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Virtual reality used to highlight uranium contamination

Sep. 15, 2019 10:20 PM EDT

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Activists are using virtual reality technology to focus on areas of the Navajo Nation affected by uranium contamination. The arts collective Bombshelltoe has collected 360-degree footage of land near Churchrock, New Mexico, to show how people and the land have changed since a 1979...

Trump targets border state with rally amid defiant Democrats

Sep. 15, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Donald Trump lost New Mexico by 8 percentage points in 2016. Last year, his party lost a House seat and the governor's mansion. Last week, a congressional candidate went viral by taunting the president by name in an ad. Still, Trump is headed to New Mexico on Monday for a campaign...

New Mexico had 535 suicides last year, up 6.7 % from 2017

Sep. 15, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — State health officials say New Mexico had more suicides in 2018 than any other year in at least two decades. According to data provided by the state's Department of Health, 535 people died by suicide last year. That a rate of 24.8 per 100,000 residents and represents a 6.7%...

San Diego State runs over New Mexico State 31-10

Sep. 15, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Chance Bell and Jordan Byrd each ran for over 100 yards to lead San Diego State to a 31-10 victory over New Mexico State on Saturday night. Byrd had a pair of short-yardage touchdown runs and finished with 128 yards on 22 carries. Bell added 116 yards, and had an 18-yard TD run with...

Cookus throws for 4 TDs, NAU beats Western New Mexico 55-21

Sep. 14, 2019 10:37 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Case Cookus threw for 357 yards and four touchdowns on Saturday night and Northern Arizona beat Division II Western New Mexico 55-21. On the Lumberjacks' opening drive of the third quarter, Cookus capped a run of 33 straight points with a 63-yard pass to Joe Logan that made it 47-6....

Book throws for 5 TDs as No. 7 Notre Dame routs New Mexico

Sep. 14, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Ian Book and No. 7 Notre Dame got some kinks out Saturday against New Mexico and now have No. 3 Georgia on their minds. "It felt good to get in a rhythm at Louisville . and in this game," Book said after throwing a career-high five touchdown passes and adding another rushing TD in a...

State Police: Taos homicide victim, suspect had disputes

Sep. 14, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Taos man gunned down when he went to feed his livestock and the man arrested in the early morning killing previously had disputes. The New Mexico State Police said Gregg Steele was arrested Friday on suspicion of second-degree murder, armed robbery and tampering with...

Car crashes into New Mexico restaurant; 1 killed, 2 injured

Sep. 14, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

RUIDOSO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico authorities say a car driven by a woman attempting to leave a restaurant's parking lot crashed into the building, killing one patron inside and injuring two others. According to the State Police, "for reasons still under investigation," the car accelerated and drove forward...

New Mexico National Guard soldiers deploy to Poland

Sep. 13, 2019 11:43 PM EDT

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Members of a New Mexico Army National Guard medical unit are deploying to Poland. Officials said a yellow ribbon ceremony was planned Saturday in Rio Rancho for about 65 soldiers with the 1209th Medical Support Company. They will be in Poland for about nine months and will be...

GOP House candidate under fire for old anti-Trump posts

Sep. 13, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Republican U.S. House candidate running for an important seat in southern New Mexico is facing criticism for old social media posts attacking Donald Trump, including one where she wrote the wealthy real estate mogul was "unworthy of the office" of the president. In 2015 and 2016,...