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Ex-Albuquerque halfway house guard pleads guilty to abuse

May 23, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former employee at an Albuquerque halfway house for women has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing six inmates under his custodial authority. Prosecutors say 35-year-old Eric Trujillo, of Albuquerque, entered his plea Monday in federal court to six felony counts. They say Trujillo will be sentenced within the range of four...

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Police hope Albuquerque Trump protests don’t spark ‘chaos’

May 23, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say they are hoping planned protests targeting GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s Albuquerque visit don’t turn into “chaos.” Police spokesman Tanner Tixier (teh-SHAY’) said...

New Mexico is first to sue EPA, mine owners over toxic spill

May 23, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico on Monday became the first state to sue the federal government and the owners of two mines over the release of 3 million gallons of toxic wastewater from a closed Colorado gold mine, seeking tens of millions of dollars...

Gov: Mako medical labs to create 100 new jobs in New Mexico

May 23, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Mako Medical Laboratories will partner with Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute to establish a location in Albuquerque, creating 100 new jobs. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez announced the news Monday. The new jobs will include...

New Mexico probes its handling of emergency food aid

May 23, 2016 • State NewsComments (0)

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The practice of altering emergency food assistance applications that results in delayed benefits may date back more than a decade, New Mexico lawmakers were told Monday. In April, a state employee who processed emergency food benefit...

Obama’s Hiroshima visit stirs differing views across Pacific

May 23, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

TOKYO (AP) — Two very different visions of the hell that is war are seared into the minds of World War II survivors on opposite sides of the Pacific. Michiko Kodama saw a flash in the sky from her elementary school classroom on Aug. 6, 1945, before the...

Scores killed as IS bombs hit Syrian government strongholds

May 23, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

BEIRUT (AP) — A series of coordinated blasts hit bus stations, an electricity plant and a hospital across two Syrian cities Monday, killing at least 80 people in the first major security breach of President Bashar Assad’s coastal strongholds in the...

Iraqi leader cites early success in push to retake Fallujah

May 23, 2016 • World NewsComments (0)

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister hailed “big successes” Monday by government troops after launching an offensive to retake Fallujah from Islamic State militants, but the operation promises to be one of the toughest challenges yet for...

Indiana court hears woman’s appeal of feticide conviction

May 23, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana appeals court judges grilled an attorney for the state Monday over whether there was evidence a woman found guilty of neglect and feticide in a self-induced abortion knew she had given birth to a live child. During a hearing on...

5 dead after skydiving tour plane crashes in Hawaii

May 23, 2016 • National NewsComments (0)

HONOLULU (AP) — Five people died after a skydiving tour plane crashed and caught fire in Hawaii, one of two plane crashes reported Monday in the islands. It happened about 9:30 a.m. on the island of Kauai, the county fire department said. The pilot, two...