• Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures to the crowd as he signs autographs at a campaign event at Plymouth State University Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Plymouth, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Rubio comes under withering criticism in Republican debate

    NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — With less than two days until New Hampshire voters go to the polls, Hillary Clinton took a trip to Michigan. And other candidates, including Jeb Bush, said their campaigns will go on no matter what the outcome Tuesday. Donald Trump said he doesn’t need to win New Hampshire, but would like to — though he was notably casual in his campaign effort Sunday.

    Updated: 9:37 pm

  • Committee suggests domestic violence gun law for New Mexico

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers’ push this year to crack down on violent crime doesn’t include legislation that would strengthen laws to keep firearms from domestic abusers — despite recommendations from a state review team and a trend that has seen other states take such action.

  • Hollie Ayers poses for a photo while reminiscing about her late son, Michael, 2, at her home in Bedford, Pa., on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. Michael was shot and killed in front of her by her abusive ex-husband in 2013. She was shot in the face and the leg. Her ex-husband killed himself after the rampage. (AP Photo/ John Beale)

    States taking action to keep guns out of abusers’ hands

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — More than a dozen states have strengthened laws over the past two years to keep firearms out of the hands of domestic abusers, a rare area of consensus in the nation’s highly polarized debate over guns.

  • 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.

  • Iowa bill aimed at Stanford band strikes wrong chord

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A bill that sought to punish Stanford University for its band’s Rose Bowl halftime show mocking Iowa has been all but buried in the Iowa Senate.

  • House passes measures to crack down on drunken driving

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The full House has approved a pair of measures meant to crack down on New Mexico’s drunken drivers.

  • Downsized New Mexico budget set to House for vote

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A $6.3 billion state budget with spending increases dominated by Medicaid, public schools and the state prison system is moving to the full House of Representatives for deliberations.

  • 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.

  • Panel defeats bill banning use of ‘secret’ execution drugs

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia legislative committee has defeated a measure that sought to prohibit officials from using execution drugs they received from another state if they don’t reveal the source of the drugs.

  • Campus beer, wine sales measure to go before committee

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota’s six public universities could see wine and beer sales on campus at sports and other special events under a plan that a legislative committee approved Thursday.