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FILE - Colorado Gov. Jared Polis speaks during a news conference about the state's response to the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Denver.  Faulting inaction in Washington, governors and state lawmakers are racing to get needed pandemic relief to small businesses, the unemployed, renters and others affected by the widening coronavirus outbreak.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

With no action by Washington, states race to offer virus aid

Nov. 28, 2020 8:38 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Faulting inaction in Washington, governors and state lawmakers are racing to get pandemic relief to small-business owners, the unemployed, renters and others whose livelihoods have been upended by the widening coronavirus outbreak. In some cases, elected officials are spending the...

Posters on precautions against the coronavirus are displayed at a subway station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. The signs on posters read

Correction: Virus Outbreak-The Latest story

Nov. 27, 2020 7:31 PM EST
In a story Nov. 25, 2020, about a new U.S. estimate of missed coronavirus infections, The Associated Press erroneously reported an earlier calculation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Previously, the CDC estimated nine of every 10 cases were being missed, not one of every 10.
New Mexico wide receiver Andrew Erickson (87) is tacked by Utah State safety Jared Reed (36) and cornerback Cam Lampkin (6) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, in Logan, Utah. (Eli Lucero/The Herald Journal via AP)

Utah State's Peasley throws for 3 TDs, runs for another

Nov. 26, 2020 10:55 PM EST

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Andrew Peasley passed for 239 yards and three touchdowns, and rushed for 118 yards and another score, and Utah State used four third-quarter touchdowns to beat New Mexico 41-27 on Thursday night in a battle of winless teams. Utah State had just two passing touchdowns — and 45...

FILE - In this Thursday, March 21, 2019, file photo, New Mexico State forward Johnny McCants (35) and Auburn forward Chuma Okeke (5) battle for the ball in the first half during a first round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament in Salt Lake City. Coronavirus restrictions in New Mexico make it impossible for the schools there to play their seasons. McCants and his New Mexico State teammates have settled into a regular routine less than a week after the team temporarily relocated to Phoenix, amid the pandemic. (AP Photo/Jeff Swinger, File)

New Mexico teams adjusting to long-term life on the road

Nov. 25, 2020 1:09 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Johnny McCants and his New Mexico State teammates have settled into a routine less than a week after the team temporarily relocated to Arizona. The Aggies lift weights in the morning, practice in the afternoon and watch film before dinner. The rest of the time is spent in remote classes and...

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2018, file photo, is the entrance to ABQ Studios in Albuquerque, N.M., where Netflix announced at the studio complex that it chose Albuquerque as a new production hub. Netflix is pledging an additional $1 billion investment in its production hub in New Mexico. The company joined government officials Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, in announcing its plans. The expansion will add about 300 acres to the existing campus on the southern edge of Albuquerque, making it what officials say will be one of the largest film production facilities in North America. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)

Netflix to expand production hub in New Mexico

Nov. 24, 2020 1:09 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Netflix plans to establish one of the largest production hubs in North America with an expansion of its existing studio complex in New Mexico and a commitment to an additional $1 billion in production spending, government and corporate leaders announced Monday. Ten new stages,...

A student carries a math book delivered by school bus driver Kelly Maestas along his rural route outside Cuba, N.M., Oct. 19, 2020. The switch to remote learning in rural New Mexico has left some students profoundly isolated — cut off from others and the grid by sheer distance. The school system is sending school buses to students' far-flung homes to bring them assignments, meals and a little human contact. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

Cut off: School closings leave rural students isolated

Nov. 23, 2020 10:24 AM EST

CUBA, N.M. (AP) — The midday arrival of a school bus at Cyliss Castillo's home on the remote edge of a mesa breaks up the long days of boredom and isolation for the high school senior. The driver hands over food in white plastic bags, collects Castillo's school assignments and offers some welcome...

Air Force offensive lineman Adam Jewell, left, celebrates with running back Brad Roberts, who scored a touchdown against New Mexico during the first half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at Air Force Academy, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Air Force's Roberts scores 3 TDs in 28-0 win over New Mexico

Nov. 21, 2020 1:03 AM EST

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Brad Roberts rushed for 177 yards and three touchdowns, Haaziq Daniels added 56 yards rushing and a score, and Air Force overcame three second-half turnovers to beat New Mexico 28-0 on Friday night. Air Force scored a touchdown on its first three possession of the game while...

A woman wearing a face mask to protect against the coronavirus walks past a propaganda billboard with the characters for

The Latest: China starts mass testing 3 million in Tianjin

Nov. 21, 2020 12:42 AM EST

BEIJING — China is starting mass testing on 3 million people in a section of the northern city of Tianjin and has tested 4,015 others in a hospital in Shanghai after the discovery of a pair of cases there. The National Health Commission recorded seven new domestically transmitted cases Saturday,...

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2020, file photo, EMT Giselle Dorgalli, third from right, performs chest compression on a patient who tested positive for coronavirus in the emergency room at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in the Mission Hills section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Daily COVID-19 deaths in US reach highest level since May

Nov. 20, 2020 6:41 PM EST

The surging coronavirus is taking an increasingly dire toll across the U.S. just as a vaccine appears close at hand, with the country now averaging over 1,300 COVID-19 deaths per day — the highest level since the calamitous spring in and around New York City. The overall U.S. death toll has reached about...

New Mexico basketball teams temporarily relocating to Texas

Nov. 20, 2020 4:33 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's men's and women's basketball teams are temporarily relocating to Texas due to coronavirus restrictions in their home state. Athletic director Eddie Nunez said this week that the men's program will set up at South Plains College in Lubbock. The women will move to...