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New Mexico leases ranch land to Epstein company

Jul. 16, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico state land regulators are reviewing property leases to a company controlled by financier Jeffrey Epstein in light of federal charges that he sexually abused underage girls. State Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard on Tuesday delivered lease documents to state...

Feds: Moving land agency will save money, improve decisions

Jul. 16, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it can save taxpayers millions of dollars, make better decisions and trim a "top heavy" office in Washington by moving the headquarters of the nation's biggest land agency to Colorado and dispersing scores of jobs across 11 states in the U.S. West....

Death of a Texas man in New Mexico being called a homicide

Jul. 16, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

SANTA ROSA, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police say they've been asked to investigate the death of a Texas man in Guadalupe County near Santa Rosa. They say a 32-year-old William Moore of El Paso was found injured on the ground on State Road 91 around 11 p.m. Sunday. Moore was taken to Guadalupe County...

Trump tweets shape Congressional campaigning

Jul. 16, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A district attorney running for the Democratic nomination to a U.S. House seat in northern New Mexico says Donald Trump's statements against four Democratic congresswomen show that Trump is unfit to serve as president. Santa Fe-based prosecutor and congressional candidate Marco Serna...

$5K reward offered for info on New Mexico church arson

Jul. 16, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities have announced a $5,000 reward for information on those responsible for a church fire in New Mexico. The Farmington Daily Times reported Monday that investigators suspect arson was the cause of a June 1 fire that damaged a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day...

FBI: Body found in trunk of burning car

Jul. 16, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

CHURCH ROCK, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a dead body has been found in the trunk of a burning car in northwestern New Mexico. The FBI says the body and burning car found Monday in an isolated area north of Church Rock are the subject of an investigation by the FBI and the Navajo Nation Division of Public...

Border-state Senate candidate wants to scrap ICE

Jul. 16, 2019 1:46 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A candidate seeking the Democratic nomination to an open Senate seat wants to disband U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and turn its responsibilities over to the FBI and others. New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver said Tuesday in a statement that she wants to...

Lawmaker: Expand compensation from nuclear weapons testing

Jul. 16, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A compensation program for those exposed to radiation from years of nuclear weapons testing and uranium mining would be expanded under legislation that seeks to address fallout across the western United States, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan rolled...

Feds missed 2nd deadline for Congress' tribal safety bills

Jul. 16, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. officials tasked with carrying out federal public safety policy for tribes missed a deadline to provide input on legislation to curb violence against Native American women for a second straight month. U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R-North Dakota, had set a July 8 deadline for...

Man accused of deadly I-40 shooting surrenders to police

Jul. 16, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a man accused of a deadly shooting on Interstate 40 in Albuquerque has surrendered to police. Albuquerque police arrested 51-year-old Donald Durquette on a murder charge after he turned himself over to New Mexico State Police. Police found a pickup truck with the...