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'Bama nips Georgia with overtime TD pass

ATLANTA — Tua Tagovailoa threw a 41-yard touchdown to DeVonta Smith to give No. 4 Alabama a 26-23 overtime victory against No. 3 Georgia to win the College Football Playoff national championship Monday night. Tagovailoa entered the game at...

 

Aggies top Greyhounds in exhibition

LAS CRUCES — Zach Lofton scored 29 points and New Mexico State won its second straight game over an in-state rival, handily beating Division II Eastern New Mexico, 84-62 on Tuesday night. The Aggies had a five-game win streak snapped by San Diego,...

 

Yankees to hire Aaron Boone as new manager

NEW YORK — The Yankees have picked ESPN broadcaster Aaron Boone to succeed Joe Girardi as manager, a person familiar with New York's decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday night because the decision...

 

Suspect in Colorado Walmart killings called hostile loner

THORNTON, Colo. — A man arrested on suspicion of fatally shooting three people inside a suburban Denver Walmart was described Thursday by neighbors as a hostile loner who cursed at them and often carried a shotgun in and out of his third-floor...

 

AFCA Division II poll: where did ENMU land?

AFCA Division II Coaches Poll By The Associated Press Through Oct. 29 Record Pts Pvs 1. Minnesota State (10) 9-0 822 3 2. Shepherd (22) 8-0 820 2 3. Indiana (Pa.) (2) 9-0 777 4 4. Midwestern State 7-0 717 5 5. Indianapolis 9-0 710 6 6. Fort Hays...

 

Yankees clobber Astros, trail ALCS 2-1

NEW YORK — Todd Frazier and Aaron Judge each hit three-run homers, and C.C. Sabathia tossed six shutout innings, as the New York Yankees crushed the Houston Astros 8-1 in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series Monday night at Yankee...

 

Yankees top Indians, advance to ALCS

CLEVELAND — Didi Gregorius, following in the October footprints left by Derek Jeter, homered twice off Corey Kluber as the New York Yankees beat the Cleveland Indians 5-2 in Game 5 on Wednesday night to complete their comeback from a 2-0 deficit...

 

Wildfire smoke in West clearing as storms move through

BOISE, Idaho — Storms brought cooler and wetter weather into the Western and Northwestern U.S. this weekend, breaking up a temperature inversion that had blanketed much of the region with acrid smoke from dozens of wildfires. Officials at the...

 

Can't watch the eclipse? Tune in online or on TV

If you can’t witness the total solar eclipse in person, you can still see it online or via TV. Here are some of the viewing options: (All times MDT) • NASA will offer hours of coverage online and on NASA Television beginning at noon. It plans...

 

Another dry year forecast

LAS CRUCES — Farmers in southern New Mexico are bracing for what could be another dry year. There’s not much water in Elephant Butte and other key reservoirs upstream, meaning any new water would have to come from snowmelt runoff next spring in...

 

Firefighters battling Tres Lagunas blazes racing against wind, humidity

PECOS — More than 900 firefighters were racing against increasing winds and dropping humidity levels Monday as they fought to contain two wildfires raging in the northern New Mexico mountains. In the Santa Fe National Forest, the Tres Lagunas... Full story

 

Judge: Starving NM herd can be sold to Texas buyer

ALBUQUERQUE — A judge agreed Thursday to allow an eastern New Mexico rancher to sell his herd of allegedly emaciated cattle to a Texas buyer after a state agency seized livestock from his drought-stricken ranch. A Tucumcari district attorney told... Full story

 

Panel rejects Pentagon's request for base closings

WASHINGTON — A new round of military base closings is going nowhere in Congress. The House Armed Services readiness subcommittee passed a bill Thursday rejecting the Obama administration's request for more domestic base closings. Military leaders...

 

Panel rejects Pentagon's request for base closings

WASHINGTON — A new round of military base closings is going nowhere in Congress. The House Armed Services readiness subcommittee passed a bill Thursday rejecting the Obama administration's request for more domestic base closings. Military leaders...

 

State engineer plans metering of water wells

SANTA FE — Irrigators, municipalities and industry in parts of drought-stricken eastern New Mexico will be required to install meters on their underground wells to measure water use under a plan by the state's top water manager. State Engineer...

 

Feds revise proposal for lesser prairie chicken

ALBUQUERQUE — Environmentalists are criticizing federal wildlife officials for their plan to revamp proposed protections for a prairie grouse found in several western states. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Friday that it will reopen...

 

Feds deny reports of Boston suspect is arrested

BOSTON — Federal officials denied a suspect was under arrest Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombings. A law enforcement official briefed on the investigation told The Associated Press earlier in the day that a suspect was in custody. The FBI and...

 

Police searching apartment in Boston suburb

BOSTON — Two bombs exploded in the crowded streets near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday, killing at least three people and injuring more than 140 in a bloody scene of shattered glass and severed limbs that raised alarms that... Full story

 

High speed chase ends in Roosevelt County

PORTALES - A high-speed chase that began in Texas ended in eastern New Mexico after tire deflation devices were used to stop the speeding sedan. Authorities say driver Christopher Sharp refused to stop early Sunday morning after being clocked by...

 

Department of Defense delays cuts

WASHINGTON— The Defense Department will delay furlough notices for its civilian employees for about two weeks while officials analyze the impact of a new spending bill on planned budget cuts, the Pentagon said Thursday. The delay comes as defense o... Full story

 

Argentine Jorge Bergoglio elected Pope Francis

VATICAN CITY — Argentine Jorge Bergoglio was elected pope Wednesday and chose the papal name Francis, becoming first pontiff from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. A stunned-looking Bergoglio shyly waved to...

 

Appeal in NM gay bias case is heard

SANTA FE — In a case that tests anti-discrimination protection for gays, a religious rights group told the New Mexico Supreme Court on Monday that a photographer who declined to shoot the commitment ceremony of a lesbian couple was exercising her r...

 

NM proposal limits legislative email disclosure

SANTA FE — A House committee approved a proposal Friday that could protect legislators' email from being publicly disclosed through requests made under a New Mexico open government law. The proposed change in legislative rules unanimously endorsed...

 

GOP fails to force debate

SANTA FE — Allies of Republican Gov. Susana Martinez narrowly failed Wednesday in trying to revive legislation that would stop New Mexico from issuing driver's licenses to most illegal immigrants. A Martinez-backed license proposal has been...

 

Experts: Storms won't break drought

ST. LOUIS — The blanket of snow covering much of the Great Plains after two big storms in less than a week may provide some relief for parched areas, but it's no "drought-buster," experts said Tuesday. States such as Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma...

 

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