• Local leaders say VP candidate will ‘bring the country together’

    Local leaders say VP candidate will ‘bring the country together’
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    It must have taken a lot of perseverance, said Sarita Nair, chief administrative officer at the City of Albuquerque, for Sen. Kamala Harris to end up near the top of the Democratic ticket.
    Sen. Kamala Harris
    Nair, like Harris, is part of a bicultural Black-Indian family. Nair is Indian and her daughter is Black.
    “A biracial person, you don’t get half the discrimination. You get double the discrimination a lot of the time,” Nair said. &l
  • Problem-plagued apartments placed in receivership

    Problem-plagued apartments placed in receivership
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    Except for the absence of repairs and improvements, things have changed quickly at Albuquerque’s Rising Phoenix apartments.
    A series of improvements must be made to the Rising Phoenix apartment complex in Southeast Albuquerque by Aug. 17 under a modified nuisance abatement agreement with the city. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)
    The problem-plagued complex in the Southeast Heights has been placed in receivership after the owner, Mihail K
  • Witnesses describe chaos at Oñate protest

    Witnesses describe chaos at Oñate protest
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    Scott Williams says he doesn’t remember hearing gunshots or feeling the bullets that created nine holes in his body.
    Scott Williams
    Steven Ray Baca, 31, is charged with two felony counts of aggravated battery causing bodily harm for shooting Williams and for forcefully throwing Julie Harris to the ground during a protest over the controversial Juan de Oñate statue outside the Albuquerque Museum in Old Town on June 15.
    A preliminary hearing t
  • With border restrictions, dealers turn to mail delivery

    With border restrictions, dealers turn to mail delivery
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    With the Mexican-U.S. border shut down to almost all but commercial vehicles, Mexican drug traffickers are managing to deliver illegal narcotics to the doorsteps and other drop points of people who run their distribution networks in the U.S.
    Last month, agents from Homeland Security Investigations tracked a Federal Express package of methamphetamine that originated in Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico, west of Mexico City to an address in the South Valle
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  • Lives in limbo

    Lives in limbo
    Albuquerque resident Fernanda Banda Coronado is eligible to be enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, but the Trump administration is no longer accepting applications to the program established by President Barack Obama in 2012. (Source: New Mexico Dream Team)
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    Fernanda Banda Coronado compiled all of her documents.
    All the 22-year-old Albuquerque resident lacked was the almost $500 application fee to be enrolled in the Deferred Ac
  • Two Carlsbad eateries shut down

    Two Carlsbad eateries shut down
    After more than a decade of serving Carlsbad’s residents and visitors the Trinity Hotel and Restaurant was ordered to close completely after it defied New Mexico’s COVID-19 public health order and kept offering dine-in service weeks after such operations were ordered to cease.
    Indoor dining across the state was shutdown by the state in March when the pandemic was first discovered but reopened in June when the spread appeared to decline.But on July 13, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham orde
  • MWC still hopes winter sports start on time

    MWC still hopes winter sports start on time
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    The Mountain West Conference is planning to start winter sports on time; and the league on Monday postponed fall sports indefinitely because of “the continued unknown” regarding COVID-19, commissioner Craig Thompson said in comments during an interview the MWC provided on Thursday.
    “At this point, we are still targeting a November start for winter sports,” Thompson said. “The winter sports are on the second burner and the fi
  • Dodson not quite ready to end championship chase

    Dodson not quite ready to end championship chase
    Albuquerque’s John Dodson celebrates, top, celebrates his victory by knockout over Nathaniel Wood in February 2019. (Jim Thompson/Albuquerque Journal File)
    John Dodson might be the happiest man in mixed martial arts, if not the entire world.
    “It sucks to be sad,” Dodson, his typically ebullient self, said on Wednesday during a socially distanced interview session in Las Vegas, Nevada, ahead of his fight Saturday on UFC 252 against Merab Dvalishvili. “Everybody wants to si
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  • Austin cuts police budget by 1/3 amid national ‘defund’ push

    Austin cuts police budget by 1/3 amid national ‘defund’ push
    AUSTIN, Texas — In a unanimous vote, the Austin City Council moved Thursday to cut about one-third of next year’s $434 million police budget amid national calls for “defunding” law enforcement agencies in favor of spending more money on social services.
    That will come to just over $150 million that will be redirected to social services in the 2021 fiscal budget, which starts Oct 1.
    Beginning in October, about $21 million will fund social services, community resources incl
  • NCAA cancels fall championships as major football marches on

