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Complaint: New Mexico violated law in vote to cut sports

Aug. 10, 2018 4:06 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico lawyer wants a state judge to toss out a University of New Mexico's decision to eliminate four sports, claiming the school violated the state's open meetings law Maria Touchet of Albuquerque filed a complaint in state district court Friday, the latest in a saga...

University of New Mexico challenged over sports cuts

Aug. 9, 2018 6:59 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The attorney general of New Mexico announced Thursday that his office will take the University of New Mexico to court unless its board of regents reconsiders a decision to eliminate four sports. Attorney General Hector Balderas gave the university 15 days to respond to an opinion...

The Latest: New Mexico AG threats UNM over sports cut move

Aug. 9, 2018 5:09 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on University of New Mexico proposal to eliminate sports (all times local): 3:05 p.m. New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas says he will take the University of New Mexico to court unless its board of regents reconsiders a decision to eliminate four sports. Balderas...

Trump can keep legal reasons for shrinking monuments secret

Aug. 7, 2018 4:44 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. government does not have to turn over documents to an environmental law firm about the legal arguments for President Donald Trump's decision to shrink national monuments, a judge ruled. U.S. District Judge David Nye said Monday that the records are protected presidential...

Judge: Opioid distribution data not for public consumption

Jul. 27, 2018 6:27 PM EDT

A federal judge has ruled that state and local governments cannot publicize federal government data about where prescription opioids were distributed, a blow to news organizations seeking to report more deeply on the nation's overdose and addiction crisis. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency is providing the...

Trump tries to cast fresh doubt on Mueller's 'Witch Hunt'

Jul. 23, 2018 1:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump tried to cast fresh doubt Monday on the federal investigation into Russian election interference in the 2016 presidential election, calling it a "fraud and a hoax designed to target Trump" and demanding an immediate end to the "Witch Hunt." Trump also said former...

Private messaging apps increasingly used for public business

Jul. 22, 2018 11:21 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — One app promotes itself as a way to discuss sensitive negotiations and human resources problems without leaving a digital record. Another boasts that disappearing messages "keep your message history tidy." And a popular email service recently launched a "confidential mode" allowing...

Administration releases documents about former Trump adviser

Jul. 21, 2018 9:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Saturday released a set of documents once deemed top secret relating to the wiretapping of a onetime adviser to Donald Trump's presidential campaign. The New York Times reported that the documents involving former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page were...

Florida publication seeks FBI 9/11 records on family's ties

Jul. 19, 2018 10:48 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida online publication asked a federal appeals court to order a trial be held on its Freedom of Information Act lawsuit seeking FBI documents that may reveal a U.S.-based support network for the 9/11 hijackers. The case heard Thursday before the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals centers...

Appeals court hears Florida lawsuit seeking FBI 9/11 records

Jul. 19, 2018 5:29 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida online publication asked a federal appeals court Thursday to order a trial be held on its Freedom of Information Act lawsuit seeking FBI documents that may reveal a U.S.-based support network for the 9/11 hijackers. The case heard before the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals centers...