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National lab details $13B in building plans over next decade

Aug. 17, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Officials at Los Alamos National Laboratory have plans for $13 billion worth of construction projects over the next decade at the northern New Mexico complex as it prepares to ramp up production of plutonium cores for the nation's nuclear weapons arsenal. They outlined their plans...

Strangers come for miles to mourn El Paso shooting victim

Aug. 17, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Thousands of strangers came to say goodbye to a woman who was killed in a mass shooting in El Paso after hearing her longtime companion had few family members left. Antonio Basco had told reporters he felt alone in planning the funeral for Margie Reckard, one of 22 people killed when...

Phoenix looks to be next big city with citizen police review

Aug. 17, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Dozens of people, mostly African Americans, huddled around tables scattered across a church gymnasium on a recent evening, discussing past run-ins with Phoenix police officers and ways to hold them accountable. In a city still stinging from a video of officers pointing guns and cursing at a...

New Mexico parents get preview of school-lockdown video

Aug. 16, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A school district in New Mexico is giving parents a preview of an instruction video on lockdown situations associated with active shooters that will be shown to students. Santa Fe Public Schools advised parents Friday evening in a robocall about the upcoming video presentation for...

Court: US can reject asylum along parts of Mexico border

Aug. 16, 2019 9:16 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Friday cleared the way for the U.S. government to forbid Central American immigrants from seeking asylum at the two busiest stretches of the southern border in a partial legal victory for the Trump administration. The ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of...

Latino actors, writers pen 'letter of solidarity' amid fears

Aug. 16, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Actresses America Ferrera and Eva Longoria are leading a group of more than 150 writers, artists and leaders who have written a public "letter of solidarity" to U.S. Latinos after the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, and an immigration raid in Mississippi. The letter, published...

Virgin Galactic reveals futuristic outpost for space tourism

Aug. 15, 2019 8:14 PM EDT

UPHAM, N.M. (AP) — Spaceport America is no longer just a shiny shell of hope that space tourism would one day launch from this remote spot in the New Mexico desert. The once-empty hangar that anchors the taxpayer-financed launch and landing facility has been transformed into a custom-tailored headquarters...

New Mexico man accused of animal abuse; vet says cat on meth

Aug. 13, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Police in Las Cruces say charges against a man accused of battering his girlfriend and mistreating two pets have been upgraded after his cat tested positive for methamphetamines. They say 39-year-old Aaron Spaulding was arrested in June on suspicion of false imprisonment, battery...

New Mexico man pleads guilty in Delaware swatting case

Aug. 12, 2019 4:26 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A New Mexico man has pleaded guilty to making interstate bomb threats against an elementary school and a Walmart in southern Delaware. Twenty-nine-year-old Stephen Scott Landes of Roswell, New Mexico, entered the plead Monday in federal court in Wilmington. He faces up to 10 years...

Mass shootings have Latinos worried about being targets

Aug. 12, 2019 7:12 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — When Michelle Otero arrived at an art show featuring Mexican-American women, the first thing she did was scan the room. Two exits. One security guard. Then she thought to herself: If a shooter bursts in, how do my husband and I get out of here alive? Otero, who is Mexican-American...