• Mukhriz Mahathir, center, the son of former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, speaks during a press conference in Kedah, Malaysia, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. Mukhriz Mahathir has resigned as a state chief minister, saying he was ousted because of his criticism of Prime Minister Najib Razak over a $700 million financial scandal. (AP Photo) MALAYSIA OUT, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVES

    Malaysian politician ousted over criticism of prime minister

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The son of former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad resigned as the top leader of a federal state Wednesday, saying he was ousted because he had criticized Prime Minister Najib Razak over a $700 million financial scandal.

  • Partisan candidates vie for secretary of state in New Mexico

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The fall election for New Mexico secretary of state will pit Democratic Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver against Republican state Rep. Nora Espinoza of Roswell in the wake of a scandal that landed the state election agency’s former chief in jail.