• New Mexico lawmakers back campaign finance database

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to overhaul New Mexico’s online clearinghouse for campaign finance information has been approved by the state House of Representatives.

  • Raiders agree to extension to remain at Oakland Coliseum

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Four weeks after being stymied in their effort to move to Los Angeles, the Raiders agreed to a one-year extension lease extension to remain at the Oakland Coliseum on Thursday.

  • New U of Illinois athletic director possible by end of month

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — University of Illinois interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson now says the school hopes to name a new athletic director by the end of February.

  • Former Freedom Industries owner and president Dennis Farrell walks into federal Court in Charleston W.Va., Thursday Feb. 11, 2016.  Farrell is scheduled to be sentenced for his conviction on a pollution charge in a 2014 chemical spill into a Charleston river that prompted a tap water ban for 300,000 residents for days.  (Tom Hindman/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)

    Ex-exe sentenced to 1 month in West Virginia chemical spill

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former Freedom Industries executive was sentenced Thursday to one month in federal prison for a chemical spill that fouled the drinking water supply of 300,000 West Virginians.

  • Stock traders work at the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    What a recession does to your money

    NEW YORK (AP) — If we are indeed in the midst of a recession — and we won’t know we’re in one until well after it’s begun — stocks likely still have a long way to go down.

  • New Mexico braces for budget crunch linked to oil prices

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The chairman of New Mexico’s Senate Finance Committee warned Thursday that the state could be short on revenue by $700 million or more during the current fiscal year because of reduced income from oil and gas production and anemic corporate and sales tax receipts.

  • Campaign signs get new life to help people with disabilities

    DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The oversized Carly Fiorina campaign signs along New Hampshire’s Route 4 weren’t enough to keep the Republican presidential hopeful’s campaign alive past Tuesday’s primary, but they could end up helping people with disabilities live their lives more independently.

  • Workers construct the Mercedes Benz Stadium, the future home of the Atlanta Falcons, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Atlanta. The Falcons say their first year of PSL sales for their new Mercedes Benz Stadium has gone well. Even so, the idea of paying extra for the right to buy season tickets hasn’t been a hit for all fans. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

    Falcons early PSL sales blow projections ‘out of the water’

    ATLANTA (AP) — Personal seat license sales for the Atlanta Falcons’ new stadium have surpassed expectations set by the firm handling the process for the team.

  • In this Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 photo, Darryl Nevins, owner of a Mosquito Joe franchise, sprays a backyard to control mosquitoes in Houston. Pest control companies in Texas are getting an early surge in business because of concerns that mosquitoes bearing the Zika virus will arrive from neighboring Mexico.  (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

    Zika virus has phones ringing at pest control, travel firms

    NEW YORK (AP) — Some small U.S. companies are getting an influx in calls — and in some cases, unexpected business— due to fears about the Zika virus.

  • In this March 17, 2015, file photo, Major League Baseball Players Association executive and former Detroit Tigers first baseman Tony Clark talks to the media before a spring training exhibition baseball game between the Tigers and the Washington Nationals in Lakeland, Fla. With spring training approaching and dozens of players still seeking jobs, Tony Clark concluded baseball's current system needs change.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

    AP Interview: Union head Tony Clark pitches for more jobs

    NEW YORK (AP) — With spring training approaching and dozens of players still seeking jobs, union leader Tony Clark concluded baseball’s current system needs change.