• Committee suggests domestic violence gun law for New Mexico

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers’ push this year to crack down on violent crime doesn’t include legislation that would strengthen laws to keep firearms from domestic abusers — despite recommendations from a state review team and a trend that has seen other states take such action.

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  • Hollie Ayers poses for a photo while reminiscing about her late son, Michael, 2, at her home in Bedford, Pa., on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. Michael was shot and killed in front of her by her abusive ex-husband in 2013. She was shot in the face and the leg. Her ex-husband killed himself after the rampage. (AP Photo/ John Beale)

    States taking action to keep guns out of abusers’ hands

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — More than a dozen states have strengthened laws over the past two years to keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers, a rare area of consensus in the nation’s highly polarized debate over guns.

  • DNR offers snowmobile sound tests amid increased enforcement

    MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is offering snowmobile sound testing as part of an effort to ensure that machines are operating legally.

  • NY lawmaker: NFL should require synthetic marijuana testing

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York state lawmaker who has sponsored bills targeting synthetic marijuana is calling on the NFL to require players to take drug tests for the substance.

  • Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly has book deal

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly has a book deal.

  • Measure supports storing spent nuclear fuel in New Mexico

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers are considering a pair of nonbinding measures that would signal support for the development of a temporary storage facility to house spent nuclear fuel that has been piling up at reactors around the nation.

  • Finger print provision scuttles deal on immigrant licenses

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Leading Republicans in the New Mexico Legislature are insisting that immigrants in the country illegally provide fingerprints when applying for a special driver identification card under amended legislation designed to make state driver’s licenses compliant under federal regulations.

  • In this Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 photo, safety pamphlets written in both English and Spanish are displayed during a pesticide safety training class for farm supervisors in Sebring, Fla. Millions of farm workers do jobs with a high risk of exposure to toxic chemicals every day, yet a federal system of protections meant to improve safety and provide an avenue for reporting exposure is ineffective and riddled with problems, according to an Associated Press review of federal and state enforcement data and case records. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    Review reveals problems protecting workers from pesticides

    BELLE GLADE, Fla. (AP) — Dozens of farmworkers looked up at the little yellow plane buzzing over the Florida radish field, a mist of pesticide falling from its wings.

  • In this Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 photo, safety pamphlets written in both English and Spanish are displayed during a pesticide safety training class for farm supervisors in Sebring, Fla. Millions of farm workers do jobs with a high risk of exposure to toxic chemicals every day, yet a federal system of protections meant to improve safety and provide an avenue for reporting exposure is ineffective and riddled with problems, according to an Associated Press review of federal and state enforcement data and case records. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    Review reveals problems protecting workers from pesticides

    BELLE GLADE, Fla. (AP) — Dozens of farmworkers looked up at the little yellow plane buzzing over the Florida radish field, a mist of pesticide falling from its wings.

  • FILE-- A no-smoking sign with written in black "in the presence of infants and children including 12-year-olds, and of pregnant women"  is put up in a Naples playground, southern Italy, in this Monday Nov. 19, 2007 file photo. Smokers in Italy are now facing fines of up to 500 euros ($600) if they light up in a car with a child or pregnant woman _ or if they toss a cigarette butt on the street _ after new health and environmental laws went into effect Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016.  (AP Photo/Salvatore Laporta )

    Smokers in Italy hit with new fines to protect the young

    ROME (AP) — Smokers in Italy are now facing fines of up to 500 euros ($600) if they light up in a car with a child or pregnant woman — or if they toss a cigarette butt on the street — after new health and environmental laws went into effect Tuesday.