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Rocky Long returns to New Mexico to lead Lobos' defense

Jan. 27, 2020 1:12 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Rocky Long is returning to New Mexico as defensive coordinator after recently retiring from San Diego State, where he coached the Aztecs to nine straight bowl games. New Mexico head coach Danny Gonzales praised Long on Monday, expressing excitement about the program's winningest...

Zouzoua scores 20 to lift Nevada past New Mexico 96-74

Jan. 25, 2020 11:01 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nisre Zouzoua had a season-high 20 points as Nevada stretched its home win streak to seven games, routing New Mexico 96-74 on Saturday. Zouzoua shot 6 for 7 on 3-pointers. Jalen Harris had 19 points and seven assists for Nevada (13-8, 6-3 Mountain West Conference). Zane Meeks added 13...

US scientist pleads guilty to lying about China contact

Jan. 24, 2020 6:31 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A scientist who once worked at a U.S. laboratory in New Mexico has pleaded guilty to lying about his involvement with a Chinese government technology program. Turab Lookman, 67, entered his plea Friday during a hearing in Albuquerque after reaching an agreement with prosecutors. He...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, file photo, an egret looks for food along Valhalla Pond in Riverview, Fla. The Trump administration was expected to announce completion as soon as Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, of one of its most momentous environmental rollbacks, removing federal protections for millions of miles of the country’s streams, arroyos and wetlands. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Trump rollback could leave waterways vulnerable to pollution

Jan. 23, 2020 4:54 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Thursday ended federal protection for many of the nation's millions of miles of streams, arroyos and wetlands, a sweeping environmental rollback that could leave the waterways more vulnerable to pollution from development, industry and farms. The policy change,...

New Mexico leads US in pecan production

Jan. 23, 2020 4:17 PM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The numbers are in and U.S. agricultural officials say New Mexico marked a record year of pecan production in 2019 to lead the nation. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Thursday that production in the Southwest state topped out at more than 96 million pounds...

In this image from video, House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., speaks during the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)

AP-NORC poll: Public doubts Senate trial will be revealing

Jan. 23, 2020 12:50 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are sharply divided along party lines about whether President Donald Trump should be removed from office, and they doubt the Senate impeachment trial will do anything to change their minds, according to a poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research....

Martin, Manigault lead New Mexico in win over San Jose St.

Jan. 22, 2020 12:14 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Missing four starters for a variety of reasons, New Mexico turned to Zane Martin and Corey Manigault, who combined for 41 points Tuesday to help the Lobos beat San José State 86-59. Neither Martin nor Manigault were starters a month ago when two players were suspended...

Petition seeks federal protections for Rio Grande fish

Jan. 22, 2020 12:01 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists are asking federal wildlife managers to used the Endangered Species Act to protect a fish found only in the Rio Grande in Texas and the Pecos River in New Mexico. WildEarth Guardians filed the petition with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday, saying it...

New Mexico St. beats Seattle 75-67, stays undefeated in WAC

Jan. 19, 2020 12:24 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Ivan Aurrecoechea had 19 points and 11 rebounds and New Mexico State beat Seattle 75-67 on Saturday night to remain undefeated in the Western Athletic Conference. The game was tied 59-59 with 4:48 to play before Aurrecoechea converted a three-point play and Johnny McCants added a dunk and...

UNLV pulls away late to post 99-78 win over New Mexico

Jan. 18, 2020 9:20 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bryce Hamilton came off the bench to put up 35 points and spark UNLV to a 99-78 win over New Mexico in a Mountain West Conference battle Saturday night. Marvin Coleman became the first UNLV player to post a triple-double since Mark Dickel turned the trick in 1999, scoring 11 points,...