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Cat found in New Mexico after going missing in Oregon

Nov. 20, 2019 12:15 AM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A cat who has been missing for five years in Portland, Oregon, has been found in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Santa Fe Animal Shelter announced this week that Sasha the black cat was recently found wandering the streets of New Mexico’s capital. Officials said a scan of the cat's...

Lathon’s jumper moves UTEP to 4-0, tops New Mexico 66-63

Nov. 19, 2019 11:42 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Jordan Lathon’s clutch jumper in the lane with 27 seconds left lifted UTEP to a 66-63 win over long-time rival New Mexico in the annual Noche Latina game on Tuesday night. In the 145th renewal of the game, New Mexico took the lead on Zane Martin’s dunk with 53 seconds...

Cuban asylum-seekers: Hunger strikes punished with isolation

Nov. 19, 2019 3:00 PM EST

MILAN, N.M. (AP) — A dozen Cuban asylum-seekers detained in a New Mexico have twice been placed in solitary confinement for going on hunger strikes, two of the asylum-seekers said. The pair said they and 10 others were punished for protesting their lengthy stay in prison and denial of their asylum cases,...

Native American shield returned to New Mexico from France

Nov. 18, 2019 8:03 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A ceremonial Native American shield has been welcomed back to New Mexico by tribal leaders, in the culmination of a yearslong international campaign to reclaim the sacred object that held a place in a cycle of ceremonies until it vanished from a mesa-top indigenous village in the...

No. 19 Arizona runs past short-handed New Mexico State 83-53

Nov. 17, 2019 5:03 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona big man Zeke Nnaji is starting to get noticed around campus, coffee shops, almost everywhere he goes in Tucson. The rest of the college basketball world is paying attention now, too. Not bad for a player who didn’t get the same acclaim as freshman teammates Nico Mannion...

Henderson throws 3 TD passes, No. 21 Broncos beat New Mexico

Nov. 17, 2019 3:27 AM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Starting a third quarterback in a season for the first time in 26 campaigns, Boise State was counting on some help from its defense against New Mexico. Sonatane Lui and teammates were happy to oblige. No. 21 Boise State forced a turnover on the first play from scrimmage and went on to...

Manigault closes strong, New Mexico stops McNeese 90-80

Nov. 16, 2019 9:35 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Corey Manigault scored a career-high 24 points, including six straight points for New Mexico in the closing minutes Saturday in a 90-80 win over McNeese. Fittingly, it was Manigault’s steal — his third — with 25 seconds remaining that finally sealed it for New...

New Mexico State gets first win, 41-28 over Incarnate Word

Nov. 16, 2019 8:23 PM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Josh Adkins threw two touchdown passes, Jason Huntley ran for 174 yards and New Mexico State beat Incarnate Word 41-28 on Saturday for its first win of the season. Adkins was 28-of-38 passing for 316 yards and threw 34- and 42-yard touchdown passes to Tony Nicholson in the first...

Stroud lifts UTEP over Eastern New Mexico 71-57

Nov. 15, 2019 11:34 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Deon Stroud came off the bench to score 14 points to lead UTEP past Division II-member Eastern New Mexico 71-57 on Friday night. Bryson Williams finished with 12 points, while Souley Boum contributed 11 points and four assists for the Miners (3-0). Isaiah Murphy had 14 points for the...

9-year-old boy catches massive blue catfish in New Mexico

Nov. 15, 2019 5:35 PM EST

ELEPHANT BUTTE, N.M. (AP) — He caught a fish “this” big. No, really. A 9-year-old New Mexico boy landed a 42-pound (19-kilogram) blue catfish Sunday evening while fishing in the Elephant Butte Reservoir. Kris Flores said his son, Alex, made the big catch by himself and shattered dad’s...