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The Latest: Compound defendants to be released pending trial

Aug. 14, 2018 3:50 AM EDT

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on 11 children found living in a filthy, makeshift compound in New Mexico (all times local): 6:30 p.m. A state judge has denied a request by prosecutors to keep in jail the two men and three women who were arrested during a raid at a New Mexico compound as they await trial on...

Judge sets bail for adults arrested at New Mexico compound

Aug. 14, 2018 3:25 AM EDT

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — A state judge on Monday cleared the way for five defendants who were arrested on child abuse charges at a remote New Mexico compound to be released pending trial despite authorities' suspicions that the group was training children to use firearms for an anti-government mission. Judge...

New Mexico compound littered with ammunition, dirty diapers

Aug. 10, 2018 11:29 PM EDT

AMALIA, N.M. (AP) — Dirty diapers, shotgun shells, small broken bicycles, the white sandal of a baby, anguished journals about faith and a DVD about killing techniques in close combat. Ordinary and extraordinary household objects littered a squalid compound on a high-desert plain of northern New Mexico,...

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...

Murder case dropped against former New Mexico deputy

Aug. 10, 2018 4:57 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A special prosecutor dismissed a criminal case against a former New Mexico sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a colleague at a Las Cruces hotel. Special prosecutor Troy J. Davis filed the notice Thursday. In the filing, Davis said Tai Chan "possibly needs to be re-indicted for...

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...

The Latest: Property owner questions timing in compound raid

Aug. 10, 2018 2:40 PM EDT

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on 11 children found living in a filthy, makeshift compound in New Mexico (all times local): 12:40 p.m. A New Mexico property owner says he told authorities in late spring that he met the father of a missing Georgia boy after he and others arrived in the area where they built a...

The Latest: Compound incident called anti-Muslim propaganda

Aug. 10, 2018 12:08 AM EDT

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on 11 children found living in a filthy, makeshift compound in New Mexico (all times local): 4 p.m. A representative of a New York mosque says the raid of a ramshackle compound in New Mexico is being used as propaganda against Muslims. Ali Abdul-Karim Judan, a spokesman for the...

Muslim cleric: Grandson found buried at New Mexico compound

Aug. 9, 2018 9:34 PM EDT

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — A severely disabled Georgia boy who authorities say was kidnapped by his father and marked for an exorcism was found buried at the ramshackle compound in the New Mexico desert that has been the focus of investigators for the past week, the toddler's grandfather said Thursday. New Mexico...

University of New Mexico challenged over sports cuts

Aug. 9, 2018 6:59 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The attorney general of New Mexico announced Thursday that his office will take the University of New Mexico to court unless its board of regents reconsiders a decision to eliminate four sports. Attorney General Hector Balderas gave the university 15 days to respond to an opinion...