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Albuquerque Muslims help bid to keep killings suspect jailed

Aug. 11, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Members of New Mexico's Muslim community pushed Thursday for the Afghan refugee suspected of killing four Muslim men to remain behind bars pending trial — citing previous accusations of domestic violence and video surveillance that appeared to show him slashing the...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Aug. 11, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

New Mexico's Muslim community reels from arrest in killings

Aug. 10, 2022 20:17 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A fear of attacks that had rippled through Muslim communities nationwide after the fatal shootings of four Muslim men in Albuquerque gave way to shock and sadness when it turned out the suspect in the killings is one of their own. Muhammad Syed, 51, was...

Afghan man charged in killing of 2 Muslims in Albuquerque

Aug. 09, 2022 22:20 PM EDT

Police announced a breakthrough Tuesday in the killings of four Muslim men in Albuquerque, New Mexico, charging a man from Afghanistan — himself a Muslim — with two of the slayings and identifying him as a prime suspect in the other killings that put the entire community on edge. ...

A 51-year-old man is charged with killing 2 Muslim men in Albuquerque, suspected in 2 other slayings

Aug. 09, 2022 17:59 PM EDT
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 51-year-old man is charged with killing 2 Muslim men in Albuquerque, suspected in 2 other slayings.

Albuquerque police arrest "primary suspect" in killings of 4 Muslim men that have shaken New Mexico's largest city

Aug. 09, 2022 14:56 PM EDT
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police arrest "primary suspect" in killings of 4 Muslim men that have shaken New Mexico's largest city.

Driver arrested in floodwaters death of passenger near Mora

Aug. 09, 2022 14:49 PM EDT

MORA, N.M. (AP) — A Guadalupita man has been arrested for driving a pickup truck into floodwaters in Mora, allegedly leading to the death of his passenger, authorities said Tuesday. New Mexico State Police said 30-year-old John Vasquez has been booked into the San Miguel County...

Navajo presidential hopefuls select running mates from NM

Aug. 09, 2022 00:22 AM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Two men vying for the Navajo Nation presidency announced their running mates Monday, choosing candidates from the New Mexico portion of the reservation to broaden their appeal. Navajo President Jonathan Nez selected Chad Abeyta, a 33-year-old political...

Albuquerque killings send fear through Islamic communities

Aug. 08, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

Authorities on Monday identified the fourth victim in a series of killings of Muslim men in Albuquerque, New Mexico, as the deaths sent ripples of fear through Islamic communities nationwide. Three of the slayings happened in the last two weeks. Now law enforcement officials are...

Police: Farmington woman has recanted her kidnapping story

Aug. 07, 2022 13:23 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Farmington woman who filed a false kidnapping report will not be facing charges, according to authorities. The woman told police on Aug. 1 that two husky men pulled her off a sidewalk into a van that had blackened windows and no license plate. ...