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Netflix executive touts 'golden era' of streaming service

Dec. 6, 2019 7:33 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An executive with Netflix says the streaming giant has boosted its original content exponentially over the last several years and that will mean more action for its production hub in New Mexico, where state officials have been busy trying to woo more big partners in the industry. ...

Cowboys for Trump group now says sand wasn't from monument

Dec. 6, 2019 7:27 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Iconic gypsum sand that the group Cowboys for Trump had said was from White Sands National Monument in New Mexico and was sent to Washington for the U.S. Capitol Tree lighting ceremony this week was actually gathered just outside the monument, one of the group's co-founders said...

Judge dismisses lawsuit against New Mexico health provider

Dec. 6, 2019 4:55 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A U.S. district judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a group of cancer doctors against a New Mexico health care provider after she found no violations of federal antitrust laws. The Albuquerque Journal reported Thursday that New Mexico Oncology and Hematology Consultants Ltd....

New Mexico's largest city to review crime data system

Dec. 6, 2019 2:05 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's largest city on Friday announced it will embark on an independent review of crime data after facing criticism for releasing statistics that overstated improvements made over the past year. Mayor Tim Keller said it was clear the data systems used by the police...

Records: Most arrested in Albuquerque in 'surge' released

Dec. 6, 2019 12:51 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Records show 88% of those arrested in Albuquerque by New Mexico State Police on felony charges during a so-called surge are no longer in custody. KOAT-TV reports records show most of the 201 felony arrests made over 60 days resulted in suspects going back on the streets within...

Nevada woman, son accused of child abuse in girl's death

Dec. 5, 2019 8:57 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say a Nevada woman and her teenage son are accused of child abuse resulting in the death of the boy’s 12-year-old sister. They say the 17-year-old boy sat on his sister’s face and throat for 45 minutes until she was not moving as the family...

New Mexico teen held for week after mistaken identification

Dec. 5, 2019 6:39 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a teen girl was jailed for a week after a school employee mistakenly identified her as a suspect in a fatal shooting. The Albuquerque Journal reported the 17-year-old was booked into a juvenile detention center after an Albuquerque Public Schools employee mistakenly...

CEO: Virgin Galactic marks 'incredible' year of milestones

Dec. 5, 2019 5:27 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Virgin Galactic is on the verge of making more history in 2020 following an “incredible” year of progress, the chief executive of billionaire Richard Branson's space tourism venture said Thursday. CEO George Whitesides said this year was marked by milestone after...

Lyle, Bragg help New Mexico beat Boise State 80-78

Dec. 5, 2019 12:31 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — JaQuan Lyle’s career-high tying 31 points and two missed Boise State 3-pointers in the final seconds gave New Mexico an 80-78 win Wednesday night in the opener of Mountain West play. Carlton Bragg, who finished with 17 points, banked in a layup with 34 seconds left to put...

Retired government workers decry pension-solvency proposal

Dec. 4, 2019 5:00 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An advocacy group for retired public employees assailed core provisions of a pension reform proposal in defiance of recommendations by the governor, at a legislative hearing Wednesday. Miguel Gómez, executive director of Retired Public Employees of New Mexico that represents more...