• Former Shiprock ROTC instructor suspected in second rape

    A former ROTC instructor charged in the rape of a 16-year-old Shiprock High School student with special needs is now alleged to have raped another teen — getting her pregnant — while working at the school late last year.Ira Harris (U.S. Attorney's Office)
    A search warrant affidavit unsealed Thursday laid out the new allegations against Ira Harris after a mouth swab was taken from the 55-year-old to be compared with the DNA of a baby born earlier this month to a teenage girl in Shipr
  • 1 found dead after shooting in Southwest Albuquerque

    One person is dead following reports of a shooting in Southwest Albuquerque early Thursday, according to the Albuquerque Police Department.
    Officers responded to the 600 block of Bataan SW, near the intersection of Bridge and Coors, shortly after 4 a.m. Thursday, the department said in a release. They found one person dead when they arrived.
    The homicide unit has been called out to investigate.
    No further details were released.
    Detectives were investigating another shooting in this area Sunday
  • North Korea fires missiles after Harris leaves South Korea

    PANMUNJOM, Korea -- In a show of defiance, North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea on Thursday, hours after U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris flew home from a visit to South Korea during which she emphasized the "ironclad" U.S. commitment to the security of its Asian allies.
    It was the third round of missile launches by North Korea this week, extending a record pace in weapons testing as it accelerates a push to expand its arsenal and pressure Washington to accept it as
  • North Korea fires missile after Harris leaves South Korea

    PANMUNJOM, Korea -- South Korea's military says North Korea has fired at least one ballistic missile toward its eastern waters.
    The launch on Thursday came hours after U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris departed from South Korea, the last stop of a four-day Asian trip on which she emphasized a U.S. commitment to defend its allies in the face of increasing North Korean threats.
    Thursday's launch was the third round of missile tests by North Korea this week. North Korea test-fired two ballistic mis
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  • Vatican sanctioned Nobel laureate after Timor accusations

    VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican confirmed Thursday that it imposed disciplinary sanctions on Nobel Peace Prize-winning Bishop Carlos Ximenes Belo in the past two years following allegations that he sexually abused boys in East Timor in the 1990s.
    The Vatican spokesman said in a statement that the office that handles sex abuse cases received allegations "concerning the bishop's behavior" in 2019 and within a year had imposed the sanctions.
    They included limitations on Belo's movements and exercise of
  • Welfare group reports severe breaches on Romanian fur farms

    SIGHISOARA, Romania -- In a dingy basement, chinchillas bred to provide the fashion industry with their fur bite the wire of cages that are stacked floor-to-ceiling with no natural light, as their babies struggle across the wire-mesh floors.
    The scene captured on video is among the findings from an undercover investigation into conditions on Romania's chinchilla fur farms, carried out last year by the animal welfare charity Humane Society International.
    HSI said it uncovered cruel and allegedly
  • Suu Kyi convicted again, Australian economist gets 3 years

    BANGKOK -- A court in military-ruled Myanmar convicted former leader Aung San Suu Kyi in another criminal case Thursday and sentenced Australian economist Sean Turnell to three years in prison for violating Myanmar's official secrets act, a legal official said.
    Suu Kyi received a three-year sentence after being convicted with Turnell under the secrets law, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to release information about the case.
    Three members of h
  • People trapped, 2.5M without power as Ian drenches Florida

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Hurricane Ian left a path of destruction in southwest Florida, trapping people in flooded homes, cutting off the only bridge to a barrier island, damaging the roof of a hospital intensive care unit and knocking out power to 2.5 million people as it dumped rain across the peninsula on Thursday.
    One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit the United States threatened catastrophic flooding around the state. Ian's tropical-storm-force winds extended outward up to 415 miles (6
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  • Kremlin will annex 4 regions of Ukraine on Friday

    KYIV, Ukraine -- Russia confirmed on Thursday it will formally annex parts of Ukraine where occupied areas held Kremlin-orchestrated "referendums" on living under Moscow's rule that the Ukrainian government and the West denounced as illegal and rigged.
    Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend a ceremony on Friday in the Kremlin when four regions of Ukraine will be officially folded into Russia, spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.
    Peskov said the pro-Moscow administrators of the regions w
  • Kremlin gets ready to annex 4 regions of Ukraine on Friday

    KYIV, Ukraine -- Russia on Friday will formally annex occupied parts of Ukraine where it held Kremlin-orchestrated "referendums" in which it claimed that residents had voted overwhelmingly to live under Moscow's rule. The Ukrainian government and the West have denounced the ballots as illegal, forced and rigged.
    Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend a ceremony Friday in the Kremlin when four regions of Ukraine -- Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson and Zaporizhzhia -- will be officially folded into
  • Kremlin: 4 regions of Ukraine to be folded in Russia Friday

