• More spills reported as New Mexico oil production increases

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The volume of oil produced in New Mexico increased by nearly a quarter during the last fiscal year, but a review has found that the volume of industry-related spills jumped by more than 60 percent.

  • Correction: Loose Emu story

    BOW, N.H. (AP) — In a story Sept. 28 about the return of an emu that had been on the loose in New Hampshire, The Associated Press reported erroneously the job of a man who took the bird back to Vermont. Kermit Blackwood is the curator at Taft Hill Farm, not the owner of the emu.

  • Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) runs the ball as Chicago Bears outside linebacker Jared Allen (69) reaches for a tackle attempt while being blocked by Seahawks' tight end Cooper Helfet, left, in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

    Panthers DE Allen arrives at practice, LB Kuechly still out

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers find themselves in an unusual state of flux for a team off to a perfect 3-0 start.

  • Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, right, outlines his energy policy during a visit to Rice Energy, an oil and gas company based in Canonsburg, Pa., Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015.  (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    Economists question Bush’s prescription for lower gas prices

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The link between ending a 40-year oil export ban and lower prices at the gas pump is not as direct as Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush would have voters believe in his new energy proposal, industry economists said Tuesday.

  • Rio’s sewage-filled waters a health threat for surfers, too

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio’s sewage-filled waters are not only a problem for next year’s Olympics.

  • Wake Forest's Kendall Hinton (2) is sacked by Indiana's Zack Shaw (33) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Winston-Salem, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    No. 11 FSU to put pressure on Wake Forest offensive line

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — No matter which quarterback plays for Wake Forest, the Demon Deacons have to do a better job of protecting him.

  • In this Sept. 23, 2015 file photo, diesel Volkswagens are seen behind a security fence on a storage lot near a VW dealership in Salt Lake City. Volkswagen is far from the first company to stand accused of trying to game required emissions tests. Almost since the passage of the Clean Air Act in 1970, major manufacturers of cars, trucks and heavy equipment have been busted for using what regulators call “defeat devices” _ typically programing a vehicle’s on-board computer to boost horsepower or fuel mileage by belching out dirtier exhaust than allowed. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

    VW the latest in long list of companies caught cheating

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In stock car racing, there’s an old adage: If you ain’t cheatin’, you ain’t tryin’. You could say the same sometimes for auto makers up against stricter environmental rules.

  • Roswell groundwater plume considered for Superfund status

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — An area of contaminated water in downtown Roswell is being considering for addition on the Superfund National Priorities List.

  • In this Dec. 7, 2011, file photo, a female Mexican gray wolf looks to avoid being captured for its annual vaccinations and medical checkup at the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge in central N.M. The The New Mexico Game Commission on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, has denied an appeal by federal officials who sought to release endangered Mexican gray wolves in the state as part of recovery efforts in the Southwest. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)

    State wildlife panel to decide on Mexican wolf permit appeal

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A showdown over the Mexican gray wolf left the federal government vowing Tuesday to move ahead with plans to recover the endangered species despite the refusal of state wildlife officials to issue permits allowing for the release of wolves in New Mexico.

  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation Janet McCabe, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, before a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on “Economy-wide Implications of President Obama's Air Agenda.” Facing a court-ordered deadline, the Obama administration is preparing to finalize stricter U.S. emissions limits on smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    EPA set to tighten smog limits as business gears for fight

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency announced new rules Tuesday to reduce toxic air pollution from oil refineries by forcing operators to adopt new technology that better monitors and controls emissions.