• UNM starts new contact tracing initiative

    UNM starts new contact tracing initiative
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The University of New Mexico is starting a new initiative that will help with contact tracing on campus. Starting Friday the University will begin keeping track of anyone entering high-traffic buildings on campus.UNM scientist: Artificial intelligence can aid COVID-19 research
    "We're trying to track who's been in those buildings or that in the event there is a positive individual in those buildings, we can assist with contact tracing," said Carla Domenici, C
  • 3rd person linked to Biden campaign tests positive for coronavirus

    3rd person linked to Biden campaign tests positive for coronavirus
    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — At least three people connected to Joe Biden's presidential campaign have tested positive for the coronavirus, leading the campaign to suspend in-person events for vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris through Monday.Biden is not altering his public schedule, his campaign said Thursday, because he had no direct exposure to the individuals who tested positive, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    During our contact tracing, we discovered ar
  • Hotline announced for Pandemic-EBT recipients

    Hotline announced for Pandemic-EBT recipients
    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) - The New Mexico Human Services Department announced Thursday a new Pandemic-EBT hotline for parents who have questions regarding eligibility or want more information on the benefits. The hotline will be manned from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.Officials say the new hotline will help improve communication for customers. The departments highlighted some important bits of information to keep in mind:If you have never received SNAP and received the summer P-EB
  • SFPD asks for help identifying obelisk vandals

    SFPD asks for help identifying obelisk vandals
    Courtesy of SFPDSANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – Santa Fe Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the people involved in Monday's removal of the obelisk. Police are also searching for information on a man who reportedly broke down the rail barrier then used it as a ladder to climb up the monument. He's also pictured spray painting the obelisk, and police say he later helped tear it down.
    Anyone with information is asked to call Santa Fe Police or con
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  • Blood donations needed in New Mexico amid surge of COVID-19 cases

    Blood donations needed in New Mexico amid surge of COVID-19 cases
    One donation can help up to five COVID-19 patients.
  • C-SPAN suspends Scully after he admits to lie about hack

    C-SPAN suspends Scully after he admits to lie about hack
    NEW YORK (AP) — C-SPAN suspended its political editor Steve Scully indefinitely Thursday after he admitted to lying about his Twitter feed being hacked when he was confronted about a questionable exchange with former Trump aide Anthony Scaramucci.The news came on the day of what was supposed to be a career highlight for the 30-year C-SPAN veteran. Scully was to moderate the second debate between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden, which was canceled after Trump would n
  • 91-year-old Texas man votes for 1st time ever in a presidential election

    91-year-old Texas man votes for 1st time ever in a presidential election
    ABILENE, Texas (NewsNation Now) — A 91-year-old man who was naturalized last year cast his ballot this week, marking his first time voting in a presidential election.Humberto De La Vega walked to a Taylor County polling place with his son on Tuesday, the first day of early voting in Texas. "I wanted to be counted,” the 91-year-old first-time voter told NewsNation affiliate KTAB.De La Vega immigrated to the United States about 60 years ago. He gained residency but never pursued natura
  • Man shelters 300 dogs from Hurricane Delta in Mexico home

    Man shelters 300 dogs from Hurricane Delta in Mexico home
    LEONA VICARIO, Mexico (AP) — As the dangerous Hurricane Delta closed in on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, Ricardo Pimentel opened his home — to about 300 dogs.There were plenty of other critters too: Dozens of cats were harbored in his son’s room; his daughter’s room served as a refuge for chicks, bunnies and even a hedgehog; a patio became a haven for a flock of sheep.Not surprisingly, the house smelled terrible, he says. But it was worth it: All survived the storm.&l
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  • Support efforts to save lives from breast cancer during Making Strides 5K

    Support efforts to save lives from breast cancer during Making Strides 5K
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Cancer Society's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Albuquerque will look a little different this year. You get to choose the 5K route and walk or run in a way that is meaningful to you.
    The event is geared toward supporting and saving lives through groundbreaking research and early detection. Breast cancer survivor and American Cancer Society volunteer Lori Walker discusses the upcoming event and how you can participate.
  • NMDOH reports first flu case of the season

