• Updated: Eurozone’s economic growth near 6-year high: New survey

    LONDON — Businesses across the 19-country eurozone, and particularly in France, are increasingly upbeat and hiring more people despite big uncertainties — including France’s high-stakes presidential election. A closely watched survey of some 5,000 companies indicates that business activity is growing overall at the fastest rate in over six years. The so-called purchasing managers’ index, […]
  • Updated: House sets risky health care vote after Trump demands it

    WASHINGTON — In a gamble with monumental political stakes, Republicans set course for a climactic House vote on their health care overhaul after President Donald Trump claimed he was finished negotiating with GOP holdouts and determined to pursue the rest of his agenda, win or lose. House Speaker Paul Ryan set the showdown for Friday, […]
  • Updated: Trump’s pattern: Make claim first, then wait for facts

    WASHINGTON — For President Donald Trump, facts often follow fiction. Since the early days of his campaign, the president has developed a pattern: Make an outrageous claim. Dig in as the criticism rolls. And wait until, eventually, something emerges that can be spun as vindication of the earlier claim. It happened again this week when […]
  • Spirited recovery for dance captain

    Turn back the calendar a year or so and it was not the best of times for the St. Michael's Pony Expr ...
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  • It’s full speed ahead as ‘Topes gear for opener

    The playing surface at Isotopes Park is already in midseason form.With opening day les ...
  • Bosque Farms police officers save woman from choking on sandwich

    BOSQUE FARMS, N.M. (KRQE) – A woman said she feared the worst when she was choking on her turkey sandwich at Sopa’s Restaurant in Bosque Farms. Luckily, two Bosque Farms police officers were eating a late lunch at a table nearby, and jumped into action.
    It was Nicole Morken’s first time at Sopa’s Restaurant in Bosque Farms, and she ordered their popular club sandwich. But even before she could enjoy her first full bite, she said she got a big chunk of turkey stuck in
  • PED investigating Santa Fe Public Schools over rally at Roundhouse

    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – The state Public Education Department says it’s launching an investigation into the Santa Fe School District over the superintendent dismissing schools early for a rally at the Roundhouse last week.
    PED issued a letter to Santa Fe Public Schools Superintendent Veronica Garcia on Thursday. In the letter, PED says it’s investigating whether the district broke state laws in organizing for last week’s protest against cuts to education.
    Read the full Le
  • In the NCAA tournament South Region, it’s bad blood, blue bloods and … Butler

    MEMPHIS – The sights on Thursday inside FedEx Forum resembled, if such a thing existed, a college basketball fantasy camp. John Calipari ambled down a corridor to a news conference while Lonzo Ball walked a just a few feet behind, freshly finished with practice. Roy Williams limped past Tyus Edney. UCLA players crammed into a […]
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  • London’s mayor reassures a city that says it needs no reassurance

    LONDON – Sadiq Khan, the mayor of a bustling city that on Wednesday was hit by a deadly attack, came Thursday evening to a public square that commemorates a British naval triumph, the Battle of Trafalgar. But his visit had little to do with celebration. Instead, he was there to reassure his fellow Londoners. With […]
  • Updated: Larry Brown, FGCU coach behind Kansas bench

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Latest on the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 8:55 p.m. Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown, who led Kansas to the 1988 national championship, is sitting behind what will be the Jayhawks’ bench for their Sweet 16 matchup with Purdue. Brown has been a regular at […]
  • Updated: Arizona’s loss means three 2-seeds are out

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Latest on the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament (all times Eastern): 1:05 a.m. Xavier’s upset of Arizona wrapped up Thursday’s four-game slate, sending the Musketeers into the Elite Eight as a surprise team alongside high seeds Gonzaga, Kansas and Oregon. That made Arizona the third No. 2 seed to […]
  • Man involved in New Mexico fraud scheme gets probation

