Latest New Mexico News

Groups: Saving Mexican gray wolves requires new approach

Oct. 17, 2019 2:22 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Dozens of environmental groups and scientists have asked U.S. wildlife managers to rethink how they plan to ensure the survival of Mexican gray wolves in the Southwest. Following a loss in federal court last year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is crafting a new rule to guide...

Hotel ousts singer Gretchen Wilson following noise complaint

Oct. 17, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Country music star Gretchen Wilson, whose hit song, "Here for the Party," features the lyrics, "And I ain't leaving till they throw me out," was ousted from a New Mexico hotel over noise complaints. The Grammy Award-winning artist was asked to leave the Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces...

UFC's Jon Jones won't face battery charge in strip club case

Oct. 16, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will not be charged with battery for an alleged assault of a New Mexico strip club waitress. Prosecutors in Albuquerque said Tuesday that witness statements didn't corroborate allegations that Jones placed a waitress in a chokehold and...

Prosecutors seek life for New Mexico man who killed family

Oct. 15, 2019 10:04 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man convicted of killing his parents and three younger siblings when he was 15 apologized to the rest of his family Tuesday as he asked a judge for an opportunity at rehabilitation and redemption. Nehemiah Griego, now 22, was the last person to address the court during...

Western governors want nuclear testing compensation expanded

Oct. 15, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Atmospheric nuclear weapons testing exposed more states and more people to radiation fallout and resulting cancers and other diseases than the federal government currently recognizes, Western governors said. The Western Governors' Association on Friday sent letters to the U.S. Senate...

Some states celebrate indigenous people instead of Columbus

Oct. 14, 2019 8:04 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A handful of states are celebrating their first Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday as part of a trend to move away from a day honoring Christopher Columbus. New Mexico, Vermont and Maine are among the latest to pass measures doing away with Columbus Day celebrations in deference to...

Has tech made moving nukes safe enough? Depends whom you ask

Oct. 14, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The plutonium core for the first atomic weapon detonated in 1945 was taken from Los Alamos National Laboratory to a test site in the New Mexico desert in the backseat of a U.S. Army sedan. Officials put other bomb parts inside a metal container, packed it into a wooden crate and secured...

Pick Six: Which coaches need strong finishes to keep jobs?

Oct. 14, 2019 3:29 PM EDT

Halfway through the season there has already been a coaching change in major college football. Rutgers fired Chris Ash before the calendar flipped to October. Who else is a candidate to join Ash in buyout life? CLAY HELTON, USC (3-3) The Trojans are about where they figured to be with a difficult schedule to...

Lewis carries Central Michigan past New Mexico State, 42-28

Oct. 12, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Kobe Lewis rushed for 161 yards and two touchdowns as Central Michigan cruised past winless New Mexico State, 42-28 in a nonconference game on Saturday. The Chippewas lost starting quarterback David Moore Tuesday to an NCAA suspension after he tested positive for a banned...

Gas balloon teams reach Canada in annual distance contest

Oct. 12, 2019 1:00 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Polish balloon pilot Krzysztof Zapart and American teammate Andy Cayton are the apparent winners of the 2019 America's Challenge gas balloon race. The team crossed the Canadian border and landed Thursday just south of Hudson Bay, having traveled more than 1,600 miles (nearly 2,600...