    NMDOH reports first flu case of the season
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) - The New Mexico Department of Health has announced the first confirmed flu case in the state on Thursday. The department states that this marks the beginning of the 2020-2021 flu season as the state and nation see a widespread increase in the number of people infected with COVID-19.NMDOH reports that the flu case was confirmed by the NMDOH Scientific Laboratory in Albuquerque and is that of a teenager living in southeast New Mexico. This is the first of many flu cases that are
  • Forecasters: Drought more likely than blizzards this winter

    Forecasters: Drought more likely than blizzards this winter
    Don’t expect much of a winter wallop this year, except for the pain of worsening drought, U.S. government forecasters said Thursday.
    Two-thirds of the United States should get a warmer than normal winter, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicted. Only Washington, northern Idaho, Montana, the Dakotas and northwestern Minnesota, will get a colder than normal winter, forecasters said.The forecast for winter rain and snow splits the nation in three stripes. NOAA sees the e
  • New Mexico reports first flu case of 2020-2021 season

    New Mexico reports first flu case of 2020-2021 season
    Officials say it's too soon to say how severe the season will be.
  • PHOTOS: 1,000 snow globes donated to Presbyterian Hospital

    PHOTOS: 1,000 snow globes donated to Presbyterian Hospital
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Children undergoing cancer treatment are especially at risk during the pandemic. One man is trying to bring some adventure to them without having to leave the hospital.
    Last week, Albuquerque’s Presbyterian Hospital received a huge delivery of about 1,000 snow globes from Mark Friedman. Over the years, Friedman has collected snow globes from around the globe. After he was diagnosed with cancer a few months ago, he wanted to donate part of his collectio
  • Commissioners pass minimum wage increase in Bernalillo County

    Commissioners pass minimum wage increase in Bernalillo County
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - Bernalillo County is increasing its minimum wage rate. It's increasing by 15 cents from $9.20 an hour to $9.35.The wage increase affects employees who work within Bernalillo County outside of the city limits of Albuquerque. The increase starts on January 1.Latest News:Erica's Thursday Afternoon Forecast
    Commissioners pass minimum wage increase in Bernalillo County
    Program that provides coal to Navajos for heating resumes
    PNM breaks ground on new solar farm on Jicarilla
  • Program that provides coal to Navajos for heating resumes

    Program that provides coal to Navajos for heating resumes
    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - A program that provides free coal to Navajos to heat their homes is starting up later this month. Many Navajos still use coal as a heating source, but accessing it became harder after a coal-fired power plant and its supply mine in northeastern Arizona shut down last year.The only coal mine still operating on the reservation is the Navajo Mine in northwestern New Mexico. Its owner, the Navajo Transitional Energy Company, expanded its coal resource program to help fill the
  • PNM breaks ground on new solar farm on Jicarilla Apache Nation

    PNM breaks ground on new solar farm on Jicarilla Apache Nation
    NEW MEXICO (KRQE) - PNM is breaking ground on a new solar farm. The 50-megawatt solar field will provide power to Western New Mexico University, Albuquerque, and other large users.
    Officials gathered on Thursday on the Jicarilla Apache Nation for the groundbreaking. PNM states that the solar field was approved by the New Mexico Public Regulatory Commission on March 25 and will be built by Hecate Energy in Rio Arriba County on 500-acres of land.PNM says that any customer meeting the aggregate loa
  • Judge won't force New Mexico to send kids back to school

    Judge won't force New Mexico to send kids back to school
    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico health and school officials can continue to restrict in-person learning for the vast majority of young children based on county-wide coronavirus outbreaks after a federal judge denied a sweeping request for an injunction on behalf of school leaders and children from 10 New Mexico counties, mostly Republican strongholds.In a 167-page decision, U.S. District Judge James Browning wrote that plaintiffs likely can’t sue the governor and that the regulations orde
  • Grandfather pleads guilty in cruise ship death

