• “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.

  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a town hall meeting at Denmark Olar Elementary School in Denmark, S.C., Friday Feb. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    Presidential contenders fight for minority voters in SC

    DENMARK, S.C. (AP) — The fight for black voters turned into a tug-of-war over President Barack Obama’s legacy Friday as Democratic presidential hopefuls looked for an edge in South Carolina. Republicans, meanwhile, crisscrossed the state in search of a path out of Donald Trump’s long shadow.

  • German football federation to elect new president in April

    BERLIN (AP) — The German football federation will elect a new president on April 15 with its treasurer Reinhard Grindel all but certain to take the position.

  • File- This Feb. 14, 2013, file photo shows Lenore Matusiewicz, 67, reading a court order obtained by Delaware authorities prohibiting  her from having any contact with her three granddaughters, in Bayville, N.J. Matusiewicz the ailing widow of a man who killed his former daughter-in-law at a Delaware courthouse was sentenced Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, to life in prison on federal cyberstalking charges. Matusiewicz learned her fate while lying in a bed at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Randall Chase, File)

    Emergency sentencing for court gunman’s widow

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — The ailing widow of a man who killed his former daughter-in-law at a Delaware courthouse was sentenced Friday to life in prison on federal cyberstalking charges.