• In this photo taken on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, a memorial including a cross and stuffed animals has collected at the site where a 6-year-old boy was killed in a hail of bullets fired by two law-enforcement officers during a Nov. 3 traffic stop in Marksville, La. The deadly shooting has cast a national spotlight on a small-town political feud that attracted little notice outside Marksville until the two officers, Derrick Stafford and Norris Greenhouse Jr., opened fire on a car carrying the boy and his father. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)

    Politics, policing collide in La. town where boy was killed

    MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) — When a 6-year-old autistic boy died in a hail of bullets fired by a pair of moonlighting deputy city marshals, many residents of this central Louisiana town were surprised to learn that local police weren’t the only ones patrolling their streets.

  • In this Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, file photo, Portuguese Socialist leader Antonio Costa addresses supporters following the announcement of the results of Portugal's general elections, in Lisbon. There are many similarities in the economies of Greece and Portugal, but Costa intends to scale back on many austerity measures, saying his goal is to put more money in Portuguese pockets to fire up the economy. (AP Photo/Steven Governo, File)

    Is Portugal about to go down the same road as Greece?

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — An anti-austerity alliance including radical leftist parties takes power. A shaky economy and huge debts menace the national economy. The rest of Europe watches with a wary eye.

  • Letter shows tax chief suggested auditors not fine business

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A letter from state Taxation and Revenue Secretary Demesia Padilla shows she did tell auditors in her agency last year that her former client shouldn’t have to pay a penalty.

  • Louisiana Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards hugs his wife Donna Edwards as he arrives to greet supporters at his election night watch party in New Orleans, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015. At right is his daughter Sarah Ellen Edwards. Edwards won the runoff election for Louisiana governor Saturday, defeating the once-heavy favorite, Republican David Vitter, and handing the Democrats their first statewide victory since 2008. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    After victory, Edwards starts piecing together transition

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fresh off a strong victory in the Louisiana governor’s race, Democrat John Bel Edwards began to work Sunday on his plans for the transition into his new office and an upcoming term in which he’ll have to grapple with a hefty state financial crisis.