    Grandfather pleads guilty in cruise ship death
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (NEXSTAR) — A grandfather accused in the fatal fall of his young granddaughter from an 11th-story window of a cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico last year has pleaded guilty to negligent homicide. Salvatore Anello of Valparaiso, Indiana, earlier said he would drop a not-guilty plea to help end what he called “this nightmare" for his family.
    Eighteen-month-old Chloe Wiegand slipped from his grasp and fell about 150 feet from an open window of Royal Caribbean Cruis
  • Judge ordered to consider overturning Scott Peterson's murder convictions

    Judge ordered to consider overturning Scott Peterson's murder convictions
    SAN MATEO, Calif. (KRON) -- Scott Peterson will return to a California courtroom after the California Supreme Court ordered a trial judge to consider whether his convictions for murdering his wife Laci and their unborn son should be overturned.The decision comes after the state's highest court already overturned Peterson's death sentence back in August.
    Peterson's case drew national attention beginning in 2002 after his pregnant wife disappeared two days before Christmas. At trial, prosecutors p
  • Is your burger on the list? 101 top hamburgers in the U.S. lists New Mexico restaurants

    Is your burger on the list? 101 top hamburgers in the U.S. lists New Mexico restaurants
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WDAF) -- Forget the $5,000 stunts and the gold leaf toppings, real burgers come from neighborhood restaurants and corner dive bars. A new list sought out some of the best burgers on the map and ranked a top 101 from across the United States and includes two New Mexico restaurants.The list, compiled by The Daily Meal, focused on smaller businesses that are loved by the local communities they serve. Each top contender may only have a few locations."While amazing burger chains abo
  • Is your burger on the list? 101 top hamburgers in the U.S. lists Cedar Crest restaurant

    Is your burger on the list? 101 top hamburgers in the U.S. lists Cedar Crest restaurant
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WDAF) -- Forget the $5,000 stunts and the gold leaf toppings, real burgers come from neighborhood restaurants and corner dive bars. A new list sought out some of the best burgers on the map and ranked a top 101 from across the United States and includes a New Mexico restaurant.The list, compiled by The Daily Meal, focused on smaller businesses that are loved by the local communities they serve. Each top contender may only have a few locations."While amazing burger chains abound
  • New Mexico utility, tribe to break ground on solar farm

    New Mexico utility, tribe to break ground on solar farm
    PNM is starting the 3rd largest solar project on tribal land in the U.S.
  • WATCH: Big Game Bound Week 6: 3 big matchups, Hall of Famer Jack Youngblood

    WATCH: Big Game Bound Week 6: 3 big matchups, Hall of Famer Jack Youngblood
    (NEXSTAR) — It’s Week six of “Big Game Bound,” and this week, we’re previewing three of the biggest matchups in the NFL. Those matchups include:The Cleveland Browns vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers in a key AFC North battle; Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady go head to head for just the third time in their careers as the Green Bay Packers take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers;Two of the biggest surprises in the NFL square off in Charlotte when the Chicago Bears take on th
  • Big Game Bound Week 6: 3 big matchups, Hall of Famer Jack Youngblood

    Big Game Bound Week 6: 3 big matchups, Hall of Famer Jack Youngblood
    (NEXSTAR) — It’s Week six of “Big Game Bound,” and this week, we’re previewing three of the biggest matchups in the NFL. Those matchups include:The Cleveland Browns vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers in a key AFC North battle; Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady go head to head for just the third time in their careers as the Green Bay Packers take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers;Two of the biggest surprises in the NFL square off in Charlotte when the Chicago Bears take on th
  • Family-owned go-kart business shuttered due to pandemic

    Family-owned go-kart business shuttered due to pandemic
    For over a decade, Albuquerque Indoor Karting served as a place for family fun.
  • 'Curious' mountain lion reported in the Bosque

    'Curious' mountain lion reported in the Bosque
    A hiker claims he came face-to-face with a mountain lion in the Bosque.
  • Toys for Tots Motorcycle Run donations to spread cheer to local children

