• Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures to the crowd as he signs autographs at a campaign event at Plymouth State University Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Plymouth, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Rubio comes under withering criticism in Republican debate

    NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — With less than two days until New Hampshire voters go to the polls, Hillary Clinton took a trip to Michigan. And other candidates, including Jeb Bush, said their campaigns will go on no matter what the outcome Tuesday. Donald Trump said he doesn’t need to win New Hampshire, but would like to — though he was notably casual in his campaign effort Sunday.

  • Committee suggests domestic violence gun law for New Mexico

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers’ push this year to crack down on violent crime doesn’t include legislation that would strengthen laws to keep firearms from domestic abusers — despite recommendations from a state review team and a trend that has seen other states take such action.

  • Budget bill considered in New Mexico Legislature

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s Republican-led House of Representatives voted to approve a $6.3 billion budget that increases spending on Medicaid health care, early childhood education and prisons while cutting funding to state colleges and universities.

  • New Mexico police may get hate-crime protections

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal in to add law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians as protected classes to New Mexico’s hate crimes law has been approved by the state House of Representatives.

  • Group denounces locked-door meeting of New Mexico lawmakers

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government says a House appropriations committee locked out the public from a meeting on the state budget.

  • New Mexico Senate passes version of a ‘Kendra’s law’

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A year after a similar bill died amid partisan bickering, the New Mexico Senate passed a proposal Friday that would require some state residents with severe mental illness to receive court-ordered outpatient treatment.

  • AG wants dismissal of Penn State officials’ charges reversed

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors want a Pennsylvania appeals court to reconsider its dismissal of some criminal charges against three former Penn State administrators accused of covering up sex abuse complaints against Jerry Sandusky.

  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the Verizon Wireless Center during the 2016 McIntyre Shaheen 100 Club Celebration, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    The Latest: Sanders likely to appear on SNL with Larry David

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest from the 2016 campaign trail with days to go until the New Hampshire primary (all times local):

  • Senator Daniel Ivey-Soto, D-Albuquerque, discusses SB174 during a Senate Public Affair Committee meeting where they hear all of the Real ID bills at the State Capitol in Santa Fe, N.M., Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. (Luis Sanchez Saturno/Santa Fe New Mexican via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    The Latest: Dem: GOP holding state ‘hostage’ in REAL ID beef

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The latest on New Mexico lawmakers’ REAL ID debate (all times local):

  • New Mexico considers creation of ethics commission

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is moving closer than ever toward creating an independent ethics commission to keep watch over the conduct and campaign finances of public officials, lobbyists and state contractors.