• Gallup senator’s detox center proposal goes before committee

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to fund detox and substance abuse treatment centers for the homeless with money from the state’s liquor excise tax is scheduled to go before the state Senate Corporations and Transportation Committee on Monday.

  • Hideki Matsuyama reacts after forcing a sudden death playoff during the Phoenix Open golf tournament, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Matsuyama defeated Rickie Fowler in the playoff. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    17th trumps 16th at Phoenix Open in Matsuyama’s playoff win

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The par-3 16th hole is the centerpiece of the golf extravaganza known as the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

  • Hideki Matsuyama reacts after forcing a sudden death playoff during the Phoenix Open golf tournament, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Matsuyama defeated Rickie Fowler in the playoff. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

    Hideki Matsuyama beats Rickie Fowler in Phoenix Open playoff

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Rickie Fowler broke down in tears in the media center after his playoff loss Sunday in the Waste Management Phoenix Open, overcome by emotion talking about his family.

  • In this Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016, photo, coal ash is removed from the Dan River Steam Station in Eden, N.C., to be transported by rail to a permanent site in Virginia. Duke Energy Corp. is digging up and hauling away from riverbanks the toxic coal residues two years after one of the worst coal-ash spills in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    Costs of closing, cleaning toxic coal ash pits grows clearer

    EDEN, N.C. (AP) — Giant earthmoving machines beep and grind as they drop 17-ton scoops of coal ash and dirt into dozens of railroad cars lined up for two-thirds of a mile at a site along the Virginia-North Carolina border, where the country’s largest electricity company was responsible for one of the worst spills of the toxic, liquefied waste in U.S. history.