• In this Nov. 19, 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama shakes hands with Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha in Manila, Philippines. When President Barack Obama welcomes Southeast Asian leaders for a shirt-sleeves summit in California this week, he’ll have some interesting dining companions. There will be a coup leader with a penchant for song, a sultan with a taste for the high life and a ruthless prime minister with 31 years on the job.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

    Things to know about Obama’s summit with SE Asian leaders

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama hosts Southeast Asian leaders at an unprecedented summit in California starting Monday as he looks to deepen ties with the region’s fast-growing economies. But a nation not invited — neighboring power China — will be the proverbial elephant in the room as the leaders grapple with sensitive territorial disputes.

  • 2 Indian soldiers, 4 rebels killed in Kashmir fighting

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Five suspected rebels and two soldiers were killed in a fierce gunbattle Saturday in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir, officials said.

  • Pope Francis meets with bishops during his visit at the National Cathedral in Mexico City, Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016. Pope Francis is demanding Mexican bishops courageously challenge the "insidious threat" posed by the drug trade, saying the Catholic hierarchy must help Mexicans escape the violence and corruption plaguing their nation and not hide behind their own privilege and careers. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

    Pope opens Mexico visit after historic stop with patriarch

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Pope Francis issued a tough-love message to Mexico’s political and church elites Saturday, telling them they have a duty to provide their people with security, justice and courageous pastoral care to confront the drug-inspired violence and corruption that are tormenting the country.

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  • “We no longer have a structural deficit, we have an actual deficit,” said Senator John Arthur Smith, a Democrat who chairs the Senate Finance Committee during a press conference at the New Mexico State Capitol Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (Clyde Mueller/Santa Fe New Mexican via AP)

    Panel OKs revamped New Mexico REAL ID bill with fingerprints

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — With just days left in the New Mexico Legislative session, the last Senate committee on Friday passed a revamped New Mexico identification bill with an immigrant fingerprint provision sought by House Republicans.

  • FIFA presidential candidates make presentations to CONCACAF

    MIAMI (AP) — Four of the five candidates for FIFA president made presentations to CONCACAF officials Friday.

  • New Mexico State Police identify officer in fatal shooting

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a Santa Fe police officer involved in the fatal shooting of an armed robbery suspect at a motel last month.

  • Head of state Aging, Long-Term Services agency confirmed

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Senate has voted unanimously to confirm Myles Copeland as the secretary of the New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department.

  • “We no longer have a structural deficit, we have an actual deficit,” said Senator John Arthur Smith, a Democrat who chairs the Senate Finance Committee during a press conference at the New Mexico State Capitol Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (Clyde Mueller/Santa Fe New Mexican via AP)

    New Mexico Senate Democrat says key panel to take up REAL ID

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The latest on New Mexico lawmakers’ REAL ID debate (all times local):

  • In this Friday, Feb 5, 2016 photo provided by the Newport Recreation Department, queen contestants participate in the torch lighting during the opening ceremony of the 100th Newport Winter Carnival in Newport N.H.  People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, launched a protest against one of the carnival events billed as a "Greased Pig on Ice," but withdrew it after learning there's no pig in the act. The event will feature a man dressed in a pig costume, being chased by kids on ice skates on the town common. (Beth Rexford/Newport Recreation Department via AP)

    Animal rights protest scrapped after “greased pig” dust-up

    NEWPORT, N.H. (AP) — An international animal advocacy group launched a protest against a New Hampshire winter carnival event billed as a “Greased Pig on Ice,” but withdrew it after learning there’s no pig in the act — just a man on skates in a pig costume with dollar bills tied to his tail.

  • In this Nov. 20, 2014 file photo, Senate Commerce Committee member Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla. holds an example of the defective airbag made by Takata of Japan that has been linked to multiple deaths and injuries in cars driven in the U.S. during the committee's hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. According to documents posted Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website, Volkswagen resisted U.S. government efforts to recall more cars and trucks to fix potentially deadly Takata air bags — telling safety regulators that a recall isn't necessary. But the German automaker, already in hot water with the government for cheating on U.S. pollution tests, eventually agreed to the recall. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    Documents show Volkswagen resisted Takata air bag recall

    DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen resisted U.S. government efforts to recall more cars and trucks to fix potentially deadly Takata air bags — telling safety regulators that a recall isn’t necessary.