    Toys for Tots Motorcycle Run donations to spread cheer to local children
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program collects new, unwrapped toys during October, November, and December every year and distributes them as Christmas gifts to children in need in the community. In 2019, the program distributed 26,572 toys and supported 5,005 local children.
    Paul Caputo, an organizer for the Toys for Tots program discusses how the program works and changes that will be made this year due to COVID-19. This year's Toys for Tots Motorcycle R
  • Lawmakers: New Mexico farmers shortchanged on disaster aid

    Lawmakers: New Mexico farmers shortchanged on disaster aid
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico's congressional delegation is calling for more oversight of a federal agency after some farmers and ranchers were shortchanged on disaster aid and Hispanic farmers who rely on traditional acequias to irrigate their crops have been told they’re ineligible for assistance.The delegation is asking the U.S. Agriculture Department to monitor the New Mexico Farm Service Agency's management of the disaster aid program given recent complaints and confirmation tha
  • Two Biden campaign staffers test positive for COVID-19

    Two Biden campaign staffers test positive for COVID-19
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden's presidential campaign said Thursday that vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris will suspend in-person events until Monday after two people associated with the campaign tested positive for coronavirus.
    The campaign said Biden had no exposure, though he and Harris spent several hours campaigning together in Arizona on Oct. 8."After being with Senator Harris, both individuals attended personal, non-campaign events in the past week. Under our campaign’s st
  • Close congressional race in southern New Mexico draws eyes

    Close congressional race in southern New Mexico draws eyes
    RUIDOSO, N.M. (AP) -Pockets in the Sierra Blanca mountain range are packed with tourists searching for an outdoor getaway of fishing, hunting, and eventually skiing. But this year the pandemic and New Mexico health orders have forced some shops and businesses in the New Mexico village of Ruidoso to close, creating uncertainty for a place so vested in visitors.“People are worried,” said Cynthia Black, 65, a retired geophysicist who lives in nearby Nogal. “We just don't know what
  • Las Cruces Police search for missing teen

    Las Cruces Police search for missing teen
    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KRQE) - Las Cruces Police are asking for the public's help in locating 13-year-old Edaly Escobedo. Police say she was last seen on October 13 around 7:30 p.m.Escobedo is 5-feet, 5-inches tall and weighs about 110-pounds. She has dark brown hair and dark brown eyes and was last seen waring an orange shirt blue jeans, and red Jordan shoes.
    LCPD state that Escobedo left her residence voluntarily, but because of her age, she may be in danger. Anyone with information on the whereabo
  • Cancel Thanksgiving? Fauci warns Americans may need to 'bite the bullet'

    Cancel Thanksgiving? Fauci warns Americans may need to 'bite the bullet'
    DALLAS (NEXSTAR) -- If you were hoping to gather your extended family and celebrate Thanksgiving, the nation’s top infectious-disease expert warns that may not be the best idea. With coronavirus cases on the rise in more than 40 states, Dr. Anthony Fauci says large family gatherings, especially involving elderly relatives or out-of-state travel, are not ideal in 2020.
    “You may have to bite the bullet and sacrifice that social gathering, unless you’re pretty certain that the peo
  • Second suspect connected to murder of Jacqueline Vigil set free

    Second suspect connected to murder of Jacqueline Vigil set free
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - A man connected to the high-profile murder of an Albuquerque mother has been released from jail. Jacqueline Vigil, the mother of two State Police officers was killed in the driveway of her westside home last year.
    Investigators say 30-year-old Paul Morales-Ramos is a friend of the accused gunman, Luis Talamantes Romero. Ramos is accused of cleaning and swapping out parts on a Jeep that was used in Vigil's killing.
    He is not charged in Vigil's murder but was arrested la
  • Albuquerque high schoolers spreading joy with ‘Dude, Be Nice’ campaign

    Albuquerque high schoolers spreading joy with ‘Dude, Be Nice’ campaign
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Dude, Be Nice campaign is on its second week, following last week's Dude, Be Nice to Teachers. This week students and faculty are now focused on spreading kindness to one another for Dude, Be Nice to Each Other.Atrisco Heritage Academy High School is one of the many Albuquerque Public Schools participating in the campaign. In order to adhere to the social distancing guidelines set up by the state, the campaign activities are taking place over social
  • WATCH: Live blog of Gov. Lujan Grisham providing update on record COVID-19 spread in New Mexico

