• New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez speaks at a press conference Friday, Sept. 4, 2015, about new anti-DWI measures at the New Mexico State Police headquarters in Albuquerque, N.M. The Republican governor said New Mexico State Police will step up patrols during the Labor Day weekend to catch would-be drunk drivers. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

    Martinez: Trump’s criticism of Bush’s Spanish a distraction

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s criticism of rival Jeb Bush for speaking Spanish is a distraction.

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  • In this Wednesday May 27, 2015 file photo, California Gov. Jerry Brown addresses the California State Association of Counties Legislative Conference in Sacramento, Calif. California’s top oil and gas regulators repeatedly warned Gov. Jerry Brown’s senior aides in 2011 that the governor’s orders to override key safeguards in granting oil industry permits would violate state and federal laws protecting the state’s groundwater from contamination, one of the former officials has testified. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

    Fired regulator: Brown pushed to waive oil safeguards.

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California’s top oil and gas regulators repeatedly warned Gov. Jerry Brown’s senior aides in 2011 that the governor’s orders to override key safeguards in granting oil industry permits would violate state and federal laws protecting the state’s groundwater from contamination, one of the former officials has testified.

  • Supreme Court to decide if judge must release data

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court will decide whether judges are subject to public record requests in a case associated with a proposed horse slaughterhouse.

  • American Federation of Teachers national President Randi Weingarten, right, speaks to 15-month old Peyton Duncan, left, at Los Ninos Montessori School in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, N.M, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Weingarten and New Mexico supporters unveiled a plan aimed at expanding early childhood education in New Mexico amid a stalemate over funding. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

    AFT national president to unveil New Mexico preschool plan

    LOS RANCHOS DE ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A plan aimed at expanding early childhood education in New Mexico amid a stalemate over funding was unveiled Thursday by a national teachers union and other preschool advocates.

  • Dannel Malloy speaks at a news conference, while Juno the Beluga whale swims from the Alaskan Coast exhibit, at the Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Conn., on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015.  Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has found himself upstaged by a beluga whale during a tourism news conference at the Mystic Aquarium. Malloy was standing in front of the Alaskan Coast exhibit on Wednesday touting an increase in summer tourism in Connecticut when a whale named Juno swam over to the glass to watch the proceedings. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP)  MANDATORY CREDIT

    Connecticut Gov. Malloy is photobombed by beluga whale

    MYSTIC, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has found himself upstaged by a beluga whale during a tourism news conference at the Mystic Aquarium.

  • Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis listens to a customer following her office's refusal to issue marriage licenses at the Rowan County Courthouse in Morehead, Ky., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Although her appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was denied, Davis still refuses to issue marriage licenses. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

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    Federal hearing set in clerk’s marriage case

  • Legislative deal reached for Texas horse racing to resume

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A legislative deal has been reached to continue funding for the Texas Racing Commission that would allow horse and dog tracks to reopen.

  • New Mexico court schedules arguments on assisted suicide

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s highest court is poised to consider the legality of assisted suicide.

  • Shannon J. Miles, 30, is walked out of the Harris County Sheriff's Department in Houston on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Prosecutors on Saturday charged Miles with capital murder in the killing of a uniformed sheriff's deputy who was gunned down from behind while filling his patrol car with gas. (Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle via AP)

    The Latest on Houston deputy: Funeral scheduled for Friday

    HOUSTON (AP) — Here are the latest developments regarding the fatal shooting of a suburban Houston sheriff’s deputy (all times local):

  • House Democrats look to impeach NM secretary of state

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives are taking aim at New Mexico’s top elections official after allegations of fraud, embezzlement and money laundering were leveled against her by the state attorney general.