• New Mexico Senate Dem says REAL ID bill negotiations ongoing

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — With only a week left in the New Mexico Legislative session, a key Senate Democrat said Thursday he still is negotiating with a Republican colleague to resolve a conflict on a bill that would make New Mexico compliant under with federal law on identification cards.

  • Ex-Olympian to argue self-defense in domestic violence case

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A lawyer for Olympic gold-medalist skier Picabo Street said Thursday that she was defending herself during a December fight with her father and will demand a jury trial on domestic violence and assault charges.

  • Education-related groups lead lobbying efforts in New Mexico

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A new report shows retirees and teachers unions are among those who have had the widest lobbying presence at the New Mexico capitol in recent years.

  • Purdue AD Burke announces plans to retire in July 2017

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University says athletic director Morgan Burke has announced plans to retire in July 2017.

  • President Barack Obama arrives on Air Force One at Moffett Federal Airfield Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in Mountain View, Calif. The President is in the Bay Area for fundraising events. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

    Udall, Heinrich seek deportation raid halt, break with Obama

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s two U.S. Democratic senators want President Barack Obama to halt deportation raids targeting Central American women and children.

  • In this Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 photo, professor Edward Neth poses for a photo in his office at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Conn. The standard textbook for Fundamentals of General Chemistry at UConn has a list price of $303. For students who use the version that Neth is preparing from publicly available material for the fall semester, the cost will be zero. (AP Photo/Michael Melia)

    Open-source textbooks gain in push for college affordability

    STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The standard textbook for Fundamentals of General Chemistry I at the University of Connecticut has a list price of $303. For students who use the version professor Edward Neth is preparing for the fall semester, the cost will be zero.

  • NMSU settles class action lawsuit over family leave

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State University has agreed to pay more than $700,000 to settle a lawsuit accusing the university of denying or discouraging faculty members from taking time off for family leave.

  • In this photo take on Sunday Sept. 27, 2015, a Syrian refugee thanks god as he arrives with others from Turkey on the shores of the Greek island of Lesbos, aboard a fishing boat. NATO's European commander on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, ordered three warships to move immediately to the Aegean Sea to help end the deadly smuggling of migrants between Turkey and Greece. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)

    NATO orders warships into Aegean to help ease migrant crisis

    BRUSSELS (AP) — In a dramatic response to Europe’s gravest refugee crisis since World War II, NATO ordered three warships to sail immediately Thursday to the Aegean Sea to help end the deadly smuggling of asylum-seekers across the waters from Turkey to Greece.

  • Group backs off $5M request for Browns’ facility in Columbus

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Columbus development group plans to stop pushing a request for the state to help pay $5 million to build a practice facility for the Cleveland Browns at Ohio State University so the team can move its summer training camp.

  • In this Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 photo, Pakistan's Oscar winning filmmaker, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy discusses with colleagues at her office in Karachi, Pakistan. Obaid-Chinoy is nominated for a second Oscar for her moving story of a teenage girl shot and dumped into a river because she married a man of her choosing. (AP Photo/Shakil Adil)

    Pakistani Oscar-nominated film tackles ‘honor’ killings

    KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — When Saba Qaiser was 19 years old, her uncle and father shot her in the head, stuffed her in a bag and threw into a river to die. They said she had shamed her family when she married the boy of her choice.