    MOSCOW -- The Kremlin says that the four regions of Ukraine that held referendums on joining Russia will be incorporated into the country on Friday.
    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend a ceremony in the Kremlin at which they will be officially folded into Russia.
    Peskov told reporters Thursday that the heads of the four regions where the five-day voting wrapped up Tuesday will sign treaties to join Russia during Friday's ceremony at the Kremlin
  • NM in the lead with military spouse license reciprocity

    The Kirtland Partnership Committee, along with key members of the state of New Mexico and local business leaders, have made it easier and more desirable for military personnel to transition to the great state of New Mexico with their families by relieving the burden and red tape associated with transferring professional licenses from other states.
    On Aug. 19, the New Mexico Supreme Court adopted a military spouse limited law license for spouses of active duty service members stationed in New Mex
  • NM economy won’t thrive until we educate our workforce

    Ant Thornton
    By now, we all know these sad facts: New Mexico ranks last in the United States in both education and child welfare. But I'll add a few more rankings to the list: according to U.S. News & World Report, we rank 44th in our economy, and 49th in "opportunity."
    Opportunity is a weighty word. It strikes a note of hope and of optimism. And because I am an eternal optimist, it's a word that resonates with me. Contrary to our ranking in U.S. News, it's also a word that I associate with
  • Editorial: NM GOP needs to explain doctored mailer

    An altered image of darkened hands cutting a white child's hair sure does appear to play on racist fears and should be denounced by the political party that created it.
    The Republican Party of New Mexico recently mailed flyers to voters in several state House districts showing a barber with darkened hands. "Do you want a sex offender cutting your child's hair?" the flyer asks.Democrats are calling this political flyer created by the Republican Party of New Mexico a racist "dog whistle."
    The fly
  • Editorial: Navajo project brings clean water for all a step closer

    Imagine having to rely on hand-pumped wells, windmills, earth dams and snowdrifts to gather enough water — untreated at that — to drink, cook, bathe, water livestock.
    Such has been the stark reality for many indigenous New Mexicans living in the northwest corner of the state, though that is changing thanks to a major water infrastructure project that got rolling during the Obama administration and has recently benefited from the $1 trillion infrastructure deal Congress passed last y
  • ABQ gets trashed while city employees make bank

    ... In the past few days I've been reminded multiple times by Solid Waste that my neighborhood needs to have made arrangements with them as "Company is Coming" and we need to clean up our neighborhood. Then I've been told the Albuquerque Police Department is going to work on solving the 911 Call Center problems by hiring more dispatchers. And, to make it even more outstanding, Police Chief Harold Medina has been able to "find the money" for these new hires since we don't have all the officers th
  • $2.25 Rail Runner trip shines fresh light on NM

    I took the Rail Runner recently for the first time. My eyes have long forgotten the beauty of New Mexico, as it is easy to just focus on the troubled parts.
    I was impressed by the whole operation: the cleanliness of the station (Montano), the cleanliness of the train (three levels!) and the friendliness of the staff. There were even hipsters sitting at the tables with their coffee and laptops and many bicycle people talking about concerts and hikes. It made me think I had somehow been sent back
  • Sun sets on Isotopes season with big numbers (good and bad)

    Fans attending the Albuquerque Isotopes' season finale Wednesday at Isotopes Park were treated to a spectacular sunset and a win by the home team. (Roberto E. Rosales/Journal)
    They weren't in contention. Again.
    And the fans didn't seem to care.
    Again.
    The Albuquerque Isotopes, who finished the season at 62-86 with a win over visiting El Paso and haven't finished above .500 since 2013, played the finale in front of an announced crowd of 8,619. That a team that finished the season 22 games out of
  • Sun sets on Isotopes season with big numbers (both good and bad)

    Fans attending the Albuquerque Isotopes' season finale Wednesday at Isotopes Park were treated to a spectacular sunset and a win by the home team. (Roberto E. Rosales/Journal)
    They weren't in contention. Again.
    And the fans didn't seem to care.
    Again.
    The Albuquerque Isotopes, who finished the season at 62-86 with a win over visiting El Paso and haven't finished above .500 since 2013, played the finale in front of an announced crowd of 8,619. That a team entering their final game of the season (
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  • Global stocks fall after UK’s Truss defends tax cuts

    BEIJING -- European stocks tumbled Thursday and Asian markets were mixed after British Prime Minister Liz Truss defended a tax-cut plan that rattled investors.
    London's market benchmark plunged 2.3% and Frankfurt lost 1.9% in early trading. Shanghai and Hong Kong also declined. Tokyo and Seoul advanced.
    The future for Wall Street's benchmark S&P 500 index was down 1.3%. Oil prices lost more than $1 per barrel after jumping more than $3 the previous day.
    Stocks and the British pound fell Tues
  • Asian stocks follow Wall St higher after UK calms markets

