The next governor of New Mexico will be a woman. Republican voters in the state elected Susana Martinez, the district attorney from Dona Ana County, to be the GOP nominee to run against Lt. Gov. Diane Denish, who ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Martinez's running mate will be Albuquerque businessmen John Sanchez.
Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks was able to eat away at a large lead and hold off history to easily defeat U.S. Rep. Artur Davis for the Democratic nomination for governor.
Mexico criticized "in the strongest terms" Monday the Israeli attack on a humanitarian aid flotilla in Gaza.
Oscar-winning New Zealand moviemaker Peter Jackson said the film of the JRR Tolkien book The Hobbit would still be made despite the departure of Mexican director Guillermo del Toro.
Arizona's 16,000 police officers are being prepared to enforce the state's new immigration law when it goes into effect next month, officials said.
Construction spending in the United States rose 2.7 percent in April, greatly exceeding the modest forecast, the U.S. Commerce Department said. Economists had expected a 0.1 percent increase in private and public construction spending.
After a decade of waiting, thousands of Hispanic farmers may be close to settling their long-standing discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture.