• Wisconsin seeks to be first to drug test Medicaid applicants

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker wants to make Wisconsin the first state in the country to require able-bodied, childless adults applying for Medicaid health benefits to undergo drug screening, a move that could serve as a national model.

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    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on assault allegations against Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte (all times local):

  • The Latest: New Mexico Legislature begins special session

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on efforts by New Mexico lawmakers to resolve a state budget crisis (all times local):

  • New Mexico lawmakers confront budget crisis, governor

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Despite resistance from the governor, New Mexico lawmakers pushed forward with a string of tax and fee increases Wednesday during a special legislative session to restore funding for higher education and the Legislature.

  • New Mexico House speaker says tax reforms won’t get vote

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to overhaul New Mexico’s tax on sales and business services will not come to a vote during a special legislative session, Democratic House Speaker Brian Egolf announced Tuesday.

  • New Mexico Supreme Court rules in favor of Taos citizens

    TAOS, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has decided a former school board official will not be getting restitution for public outcry aimed at him in 2009.

  • Texas Senate approves banning drones over stadiums, jails

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Drone flights could soon face new restrictions in America’s largest conservative state.

  • A year before World Cup, Russian clubs battle financial woes

    MOSCOW (AP) — Kuban Krasnodar’s fans hoped that signing Andrei Arshavin would herald long-awaited success for their club. The local governor hoped for a pre-election boost.

  • High court ruling may give voter rights groups a strong tool

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Supreme Court’s ruling that two North Carolina congressional districts relied too heavily on race should give voting-rights advocates a potent tool to fight other electoral maps drawn to give Republicans an advantage in the state.

  • Texas bathroom bill could expose secrets of transgender kids

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Each morning, Joanna Smith’s 7-year-old son pulls on a T-shirt and shorts, boasts how fast he can tie his sneakers and heads to school. An honor-roll student who loves science and spelling, he often stays after class to run on the playground with his large group of friends.