    NCAA cancels fall championships as major football marches on
    The NCAA called off fall championship events — a move Thursday that does not affect major college football — because not enough schools will be competing in sports such as men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball during the first semester.
    NCAA President Mark Emmert made the announcement in a video posted on Twitter, but it has been clear this was coming as conferences canceled fall sports seasons because of the coronvirus pandemic.
    “That doesn’t
  • Advocates demand answers in wake of police shooting

    Advocates demand answers in wake of police shooting
    Kenneth Reiss (Courtesy of friends)
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    A coalition of advocacy groups is calling for a thorough investigation into the fatal shooting by officers of a man who had called police to report a home invasion early Tuesday.
    APD Forward spokesman Barron Rogers said bystander accounts of the shooting of 50-year-old Kenneth Reiss raise “serious questions” about how officers handled the situation and whether lethal force was necessary.
    “We’re
  • Excessive heat to bake US Southwest through coming weekend

    Excessive heat to bake US Southwest through coming weekend
    PHOENIX — Excessive heat is expected across the U.S. Southwest into early next week, with forecasters warning of temperatures over 110 degrees (43.3 Celcius) in desert cities such as Phoenix and Las Vegas.
    High temperatures are expected to be be the norm through Monday across much of Arizona, and the National Weather Service’s office in Albuquerque said high temperature records might be broken in central and eastern New Mexico.
    Temperatures were expected to reach 114 degrees (45.5 Ce
  • Robert Ryland, first Black pro tennis player, dead at 100

    Robert Ryland, first Black pro tennis player, dead at 100
    Robert Ryland, the first Black professional tennis player and later a coach to such stars as Arthur Ashe and Serena and Venus Williams, has died. He was 100.
    Ryland died Aug. 2 at his stepson’s home in Provincetown, Massachusetts, on Cape Cod, his wife, Nancy Ingersoll, confirmed to The New York Times. She said the cause was aspiration pneumonia.
    Born in Chicago in 1920, Ryland began playing tennis at age 10 and won the Illinois state and junior American Tennis Association singles titles i
  • Trump admits he’s blocking postal cash to stop mail-in votes

    Trump admits he’s blocking postal cash to stop mail-in votes
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump frankly acknowledged Thursday that he’s starving the U.S. Postal Service of money in order to make it harder to process an expected surge of mail-in ballots, which he worries could cost him the election.
    In an interview on Fox Business Network, Trump explicitly noted two funding provisions that Democrats are seeking in a relief package that has stalled on Capitol Hill. Without the additional money, he said, the Postal Service won’t have the r
  • APD copter target of ‘laser attack’

    APD copter target of ‘laser attack’
    The Albuquerque Police Department is looking to the public for help finding the person who carried out a “laser attack” on a police helicopter early Thursday.
    Police said the incident happened around 2 a.m., when APD’s Air 2 helicopter, flying near Copper and Virginia NE, was clearing a call for service and on routine patrol.
    “As the pilot tried moving away from the laser, it continued to happen about three to four times and the (tactical flight officer) became disoriente
  • Animal Welfare looking for owners of mutilated dog

    Animal Welfare looking for owners of mutilated dog
    Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help after a dog was found severely injured late last month on the West Side, according to a release.
    The release states that, on July 30, the Animal Welfare Department picked up a black and tan Dachshund/Pit-bull mix near Unser and McMahon NW.
    “She was found with severe lacerations to her ears, a swollen hind leg, and blood shot eyes,” the release states. “Animal Welfare Department is seeking any information on the owners of this
  • VolitionRX: 2Q Earnings Snapshot

    VolitionRX: 2Q Earnings Snapshot
    AUSTIN, Texas — VolitionRX Ltd. (VNRX) on Thursday reported a loss of $5 million in its second quarter.
    The Austin, Texas-based company said it had a loss of 12 cents per share.
    The life sciences company posted revenue of $5,200 in the period. Its adjusted revenue was $5,000.
    In the final minutes of trading on Thursday, the company’s shares hit $3.35. A year ago, they were trading at $3.88.
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  • Governor reports ‘good news,’ sets target for virus cases