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Santa Fe man once referred to as a “Bernie Madoff clone” has dodged prison time.
    Federal investigators say Matthew Sample was a licensed adviser who lured his victims with the promise of big returns on a hedge fund.
    He was actually a con-artist who swindled New Mexicans out of millions of dollars to support his lavish lifestyle, including a home in Santa Fe featured on HGTV.
    Sample pleaded guilty to fraud charges in January. While awaiting sentenc
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  • Updated: How terror overtook a regular day in London

    LONDON – A baroness was in a committee room, listening to a presentation about African development. A lord was in the Gilded Chamber, waiting for a 3 p.m. session on topics including school gardens and the digital economy. A member of Parliament was walking through an underground passageway, on his way to a vote. Then, […]
  • Conspicuous man accused of McDonald’s stickup with hairbrush

    GROVES, Texas — Police say a man clad in a leopard-print robe, black mask, orange Croc’s, orange gloves and armed only with a hairbrush held up a McDonald’s restaurant in Southeast Texas. Gevondis Demond Joseph was arrested after a brief police chase shortly after the 5 a.m. Thursday holdup in Groves, about 20 miles southeast […]
  • Photos: Strong winds cause damage in Albuquerque

    Photos: Strong winds cause damage in Albuquerque
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  • Photos: Storm brings strong winds to New Mexico

    Storm brings strong winds to New Mexico
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  • Thieves steal from chess center for kids in Albuquerque

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Thieves recently hit a local chess center for kids.
    Victor Lopez is the Director of the Learners Chess Academy on Lomas near Washington.
    He says several dozen kids are taking part in their spring break camp this week, but overnight someone broke their back windows, went inside, and took more than $200 in cash, four laptops and a tablet.
    Lopez says the kids use the laptops to practice their chess skills. He says they lost about $1,300 worth of stuff.
    The community
  • Santa Fe Animal Shelter hosts adoption event on National Puppy Day

    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – It’s National Puppy Day and the Santa Fe Animal Shelter is making it easy for you to adopt one.
    The shelter teamed up with North Shore Animal League for the “World’s Largest Mobile Pet Adoption Event.”
    All different kinds of dog breeds of all ages were up for adoption in the PetSmart parking lot on Zafarano Drive.
    The animal league is trying to give more exposure to local shelters and rescues in 54 cities.
    “A lot of people don’t r
  • Thieves took trailer overnight filled with books, toys for children

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Overnight, thieves stole a trailer from the Youth Development, Inc. in Albuquerque, but what they really did was steal from kids.
    Ground Director Larry Trujillo said the trailer is hard to miss.
    “Somebody had to have seen it,” he said. “It has a YDI logo all over the trailer,” Trujillo said.
    He said that’s if they haven’t painted all over it. Trujillo said Wednesday night, thieves cut through their chained gate at their at thei
  • Thieves take trailer overnight filled with books, toys for children

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Wednesday night, thieves stole a trailer from the Youth Development, Inc. in Albuquerque, but what they really did was steal from kids.
    Ground Director Larry Trujillo said the trailer is hard to miss.
    “Somebody had to have seen it,” he said. “It has a YDI logo all over the trailer,” Trujillo said.
    He said that’s if they haven’t painted all over it. Trujillo said Wednesday night, thieves cut through their chained gate at t
  • Animal Welfare braces for ‘kitten season,’ looking for volunteers

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Spring is a period for renewal and rebirth, sparking a time of year referred to by animal shelters as “kitten season.”
    Cats are in heat, which causes a massive influx of large litters pouring into Albuquerque shelters.
    Animal Welfare says last year they dealt with more than 1,500 tiny, stray kittens coming into their care.
    For many, it meant bottle feedings every couple of hours, and shelters can’t do it alone.
    “Well, kitten season. I
  • Investigation into Albuquerque police video allegations complete

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The investigation into allegations that the Albuquerque Police Department deleted or altered videos is complete.
    The city hired an independent investigator to look into the claims raised by APD’s former custodian of records, Reynaldo Chavez. He claims the department makes police or surveillance videos disappear or alters them.
    His claims surround the police shooting cases of Mary Hawkes and Jeremy Robertson.
    The report released Thursday shows the firm
  • City touts report on APD lapel cam probe; whistleblower’s attorney fires back