    BEIJING -- Asian stock markets followed Wall Street higher Thursday after Britain's central bank moved forcefully to stop a budding financial crisis.
    Market benchmarks in Hong Kong, Seoul and Sydney added more than 1%. Shanghai and Tokyo also rose. Oil prices edged lower after jumping by more than $3 per barrel the previous day.
    Wall Street's benchmark S&P 500 index surged 2% on Wednesday for its biggest gain in seven weeks after the Bank of England announced it would buy as many government
  • NM student recites poetry at White House reading event

    Jesse Begay from Santa Fe, N.M., pauses for applause after reading his poem during an event for the Class of 2022 National Student Poets hosted by first lady Jill Biden at the White House in Washington Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. Seated behind from left, Winslow Hastie, Jr., from Charleston, S.C., and Vidhatrie Keetha, from the Bronx borough of New York. (Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press)
    WASHINGTON – Jill Biden on Tuesday hosted a reading by this year's group of National Student Poets, includ
  • NM counties ask for help in operating jails

    The Metropolitan Detention Center. (Roberto E. Rosales/Journal)
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    In light of "crisis levels of understaffing" at jails across the state, general counsel for the New Mexico Counties organization raised concerns that counties – which run the facilities – are footing the majority of the costs without much assistance from city and state governments.
    "Money's tight – a big portion of the county money is going to jails, a very small portion of
  • It’s lights out at the San Juan Generating Station

    Steven Sorrow is a plant operator and has worked at the San Juan Generating Station for 10 years. Sorrow will be laid off on October 21. The coal-fired plant is completely shutting down after 50 years of generating a power supply for Public Service Company of New Mexico, and other local and regional utilities. (Chancey Bush/Albuquerque Journal)
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    WATERFLOW – The cawing of crows filled the air on Wednesday morning at the coal-fired San Juan Generating
  • Developmnent moratorium extended for Los Ranchos

    The intersection of Fourth St. and Osuna Rd. in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, as seen in 2002. (Dean Hanson/Albuquerque Journal)
    Copyright © 2022 Albuquerque Journal
    Los Ranchos de Albuquerque trustees voted 3-0 to extend until the end of December a moratorium on applications for the village's Pilot Project and Conservation Development program, which requires a developer to give a percentage of a project site to the village for use as open space.
    The vote, taken during a special trustees meet
  • Development moratorium extended for Los Ranchos

    Copyright © 2022 Albuquerque Journal
    Los Ranchos de Albuquerque trustees voted 3-0 to extend until the end of December a moratorium on applications for the village's Pilot Project and Conservation Development program, which requires a developer to give a percentage of a project site to the village for use as open space.
    The vote, taken during a special trustees meeting on Wednesday, is the latest ripple in a controversy that has been boiling since village residents became aware this past s
  • Sleep-deprived weekend for UNM’s Ridenour: Vegas on Friday night, Portales Saturday morning

    Heath Ridenour, UNM's quarterbacks coach, has a whole lot on his plate with a senior transfer QB learning the triple option for the first time, a packed weekend that includes a big Lobos game at UNLV and a celebration at his alma mater.Heath Ridenour, UNM quarterbacks coach
    Ridenour, the former Cleveland High head coach, is being inducted into Eastern New Mexico University's Hall of Honors and will be recognized during the Greyhounds' homecoming game on Saturday night.
    After Friday night's game
  • Lobo basketball team hopes size solves problems

    Josiah Allick dunks during New Mexico's practice on Wednesday. (Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Journal)
    The talk of the offseason remains the talk of the 2022-23 season for Lobo basketball.
    In order to take the next step, the University of New Mexico men's basketball team has to evolve from a small, fast-paced, guard-oriented team that only can win games with scores in the 80s and 90s, and instead be a team that can grind out ugly, low-scoring games against big, physical teams. That's something they quite
  • Man arrested in infant girl’s death

    Copyright © 2022 Albuquerque Journal
    Authorities have arrested an Albuquerque man in the death of his infant daughter earlier this year.Adam Garcia (MDC)
    Adam Garcia, 24, was charged late last month with child abuse in the March 16 death of 5-month-old Trinity Garcia.
    U.S. Marshals arrested Garcia on Wednesday and he will be booked into the Metropolitan Detention Center, said Rebecca Atkins, an Albuquerque police spokeswoman. It's unclear who Garcia's attorney will be.
    Nicole Dimas, Trinit

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