• Foundation, journalist dismiss suit over records now public

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government and a journalist have dismissed their lawsuit against the state Department of Health now releasing public records with names of licensed medical marijuana producers.

  • 2 Japanese snowboarders suspended for marijuana use

    TOKYO (AP) — The Ski Association of Japan has indefinitely suspended two teenage snowboarders after they were found to have used marijuana on a tour to the United States in December.

  • Activists hold signs reading "We are missing 43," as several hundred supporters of 43 missing teachers college students and their families marched to demand the case not be closed and that experts' recommendations about new leads be followed, in Mexico City, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. The U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights said Tuesday that it is troubled by a group of international experts' complaints of obstacles to their investigation into Sept. 26, 2014 disappearance of the students in southern Guerrero State.(AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

    UN office ‘concerned’ over Mexico missing students case

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A U.N. human rights office said on Tuesday that it is troubled by a group of international experts’ complaints of obstacles to their investigation into the disappearance of 43 students in Mexico.

  • Mother of 5 slain kids: SC agency could have stopped deaths

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The mother of five South Carolina children who police say were killed by their father in 2014 says the state’s social services agency knew the father was a threat and did nothing to stop him.

  • Syrian refugee Ibrahim Al-Hussein, 27, center, freestyle swimmer, basketball player and former judo wrestler receives the Olympic flame from the head of Greece's Olympic Committee, Spyros Capralos, at the Elaionas camp that is home to about 1,500 refugees and other migrants, in Athens on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. The flame arrives in Brazil on May 3, and will be relayed across the vast country by about 12,000 torchbearers before the Aug. 5 opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    Olympic honor for refugees: Rio flame stops at UN camp

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — If they had a home, refugees would belong to the world’s 24th most populous nation, just behind Italy. On Tuesday, there were honored as members of the Olympic family.

  • In this Friday, April 22, 2016 photo, a jar containing a strain of marijuana nicknamed "Killer D" is seen at a medical marijuana facility in Unity, Maine. A growing number of health experts and law enforcement officials are making the case that marijuana could help reduce the numbers of overdoses and redirect money into fighting heroin and other opiates. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

    Could marijuana help treat painkiller and heroin addiction?

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The growing number of patients who claim marijuana helped them drop their painkiller habit has intrigued lawmakers and emboldened advocates, who are pushing for cannabis as a treatment for the abuse of opioids and illegal narcotics like heroin, as well as an alternative to painkillers.

  • Spaniard Manuel Santos raise victory signs after leaving the Central Juvenile and Family Court in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, April 26, 2016. Same-sex American-Spanish couple, Santos and his partner Gordon Lake have won the high-profile custody battle against a surrogate mother in Thailand who gave birth to their child but then decided she wanted to keep the baby when she found out they were gay. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

    Gay couple wins custody battle against Thai surrogate mother

    BANGKOK (AP) — A same-sex American-Spanish couple won a high-profile custody battle Tuesday against a surrogate mother in Thailand who gave birth to their child but then decided she wanted to keep the baby when she found out they were gay.

  • US seeks outside control for troubled New Orleans jail

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Justice Department asked a federal court to appoint a third party to operate the long-troubled New Orleans jail, saying new leadership is essential because the city’s sheriff has for years failed to improve conditions that endanger inmates.

  • More people accessing mental health services in New Mexico

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The number of New Mexicans accessing behavioral health services through government-funded programs has increased nearly 5 percent within a year’s time, adding to a surge that began with the expansion of the state’s Medicaid program.

  • U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and German chancellor Angela Merkel test VR goggles when touring the Hannover Messe,  the world's largest industrial technology trade fair, in Hannover, northern Germany, Monday, April 25, 2016. Obama is on a two-day official visit to Germany. (Christian Charisius/dpa via AP)

    The Latest: Obama says US and Europe must help refugees

    HANNOVER, Germany (AP) — The Latest on President Barack Obama’s visit to Germany (all times local):