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US senators request reports in death of transgender migrant

Dec. 6, 2018 2:28 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three U.S. senators want federal officials to publicly release information about the circumstances surrounding the death of a Honduran transgender migrant who was in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Roxsana Hernandez, 33, died in May at an Albuquerque...

Schools: Teacher won't return after 'bloody Indian' comment

Dec. 3, 2018 10:16 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officials say a teacher at an Albuquerque high school will no longer work for the school district after she was accused of calling one Native American student a "bloody Indian" and cutting the braid of another. Albuquerque Public Schools spokeswoman Monica Armenta said the...

Fate of New Mexico man who killed 5 as a teen revisited

Dec. 1, 2018 12:11 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man who killed five family members as a teen is set to return to court Monday for a weeklong hearing to determine whether he has been rehabilitated while in state custody. It is the second such hearing for 21-year-old Nehemiah Griego, who three years ago pleaded guilty...

New Mexico archdiocese to file for bankruptcy over sex abuse

Nov. 29, 2018 9:40 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Archdiocese of Santa Fe announced Thursday it will soon be filing for bankruptcy protection, as the Catholic church in New Mexico has settled numerous claims of sexual abuse by clergy over the years and is close to depleting its reserves. About 20 dioceses and other religious...

The Latest: New Mexico archdiocese to file for bankruptcy

Nov. 29, 2018 7:41 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the New Mexico attorney general's investigation in clergy sex abuse (all times local): 5:40 p.m. The Archdiocese of Santa Fe says it will file for bankruptcy protection next week, citing depleted reserves as the Catholic church in New Mexico has settled numerous...

Loyola Marymount knocks off Georgetown in Jamaica, 65-52

Nov. 16, 2018 10:11 PM EST

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (AP) — James Batemon scored 27 points and grabbed eight rebounds as Loyola Marymount used a strong second half to beat Georgetown, 65-52 in a battle of unbeaten teams in an opening round game of the Jamaica Classic at Montego Bay on Friday night. The teams met for the first time since...

Nuke dump managers: There was waste near ceiling collapse

Nov. 16, 2018 7:59 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Operations at the federal government's nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico resumed Friday as managers acknowledged there was radioactive waste in the area where a portion of the underground facility's ceiling collapsed earlier this week. The acknowledgement came a day...

Police release 911 calls from warehouse shooting suspect

Nov. 15, 2018 11:49 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two hours after authorities say a 30-year-old man shot and wounded three co-workers at an Albuquerque warehouse, he called 911 to tell police he had been the one who opened fire at his workplace after hearing voices in his head. In a pair of 911 calls released Thursday, Waid...

No looking ahead for No. 23 Boise State taking on New Mexico

Nov. 15, 2018 3:51 PM EST

When Boise State was sitting at 3-2 for the second straight season, the idea of being in position to host the Mountain West Conference title game seemed far-fetched. Yet the 23rd-ranked Broncos only need wins over New Mexico on Friday night and No. 14 Utah State next week and the conference title game will be...

Study: Weak reporting on missing, murdered Native women

Nov. 14, 2018 8:23 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Numerous police departments nationwide are not adequately identifying or reporting cases of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls as concerns mount over the level of violence they often face, according to a study released by a Native American nonprofit Wednesday. The...