• Michigan revises plan to reduce Lake Michigan fish stocking

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officials have revised a plan to reduce Lake Michigan fish stocking in response to complaints from anglers.

  • Cash-strapped New Mexico takes back construction funds

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will cancel 115 state-funded construction projects and refinance others to close a major budget gap, under a solvency bill signed on Friday by Gov. Susana Martinez.

  • The Latest: More voters registering online in New Mexico

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on efforts to modernize New Mexico’s campaign finance and elections systems (all times local):

  • In this Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 file photo, Gov. Chris Christie's former Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly, center, leaves Martin Luther King Jr. Courthouse after a hearing, in Newark, N.J. Kelly, who prosecutors say sent the "time for some traffic problems" email that started the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal is set to testify in her own defense. Kelly is expected to take the stand later Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, in federal court in Newark. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

    Adviser says he told Christie officials knew of bridge plot

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Christie approved of a traffic study on the George Washington Bridge, his former deputy chief of staff testified Friday in her criminal trial, but federal prosecutors say it was actually a cover story for a political payback scheme designed to cause traffic jams.

  • 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.