    Governor reports ‘good news,’ sets target for virus cases
    Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham gives an update on the COVID-19 health emergency in New Mexico during a remote news conference last week from the Capitol. (Eddie Moore/Albuquerque Journal)
    SANTA FE — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Thursday the coronavirus pandemic is far from whipped, despite a recent drop in new virus cases statewide that prompted the governor to say New Mexico was “beating all of our neighbors.”
    With the state’s COVID-19 test positivity rate having recent
  • Aspira: 2Q Earnings Snapshot

    Aspira: 2Q Earnings Snapshot
    AUSTIN, Texas — Aspira Women’s Health Inc. (AWH) on Thursday reported a loss of $3.8 million in its second quarter.
    The Austin, Texas-based company said it had a loss of 4 cents per share.
    The diagnostic and bio-analytical company posted revenue of $746,000 in the period.
    In the final minutes of trading on Thursday, the company’s shares hit $4.05. A year ago, they were trading at 57 cents.
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  • NCAA denies extra season for Aggie guard AJ Harris

    NCAA denies extra season for Aggie guard AJ Harris
    Auburn guard Malik Dunbar, left, defends New Mexico State guard AJ Harris (12) in the first half of a 2019 NCAA Tournament game in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Jeff Swinger)
    The NCAA on Thursday informed New Mexico State University that the waiver request for senior guard AJ Harris to play one more season has been denied.
    The 5-foot-11 guard who started his college career at Ohio State before transferring to NMSU, played in just three games this past season for the Aggies due to a pair of injuries.
  • Lumos: 2Q Earnings Snapshot

    Lumos: 2Q Earnings Snapshot
    AUSTIN, Texas — Lumos Pharma, Inc. (LUMO) on Thursday reported a loss of $5.4 million in its second quarter.
    The Austin, Texas-based company said it had a loss of 65 cents per share.
    The biopharmaceutical company posted revenue of $33,000 in the period.
    Lumos shares have decreased 32% since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Thursday, shares hit $15.40, an increase of 12% in the last 12 months.
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  • Las Cruces agrees to police reforms in fatal chokehold case

    Las Cruces agrees to police reforms in fatal chokehold case
    Las Cruces will seek to adopt racial bias training for police and may require officers to intervene in possible excessive force episodes following the choking death of a Latino man, according to an agreement in a lawsuit announced Thursday. The deal between the city of Las Cruces and a lawyer for the family of Antonio Valenzuela was part of the relatives' push to reform Las Cruces police following their wrongful death lawsuit in the case.The Washington Post has reported that between 2015 and las
  • Abandoned by state after explosion, Lebanese help each other

    Abandoned by state after explosion, Lebanese help each other
    BEIRUT — In the southern Lebanese town of Haris, a newlywed couple is living in one of Safy Faqeeh’s apartments for free. He’s never met them before, and they aren’t on a honeymoon. Their apartment in Beirut was wrecked when last week’s massive explosion wreaked destruction across the capital.
    Faqeeh is one of hundreds of Lebanese who have opened their homes to survivors of the Aug. 4 blast.
    The explosion, which was centered on Beirut’s port and ripped across
  • No fall sports to be played at New Mexico State

    No fall sports to be played at New Mexico State
    New Mexico State football, led by coach Doug Martin, center, reached a high in 2017 when it won the Arizona Bowl in Tucson over Utah State. On Thursday, New Mexico State announced it won’t be playing football, or any other fall sports, because of the coronavirus. (NMSU photo)There wasn’t just one reason, Mario Moccia said.There were many.
    In the end, a million reasons wouldn’t have made it any easier for the New Mexico State athletic director on Thursday when he informed hundre
  • Distrust of authority fuels virus misinformation for Latinos

    Distrust of authority fuels virus misinformation for Latinos
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — When Claudia Guzman suspected she had caught the coronavirus, her friends and family were full of advice: Don’t quarantine. Don’t get tested. A homemade tea will help cure you.
    “They were saying, ‘Don’t go to the hospital,’ because supposedly, if you are admitted into the hospital, they administer the virus into your body,” said Guzman, who was born in Chicago to parents from Mexico and now lives in Memphis, Tennessee.
    False claims
  • Ducey backs schools reopening without hitting virus metrics