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The city says a new report clears the Albuquerque Police Department after former APD records custodian Reynaldo Chavez made alarming accusations that the department doctored or deleted videos. Chavez’s attorney, however, has a much different take.
    The report cost taxpayers $35,000, and it looked at the video evidence in two high-profile fatal shootings.
    Read the full Report of Findings >>
    Police lapel videos in the officer-involved shooting of suspect
  • Gov. Martinez orders statewide hiring freeze to save cash

    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – With the state in a budget mess, Gov. Martinez is ordering a hiring freeze.
    Late Thursday afternoon, she issued the freeze for all agencies under her control. It’s a move designed to save cash for the state.
    Gov. Martinez says she’s still disappointed that the Democratic-controlled legislature sent her a budget built on $360 million in tax increases and fee hikes.
    Lawmakers say the lack of new revenue and the downturn in the oil and gas industry has
  • City confirms APD sergeant violated ordinance by parking on sidewalk

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The City of Albuquerque confirms an Albuquerque police sergeant broke city ordinance on at least one documented occasion when he parked his patrol unit on the sidewalk in his neighborhood. Neighbors say it’s a regular occurrence, though.
    A picture of the incident was taken in the Story Rock neighborhood along Unser north of Western Trail and sent to the city in a 311 complaint.
    The complaint reads:
    There is a police vehicle that is parking on the sidew
  • Yes, Democrats should filibuster Gorsuch; his record shows why

    The Republican theft of the Supreme Court proceeded apace this week. By any rational measure, we should be in the middle of Merrick Garland’s first year on the Supreme Court. Republicans’ unprecedented refusal to even give Garland a confirmation hearing would be reason enough for Democrats to filibuster President Donald Trump’s nominee, Neil Gorsuch. But […]
  • Trump’s new drone strike policy might violate centuries of Christian ethics

    Reports emerged last week that the White House will make it easier for the United States to launch drone strikes, potentially opening the door to attacks that could kill civilian bystanders. Compared to another travel ban, a new health-care law and an investigation into Russian interference in our democracy, this new drone policy attracted little […]
  • ‘I wouldn’t want to lose my mammograms,’ snipes GOP male lawmaker

    It’s a common question among those decrying the cost of health insurance: Why should you have to purchase a plan that covers procedures you won’t ever need? Especially if, say, you’re a guy, and your plan covers maternity care – as Obamacare requires most plans sold through an exchange to do? It’s also a philosophy […]
  • Updated: Police: Random racist violence ends in death of black man

    NEW YORK — One was a neighborly black man who lived in a rooming house in New York’s Garment District, liked to collect autographs outside Broadway’s theaters, struck up a Twitter friendship with a Hollywood actress and took photos of himself with Oprah and Beyonce. The other was a white Army veteran from outside Baltimore […]
  • Twitter attack follows reporter’s comment about hoops fans

    BEDFORD, N.H. — A New Hampshire school district superintendent has apologized after dozens of students inundated a sports reporter with vulgar and inappropriate tweets after he questioned their cheering skills at a high school basketball game. Roger Brown, of the New Hampshire Union Leader newspaper, was covering a playoff basketball game earlier this month when […]
  • PNM: Power restored to customers in southeast Albuquerque

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Officials say power has been restored after an outage that was affecting about 2,175 customers.
    The outage was reported Thursday afternoon around 2 p.m. for customers in southeast Albuquerque.
    The cause of the outage was said to be a down power line.
    PNM said power was restored around 4 p.m.
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  • Israel arrests hacker linked to threats on US Jewish centers

