crimes

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police in New Mexico’s largest city arrested and jailed a half dozen people on a recent Wednesday for small-time crimes like criminal trespassing, drinking in public and shoplifting at a local supermarket.

  • New ‘Blue Lives Matter’ laws raise concerns among activists

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — More than a dozen states this year have passed “Blue Lives Matter” laws that come down even harder on crimes against law enforcement officers. The new laws came in reaction to a spike in deadly attacks on police last year.

  • Former Texas nurse accused of killing dozens of kids in ’80s

    DALLAS (AP) — A Texas nurse who is in prison for the 1982 killing of a toddler has been charged with murder in the death of an infant a year earlier, and authorities said Friday that they think she may have killed up to 60 young children around that time.

  • Minnesota athletic official suspended in sex harassment case

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A University of Minnesota athletics administrator accused of sexual harassment will be suspended without pay for two weeks and demoted to resolve the latest black eye for the department.

  • How a Haiti child sex ring was whitewashed in UN system

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The general sat on a plastic lawn chair in the garden of his mother’s home, the scent of tropical blooms filling the air as he talked about the alleged rape and sodomy of a Haitian teenager by a Sri Lankan peacekeeper.

  • Egypt: Gunmen attack Christians, killing at least 24

    CAIRO (AP) — Masked gunmen ambushed a bus carrying Coptic Christians to a monastery south of Cairo on Friday, killing at least 28 people, and Egypt responded by launching airstrikes against what it said were militant training bases in Libya.

  • The Latest: Duterte tells troops ‘you can arrest any person’

    ILIGAN, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on the siege of a southern Philippine city by militants linked to the Islamic State group (all times local):

  • New Mexico advocates to join Texas immigration law protest

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Dozens of immigrant advocates from New Mexico are heading to Texas to protest that state’s new law allowing police officers to ask about a person’s immigration status.

  • Sri Lankan sex abuse in Haiti reveals cracks in UN system

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — When a Haitian teenager alleged that she had been raped and sodomized by a Sri Lankan peacekeeper, the government here dispatched a high-ranking general suspected of war crimes to lead the investigation.

  • Trump budget dismays families hit by opioid addiction crisis

    NEW YORK (AP) — He slept next to his son’s ashes most nights back when Kraig Moss first met Donald Trump.