• Missouri governor, Rams owner meet day before NFL meeting

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon met with Rams owner Stan Kroenke Monday, the day before an NFL owners meeting in Dallas where teams will discuss putting a franchise in Los Angeles.

    Updated: 8:23 pm

  • New Mexico lawmakers address backlog of untested rape kits

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico state officials say some 5,000 untested rape kits are in state warehouses and crime labs, and it could take roughly five years to work through the backlog.

  • New Mexico lawmakers to discuss campaign finance reform

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The amount of money being spent on New Mexico politics by nonprofits and other independent groups is growing, but top elections officials told lawmakers Monday their hands are tied when it comes to ensuring transparency given that the state’s campaign finance reporting laws are outdated.

    Updated: 4:54 pm

  • In this Jan. 6, 2015 file photo, Gina Raimondo, second from right, stands with her husband Andy Moffit, right, and children Ceci, left, and Tommy, prior to Raimondo being sworn in as Rhode Island's first female governor, in Providence, R.I. Raimondo is unlike many past politicians whose kids rarely, if ever, appeared at official events. Ceci danced at her mother’s inaugural ball, and Tommy has attended a bill-signing event to name a state insect. (AP Photo/Stew Milne, File)

    Rhode Island governor puts being a mom at center stage

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island’s first female governor took her young son to a bill-signing to name a state insect. Her daughter starred in an eye-catching campaign commercial and danced at her mother’s inauguration.

  • Louisville offensive lineman Kelby Johnson, left, and offensive lineman Lukayus McNeil celebrate with the Governor's Cup trophy after defeating Kentucky 38-24 in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/David Stephenson)

    Louisville rallies past Kentucky 38-24 to win Governor’s Cup

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Louisville players enthusiastically hoisted the Governor’s Cup in the steady drizzle, an understandable reaction considering the scenario seemed unlikely early on as rival Kentucky turned their error-prone start into a big lead.

  • Northwestern Indiana lawmakers push pro sports team bill

    MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — In a story Nov. 28 about a proposal to create a northwestern Indiana professional sports commission, The Associated Press reported erroneously that co-author Rep. John Bartlett of Indianapolis is a Republican. He is a Democrat.

  • In this Nov. 19, 2015 photo, In this Nov. 19, 2015 photo, Bruce Roter, founder and president of the Museum of Political Corruption, poses with a mug in Albany, N.Y. Roter envisions a museum that would not only detail Albany’s many political scandals but also offer some possible solutions to corruption.  (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Political corruption museum could become Albany tourism draw

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A resident of New York’s capital city has an unusual economic development plan to harness what he says is one of Albany’s most abundant renewable resources: political corruption.

  • Northwestern Indiana lawmakers push pro sports team bill

    MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A group of lawmakers dreaming of bringing a professional sports team to northwestern Indiana is pushing a bill that would create a panel to pursue that goal.

  • State Supreme Court to review breaking-and-entering case

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court will review the case of a man convicted of breaking-and-entering for placing his hand behind a window screen.

  • House Minority Leader Brian Egolf, left, discusses reforms for the state's troubled campaign finance reporting system and the need for an ethics commission as fellow Democrat Rep. Javier Martinez listens during a news conference in Santa Fe, N.M., on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

    New Mexico Dem leader unsure on GOP driver’s license fix

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The ranking New Mexico House Democrat says he’s not ready to support a GOP-sponsored proposal creating a “two-tier” driver’s license system modeled after Utah.