• A closed Sod House Lane, about 4 miles outside of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon, displays an electronic sign warning of arrest, Thursday morning, Feb. 11, 2016, near Burns, Ore. The last four armed occupiers of the national wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon said they would turn themselves in Thursday morning, after law officers surrounded them in a tense standoff.  (AP Photo/Rebecca Boone)

    The Latest: Occupiers say they’re preparing to surrender

    BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on the standoff at a national wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local):

    Updated: 4:14 pm

  • Several states seek to block 2nd trimester abortion method

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Abortion opponents in Mississippi, West Virginia and several other states are filing bills to ban an abortion procedure commonly used in the second trimester that opponents describe as dismembering a fetus.

    Updated: 12:50 pm

  • This May 13, 2015, file photo, shows Google's new self-driving car during a demonstration at the Google campus in Mountain View, Calif. The federal government's highway safety agency agrees with Google: Computers that will control the cars of the future can be considered their driver. The redefinition of "driver" is an important break for Google. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

    Computer as driver? ‘Yes’ from feds boosts self-driving cars

    DETROIT (AP) — Computers that control cars of the future can be considered drivers just like humans, the federal government’s highway safety agency has decided.

  • Judge reduces against carmaker in toddlers death

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A carmaker has been ordered to pay more than $8 million after a toddler suffered brain damage after getting her head stuck in a power window.

  • Roundhouse operator has been fielding calls for 32 years

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — One caller needed to talk with his lawmaker, but didn’t know who that was.

  • William Basore, co-owner of Centerfire Shooting Sports, talks during a tour of the shooting range and firearms company in Olathe, Kan., Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. Basore said he tried to insure his new car under a commercial policy he was originally given while running a construction company, but that he was denied coverage last fall because of his gun business. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    Legislatures consider special protections for gun industry

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A terse letter from Andrew Clyde’s credit card-processing company explained it was discontinuing his corporate account because his Georgia firearms business “no longer met our underwriting guidelines.” In a panic, Clyde called three other companies, which denied him, too.

  • Official details storm’s lasting effects on dairy industry

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It could take months to tally the true costs of a winter storm that killed an untold number of livestock and derailed New Mexico’s dairy industry, the state’s top agriculture official warned lawmakers Monday.

  • 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.

  • 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.