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Mail carrier fatally shot in New Mexico, teen suspect sought

Apr. 23, 2019 8:34 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An on-duty mail carrier for the Postal Service was shot and killed in a New Mexico neighborhood after intervening in a dispute between a 17-year-old and his mother, police said Tuesday. Authorities in Albuquerque were searching for suspect Xavier Zamora, who was accused of murder...

'La Llorona' movie promotion with Mexican healers draws fire

Apr. 19, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A promotion around the movie "The Curse of La Llorona" using traditional Mexican healers for "spiritual cleansings" before screenings of the horror film is drawing strong criticism from healers and scholars who say the stunts are offensive and demeaning. Leading up to the Friday...

New Mexico panel surprises Facebook with $39M utility bill

Apr. 18, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A powerful New Mexico regulatory authority is requiring the state's largest utility to bill Facebook $39 million for a new transmission line construction for its data center — a move the social media giant says it was not expecting. The Public Regulation Commission's on...

Migrants dropped off in New Mexico; city asks for donations

Apr. 13, 2019 11:02 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Border Patrol agents dropped off asylum-seeking migrants in New Mexico's second most populous city for the second day in a row Saturday, prompting Las Cruces city officials to appeal for donations of food and personal hygiene items and a state medical program to seek volunteers to...

Clarification: Hot Prison Van-Verdict story

Apr. 12, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In an April 5 story about a former inmate winning a jury verdict against the New Mexico Corrections Department, The Associated Press cited information from a former department spokeswoman to report that officers accused of leaving inmates unattended in a hot prison van were cleared...

Nevada quickly hires Alford to replace Musselman

Apr. 11, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

Nevada moved quickly to replace one big-name coach with another. Nevada hired former UCLA coach Steve Alford on Thursday, four days after Eric Musselman left for Arkansas. Nevada Athletic Director Doug Knuth says landing a coach of Alford's caliber is a testament to the program's support from the university and...

US jury finds ex-priest guilty of sex abuse in New Mexico

Apr. 10, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A U.S. jury found a former Roman Catholic priest who was captured in Morocco guilty Wednesday of sexually abusing an altar boy at a veterans' cemetery and Air Force base in New Mexico in the early 1990s. The jury reached the verdict against 81-year-old Arthur Perrault following a...

Autopsy: Migrant detainee died from AIDS complications

Apr. 9, 2019 7:53 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Honduran transgender migrant, whose 2018 death while in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement sparked protests and calls for an investigation, died of a rare disorder that developed quickly due to AIDS, according to an autopsy released Tuesday. The New Mexico...

US won't seek death penalty after boy found dead at compound

Apr. 3, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — U.S. prosecutors will not seek the death penalty against four adults who lived at a New Mexico compound where authorities found the remains of a toddler who was reported missing in Georgia, court documents say. The two men and two women are charged with kidnapping the boy, who...

US expands 'catch and release' amid surge in migrants

Apr. 2, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The surge of migrant families arriving at the southern border has led the Trump administration to dramatically expand a practice President Donald Trump has long mocked as "catch and release." With immigrant processing and holding centers overwhelmed, the administration is busing...