• New Mexico panel seeks solutions for curbing crime wave

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group of New Mexico lawmakers is scheduled to hold another meeting as they search for legislative solutions to reforming the state’s beleaguered criminal justice system and curbing crime in one of its most populated areas.

  • A test for Trump’s political muscle in Alabama Senate runoff

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — It’s Trump versus Trumpland.

  • The Latest: New Mexico investment council defend process

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on campaign contributions and investment decisions by the state of New Mexico (all times local):

  • New Mexico lawmaker calls for inquiry into investment deals

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Democratic state lawmaker called Thursday for an investigation after questions were raised about political donations from financial firms that have been selected to manage hundreds of millions of dollars in investments by the state of New Mexico.

  • Floods, fires, other disasters add stress to state budgets

    ATLANTA (AP) — A summer of natural catastrophes, from epic hurricanes to scorching wildfires, has exposed another peril in disaster-prone states: How to pay for the rescues, repairs and rebuilding.

  • Governments turn tables by suing public records requesters

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Oregon parent wanted details about school employees getting paid to stay home. A retired educator sought data about student performance in Louisiana. And college journalists in Kentucky requested documents about the investigations of employees accused of sexual misconduct.

  • Abuse allegations, arrests mount at state mental hospital

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — At Connecticut’s only maximum-security psychiatric hospital, staff members put a diaper on a patient’s head, threw food at him, poured water over him, put salt in his coffee, kicked him and placed a mop on his head after cleaning a floor, according to a state report.