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Serial rapist to be held in jail pending trial for new charges Celso Montano caused a SWAT standoff over the weekend.

Effort to euthanize family duck draws police attention The grandfather "thought using a firearm would be more humane."

Lab in New Mexico could begin testing for new virus An Albuquerque lab is expected to conduct tests for coronavirus.

Fight by 2 Republicans for Georgia Senate seat unnerves GOP - A Republican congressman's decision to challenge freshly appointed Sen. Kelly Loeffler is pitting two visions of the GOP's future against each other. So far, it's divided voters and been anything but polite….

From My Bookshelf to Yours: ‘Orphan Island’ is not recommended Laurel Snyder's 'Orphan Island' is a beautifully written middle-grade novel with nuanced characters and an initially engaging plot: Nine unrelated children live without adult supervision, and in harmony, on a magical island. Wind gusts…

WHAT'S HAPPENING? Virus forges on, as world hunts solutions One by one, more and more countries are reporting cases of the new coronavirus. Governments and doctors on the front lines are scrambling for solutions and everyday life around the globe is being disrupted in…

About 40% of US adults are obese, government survey finds NEW YORK - About 4 in 10 American adults are obese, and nearly 1 in 10 is severely so, government researchers said Thursday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention findings come from a 2017-18…

Fit February: Turning up the heat with Pilates Caliente The class has been voted as one of the best in Albuquerque.

Business Sense: Building an idea A strong marketing campaign conveys to potential customers the value of a company's offerings and is designed to elevate those products or services in the minds of consumers as they determine where their money will…

New US coronavirus case may be 1st from unknown origin LOS ANGELES - A new coronavirus case in California could be the first in the U.S. that has no known connection to travel abroad or another known case, a possible sign the virus is spreading…

Lawyers: New evidence backs Loughlin, Giannulli's innocence BOSTON - Lawyers for 'Full House' actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, said Wednesday that new evidence shows the couple is innocent of charges that they bribed their daughters' way into…

UK court blocks Heathrow expansion over climate concerns LONDON - Heathrow Airport's plans to increase capacity of Europe's biggest travel hub by over 50% were stalled Thursday when a British court said the government failed to consider its commitment to combat climate change…

Virus response in Mideast tainted by political views of Iran BEIRUT - In the Middle East, even virus outbreaks are political. The coronavirus has killed 26 people in Iran - the highest toll outside of China where it originated. Many of the over 240 confirmed…

Buttigieg aides say path beyond March 3 possible but tricky - Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is bracing his supporters for a difficult stretch, with the sobering assertion that front-runner Bernie Sanders will likely emerge from next week's Super Tuesday contests well ahead…

Texas looms large as Super Tuesday bonanza for Democrats AUSTIN, Texas - Bernie Sanders packed a rodeo arena in Dallas. Mike Bloomberg has spent more than $13.5 million on television ads around Houston alone. And neither Joe Biden nor Elizabeth Warren can afford big…

Labor union unveils $150M campaign to help defeat Trump WASHINGTON - One of the nation's largest labor unions is unveiling plans to invest $150 million in a nationwide campaign to help defeat President Donald Trump, a sweeping effort focused on eight battleground states and…

Sanders' rise fuels Dems' angst over keeping House control Bernie Sanders' ascendancy as Democrats' leading presidential hopeful fueled growing unease as lawmakers openly expressed anxiety that the self-proclaimed democratic socialist could cost them House control and questions abounded over what party…

AP-NORC poll: Election security, integrity worry Americans WASHINGTON - Americans have widespread concerns about the security and integrity of elections, with few saying they have high confidence that votes in the 2020 presidential election will be counted accurately. A poll from The…

Tribal leader: Work to build border wall hurts sacred land PHOENIX - A Native American leader from Arizona grew emotional Wednesday as he told a congressional committee about the pain members of his tribe feel about U.S. officials blasting through land they consider sacred to…

Mom of missing kids waives extradition; bail stays at $5M HONOLULU - Bail will remain at $5 million for a mother arrested in Hawaii over the disappearance of her two Idaho children, a judge ruled Wednesday. Lori Vallow wore an orange jumpsuit in court on…

High-stakes Los Angeles DA's race: Status quo vs. reform LOS ANGELES - Jackie Lacey, the first black woman to lead the nation's largest local prosecutor's office, is fighting for a third term as Los Angeles County district attorney against a former police chief who…

Stocks go on a wild ride as virus threatens economic damage NEW YORK - Stocks took an early nosedive on Wall Street Thursday before recovering much of the ground they lost as investors struggle to anticipate how wide the economic damage from the coronavirus outbreak will…

Business aid for veterans VBSC aims to help Rio Rancho veteran-owned enterprises.

Girl Scouts receives new CEO SANTA FE - Clovis Girl Scout groups will be seeing a change in command soon. Former New Mexico Tourism Secretary Rebecca Latham has been named CEO of Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails. The group said this week that Latham succeeds longtime CEO Peggy Sanchez Mills, who retired in January.

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