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New Mexico St. beats Seattle 75-67, stays undefeated in WAC

Jan. 19, 2020 12:24 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Ivan Aurrecoechea had 19 points and 11 rebounds and New Mexico State beat Seattle 75-67 on Saturday night to remain undefeated in the Western Athletic Conference. The game was tied 59-59 with 4:48 to play before Aurrecoechea converted a three-point play and Johnny McCants added a dunk and...

UNLV pulls away late to post 99-78 win over New Mexico

Jan. 18, 2020 9:20 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bryce Hamilton came off the bench to put up 35 points and spark UNLV to a 99-78 win over New Mexico in a Mountain West Conference battle Saturday night. Marvin Coleman became the first UNLV player to post a triple-double since Mark Dickel turned the trick in 1999, scoring 11 points,...

FILE - This June 6, 2019 file photo provided by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement shows one of the signs over the doorways within the dedicated unit for transgender migrants in the Cibola County Correctional Center in Milan, N.M. One month after winning her release from immigration detention, a transgender woman from El Salvador was arrested  Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, and taken back to the Cibola County facility because the U.S. government is appealing. Lawyers say the woman is being unfairly detained and has a seizure disorder that threatens her life if left untreated. (Ron Rogers/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP, File)

Lawyers: ICE arrests trans migrant woman month after release

Jan. 17, 2020 2:53 PM EST

One month after winning her release from immigration detention, a transgender woman from El Salvador with several illnesses was arrested and taken back to the same jail because the U.S. government is appealing the judge's decision, the woman's lawyers said Friday. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...

Brown, Queen combine for 34 points in New Mexico State's win

Jan. 17, 2020 12:12 AM EST

OREM, Utah (AP) — Terrell Brown and Trevelin Queen scored 17 points each to lead New Mexico State to a 70-56 win over Utah Valley on Thursday night, the Aggies' seventh straight victory. Brown, who has not started the past seven games after opening the season as one of the Aggies' starting guards, buried...

Police say tear gas smoked out suspects in pot burglary

Jan. 17, 2020 12:09 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a SWAT team was forced to smoke out suspects in an Albuquerque marijuana dispensary burglary that sparked a standoff. Police said Kyle Minard, 35, was arrested Tuesday after the SWAT team dispatched tear gas into the R. Greenleaf business. Around four hours later,...

Colorado State hits 19 3-pointers, beats New Mexico 105-72

Jan. 16, 2020 12:07 AM EST

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Isaiah Stevens scored 19 points and Colorado State made a program-record 19 3-pointers in a 105-72 victory over New Mexico on Wednesday night. The Rams finished 19-of-28 shooting (68%) from 3-point range. It was the most points they have scored and the largest margin of victory...

National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman Jon Parrish Peede announces $31 million in direct public grants to museums, historical sites and colleges across the country on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, N.M. The relatively small-but-popular museum plans to combine federal grant funds and local contributions to expand exhibition space and consolidate downtown Santa Fe properties into a museum campus. Federal funding for the humanities is on the upswing despite repeated proposals by President Donald Trump to close down national endowments for the arts and humanities. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum is backdrop to US humanities grants

Jan. 14, 2020 3:54 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The National Endowment for the Humanities is seeking to inspire private and local matching investments in cultural institutions as it designated $31 million in public grants Tuesday to support humanities projects in 45 states. Federal funding for the humanities is growing despite...

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Review: Tanen Jones offers a gripping plot in `Better Liar'

Jan. 13, 2020 2:46 PM EST

“The Better Liar: a Novel,” Ballantine Books, by Tanen Jones In Tanen Jones’ debut novel, “The Better Liar,” Leslie Voigt Flores must reunite with her estranged sister, Robin, to claim a joint inheritance from their father. However, when she arrives at Robin’s Las Vegas...

New Mexico kicks Carlton Bragg Jr. off team after DWI arrest

Jan. 13, 2020 10:24 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico forward Carlton Bragg Jr. has been dismissed from the Lobos basketball team following his arrest on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. Coach Paul Weir released a statement late Sunday, hours after Bragg's arrest,...

Julian Le Baron arrives where one of the cars belonging to the extended LeBaron family was ambushed by gunmen last year near Bavispe, Sonora state, Mexico, Sunday Jan. 12, 2020. Lopez Obrador said Sunday there is an agreement to establish a monument will be put up to memorialize nine U.S.-Mexican dual citizens ambushed and slain last year by drug gang assassins along a remote road near New Mexico. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)

Monument to honor US-Mexican dual citizens slain in Mexico

Jan. 12, 2020 8:01 PM EST

LA MORA, Mexico (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Sunday that a monument will be put up to memorialize nine U.S.-Mexican dual citizens ambushed and slain last year by suspected drug gang assassins along a remote road in the northern border region near New Mexico. In remarks to...