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McMaryion leads Fresno State past New Mexico 38-7

Oct. 21, 2018 12:08 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Marcus McMaryion threw for 280 yards and three touchdowns and the Fresno State defense stifled New Mexico in winning 38-7 on Saturday night. KeeSean Johnson grabbed eight catches for 149 yards and two touchdowns for Fresno State (6-1, 3-0 Mountain West). Ronnie Rivers added two...

Georgia Southern bowl-eligible after 48-31 victory

Oct. 20, 2018 9:25 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Logan Wright and Wesley Kennedy III combined for 233 yards rushing and Georgia Southern defeated New Mexico State 48-31 on Saturday to win its fourth straight game and become bowl-eligible. The Eagles (6-1) trailed 14-3 in the first quarter when 15- and 8-yard scoring runs by...

Thompson's 2 TDs lead Utah State over Wyoming 24-16

Oct. 20, 2018 7:36 PM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Its high-scoring offense largely kept at bay, Utah State turned to defense and special teams to earn its sixth straight victory, 24-16 over Wyoming on Saturday. Jontrell Rocquemore's 20-yard interception return on the first play of the second half set up a 3-yard TD run by Darwin...

Correction: Election 2018-House-Border story

Oct. 20, 2018 3:18 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, N.M. (AP) — In a story Oct. 19 about U.S. House races along the Southern border, The Associated Press erroneously referred to Nancy Pelosi as U.S. House majority leader. She is the minority leader. A corrected version of the story is below: Border towns key in close US House races amid wall talk...

Police hire raises criticism in New Mexico's largest city

Oct. 19, 2018 8:43 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque mayor's hiring of a New Jersey law enforcement veteran accused of excessive force in a more than decade-old lawsuit was met Friday with strong criticism among New Mexico police reform advocates. The announcement a day earlier of Leonard Nerbetski's appointment as a...

Report: Truck tire lost air before New Mexico bus crash

Oct. 18, 2018 4:00 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A federal report says "sudden air loss" in a semi-truck's front left tire occurred just before it collided with a passenger bus in a deadly crash along Interstate 40 in New Mexico. The National Transportation Safety Board on Thursday released a preliminary report on the Aug. 30...

Lab worker files suit after plutonium shipping led to firing

Oct. 18, 2018 3:04 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A former worker at a national laboratory who was fired for shipping weapons-grade plutonium by air instead of ground alleges in a lawsuit that he was made a scapegoat for problems at the New Mexico facility. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that the legal action by Juan Montoya cited...

US lacks Latino historical sites and landmarks, scholars say

Oct. 14, 2018 8:10 PM EDT

GLORIETA PASS, N.M. (AP) — A makeshift memorial to Hispanic Civil War Union soldiers in an isolated part northern New Mexico is a typical representation of sites linked to U.S. Latino history: It's shabby, largely unknown and at risk of disappearing. Across the U.S, many sites historically connected to key...

Bryan kicks game-winner for Colorado State as time expires

Oct. 13, 2018 9:13 PM EDT

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — K.J. Carta-Samuels passed for 311 yards and engineered an 11-play drive in the final two minutes that ended when Wyatt Bryan kicked a 26-yard field goal as time expired on Saturday and Colorado State edged New Mexico 20-18. Bryan had missed a chip-shot field goal a few minutes...

Nunez throws 5 TDs as Louisiana runs past New Mexico St.

Oct. 13, 2018 9:09 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Andre Nunez threw for 315 yards and five touchdowns, Elijah Mitchell scored three touchdowns and Louisiana beat New Mexico State 66-38 on Saturday. Nunez threw three touchdowns on the Ragin' Cajuns' first three drives en route to a 28-14 lead at the end of the first quarter. He threw...