• NM councilman criticized after indigenous day proclamation

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque councilman says he wants the City Council president censured over how a proclamation recognizing indigenous people on Columbus Day was handled.

  • In this photo taken on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, Syrian soldiers waving Syrian flags celebrate the ?apture of Achan, Hama province, Syria. Russian jets intensified their airstrikes Monday in the central Syrian province as government and allied troops pushed out insurgents from local villages to expand their control of the area, activists and a military statement said. (Alexander Kots/Komsomolskaya Pravda via AP)

    Activists: Syria troops advance under Russian air cover

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Russian jets intensified their airstrikes Monday in central Syria as government forces battled insurgents in a strategic area near a rebel-held province and a government stronghold.

  • Albuquerque voter turnout hits a low point

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A recent Albuquerque election saw the lowest voter turnout for a city election since 1974.

  • Monday, October 12, 2015

    Amid wave of stabbings, Israel’s prime minister accuses Arab lawmakers of incitement

    Updated: 9:00 pm

  • Work underway as South Carolina recovers from massive floods

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Life has started to return to normal in areas of South Carolina inundated by massive floods from days of rain earlier this month. But challenges still remain, including getting Columbia’s water system back in shape and repairing bridges that are forcing Interstate 95 drivers on the East Coast into a more than two-hour detour.

  • In this Sept. 21, 2015, photo, a flyer on the campus of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque calls for students to join a protest against Columbus Day. Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, marks the annual Columbus Day nationwide, but in a twist that signals a growing trend, it will also be Indigenous Peoples Day in at least nine U.S. cities this year. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

    More cities are recognizing Native Americans on Columbus Day

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — More cities are recognizing Native Americans on Columbus Day this year as they revive a movement to change the name of the holiday to celebrate the history and contributions of indigenous cultures around the country.

  • In this Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, photo, Matt Smerge holds a copy of "Chicago Baseball" magazine at his home, in Vernon Hills, Ill. A judge recently ruled Smerge can no longer sell the magazine next to Wrigley Field as he’s done for 19 years, and must move across the street. Smerge is expected to ask an appeals court Monday, Oct. 12, for an emergency ruling letting him sell magazines at the same spot at least through the playoffs. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Baseball magazine vendor takes on Cubs, city

    CHICAGO (AP) — A cable TV ad salesman by day, Matt Smerge had hoped to join in the Chicago Cubs’ smashing success this year — the 19th selling his own, low-budget baseball magazine for $2 a copy right outside Wrigley Field. Nearly all the profits, he says, go into a college fund for his teenage son.

  • 5 suicide bombings target Chad, killing at least 36 people

    N’DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — At least five suicide bombers on Saturday targeted a village in Chad that is home to thousands of Nigerians who have fled Islamic extremist violence, killing at least 36 people and wounding about 50 others in what appeared to be coordinated attacks, officials said.

  • FILE -- In this file photo taken on July 25, 2015, Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino arrives at Rome's Campidoglio Capitol Hill. Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino resigned Thursday, Oct 8, 2015, following a scandal over his expense accounts that became the final straw in a months-long campaign by opponents inside and out of his Democratic Party to force him from office.(AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

    Negating mayoral speculation, CONI chief focuses on 2024 bid

    ROME (AP) — Negating speculation that he could run for mayor, Italian Olympic Committee president Giovanni Malago has pledged to keep his current job and attempt to bring the 2024 Olympics to Rome.

  • In this Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 photo, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in his Jerusalem office. Barkat, caught on video this week with a gun slung over his shoulder while visiting a Palestinian neighborhood, is making no apologies for the display of force. In the interview Barkat urged other licensed gun owners to follow his lead. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

    AP Interview: Jerusalem mayor defends gun display

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Jerusalem’s mayor, caught on video this week with a gun slung over his shoulder while visiting a Palestinian neighborhood, is making no apologies for the display of force. He says he’s helping keep his city safe.