    WATCH: Live blog of Gov. Lujan Grisham providing update on record COVID-19 spread in New Mexico
    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) - Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and state officials held a news conference at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15 to provide an update on COVID-19 in New Mexico which is currently spreading at an unprecedented rate.Gov. Lujan Grisham: State to step up COVID-19 enforcements
    On Wednesday, Oct. 14, the state reported a record of 577 new COVID-19 cases which beats the previous record of 488 that was reported last Friday. The governor announced new restrictions to public health regula
  • Governor: This is exactly where we don't want to be

    Governor: This is exactly where we don't want to be
    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) - Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and state officials held a news conference at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15 to provide an update on COVID-19 in New Mexico which is currently spreading at an unprecedented rate.Gov. Lujan Grisham: State to step up COVID-19 enforcements
    Governor asks New Mexicans to stay homeOn Wednesday, Oct. 14, the state reported a record of 577 new COVID-19 cases which beats the previous record of 488 that was reported last Friday. The governor announced n
  • Gov: This is exactly where we don't want to be, unfortunately, we are

    Gov: This is exactly where we don't want to be, unfortunately, we are
    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) - Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and state officials held a news conference at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15 to provide an update on COVID-19 in New Mexico which is currently spreading at an unprecedented rate.Gov. Lujan Grisham: State to step up COVID-19 enforcements
    On Wednesday, Oct. 14, the state reported a record of 577 new COVID-19 cases which beats the previous record of 488 that was reported last Friday. The governor announced new restrictions to public health regula
  • Gov. Lujan Grisham to provide update on record COVID-19 spread in New Mexico

    Gov. Lujan Grisham to provide update on record COVID-19 spread in New Mexico
    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) - Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and state officials will host a news conference at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15 to provide an update on COVID-19 in New Mexico which is currently spreading at an unprecedented rate. KRQE News 13 will stream the conference live on this page.Gov. Lujan Grisham: State to step up COVID-19 enforcements
    On Wednesday, Oct. 14, the state reported a record of 577 new COVID-19 cases which beats the previous record of 488 that was reported last Friday.
  • Gov. Lujan Grisham provides update on record COVID-19 spread in New Mexico

    Gov. Lujan Grisham provides update on record COVID-19 spread in New Mexico
    SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) - Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and state officials held a news conference at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15 to provide an update on COVID-19 in New Mexico which is currently spreading at an unprecedented rate.Gov. Lujan Grisham: State to step up COVID-19 enforcements
    On Wednesday, Oct. 14, the state reported a record of 577 new COVID-19 cases which beats the previous record of 488 that was reported last Friday. The governor announced new restrictions to public health regula
  • Judge won’t force New Mexico to send kids back to school

    Judge won’t force New Mexico to send kids back to school
    Officials can continue to restrict in-person learning.
  • US layoffs remain elevated as 898,000 seek jobless aid

    US layoffs remain elevated as 898,000 seek jobless aid
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week to 898,000, a historically high number and evidence that layoffs remain a hindrance to the economy’s recovery from the pandemic recession that erupted seven months ago.Thursday’s report from the Labor Department shows that the job market remans fragile, and it coincides with other recent data that have signaled a slowdown in hiring. The economy is still roughly 10.7 million jobs short of reco
  • US jobless claims rise to 898,000 with layoffs still high

    US jobless claims rise to 898,000 with layoffs still high
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose last week by the most in two months, to 898,000, a historically high number and evidence that layoffs remain a hindrance to the economy’s recovery from the pandemic recession.Thursday’s report from the Labor Department coincides with other recent data that have signaled a slowdown in hiring. The economy is still roughly 10.7 million jobs short of recovering all the 22 million jobs that were lost when t
  • WATCH LIVE: Senate Judiciary to consider Barrett ahead of vote next week

