• People look at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 . Japan's main stock index dived Friday, leading other Asian markets lower, after a sell-off in banking shares roiled investors in the U.S. and Europe. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

    Japan stocks down 5.3 percent after Europe, US sell-off

    TOKYO (AP) — European stocks rose Friday, shrugging off a bad day in Asia, as the sell-off in banking shares abated and oil prices rebounded from a 12-year low. But Japan’s main stock index lost nearly 5 percent, leading other Asian markets lower.

    Updated: 6:28 am

  • New Mexico lawmakers back campaign finance database

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal to overhaul New Mexico’s online clearinghouse for campaign finance information has been approved by the state House of Representatives.

  • Raiders agree to extension to remain at Oakland Coliseum

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Four weeks after being stymied in their effort to move to Los Angeles, the Raiders agreed to a one-year extension lease extension to remain at the Oakland Coliseum on Thursday.

  • Former Freedom Industries owner and president Dennis Farrell walks into federal Court in Charleston W.Va., Thursday Feb. 11, 2016.  Farrell is scheduled to be sentenced for his conviction on a pollution charge in a 2014 chemical spill into a Charleston river that prompted a tap water ban for 300,000 residents for days.  (Tom Hindman/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)

    Ex-exe sentenced to 1 month in West Virginia chemical spill

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former Freedom Industries executive was sentenced Thursday to one month in federal prison for a chemical spill that fouled the drinking water supply of 300,000 West Virginians.

  • New Mexico braces for budget crunch linked to oil prices

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The chairman of New Mexico’s Senate Finance Committee warned Thursday that the state could be short on revenue by $700 million or more during the current fiscal year because of reduced income from oil and gas production and anemic corporate and sales tax receipts.

  • Workers construct the Mercedes Benz Stadium, the future home of the Atlanta Falcons, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Atlanta. The Falcons say their first year of PSL sales for their new Mercedes Benz Stadium has gone well. Even so, the idea of paying extra for the right to buy season tickets hasn’t been a hit for all fans. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

    Falcons early PSL sales blow projections ‘out of the water’

    ATLANTA (AP) — Personal seat license sales for the Atlanta Falcons’ new stadium have surpassed expectations set by the firm handling the process for the team.

  • In this Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 photo, Darryl Nevins, owner of a Mosquito Joe franchise, sprays a backyard to control mosquitoes in Houston. Pest control companies in Texas are getting an early surge in business because of concerns that mosquitoes bearing the Zika virus will arrive from neighboring Mexico.  (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

    Zika virus has phones ringing at pest control, travel firms

    NEW YORK (AP) — Some small U.S. companies are getting an influx in calls — and in some cases, unexpected business— due to fears about the Zika virus.

  • In this March 17, 2015, file photo, Major League Baseball Players Association executive and former Detroit Tigers first baseman Tony Clark talks to the media before a spring training exhibition baseball game between the Tigers and the Washington Nationals in Lakeland, Fla. With spring training approaching and dozens of players still seeking jobs, Tony Clark concluded baseball's current system needs change.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

    AP Interview: Union head Tony Clark pitches for more jobs

    NEW YORK (AP) — With spring training approaching and dozens of players still seeking jobs, union leader Tony Clark concluded baseball’s current system needs change.

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally at Clemson University Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in Pendleton, S.C. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Trump settles lawsuit against Univision

    NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump and Univision said Thursday they have resolved the lawsuit that the Republican presidential contender filed after the company decided last summer not to broadcast the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants.

  • This photo provided by Disney/Lucasfilm shows a scene from the new film, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." The film is still playing in more than 2,000 theaters in North America and remains ranked in the top-five at the box office as it enters its ninth week of release. (Film Frame/Disney/Lucasfilm via AP)

    As ‘Force Awakens’ winds down, ‘Avatar’ remains supreme

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two months after opening to unprecedented fanfare, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is finally winding down in theaters, leaving behind arsenals of plastic lightsabers and a trail of box-office records.