• House Democrats look to impeach NM secretary of state

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives are taking aim at New Mexico’s top elections official after allegations of fraud, embezzlement and money laundering were leveled against her by the state attorney general.

  • Correction: LULAC-Board Dispute story

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a story July 21 about a New Mexico Democrat’s elected position with LULAC, The Associated Press reported that the LULAC’s bylaws prohibit elected officials from serving on the national board if they receive “wage compensation or enumeration.” LULAC National Executive Director Brent A. Wilkes said there was a typo in the bylaws and it should have said “wage compensation or remuneration.”

  • New Mexico lawmakers to get update on Gila River project

    SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — Legislators will be getting an update on the Gila River diversion project in southwestern New Mexico from state and federal water managers.

  • Police officers carry their injured colleague after grenade exploded during a clash between protesters and police after vote to give greater powers to the east, outside the Parliament, Kiev, Ukraine, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. The Ukrainian parliament has given preliminary approval to a controversial constitutional amendment that would provide greater powers to separatist regions in the east. Hundreds of people gathered in front of the parliament to protest against the amendment. (AP Photo/Vladimir Donsov)

    Grenade explodes during Ukraine clashes; 1 officer killed

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — As lawmakers took up a measure to give greater powers to separatists in eastern Ukraine, nationalist protesters clashed with police outside parliament on Monday, and the Interior Ministry said one officer was killed in a grenade blast and more than 100 were wounded.

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  • In this photo taken on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, a father carries his son on his shoulders during a rally in front of the parliament building in Tokyo.  Mothers holding their children's hands stood in the sprinkling rain, some carrying anti-war placards, while students chanted slogans to the beat of a drum against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his defense policies. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

    Mothers, students join Japan’s protests over security bills

    TOKYO (AP) — Mothers holding their children’s hands stood in the sprinkling rain, some carrying anti-war placards, while students chanted slogans to the beat of a drum against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his defense policies.

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    Today is Tuesday, September 1, the 244th day of 2015. There are 121 days left in the year.

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  • In this photo taken on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, a father carries his son on his shoulders during a rally in front of the parliament building in Tokyo.  Mothers holding their children's hands stood in the sprinkling rain, some carrying anti-war placards, while students chanted slogans to the beat of a drum against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his defense policies. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

    Tens of thousands protest defense bills outside Japan’s Diet

    TOKYO (AP) — Mothers holding their children’s hands stood in the sprinkling rain, some carrying anti-war placards, while students chanted slogans to the beat of a drum against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his defense policies.

  • FILE -- In this May 27, 2014 file photo, Mary Saylor, left, sells a $5 raffle ticket to Erica and Jerry Oie prior to the Texas Rangers-Minnesota Twins baseball game, in Minneapolis. As hight-stakes charity raffles gain popularity at sports venues across the nation, California clubs and a leading raffle vendor are lobbying state lawmakers to authorize 50-50 raffles in California.  Critics call it an unfair exemption that favors franchise owners over food banks, PTAs and churches. (AP Photo/Jim Mone,file)

    Pro teams push California to offer high-stakes raffles

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The pitch is for charity, but the call could favor California’s professional sports teams.

  • FILE -- In this August 22, file photo, a Lebanese activist holds a poster with pictures of Lebanese Cabinet ministers during a protest against the ongoing trash crisis, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. To the casual visitor, Lebanon may look like a relative success story: a tiny slice of modernity and coexistence in a turbulent region plagued by violence and extremism _ but the reality is quite different. For residents, it’s a failed state  eaten away by a sectarian political class, and while recent trash protests have challenged that system, others argue it’s what’s allowed a country of 4.5 million people from 18 recognized sects to survive. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)

    Lebanon: Shiny on the outside, rotting from the inside

    BEIRUT (AP) — To the casual visitor, Lebanon may seem like a tiny slice of Mediterranean modernity and coexistence in a turbulent region plagued by violence and extremism.

  • UPDATES CAPTION TO REFLECT JUDGE’S RULING THURSDAY - This June 11, 2015, photo shows a dry water ditch next to a corn field in Cordova, Md. A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, blocked a new Obama administration, which would have given the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers authority to protect some streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. The rule was scheduled to take effect Friday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    EPA: Clean water rule in effect despite court ruling

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says it is going forward with a new federal rule to protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands, despite a court ruling that blocked the measure in 13 central and Western states.