CLOVIS, N.M.

Two killed at library

Authorities said two women were killed in a shooting inside a public library in the eastern New Mexico community of Clovis. City officials and law enforcement officers held a news conference late Monday to provide details about the violence that erupted inside the downtown building around 4 p.m. They said the four people who were injured were two men and two women. Their conditions were not immediately known. The gunman was in custody, but Police Chief Doug Ford said investigators have not determined what prompted the shooting. No charges had been filed late Monday.

NEW YORK

Pack of smokes to cost $13

The price of a pack of cigarettes in New York City is going up — to at least $13 — and the number of places you can buy them is going down under legislation signed Monday by the mayor. The new minimum price law, which takes effect on June 1, will make New York the most expensive place in the U.S. to buy cigarettes, Health Department officials said. “We are sending a loud and clear message that we will not let their greed kill any more New Yorkers without a fight,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a bill signing ceremony at a hospital.

PHOENIX

Arpaio lashes out in court

Fresh off his presidential pardon, an emboldened Joe Arpaio on Monday lashed out at his critics and the judge who found him guilty of a crime as his attorneys went to court to throw out the court decision that was the basis for his conviction. The former Arizona sheriff struck a defiant tone in insisting he “didn’t do anything wrong” and questioning whether his judge was fair. His comments came as President Donald Trump took a similar posture in defending his Friday pardon of the former lawman, blaming the Obama administration for Arpaio’s troubles and calling him a “patriot” who fought against illegal immigration.

WASHINGTON

Regulators cite EPA adviser

A high-ranking appointee at the Environmental Protection Agency has been cited by federal financial regulators for unspecified violations while serving as the top executive at a community bank in Oklahoma. Albert Kelly was hired earlier this year as a senior adviser to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. Kelly was previously the chairman of Tulsa-based SpiritBank, where he worked as an executive for 34 years.

Compiled from wire reports