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Jeffrey Epstein's New Mexico ranch linked to investigation

Jul. 13, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — At the center of Jeffrey Epstein's secluded New Mexico ranch sits a sprawling residence the financier built decades ago — complete with plans for a 4,000-square-foot (372-square-meter) courtyard, a living room roughly the size of the average American home and a nearby...

Prosecutors fear Epstein may influence witness, urge no bail

Jul. 12, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors urged a judge Friday to keep financier Jeffrey Epstein behind bars until trial on sex trafficking charges involving underage girls, labeling him a "serial sexual predator" and saying he might try to influence witnesses after sending $350,000 recently to two individuals,...

Police: Oilfield workers, truck driver killed in fiery crash

Jul. 12, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

Four oilfield workers from Texas and the driver of tractor-trailer rig are dead following a fiery head-on crash on a New Mexico road in the heart of what has become the busiest oil and gas region in the United States, authorities said Friday. The crash happened Thursday morning when the driver of a pickup truck...

The Latest: Police say 5 Texans died in fiery NM crash

Jul. 12, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

JAL, New Mexico (AP) — The Latest on a fatal crash in southeastern New Mexico (all times local): 10 a.m. Authorities say all five people killed in a fiery crash in southeastern New Mexico's oil country were from Texas. New Mexico State Police say the crash happened Thursday morning on a state road east of...

The Latest: Prosecution: Epstein could influence witness

Jul. 12, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on developments in the sex trafficking case against financier Jeffrey Epstein (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Federal prosecutors seeking to have financier Jeffrey Epstein imprisoned until trial say they're concerned he might try to derail the trial by influencing potential...

New Mexico AG wants new sex offender law amid Epstein probe

Jul. 12, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's attorney general wants to change a law that allowed billionaire businessman Jeffrey Epstein to avoid registering as a sex offender in the state, where authorities say they are interviewing possible victims that visited his sprawling, secluded ranch south of Santa Fe....

New Mexico, Colorado get fired up over hot peppers

Jul. 12, 2019 8:08 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — "It's on!" New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham says she's ready for a culinary duel with her neighbors to the north after the governor of Colorado proclaimed on social media that chile grown in his state is the best and will be stocked in grocery stores across four Western...

NTSB: Pilot flew too low, causing New Mexico fatal crash

Jul. 10, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A helicopter pilot apparently caused a fatal wreck last year that killed him and four other people including Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett, a report this week said. The National Transportation Safety Board said its investigation found no mechanical problems with the...

Zoo vandals let bobcat, raccoon briefly escape, police say

Jul. 7, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Police are searching for whoever cut locks and fencing on exhibits at a New Mexico zoo, allowing four animals, including a bobcat, to escape before they were quickly found nearby. Police in Roswell, New Mexico, say they discovered the vandalism after a visitor noticed cut fencing at...

Rich father-in-law has helped, complicated O'Rourke's career

Jul. 5, 2019 11:56 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Beto O'Rourke was running for the El Paso City Council in 2005 when he asked to meet with the illustrious real estate investor William Sanders. Sanders had earned a fortune and a reputation as a brilliant businessman in Chicago before returning to his remote hometown on the West...