• In this photo provided by Equi-Photo, Triple Crown winner American Pharoah nuzzles assistant trainer Jim Barnes during his morning bath at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J., Friday morning July 31, 2015.  American Pharoah is the favorite for Sunday's Haskell Invitational. (Bill Denver/Equi-Photo via AP)

    Horse racing industry has declined since state got out of it

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The horse racing industry will be focused on New Jersey this weekend, as Triple Crown winner American Pharaoh runs in the $1.75 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park.

  • Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, center, speaks alongside Maryland Secretary of Public Safety and Correctional Services Stephen Moyer at Baltimore City Detention Center, Thursday, July 30, 2015, in Baltimore, to announce his plan to immediately shut down the jail. The jail grabbed headlines in 2013 after a sweeping federal indictment exposed a sophisticated drug- and cellphone-smuggling ring involving dozens of gang members and correctional officers. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Senator: Md. governor to close Baltimore detention center

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland’s governor announced plans Thursday to immediately shut down Baltimore’s state-run jail, where inmates and guards ran a criminal conspiracy inside vermin-infested, 19th-century walls and thwarted decades of attempted reforms.

  • New Mexico Dems eye changes after historic losses in 2014

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Eight months ago, Republican Gov. Susana Martinez won re-election by a wide margin and the GOP took control of the New Mexico House for the first time since Dwight Eisenhower was president.