• Illinois could be 1st state with ‘junk’ credit due to budget

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois is on track to become the first U.S. state to have its credit rating downgraded to “junk” status, which would deepen its multibillion-dollar deficit and cost taxpayers more for years to come.

  • Trump administration opposing bid for syphilis study museum

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Trump administration opposes a bid to use unclaimed money from a legal settlement over the government’s infamous Tuskegee syphilis study to fund a museum honoring victims of the research project.

  • California governor stops parole for Charles Manson follower

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday night blocked parole for Charles Manson follower and convicted killer Bruce Davis.

  • California governor stops parole for Charles Manson follower

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday night blocked parole for Charles Manson follower and convicted killer Bruce Davis.

  • Governor appoints Alex Romero to UNM Board of Regents

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed Alex Romero to the University of New Mexico’s Board of Regents.

  • Appeals court refuses to block Texas track coach’s lawsuit

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Supreme Court on Friday refused to block a sex and race discrimination lawsuit filed against the University of Texas by former women’s track coach Bev Kearney, who was forced out after the school learned of a romantic relationship with one of her athletes a decade earlier.

  • Indiana State arena renovation faces funding shortfall

    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Officials are still trying to line up $12 million more toward a planned renovation of Indiana State University’s arena and construction of an adjoining new Terre Haute convention center.

  • Gov. Cuomo bemoans failure of child victims act

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he’s disappointed lawmakers have ended their session without loosening the statute of limitations for molestation to give victims more time to report abuse.

  • New Mexico governor studies impact of health overhaul

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez says she will look closely at whether vulnerable New Mexico residents are protected under a Senate Republican plan to overhaul the nation’s health care system.

  • GOP New Mexico lawmaker wants to shrink national monument

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Members of New Mexico’s delegation to Capitol Hill are at odds over whether to reduce the size of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument under a review by the administration of President Donald Trump.