• New Mexico Senate confirms Gallagher as health secretary

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Senate has confirmed Lynn Gallagher as the head of the state’s public health agency.

  • Tulsa’s former Black Wall Street tries to remake itself

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Not far from a gleaming $183 million arena and other signs of a midsize city striving to become something more, smooth pavement gives way to potholes, rusted fences and shuttered storefronts. They’re the remnants of what was once known as Tulsa’s Black Wall Street, before one of the worst race riots in U.S. history.

  • Trump sends top aides to Mexico amid deep strains with US

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump dispatched his top diplomat and homeland security chief to Mexico on Wednesday on a fence-mending mission complicated by the actual fence he wants to build on the southern border. Mexico’s government signaled it was in no mood to be lectured by the new U.S. administration.

  • Gabby Giffords steps into New Mexico firearms debate

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former Congresswoman and mass shooting survivor Gabrielle Giffords and her national advocacy group for gun safety stepped into a tense debate Wednesday at the New Mexico Legislature about proposals to expand background checks on nearly all commercial firearms transactions and to restrict access to guns temporarily in domestic violence situations.

  • The Latest: Some pipeline protesters ready to get arrested

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on plans to close a protest encampment near the Dakota Access pipeline construction site in North Dakota (all times local):

  • Santa Fe City Council to vote on immigrant resolution

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe City Council passed a resolution Wednesday night that affirmed the city’s immigrant-friendly policies without using the word “sanctuary.”

  • Albuquerque advocates troubled by ICE arrests outside courts

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Several Albuquerque groups are alarmed after immigration officers arrested people as they were leaving scheduled court hearings last week.

  • Even at anything-goes Carnival, these lyrics raise eyebrows

    SAO PAULO (AP) — The typical notion of Carnival in Brazil is that anything goes: no headdress too big, no outfit too small, no song too ribald. This year, some organizers of the world’s best known street party are saying: “Enough!” At least to the lyrics.

  • AP PHOTOS: Brazil’s crowded prisons feed gangs, violence

    BOA VISTA, Brazil (AP) — First, dominate overcrowded prisons. Then, control the streets and international drug routes.

  • ‘It saved my life’: Talk of Obamacare repeal worries addicts

    CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (AP) — While the Affordable Care Act has brought health coverage to millions of Americans, the effects have been profound, even lifesaving, for some of those caught up in the nation’s opioid-addiction crisis.