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FILE - In this Thursday, March 21, 2019, file photo, New Mexico State forward Johnny McCants (35) and Auburn forward Chuma Okeke (5) battle for the ball in the first half during a first round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Salt Lake City. Coronavirus restrictions in New Mexico make it impossible for the schools there to play their seasons. McCants and his New Mexico State teammates have settled into a regular routine less than a week after the team temporarily relocated to Phoenix, amid the pandemic. (AP Photo/Jeff Swinger, File)

New Mexico teams adjusting to long-term life on the road

Nov. 25, 2020 1:09 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Johnny McCants and his New Mexico State teammates have settled into a routine less than a week after the team temporarily relocated to Arizona. The Aggies lift weights in the morning, practice in the afternoon and watch film before dinner. The rest of the time is spent in remote classes and...

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2018, file photo, is the entrance to ABQ Studios in Albuquerque, N.M., where Netflix announced at the studio complex that it chose Albuquerque as a new production hub. Netflix is pledging an additional $1 billion investment in its production hub in New Mexico. The company joined government officials Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, in announcing its plans. The expansion will add about 300 acres to the existing campus on the southern edge of Albuquerque, making it what officials say will be one of the largest film production facilities in North America. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)

Netflix to expand production hub in New Mexico

Nov. 24, 2020 1:09 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Netflix plans to establish one of the largest production hubs in North America with an expansion of its existing studio complex in New Mexico and a commitment to an additional $1 billion in production spending, government and corporate leaders announced Monday. Ten new stages,...

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The Latest: China starts mass testing 3 million in Tianjin

Nov. 21, 2020 12:42 AM EST

BEIJING — China is starting mass testing on 3 million people in a section of the northern city of Tianjin and has tested 4,015 others in a hospital in Shanghai after the discovery of a pair of cases there. The National Health Commission recorded seven new domestically transmitted cases Saturday,...

Murder charge filed in 2019 slaying of Albuquerque mother

Nov. 12, 2020 6:51 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in New Mexico have charged a Mexican national with the 2019 slaying of the mother of two state police officers in a case that drew national attention and spotlighted Albuquerque's struggle with crime. District Attorney Raul Torrez announced the charges against Luis...

A flamenco dancer holds up her dancing shoes during a protest organised by dance associations against virus restrictions, in Barcelona, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, as Spain continue with new measures to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

The Latest: Shanghai quarantines 186 after case at airport

Nov. 9, 2020 9:53 PM EST

BEIJING — Authorities in China’s financial hub of Shanghai have quarantined 186 people and conducted virus tests on more than 8,000 after a freight handler at the city’s main international airport tested positive for the coronavirus. The city government said on its microblog Tuesday that it...

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Letters, texts, caravans, parades: Advocates mobilize voters

Oct. 29, 2020 1:28 PM EDT

Sometimes her hand hurt, but Nancy Gehman kept writing. Every evening from July until mid-October, the 85-year-old retiree sat with a gel pen, writing notes imploring fellow Americans to find a way to vote. Then she mailed them: All 1,260 letters. “It was comforting to know that I was doing something...

FILE - In this March, 10, 2015, file photo, New Mexico state Sen. Jacob R. Candelaria speaks during the Senate Public Affairs Committee at the state Capital in Santa Fe, N.M. On Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, Candelaria said he received anonymous threatening telephone messages shortly after publicly criticizing a political demonstration that took place outside the state Capitol, and that he fears for his safety. (Luke E. Montavon/Santa Fe New Mexican via AP, File)

New Mexico legislator flees home after receiving threats

Oct. 26, 2020 11:49 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico state senator said he fled his house after receiving anonymous threatening telephone messages following his criticism of a protest outside the state Capitol against coronavirus restrictions. State Sen. Jacob Candelaria said Sunday that he received the series of...

Dell Weston, left, holds out his hands to receive hand sanitizer from a poll worker at the fair grounds early voting center on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Santa Fe, N.M. Weston, a retired artist and metalworker, said he's a Republican plans to vote for Trump. He came for a sample ballot so that he could research down-ballot candidates and issues before he votes in person in the coming weeks. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

Watchdog group cites interference at polls in Latino areas

Oct. 21, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A voting rights group says that caravans of flag-waving President Donald Trump supporters appeared to obstruct and intimidate voters at two polling location in predominantly ethnic-minority neighborhoods last weekend in the Albuquerque area. Common Cause New Mexico Executive Director...

Election workers attend to voters at a makeshift polling station inside a parking garage in Santa Fe, N.M., on Tuesday, May 5, 2020. The arrangements by Santa Fe County Clerk Geraldine Salazar allow for greater social distancing and air circulation to guard against transmission of the coronavirus and avoids possible contamination of Santa Fe County government offices. Early in-person voting in New Mexico's June 2 primary began as election authorities encourage absentee balloting by mail. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)

FBI agent, federal prosecutor assigned to monitor election

Oct. 5, 2020 8:41 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal law enforcement authorities are stepping up their vigilance of elections violations by establishing an FBI command post in Albuquerque and assigning a prosecutor to monitor complaints or threats. The precautionary effort is unprecedented in recent memory and was announced...

People wear face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as they stroll by the ancient Colosseum, in Rome, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. As of Saturday it is mandatory to wear masks outdoors in Lazio, the region that includes Rome. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

The Latest: India records 75,800 new cases, recovery high

Oct. 4, 2020 12:57 AM EDT

NEW DELHI — India has registered 75,829 confirmed coronaviruses cases in the past 24 hours, a day after crossing 100,000 fatalities. The Health Ministry raised India’s confirmed total to more than 6.5 million on Sunday and said at least 101,782 people have died of COVID-19. India is still...