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Mashburn has 24 points, No. 25 New Mexico beats Air Force

Jan. 28, 2023 01:08 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Jamal Mashburn Jr. scored 24 points — seven during a crucial late surge — in No. 25 New Mexico’s 81-73 victory over Air Force on Friday night. Jaelen House had 19 points and six steals for the Lobos (19-3, 6-3 Mountain West). Morris Edeze added 15...

Pelosi attack video shows struggle and savage hammer swing

Jan. 27, 2023 19:41 PM EST

Video released Friday shows the husband of former U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi struggling with his assailant for control of a hammer moments before he was struck in the head during a brutal attack in the couple's San Francisco home last year. Police body-camera footage shows David...

Native American leaders: Educational trust fund will be key

Jan. 27, 2023 18:16 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Native American leaders said creating a special $50 million trust fund to help finance educational programs within tribal communities in New Mexico, where there are the lowest rates of reading and math proficiency in the country, would be a big step toward improving...

Albuquerque police has revised its use-of-force policies

Jan. 27, 2023 11:20 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque Police Department has finished revising its use-of-force policies and officers will begin training on the new policies over the next quarter, according to authorities. The Albuquerque Journal reports that the changes have been approved by...

US sweetens pot to study siting for spent nuke fuel storage

Jan. 26, 2023 17:04 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. government has long struggled to find a permanent solution for storing or disposing of spent nuclear fuel from commercial nuclear power plants, and opposition to such a site is flaring up again as New Mexico lawmakers debate banning a facility without state...

New Mexico police: School bus failed to yield before crash

Jan. 26, 2023 11:06 AM EST

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — A school bus failed to yield at an intersection east of Portales and collided with a tractor-trailer, resulting in injuries to seven students and the drivers of both vehicles, according to authorities. New Mexico State Police said one student suffered severe...

New Mexico governor vows bipartisan effort to fight crime

Jan. 25, 2023 19:50 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham vowed Wednesday to work with state lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to address New Mexico’s crime problems, a situation she described as untenable. The state's largest city has had back-to-back years of record...

Agency delays protections for imperiled bat, prairie chicken

Jan. 25, 2023 16:27 PM EST

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — The Biden administration is temporarily delaying stepped-up legal protections for two imperiled species following efforts by congressional Republicans to derail the actions. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Wednesday it was postponing...

New Mexico Police: 7 injured in school bus crash

Jan. 25, 2023 15:28 PM EST

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police on Wednesday were investigating a crash involving a school bus and a large commercial vehicle that left seven people hospitalized, including one with serious injuries. Police said in a social media post the crash happened Wednesday...

New Mexico bill would ban contracts for migration detention

Jan. 25, 2023 14:01 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico legislators have introduced a bill that would prohibit local governments and state agencies from entering into contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and private detention facilities to detain immigrants in civil cases. The bill...