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El Paso man sentenced to 19 years for shooting at border patrol agent

Jul. 19, 2024 19:38 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge sentenced an El Paso man to 19 years in prison for shooting at a U.S. Border Patrol agent, the U.S. District Attorney of New Mexico announced Friday. Robert Esquivel was convicted of attempted murder of an officer, aggravated assault of an...

How boot camps are helping to address the historic gap in internet access on US tribal lands

Jul. 19, 2024 13:28 PM EDT

There’s a home movie theater with orange walls and plush recliners at the top of a steep hill on Matthew Rantanen’s ranch in Southern California. But on a recent afternoon, people weren’t flocking to the room to watch a movie or to escape the scorching heat, they were shining a beam of light...

New Mexico Democrats mostly rebuff calls from Democratic governor to address high crime rates

Jul. 18, 2024 22:07 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democrats in the state legislative majority on Thursday resisted calls by New Mexico's governor for immediate action to address the “dangerous intersection” of crime and homelessness, shunning her proposals to enhance criminal penalties, restrict panhandling and expand...

Boeing is closer to understanding thruster failures on its first astronaut flight with latest test

Jul. 18, 2024 14:29 PM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Boeing is closer to understanding what went wrong with its astronaut capsule in orbit, now that testing is complete on a spare thruster here on Earth. The Starliner capsule has been docked at the International Space Station since June 6. It should have...

Aging bridges in 16 states will be improved or replaced with the help of $5B in federal funding

Jul. 17, 2024 14:20 PM EDT

Dozens of aging bridges in 16 states will be replaced or improved with the help of $5 billion in federal grants announced Wednesday by President Joe Biden's administration, the latest beneficiaries of a massive infrastructure law. The projects range from coast to coast, with the...

Inside the courtroom as case dismissed against Alec Baldwin in fatal shooting of cinematographer

Jul. 13, 2024 16:25 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A nearly three-year legal saga for Alec Baldwin in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer ended Friday without a verdict but with tears of relief for the actor and a small coterie of family who had settled into a somber daily routine on wooden benches inside a windowless...

Alec Baldwin weeps in court as judge announces involuntary manslaughter case is dismissed midtrial

Jul. 12, 2024 22:27 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico judge on Friday brought a sudden and stunning end to the involuntary manslaughter case against Alec Baldwin, dismissing it in the middle of the actor's trial and saying it cannot be filed again. Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer dismissed the case based...

Alec Baldwin's criminal case has been dismissed in New Mexico in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer

Jul. 12, 2024 18:06 PM EDT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Alec Baldwin's criminal case has been dismissed in New Mexico in the fatal shooting of a cinematographer.

One of the two prosecutors resigns in the middle of Alec Baldwin's involuntary manslaughter trial in New Mexico

Jul. 12, 2024 18:01 PM EDT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — One of the two prosecutors resigns in the middle of Alec Baldwin's involuntary manslaughter trial in New Mexico.

Alec Baldwin's lawyer grills crime scene tech over search for live ammo at his shooting trial

Jul. 11, 2024 19:39 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Alec Baldwin 's defense attorney questioned a crime scene technician over what he suggested were shoddy and subpar searches for the live ammunition that ended up in the actor's revolver and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. On the second day of Baldwin's...