• Senate approves bill aimed at lottery scholarship fix

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — It’s now up to lawmakers in the House to consider a proposal aimed at shoring up New Mexico’s struggling lottery scholarship program.

  • New Mexico Senate backs compromise on immigrant IDs

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s Senate approved a bill Saturday that would bring New Mexico driver’s licenses into compliance with federal REAL ID requirements.

  • In this Nov. 19, 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama shakes hands with Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha in Manila, Philippines. When President Barack Obama welcomes Southeast Asian leaders for a shirt-sleeves summit in California this week, he’ll have some interesting dining companions. There will be a coup leader with a penchant for song, a sultan with a taste for the high life and a ruthless prime minister with 31 years on the job.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

    Things to know about Obama’s summit with SE Asian leaders

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama hosts Southeast Asian leaders at an unprecedented summit in California starting Monday as he looks to deepen ties with the region’s fast-growing economies. But a nation not invited — neighboring power China — will be the proverbial elephant in the room as the leaders grapple with sensitive territorial disputes.

  • “We no longer have a structural deficit, we have an actual deficit,” said Senator John Arthur Smith, a Democrat who chairs the Senate Finance Committee during a press conference at the New Mexico State Capitol Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (Clyde Mueller/Santa Fe New Mexican via AP)

    Panel OKs revamped New Mexico REAL ID bill with fingerprints

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — With just days left in the New Mexico Legislative session, the last Senate committee on Friday passed a revamped New Mexico identification bill with an immigrant fingerprint provision sought by House Republicans.

  • A visitor takes a picture with a phone of Gustave Courbet's 1866 "The Origin of the World," painting which depicts female genitalia at Musee d'Orsay museum, in Paris, France, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016.  Facebook lost a crucial legal battle Friday as a Paris court ruled the social network can be sued in France over its decision to remove the account of a French user who posted a photo of Courbet's famous 19th-century nude painting.  (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    Court: Facebook can be sued in France in nude painting case

    PARIS (AP) — Facebook lost a crucial legal battle Friday as a Paris court ruled the social network can be sued in France over its decision to remove the account of a French user who posted a photo of a famous 19th-century nude painting.

  • Opponents: Hawaii fantasy sports bill could create loophole

    HONOLULU (AP) — Opponents of a Hawaii bill that would outlaw fantasy sports in certain circumstances say it could instead create a loophole to legalize the contests.

  • New Mexico Senate Dem says REAL ID bill negotiations ongoing

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — With only a week left in the New Mexico Legislative session, a key Senate Democrat said Thursday he still is negotiating with a Republican colleague to resolve a conflict on a bill that would make New Mexico compliant under with federal law on identification cards.

  • In this Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 photo, professor Edward Neth poses for a photo in his office at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Conn. The standard textbook for Fundamentals of General Chemistry at UConn has a list price of $303. For students who use the version that Neth is preparing from publicly available material for the fall semester, the cost will be zero. (AP Photo/Michael Melia)

    Open-source textbooks gain in push for college affordability

    STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The standard textbook for Fundamentals of General Chemistry I at the University of Connecticut has a list price of $303. For students who use the version professor Edward Neth is preparing for the fall semester, the cost will be zero.

  • 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.

  • New Mexico prison guards caution against tougher sentences

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico corrections officers and their union leaders are concerned that a slate of legislative proposals for tougher criminal sentencing could aggravate safety problems at understaffed state prisons.