• Effort to reveal political spending comes with own price tag

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico election officials requested nearly $1 million on Friday to replace an online campaign finance information system that has been widely criticized for obscuring sources and destinations of political spending.

  • Acoma Pueblo takes property tax fight to federal court

    ACOMA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — Acoma Pueblo has launched a legal fight, arguing that a more than century-old federal law prevents local and state officials from collecting property tax on tribally-owned land in New Mexico even if it’s located outside of the tribe’s recognized boundaries.

  • FILE- In this Jan. 11, 2016 photo, Kentucky Democrat House Speaker Greg Stumbo speaks with reporters in Frankfort, Ky. Democrats in Kentucky are worried Donald Trump's appeal in Appalachia could topple their majority in the state House of Representatives. The Kentucky House is the last legislative chamber in the South still controlled by Democrats. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

    In Kentucky coal country, Democrats fear Trump

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democrats could lose control of their only legislative chamber in the South because of a blustery hero for folks in coal country — Donald Trump.

  • Customers watch the third and last U.S. presidential debate at the Pinche Gringo BBQ restaurant in Mexico City, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. The debate is being held in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

    Trump’s ‘bad hombres’ draws jeers, Spanish lessons

    PHOENIX (AP) — Donald Trump’s utterance of “bad hombres” offended some of the millions of people watching the final presidential debate, who called it racially divisive.

  • Louisiana attorney general challenges LGBT-rights order

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s Republican attorney general asked a judge Thursday to block the Democratic governor’s order banning discrimination in state government against LGBT people, in an escalating dispute over the protection language.

  • Virginia voter-registration deadline extended through Friday

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has granted a brief extension of Virginia’s voter-registration deadline after heavy demand prevented some voters from registering online.

  • This photo provided by the Bureau of Reclamation shows an American flag displayed on Elephant Butte Dam as part of a centennial celebration near Truth or Consequences, N.M., Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. (Alexander Stephens/Bureau of Reclamation via AP)

    Officials celebrate Elephant Butte centennial

    TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (AP) — Standing at the foot of one of New Mexico’s most important pieces of water infrastructure, Gov. Susana Martinez and a crowd of state and federal officials marked the 100th birthday of Elephant Butte Dam.

  • New Mexico governor signs solvency bills

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez signed off Wednesday on two more components of a legislative package designed to address a major state budget deficit.

  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addresses a gathering at a public forum, as he lays out plans in the school funding Fairness Formula, his proposed solution to 'the failure of urban education' and property taxes, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, in New Providence, N.J. The proposal is opposed by advocates for urban education who say it would assign the same amount to every student, regardless of where they live and the tax base. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    APNewsBreak: State fails to post promised agency reports

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Despite a promise from Gov. Chris Christie’s administration in 2010 to post performance reports for all of its government agencies monthly, three New Jersey agencies have failed to post any reports this year, including one agency that hasn’t posted anything since March 2015.

  • Court upholds woman’s murder conviction in Hobbs shooting

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico Supreme Court decision upholds a woman’s murder conviction in the shooting death of a teen-ager fatally shot by the woman’s boyfriend following a street fight in Hobbs.