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5th lawsuit filed against EPA over 2015 mine waste spill

Aug. 10, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A fifth lawsuit has been filed against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over a mine waste spill the agency inadvertently triggered in 2015, polluting rivers in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. The lawsuit was filed Aug. 3 in federal court in Albuquerque, New Mexico, by 295...

Complaint: New Mexico violated law in vote to cut sports

Aug. 10, 2018 4:06 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico lawyer wants a state judge to toss out a University of New Mexico's decision to eliminate four sports, claiming the school violated the state's open meetings law Maria Touchet of Albuquerque filed a complaint in state district court Friday, the latest in a saga...

Jails, prisons slowly loosen resistance to addiction meds

Aug. 7, 2018 1:07 AM EDT

GREENFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Four inmates sit silently in the library of the Franklin County House of Correction one summer morning. But these men aren't here to read books. Under the supervision of a nurse and two corrections officers, they're taking their daily dose of buprenorphine. The drug, often known by...

EPA seeks dismissal of lawsuit over Colorado mine spill

Jul. 27, 2018 7:18 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants a federal court to toss a lawsuit filed by Utah, New Mexico and the Navajo Nation seeking the repayment of cleanup costs for a mine spill in Colorado that polluted rivers in three states. The EPA said in a motion Wednesday that the...

APNewsBreak: Gary Johnson mulling run for US Senate

Jul. 27, 2018 6:48 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson is considering jumping into the race for the U.S. Senate in New Mexico, raising the profile of a race that Democrats seeking to capture the majority in Congress had seen as a safe seat. Johnson consultant Ron Nielson told...

The Latest: Man injured in bear attack expected to recover

Jul. 26, 2018 3:10 PM EDT

RATON, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on New Mexico man attacked by bear (all times local): 1 p.m. Authorities say a man who was attacked by a black bear while walking his dogs in northeastern New Mexico is expected to recover after having surgery. New Mexico Department of Game and Fish conservation officers say...

Man fatally shoots bear that bit him in New Mexico attack

Jul. 26, 2018 1:15 PM EDT

RATON, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials say a man fatally shot a bear after he was attacked and bitten while walking his dogs. New Mexico Department of Game and Fish conservation officers say the attack happened Wednesday in a rural area southeast of Raton, a community near the New Mexico-Colorado border....

Decision to cut New Mexico men's soccer spurs anger

Jul. 20, 2018 6:19 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The men's soccer team at the University of New Mexico has had a dozen NCAA tournament appearances and hopefuls from around the world have competed to play for the program. But regents at New Mexico's flagship university voted Thursday to cut the program, which has among the highest...

Authorities: Close to $100K found after deadly bus crash

Jul. 20, 2018 4:42 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities investigating a deadly commercial passenger bus crash along a New Mexico highway said Friday that one of the passengers was carrying a backpack filled with almost $100,000 in cash. Sandoval County Sheriff's Lt. Keith Elder confirmed during a news conference that the...

The Latest: Video shows chaotic scene after bus crash

Jul. 20, 2018 4:22 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the investigation of a fatal bus crash in New Mexico (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Authorities have released video that shows passengers, some holding small children, walking or limping in shock after a deadly bus crash on a New Mexico highway. The Sandoval County...