    Ducey backs schools reopening without hitting virus metrics
    PHOENIX — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Thursday he was supportive of school districts that have decided to fully reopen for in-person instruction even though their counties don’t meet the guidelines for controlling the spread of coronavirus that his own health director designed.
    Ducey defended the actions of the districts that decided to reopen, saying decisions were being made at the local level and that the state is near meeting the benchmarks, even if it is not there yet.
    “W
  • US seizes virtual currency alleged to fund militant groups

    US seizes virtual currency alleged to fund militant groups
    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department said Thursday that it has seized millions of dollars from cryptocurrency accounts that militant groups, including al-Qaida and the Islamic State, relied on to finance their organizations and violent plots.
    Law enforcement officials said the groups used the accounts to solicit donations, including by trying to raise money from the sale of fraudulent personal protective equipment for the coronavirus pandemic.
    Officials described it as the largest-ever seiz
  • Federal appeals court: Male-only draft is constitutional

    Federal appeals court: Male-only draft is constitutional
    NEW ORLEANS — A federal appeals court in New Orleans upheld the constitutionality of the all-male military draft system Thursday, citing a 1981 U.S. Supreme Court decision.
    In a decision that overturned a 2019 ruling by a Texas-based federal judge, a panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans said “only the Supreme Court may revise its precedent.”
    The case was argued in Marchand was the result of a lawsuit by the National Coalition for Men and two men challen
  • ‘Impossible’: School boards are at heart of reopening debate

    ‘Impossible’: School boards are at heart of reopening debate
    ROCK HILL, S.C. — Helena Miller listened to teachers, terrified to reenter classrooms, and parents, exhausted from trying to make virtual learning work at home. She heard from school officials who spent hundreds of hours on thousands of details — buses, classrooms, football, arts, special education. She spent countless nights, eyes wide open, her mind wrestling over the safety and education of the 17,000 children she swore to protect.
    She thought of her own kids, two in high school a
  • Western Colorado fires grow in warm weather, drought

    Western Colorado fires grow in warm weather, drought
    GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. — Fueled by drought conditions, wildfires burning in western Colorado continue to grow in warm, windy weather.
    The Grizzly Creek Fire east of Glenwood Springs, which has shut down a 57-mile (92-kilometer) portion of Interstate 70 for four days, had grown to nearly 10 square miles (26 square kilometers) by Thursday. It’s mostly spreading to the west into the No Name Creek drainage. If it crosses it, parts of Glenwood Springs north of I-70 would be put on pre-ev
  • Man guilty in terror plot to be released from prison

    Man guilty in terror plot to be released from prison
    BOSTON — A Rhode Island man sentenced to 15 years in prison for participating in a plot to behead a blogger on behalf of the Islamic State group will be released early because of the coronavirus pandemic, a federal judge has ruled.
    The judge ordered Nicholas Rovinski’s release this week after his lawyers argued that Rovinski’s medical conditions, including cerebral palsy and hypertension, make the 29-year-old particularly vulnerable to serious illness from the virus.
    “The
  • Pompeo, in Slovenia, pushes 5G security, warns about China

    Pompeo, in Slovenia, pushes 5G security, warns about China
    BLED, Slovenia — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Slovenia on Thursday to make the case for high-speed wireless networks that bar Chinese companies like Huawei.
    On the second leg of a four-nation tour of central and eastern Europe, Pompeo met with Slovenian officials in the mountain lake town of Bled and signed a joint declaration on “5G Clean Network Security” that aims to keep untrusted telecommunications vendors out of Slovenia.
    “Free nations must work toget
  • UAE and Israel to establish full diplomatic ties

    UAE and Israel to establish full diplomatic ties
    JERUSALEM — Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced Thursday they are establishing full diplomatic relations in a U.S.-brokered deal that required Israel to halt its contentious plan to annex occupied West Bank land sought by the Palestinians.
    The historic deal delivered a key foreign policy victory to President Donald Trump as he seeks re-election and reflected a changing Middle East in which shared concerns about archenemy Iran have largely overtaken traditional Arab support for th
  • Thousands in Belarus form ‘lines of solidarity’ in protest

