• New Mexico studies inefficiencies in aid dispersal to poor

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Advocates for recipients of food aid and Medicaid health care are urging the New Mexico Legislature to keep tabs on wasteful bureaucratic problems that can cause aid beneficiaries to submit applications repeatedly and unnecessarily.

  • In this July 25, 2016, photo, a supporter for former Democratic Presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., holds up a sign during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. As Democrats rally around Hillary Clinton, the lingering “Bernie or Bust” movement is stirring frustration at the Democratic convention among delegates of color, who say they’re upset at the refusal of the Vermont senator’s most fervent backers to fall in line behind the party’s nominee. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Minority Dem delegates frustrated with ‘Bernie or Bust’

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As most Democrats rally around Hillary Clinton, the lingering “Bernie or Bust” movement is stirring frustration at the party’s convention among delegates of color, who say they’re upset at the refusal of the Vermont senator’s most fervent backers to fall in line.

  • Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby, right, holds a news conference near the site where Freddie Gray was arrested after her office dropped the remaining charges against three Baltimore police officers awaiting trial in Gray's death, in Baltimore, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The decision by prosecutors comes after a judge had already acquitted three of the six officers charged in the case. At left is Gray's father, Richard Shipley. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

    Baltimore’s far from done despite collapse of criminal case

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Many of this city’s deepest challenges remain unresolved after the collapse of the criminal case against six police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, the young black man whose broken neck in police custody caused so much upheaval. Here’s a look at the to-do lists of those involved.

  • Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Monday, July 25, 2016. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Cummings: Protesters during DNC speech were ‘disrespectful’

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings says he thinks liberal supporters of Bernie Sanders who chanted an anti-trade slogan during his speech to the Democratic National Convention were “disrespectful.”

  • Officials: UNM improves handling of sex assault cases

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — University of New Mexico officials told state lawmakers Thursday that the school has taken measures to streamline a once inadequate and complicated system for investigating sexual assault on campus, while improving communication among departments tasked with handling the cases.

  • In this May 3, 2016 file photo, presidential candidate Pedro Pablo Kuczynski looks out at his supporters during a rally on the outskirts of Lima, Peru. Kuczynski assumes Peru’s presidency on Thursday, July 28, with a Cabinet sharing his Ivy League, pro-business pedigree, a reliance on technocrats that could become a liability as a hostile congress and resurgent left look to capitalize on social divisions. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia, File)

    Peru’s new president sworn in surrounded by Ivy League aides

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — Pedro Pablo Kuczynski assumes Peru’s presidency Thursday with a Cabinet that shares his Ivy League, pro-business pedigree — a reliance on technocrats that could become a liability as he deals with an unfriendly congress and a resurgent left.

  • The Latest: New Mexico congressman plugs fellow Democrats

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on New Mexico delegates to the Democratic National Convention (all times local):

  • Gloria Darden, center, the mother of Freddie Gray, wipes away tears at a news conference held by Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby after prosecutors dropped remaining charges against the three Baltimore police officers who were awaiting trial in Freddie Gray’ death, in Baltimore, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The decision by prosecutors comes after a judge had already acquitted three of the six officers charged in the case. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

    The Latest: Baltimore’s likely next mayor speaks about Gray

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the case against officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who was injured in police custody (all times local):

  • In this June 14, 2011 file photo, various prescription drugs on the automated pharmacy assembly line at Medco Health Solutions in Willingboro, N.J. A safeguard for Medicare beneficiaries has become a way for drugmakers to get paid billions of dollars for pricey medications at taxpayer expense, government numbers show. The cost of Medicare’s “catastrophic” prescription coverage jumped by 85 percent in three years, from $27.7 billion in 2013 to $51.3 billion in 2015, according to the program’s number-crunching Office of the Actuary.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

    Senator: Is Medicare drug plan vulnerable to exploitation?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior senator is examining whether Medicare’s prescription drug benefit is vulnerable to manipulation by pharmaceutical companies that set very high prices for medications.

  • Police officers enter into the house of Satoshi Uematsu, the suspect in a mass stabbing attack, in Sagamihara, outside of Tokyo, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. The suspect was being transferred Wednesday from a local police station to the prosecutor's office in Yokohama. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

    Japan police search home of suspect in stabbing spree

    SAGAMIHARA, Japan (AP) — Japanese police on Wednesday searched the home of the suspect in a mass stabbing spree that left 19 people dead at a facility for the mentally disabled.