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  • Rain closes entrance to New Mexico state park

    May 26, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Officials say the entrance to a state park in southeastern New Mexico has been closed due to flooding. State Park Division Director Tommy Mutz said Sunday that the main entry point to Bottomless Lakes State Park on Highway 409 has shut...

  • Poll shows no clear leader in Dems’ governor race

    May 26, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The race for the Democratic nomination for New Mexico governor is still anyone’s to win despite a slight edge by Attorney General Gary King, according to an Albuquerque Journal poll that came out Sunday. The newspaper reports...

  • Pedestrian fatally hit on highway in Hobbs

    May 26, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Hobbs police have arrested a driver accused of fatally hitting a man whose body was found in the middle of a road. Police spokesman Mike Stone says 60-year-old Jose Losoya was booked into a city jail on felony charges of homicide by...

  • Teen births cost New Mexico more than $100M a year

    May 26, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Teens giving birth are likely costing New Mexico more than $100 million a year, health officials said this week. The New Mexico Health Department cited a study Thursday from a teen pregnancy organization that indicated taxpayers spent...

  • Motorcyclist killed on I-40 in Albuquerque

    May 26, 2014 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a motorcyclist was killed after crashing into a truck on an Albuquerque freeway. Albuquerque police spokesman Daren DeAguero says a man riding a motorcycle died Saturday on I-40 while his passenger remains in...

  • Johnson ends drought at Coca-Cola 600

    May 26, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    Jimmie Johnson, right, is congratulated by Kevin Harvick, left, after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup series Coca-Cola 600 auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Sunday, May 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Terry Renna) CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — About the only...

  • Deputies never saw menacing videos before rampage

    May 26, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    Jose Cardoso pays his respects at a makeshift memorial in front of the IV Deli Mart, where part of Friday night’s mass shooting took place by a drive-by shooter Sunday, May 25, 2014, in the Isla Vista area near Goleta, Calif. Sheriff’s officials...

  • US honors veterans over Memorial Day weekend

    May 26, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    Post Commander Bill Doucette is joined by post Auxiliary member Georgia Watson as they toss flowers into Budd Inlet in remembrance of veterans who lost their lives at sea while serving their country near the conclusion of the annual Memorial Day Waterside...

  • Auto parts price-fixing probe rattles industry

    May 26, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – This Sept. 26, 2013 file photo shows Attorney General Eric Holder pointing to an illustrations of the auto parts during a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington. A federal investigation into price fixing in the auto parts...

  • Obama signals US to keep limited Afghanistan role

    May 26, 2014 • World NewsComments Off

    President Barack Obama shakes hands during a troop rally at Bagram Air Field, north of Kabul, Afghanistan, during an unannounced visit on Sunday, May 25, 2014. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) — President Barack Obama slipped into...