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US House OKs protections near historical park in New Mexico

Oct. 30, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Walls of stacked stone jut up from the canyon floor, some perfectly aligned with the seasonal movements of the sun and moon. Circular ceremonial subterranean rooms called kivas cut into the desert, surrounded by the remnants of what historians say was once a hub of indigenous...

The Latest: US House approves protections near Chaco park

Oct. 30, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on federal legislation to create buffer around Chaco Culture National Historical Park (all times local): 3:40 p.m. The U.S. House has approved legislation that would prohibit oil and gas development on federal land surrounding a national park in New Mexico held sacred by...

Torres Small comes out in support of impeachment inquiry

Oct. 10, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The group of Democrats in the U.S. House who were either undecided or opposed to an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump got even smaller Thursday as first-year congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small announced her support for the process. The Democrat from southern New...

US official: Research finds uranium in Navajo women, babies

Oct. 7, 2019 10:30 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — About a quarter of Navajo women and some infants who were part of a federally funded study on uranium exposure had high levels of the radioactive metal in their systems, decades after mining for Cold War weaponry ended on their reservation, a U.S. health official Monday. The early...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Sep. 21, 2019 12:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin; Sens. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., and Pat Toomey, R-Pa. ___ CBS' "Face the Nation"...