• Budget bill considered in New Mexico Legislature

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s Republican-led House of Representatives voted to approve a $6.3 billion budget that increases spending on Medicaid health care, early childhood education and prisons while cutting funding to state colleges and universities.

  • Refugees walk towards the border with Serbia from the transit center for refugees near northern Macedonian village of Tabanovce, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. Macedonia accepts people only from war-affected zones who declare Austria or Germany as their final destination. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

    Rough seas, harsh winter, border limits add to migrant woes

    PRESEVO, Serbia (AP) — Rasul Orwani thought he had faced the worst after braving cold, rough seas in a rickety wooden boat to travel from Turkey to Greece, then came the Balkans.

  • Top UN human rights official arrives in Sri Lanka

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The top U.N. human rights official arrived Saturday in Sri Lanka on a four-day visit aimed at reviewing the measures taken by the island-nation to investigate alleged atrocities committed during the long civil war that left tens of thousands dead.

  • Top UN human rights official arrives in Sri Lanka

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The top U.N. human rights official has arrived in Sri Lanka on a four-day visit aimed at reviewing the measures taken by the island-nation to investigate alleged atrocities committed during the long civil war that left tens of thousands dead.

  • In this Jan. 5, 2016 file still image from WJAR-TV video, Sue Stenhouse, left, executive director of the Senior Enrichment Center, speaks alongside a man dressed as an elderly woman, right, during a news conference in Cranston, R.I., to promote a program for school children to help senior citizens shovel snow during the winter. Some Rhode Island city councilors want to know more about the middle-age male senior center van driver who posed as an elderly woman during the press conference. WJAR-TV reports the council debated the fallout from the January stunt after which Stenhouse resigned. (WJAR-TV via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Answers sought after male bus driver poses as elderly woman

    CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Some Rhode Island city councilors want to know more about a middle-age male senior center van driver who posed as an elderly woman during a press conference.

  • New Mexico Senate passes version of a ‘Kendra’s law’

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A year after a similar bill died amid partisan bickering, the New Mexico Senate passed a proposal Friday that would require some state residents with severe mental illness to receive court-ordered outpatient treatment.

  • NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, center, is flanked by EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, right, and Netherlands’ Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert as they pose for a picture at the Maritime Museum prior to an informal meeting of EU defense ministers in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

    The Latest: Turkish officials say thousands massed at border

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria (all times Syria local):

  • Emergency officials gather near the site where two police officers were shot in the Bronx section of New York, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. Two police officers were shot while on patrol in a public housing project on Thursday night and suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and a suspect was in custody, authorities said. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    2 NYC police officers wounded in public housing shooting

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two police officers were shot and wounded by a gunman they encountered in the stairwell of a public housing project they were patrolling, and the gunman later killed himself, authorities said.

  • This image posted online after the Jan. 25, 2016 disappearance of Italian graduate student Giulio Regeni in Cairo, Egypt shows Reggeni in a graphic used in an online campaign, #whereisgiulio seeking information on his whereabouts. The body of the missing Italian student was found with signs of torture, including multiple stab wounds and cigarette burns, by the side of a highway on the outskirts of the Egyptian capital, an investigating prosecutor told The Associated Press on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2015. (#wheresgiulio via AP)

    Tortured Italian student died ‘slow death’: Egypt official

    CAIRO (AP) — The body of an Italian graduate student who disappeared last month has been found with multiple stab wounds, cigarette burns and other signs of torture and a “slow death” on a roadside on the outskirts of Cairo, an Egyptian prosecutor said Thursday.

  • New Mexico lawmakers look to curb opioid addiction

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — With one of the highest drug overdose death rates in the nation, New Mexico has been working for years to curb what has now been identified by the highest levels of government as a national epidemic.