    Thousands in Belarus form ‘lines of solidarity’ in protest
    MINSK, Belarus — Crowds of protesters in Belarus swarmed the streets and thousands of workers rallied outside industrial plants Thursday to denounce a police crackdown on demonstrations over a disputed election that extended the 26-year rule of authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko.
    Beginning in the morning, hundreds of women formed long “lines of solidarity” in several areas of the capital, Minsk. Many were dressed in white and carried flowers and portraits of loved one
  • Asian shares mixed on weak China data, worries over pandemic

    Asian shares mixed on weak China data, worries over pandemic
    TOKYO — Asian shares were mixed on Friday as investors studied fresh data out of China showing that its recovery remains subdued.
    Shares rose in Japan and Australia, but fell in Hong Kong, South Korea and Shanghai.
    China said Friday that its factory output rose 4.8% from a year earlier in July, on a par with June’s increase. Retail sales fell 1.1%, as consumers remain cautious.
    Widespread worries persist about a second, or third, surge in coronavirus cases in many places. Another aft
  • US says Iran briefly seizes oil tanker near Strait of Hormuz

    US says Iran briefly seizes oil tanker near Strait of Hormuz
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Iranian navy boarded and briefly seized a Liberian-flagged oil tanker near the strategic Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between Tehran and the U.S., the American military said Thursday.
    The U.S. military’s Central Command published a black-and-white video showing what appeared to be special forces fast-roping down from a helicopter onto the MT Wila, whose last position appeared to be off the eastern coast of the United Arab Emirates near t
  • Facebook beefs up anti-misinfo efforts ahead of US election

    Facebook beefs up anti-misinfo efforts ahead of US election
    OAKLAND, Calif. — Beginning Thursday, U.S. Facebook users who post about voting may start seeing an addendum to their messages — labels directing readers to authoritative information about the upcoming presidential election.
    It’s the social network’s latest step to to combat election-related misinformation on its platform as the Nov. 3 election nears — one in which many voters may be submitting ballots by mail for the first time. Facebook began adding similar links
  • S Korea concerned as new cases spike above 100

    S Korea concerned as new cases spike above 100
    SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea is reporting 103 new coronavirus cases. It is one of the country’s biggest daily jumps in months, and officials are expressing concern that infections are getting out of control in the capital of Seoul and other major cities as Koreans increasingly venture out in public.
    The figures released by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday brought the national caseload to 14,873 cases, including 305 deaths.
    Eighty-three of the new cas
  • US official says FBI joining Beirut explosion investigation

    US official says FBI joining Beirut explosion investigation
    BEIRUT — The FBI will join Lebanese and other international investigators in the probe of the massive explosion at Beirut’s port that killed more than 170 people, injured thousands and caused widespread destruction, a U.S. diplomat said Thursday.
    Lebanese authorities had invited the FBI to take part, and it is one way that Washington can help the country deal with the effects of the disaster, said U.S. Undersecretary for Political Affairs David Hale as he toured the Gemayezeh neighbo
  • Both sides play the blame game as virus relief talks stall

    Both sides play the blame game as virus relief talks stall
    WASHINGTON — With talks on emergency coronavirus aid having stalled out, both sides played the blame game Thursday rather than make any serious moves to try to break their stalemate. Official Washington is emptying, national politics is consuming the airwaves and the chasm between the warring sides appears too great for now.
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pressed the case for funding for the U.S. Postal Service, rental assistance, food aid and rapid testing for the virus at her weekly press ev
  • US jobless claims fall below 1 million but remain high

    US jobless claims fall below 1 million but remain high
    WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment dropped below 1 million last week for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak took hold in the U.S. five months ago, but layoffs are still running extraordinarily high.
    The figures show that the crisis continues to throw people out of work just as the expiration of an extra $600 a week in federal jobless benefits has deepened the hardship for many — and posed another threat to the U.S. economy.
    Applications for jobl
  • Texas surpasses 9,000 virus deaths as testing remains low

    Texas surpasses 9,000 virus deaths as testing remains low
    AUSTIN, Texas — Texas surpassed 9,000 confirmed coronavirus deaths Wednesday while testing again dropped to the lowest levels since June, and infection rates hit another record.
    The state on Wednesday reported 324 additional deaths, bringing the total number of confirmed new deaths added from COVID-19 over the past week alone to more than 1,600.
    Some of those deaths occurred in July, when Texas began waiting on death certificates before adding to the total number of fatalities. Officials i
  • Texas man attempts to take ownership of controversial statue

