• Super Bowl Minnesota delegation picks up tips in California

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A delegation from the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee has returned from California with the realization that there’s much to be done before the big game comes to town in a couple years.

  • Santa Fe archbishop to host Albuquerque forum on immigration

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe Archbishop John Wester is planning to host a forum around the subject of immigration.

    Updated: 7:30 am

  • Santa Fe archbishop to travel to El Paso to hear the pope

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Santa Fe Archbishop John Wester says he will be traveling in the U.S.-Mexico border after all to see Pope Francis during his Ciudad Juarez visit this month.

    Updated: 6:29 am

  • Smoke rises as protestors set fires on a street in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. Hong Kong’s Lunar New Year celebration descended into chaotic scenes as protesters and police clashed over a street market selling fish balls and other local holiday delicacies. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

    Hong Kong student held at airport after violent clashes

    HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong student activist was detained at the city’s airport on Wednesday morning, apparently on suspicion of involvement in a violent Lunar New Year clash between police and protesters, his group said.

  • In this Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, photo Syrian refugee Ahmad Alkhalaf, 9, smiles as he talks with his father and sponsors at a mosque in Sharon, Mass. Ahmad, who arrived in the Boston area this past summer for medical treatment, said he used to have restless nights when he would relive his mother’s screams from the night a bomb killed three of his siblings and left him without arms. But those sounds, he said, have largely faded. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

    Refugee mental health needs could overwhelm, experts fear

    BOSTON (AP) — For the thousands of Syrian refugees expected to arrive in the U.S. in coming months, the first order of business will be securing the basics — health care, jobs, education and a safe home.

    Updated: 8:29 am

  • In this Feb. 5, 2016 photo, a soldier provides security for a Health Ministry worker fumigating against the Aedes aegypti mosquito in the La Comuna 2 neighborhood of Guatemala City. For health workers battling Zika across much of Central America, the immediate menace is not the mosquitoes that transmit the virus. It’s the gangsters who control the streets, and sometimes threaten their lives. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

    In Central America, gangs an obstacle in battle against Zika

    CUSCATANCINGO, El Salvador (AP) — For health workers battling Zika across much of Central America, the immediate menace is not the mosquitoes that transmit the virus. It’s the gangsters who control the streets, and sometimes threaten their lives.

  • Australia commits to legal growing of medicinal marijuana

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian lawmakers committed on Wednesday to legalize the growing of marijuana for medical use within a part of the world renowned for zero-tolerance and harsh penalties for illegal drugs.

  • Feds plan outreach to New Mexico youth in opioid fight

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal law enforcement officials are citing a rise in drug overdose deaths in New Mexico as the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration release a documentary aimed at educating high schoolers on the dangers of opioids.

  • An unidentified man walks past a Confederate monument in Linn Park in downtown Birmingham, Ala., on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. A legislative committee is considering a proposal that would make it more difficult for local officials to remove Confederate memorials like the obelisk, which the city park board has voted to take down. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

    Bill would stop removal of Confederate, historic markers

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Confederate monuments first erected after the Civil War to honor Southern soldiers have increasingly been targeted by civil rights activists who say they are offensive to blacks and should be taken down. An Alabama legislator wants to make sure that doesn’t happen without state lawmakers’ approval.

  • AP Source: Ole Miss football cited in 13 of 28 violations

    Mississippi’s football program was cited by the NCAA in nearly half of the 28 rules violations levied against the school in the Notice of Allegations the university recently received, said a person with knowledge of the investigation.