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police on Thursday arrested a 19-year-old hacker who they said was the main suspect in a wave of bomb threats against Jewish community centers in the United States, appearing to crack a case that has sent a chill through the American Jewish community.
    The surprising arrest of the Jewish man, who holds dual Israeli and American citizenship, came after a trans-Atlantic investigation with the FBI and other international law enforcement agencies. U.S. Jewish groups wel
  • Stocks climb, led by banks; health care debate continues

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are broadly higher Thursday as banks recover some ground thanks to an upturn in bond yields, which will make lending money more profitable by forcing interest rates on loans higher. Google’s parent company, Alphabet, leads technology stocks lower as a number of companies say they will stop advertising on YouTube because they don’t want their ads appearing alongside offensive videos.
    KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 5 poin
  • Stock rally sputters after vote on health bill is delayed

    NEW YORK (AP) — After a promising start, U.S. stock indexes gave up an early rally and ended mostly lower Thursday after Republicans delayed a vote on their health care bill and left investors concerned about delays for the business-friendly agenda of President Donald Trump.
    The Dow Jones industrial average rose as much as 96 points just before 1 p.m., but doubts about the bill cast a shadow over the market as hardline conservatives said they didn’t support it. Health care stocks tur
  • Asian markets mixed as US health bill delay raises doubts

    HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets are mixed Friday after a U.S. vote on a health care bill was delayed, raising doubts among investors over whether President Donald Trump can push through his business friendly agenda.
    KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index rose 0.9 percent to 19,253.63 as buying picked up following recent losses. South Korea’s Kospi dipped 0.4 percent to 2,164.96 while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng slipped 0.1 percent to 24,293.67. The Shanghai Comp
  • 71-year-old Rio Rancho woman falsely claims over $900M in tax return

    ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – A federal judge sentenced a 71-year-old woman for filing a false tax return for more than $900 million.
    Frances Jo Mehner, 71, of Rio Rancho, pleaded guilty to making false claims for a federal tax refund.
    She was sentenced Wednesday to 207 days, which she has already served.
    The feds say the Rio Rancho woman has been trying to cheat the IRS dating back to 1996, including one instance for almost a billion dollars, and another for more than $200 million in 2010.
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  • 71-year-old Rio Rancho woman falsely claims $958,163,765 in tax return

    ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – Frances Jo Mehner, 71, of Rio Rancho, was sentenced Wednesday afternoon in federal court for filing a false claim for a federal tax refund.
    On March 13, 2017, Mehner pled guilty to making a false claim for a federal tax refund by admitting that on Jan. 8, 2010, she presented to the IRS a claim for a tax refund in the amount of $958,163,765.00 while knowing that she was not entitled to such a refund.
    Mehner further admitted making the false claim by mailing a U
  • Big changes across the state…

    Showers are developing across the west as the latest storm system enters New Mexico. Areas across central and western New Mexico will have the best shot at showers through the afternoon and evening. If Albuquerque picks up rainfall, it will be the first precipitation in the city in over a month! The Northern Mountains will be looking at snow above 7500′, especially tonight. The storm will also pack gusty winds, especially for the south and east. Temperatures will be about 15° – 2
  • Police seek suspects in counterfeit money ring

    ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Police Department is trying to identify suspects in a counterfeit money ring.
    Police say they are using the fake money around Albuquerque are usually seen in the electronics section of the stores.
    The suspects have been seen driving a silver Nissan Maxima with a California license plate.
    APD is asking the public to call Crime Stoppers if you have any information at (505) 843-STOP and add that information leading to their arrest could result in a rew
  • New Mexico schools to receive $14M from leasing state lands

    SANTA FE, NM (KRQE) – The land office earned more than $18-million dollars during its monthly auction when it awards land leases to the highest bidders in the oil and gas industry.
    The windfall comes after the State Land Office’s March 21st oil and gas lease sale earned $18,556,402 – the second highest earning lease sale in State Land Office history. Commissioner Dunn offered 56 tracts covering 16,812.52 acres in Lea, Roosevelt, and Chaves Counties within the Permian and Tatum
  • uBreakiFix to open second location on Holly and San Pedro