    Texas man attempts to take ownership of controversial statue
    RICHMOND, Texas — A Black resident of a Texas city that has a statue honoring three white supremacists has attempted to take ownership of it in an effort to remove it.
    Tres Davis, who has lived in Richmond for 15 years, would like the monument to be moved to a museum, the Houston Chronicle reported.
    The monument pays respects to three members of a white supremacist group called the Jaybirds, which sought to take control of the Fort Bend County government from the Woodpeckers, a group that
  • Gilbert mayor resigns, joins McSally’s reelection campaign

    Gilbert mayor resigns, joins McSally’s reelection campaign
    GILBERT, Ariz. — The mayor of Gilbert has resigned, effective immediately.
    Jenn Daniels announced the move at Tuesday evening’s Town Council meeting and later said she resigned for personal reasons.
    On Wednesday, Daniels was announced as one of four Maricopa County chairs for Republican U.S. Sen. Martha McSally’s reelection campaign.
    “Somebody sent me a tweet or something that it’s being tied to being a campaign chair for Martha McSally,” Daniels told The Ariz
  • Tusayan mayor seeking third two-year term apparently ousted

    Tusayan mayor seeking third two-year term apparently ousted
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — A woman who has long opposed massive development in Tusayan on the outskirts of Grand Canyon National Park is the unofficial winner of the mayoral race.
    The Coconino County Recorder’s Office on Wednesday said Clarinda Vail won more than 61% of the vote from the Aug. 4 primary election in her bid to oust current Mayor Craig Sanderson, who was seeking a third two-year term.
    The county had dozens of outstanding ballots to process and count before posting the unofficia
  • EPA hears comments about a proposed repository for mine waste near Silverton, Colorado

    EPA hears comments about a proposed repository for mine waste near Silverton, Colorado
    Aug. 12–AZTEC — A repository for mine waste is needed in Colorado’s Bonita Peak Mining District and the impoundments at Mayflower Mill could be a good location, according to comments the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency received during a virtual meeting on Aug. 11 regarding the proposed depository.
    But members of the public also thought the EPA should take steps to mitigate impacts to tourism and recreation and to prevent possible failures that would contaminate the Animas
  • Chicago police: Driver struck pedestrian twice, killing her

    Chicago police: Driver struck pedestrian twice, killing her
    CHICAGO — A man was ordered held Wednesday for using an SUV to strike and kill a pedestrian and injure her daughter while they walked along a Chicago street.
    During a bond hearing, Cook County prosecutors said they haven’t come up with the motive of Edgar Roman, 25, in using his vehicle to strike and kill Zoraleigh Ryan, 55, of Chandler, Arizona and injuring her 20-year-old daughter.
    Prosecutors said Roman struck the two women as they crossed a street with his SUV before circling bac
  • Arizona landlords ask high court to invalidate eviction ban

    Arizona landlords ask high court to invalidate eviction ban
    PHOENIX — Landlord advocacy groups filed a special action with the Arizona State Supreme Court Wednesday seeking to invalidate as unconstitutional Gov. Doug Ducey’s moratorium on evictions of people who have missed rent payments because they became ill or lost their income due to the coronavirus.
    The Arizona Multihousing Association, the Manufactured Housing Communities of Arizona and several individual property owners filed the action directly with the high court. It argues the mora
  • Trump’s EPA dumps methane emissions rule for oil, gas fields

    Trump’s EPA dumps methane emissions rule for oil, gas fields
    HARRISBURG, Pa. — President Donald Trump’s administration is undoing Obama-era rules designed to limit potent greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas fields and pipelines, formalizing the changes Thursday in the heart of the nation’s most prolific natural gas reservoir and in the premier presidential battleground state of Pennsylvania.
    Andrew Wheeler, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, signed the rollback of the 2016 methane emissions rule in Pittsburgh as the
  • Warning on Russia adds questions about Senate’s Biden probe

    Warning on Russia adds questions about Senate’s Biden probe
    WASHINGTON — Even before last week’s intelligence assessment on foreign election interference, Republican Sen. Ron Johnson was facing criticism from Democrats that his investigation of presidential candidate Joe Biden and Ukraine was politically motivated and advancing Russian interests.
    But the stark warning that Russia is working to denigrate the Democratic presidential candidate adds to questions about the probe by Johnson’s Senate committee and whether it is mimicking, even

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