• President Barack Obama speaks at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner at the Washington Hilton in Washington, Saturday, April 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Obama out: President closes out his run as comedian-in-chief

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama performed his brand of sharp-tongued comedy at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner for the last time — wrapping up with “Obama out” and dropping the mic while the crowd cheered.

    Updated: 3:10 am

  • President Barack Obama concludes his remarks after speaking at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner at the Washington Hilton in Washington, Saturday, April 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Obama takes one more shot at zinging official Washington

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Even though President Barack Obama and his wife can’t wait to get out of the White House, being a lame duck can hurt a guy.

    Updated: 9:58 pm

  • New Mexico auditor orders study of contract awarding process

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State Auditor Tim Keller is calling for an audit of how New Mexico awards contracts.

  • In this Oct. 20, 2014 file photo, Deborah Norville attends 24th Annual Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame Awards in New York. Norville replaced Jane Pauley as co-host of the "Today" show in 1989 and then became host of "Inside Edition." (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

    Strahan-Ripa breakup isn’t TV’s first botched transition

    NEW YORK (AP) — “Live with Kelly and Michael” host Kelly Ripa emerged from her brief “strike” this past week on stronger footing, having extracted an apology from Walt Disney Co. officials for giving her little advanced word that her co-host Michael Strahan was leaving for “Good Morning America.”

  • TV pundit who claimed CIA ties pleads guilty to fraud

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Former cable news pundit Wayne Simmons admits he’s a fraud. And he admits he’s a felon. But despite all evidence to the contrary, he remains adamant that he was a CIA man.

  • Foundation, journalist dismiss suit over records now public

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government and a journalist have dismissed their lawsuit against the state Department of Health now releasing public records with names of licensed medical marijuana producers.

  • Dutch-Turkish journalist Ebru Umar talks on her mobile phone in Kusadasi, Turkey, Monday, April 25, 2016. Umar, a columnist for The Netherlands' Metro newspaper, has been barred from leaving Turkey as authorities continue to investigate whether she should be charged for two of her tweets that were deemed offensive to Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.(AP Photo)

    Turkey’s Erdogan chases critics at home and abroad

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Ebru Umar was sleeping in her summer residence on Turkey’s Aegean coast when police arrived at her door and took her away for questioning about two of her tweets that were deemed offensive to Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

  • This file photograph taken July 14, 2010, shows Gannett headquarters in McLean, Va. Newspaper publisher Gannett said Monday, April 25, 2016, that it wants to buy rival Tribune Publishing in a deal that would give the owner of USA Today control of the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and several other newspapers. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

    USA Today owner Gannett bids for LA Times publisher Tribune

    NEW YORK (AP) — Newspaper publisher Gannett said Monday that it wants to buy Tribune Publishing for more than $388 million, in a deal that would give the owner of USA Today control of the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and several other newspapers.