    Chandler Gatten, the 19-year-old who made headlines in 2016 when he opened his own business, uBreakiFix, is ready to expand. The business repairs smartphones, tablets, game consoles, computers and other electronic devices. Chandler, now 21, says he found open retail space at the new shopping center on San Pedro and Holly Avenue and knew it […]
  • New: ‘Longmire’ gears up for final ride; season to stream in Fall

      It’s official. The sixth and final season of Netflix’s “Longmire” will begin principal photography at the end of March. According to the New Mexico Film Office, production will take place through mid-June in Santa Fe, Las Vegas, N.M., Valles Caldera, Pecos and other locations in northern New Mexico. The series interior shots have been […]
  • Updated: English FA condemns ‘insulting’ fan chants at Germany game

    LONDON — The English Football Association has condemned “insulting” chants by fans at Wednesday’s game against Germany referencing past wars between the countries. Before the 1-0 loss on Wednesday, England fans booed the Germany anthem and sang distasteful songs referencing the First and Second World Wars. FA chairman Greg Clarke said on Thursday “the behavior […]
  • Updated: Virgin America will be the latest airline brand to disappear

    DALLAS — After months of teasing, Alaska Airlines has bad news for loyal customers of Virgin America — their airline’s name is being dumped. Alaska announced late Wednesday that it will retire the Virgin brand, probably in 2019, adding that name to a list including Continental and US Airways that disappeared in the past decade. […]
  • Why are Republicans moving so fast on health care?

    WASHINGTON – White House press secretary Sean Spicer promised that the Republican effort to replace Obamacare wouldn’t be “jammed down people’s throats” in the way he said the Affordable Care Act was in 2010. Republicans would observe “regular order” in Congress, moving the legislation through committee and ensuring that the public had an opportunity to […]
  • Obama health law’s ‘essential benefits’ may be in jeopardy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Scrambling to nail down votes for the health care overhaul legislation, Republicans are considering ways to ease federal requirements that insurers cover such basic services as prescription drugs, maternity care and substance abuse treatment.
    Lawmakers emerging from a meeting late Wednesday of the conservative Freedom Caucus said “essential health benefits” are in play as party leaders and the White House explore ways to advance the bill. But undermining the A
  • Local artist prepares to record with Grammy award winner producer

    ALBUQUERQUE, NM (KRQE)– A local artist is hoping to record with four time Grammy Award winning producer Larry Klein all while producing a new album.
    Delphia, produced her first single “Let You Go,” an all instrumental album where she recorded the entire piece in her living room.
    Delphia performed at the Scottish Rite Temple in Santa Fe on June 25, 2016  after ten years of taking a break from music. Now the artist is being featured in The Alibi.
    For those looking
  • Albuquerque man charged with 47 felony charges

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque man is accused of committing 47 armed robberies in a five-month period.
    The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2nMS1e8 ) that police arrested 46-year-old Paul Salas March 16 after he robbed a Verizon Wireless store of cash, 22 new iPhones and a tracking device.
    Police say they used the tracking device to follow Salas into a parking garage and arrest him.
    Police have also connected him with robberies at several other local businesses including
  • UK defiant as IS claims responsibility for London attack

    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s prime minister defiantly declared Thursday that “we are not afraid” even as the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for an attack by a man who plowed an SUV into pedestrians on a London bridge and then stabbed a police officer to death at Britain’s Parliament.
    In a sweeping speech before the House of Commons, British Prime Minister Theresa May said the man who killed three people Wednesday before being shot to death by police was born
  • London defiant as IS claims attack by British ex-con, 52

    LONDON (AP) — Authorities on Thursday identified a 52-year-old Briton as the man who mowed down pedestrians and stabbed a policeman to death outside Parliament in London, saying he had a long criminal record and once was investigated for extremism — but was not currently on a terrorism watch list.
    As millions of Londoners returned to work a day after a rampage that killed four victims and injured at least 30, British Prime Minister Theresa May had a message for other attackers: &ldqu

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