    WATCH LIVE: Senate Judiciary to consider Barrett ahead of vote next week
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to take the first steps toward approving Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett following two long days of Senate testimony in which she stressed that she would be her own judge and sought to create distance between herself and past positions.Barrett’s confirmation to take the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg seems inevitable, as even some Senate Democrats acknowledged in Senate hearings on Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • WATCH LIVE: Senate Judiciary sets vote on Barrett, Dems decry 'sham'

    WATCH LIVE: Senate Judiciary sets vote on Barrett, Dems decry 'sham'
    The Senate Judiciary Committee set Oct. 22 for its vote to advance Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court on Thursday as Democrats threw pointed objections but were unable to stop the Republicans' drive to confirm President Donald Trump's pick before the Nov. 3 election.The panel's action clears a key hurdle to recommend Barrett’s nomination to the full Senate for a final vote by month’s end.“A sham,” said Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. “Power gra
  • WATCH LIVE: Senate Judiciary sets Oct. 22 vote on Barrett's nomination

    WATCH LIVE: Senate Judiciary sets Oct. 22 vote on Barrett's nomination
    WASHINGTON (AP) — With a vote date set, the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday debated the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court, Democrats objecting to Republicans' rush to confirm President Donald Trump's pick before the Nov. 3 election.The committee set an Oct. 22 vote to recommend Barrett’s nomination and send it to the full Senate for a vote by month's end.“If anybody in America is ready to go to the Supreme Court” it's Barrett, said Chairman L
  • Senate Judiciary to consider Barrett ahead of vote next week

    Senate Judiciary to consider Barrett ahead of vote next week
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee is poised to take the first steps toward approving Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett following two long days of Senate testimony in which she stressed that she would be her own judge and sought to create distance between herself and past positions.Barrett’s confirmation to take the seat of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg seems inevitable, as even some Senate Democrats acknowledged in Senate hearings on Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Senate Judiciary sets vote on Barrett, Dems decry 'sham'

    Senate Judiciary sets vote on Barrett, Dems decry 'sham'
    WASHINGTON (AP ) - The Senate Judiciary Committee set Oct. 22 for its vote to advance Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court on Thursday as Democrats threw pointed objections but were unable to stop the Republicans' drive to confirm President Donald Trump's pick before the Nov. 3 election.The panel's action clears a key hurdle to recommend Barrett’s nomination to the full Senate for a final vote by month’s end.“A sham,” said Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Min
  • GOP pushes Barrett's nomination ahead, Dems decry 'sham'

    GOP pushes Barrett's nomination ahead, Dems decry 'sham'
    WASHINGTON (AP) —Judge Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination cleared a key hurdle Thursday as Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans powered past Democrats' objections in the drive to confirm President Donald Trump's pick before the Nov. 3 election.The panel set Oct. 22 for its vote to recommend Barrett’s nomination to the full Senate for a final vote by month’s end.“A sham,” said Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. “Power grab,” decried Se
  • Rio Rancho family transforms home into 'Grimm Brothers' fairy tales for Halloween

    Rio Rancho family transforms home into 'Grimm Brothers' fairy tales for Halloween
    RIO RANCHO, N.M. (KRQE) - A Rio Rancho family is taking Halloween decorations to a whole new level. They're transforming their house into the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm.
    "When people walk by, they say, 'oh, it's the Halloween house,'" said Curt Huber, the homeowner. "Every year we've done a little bit more and stepped up the game. We put more and more out. We've been doing this since we moved to New Mexico."Every year is a new theme. Past years include family-friendly Scooby-Doo and Ghost
  • Space probe makes 1st Venus fly-by on way to Mercury

    Space probe makes 1st Venus fly-by on way to Mercury
    BERLIN (AP) — A spacecraft bound for Mercury swung by Venus on Thursday, using Earth's neighbor to adjust its course on the way to the solar system’s smallest and innermost planet.Launched almost two years ago, the European-Japanese probe BepiColombo took a black-and-white snapshot of Venus from a distance of 17,000 kilometers (10,560 miles), with some of its own instruments in the frame.The fly-by is the second of nine so-called planetary gravity assists that the spacecraft needs fo

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