New Mexico lags behind neighbors in population growth

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show New Mexico's headcount remains largely flat while other states in the western region have among the fastest-growing populations in the nation.

The figures show Nevada and Idaho grew the fastest during a 12-month period that ended in ...

Donald Trump holding firm on $5 billion demand for border wall

President Trump is not backing off his demand for $5 billion for border security that includes a physical barrier as he negotiates with Senate Democrats to end the partial government shutdown, officials said Saturday.

During the shutdown, however, the president ordered affected departments and agencies to make it as "painless ...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s ‘record’ poverty drop, Flynn’s lies

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is spreading misinformation about U.S. economic growth, the Russia investigation and the Islamic State group in Syria.

He and his advisers are declaring a "record" drop in U.S. poverty last year where none exists, and "very strong" capital spending next year due to Trump ...

Donald Trump says shutdown ‘could be a long stay’

President Trump took to Twitter nearly 12 hours into the partial government shutdown to say he's hard at work and suggested Democrats and Republicans aren't any closer to reaching a deal.

He claimed media reports about the funding standoff and U.S. troops pulling out of Syria are "mostly" fake.

"I ...

Federal government intervenes in hospital whistleblower suit

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The federal government is joining a lawsuit against a West Virginia hospital alleging it improperly issued payments and kickbacks to physicians under the direction of the chief executive officer and management firm.

The lawsuit was unsealed and made public for the first time Friday after originally ...

Connected cars accelerate down data-collection highway

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - That holiday trip over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house could turn into nice little gift for automakers as they increasingly collect oodles and oodles of data about the driver.

Automakers are collecting valuable pieces of information thanks to the internet connections, cameras ...

No discipline for lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - An investigation of a Minnesota lawmaker accused of unwanted advances on woman did not result in any discipline.

Minnesota Public Radio reports the House released a summary of the investigation Friday, nine months after the allegations against Republican Rep. Rod Hamilton surfaced. The full ...

Parkland survivor David Hogg accepted to Harvard

Parkland, Fla., school shooting survivor and outspoken gun control activist David Hogg announced on Saturday that he plans to attend Harvard University next fall to study political science."Th...