Time ticks away at wild bison genetic diversity

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Evidence is mounting that wild North American bison are gradually shedding their genetic diversity across many of the isolated herds overseen by the U.S. government, weakening fu...

Trump's rally in New Mexico a bid for an upset next year

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state of New Mexico doesn't feel like Trump Country. The president's first campaign lost the state by 8 percentage points back in 2016. Last year, Republica...

Investigation ongoing into Texas shooting that left 20 dead

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The shooting that killed 20 people at a crowded El Paso department store will be handled as a domestic terrorism case, federal authorities said as they weighed hate-crime charges...

Sister: El Paso shooting victim, 25, 'gave her life' for son

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Among the 20 dead when a young gunman opened fire in an El Paso, Texas, shopping area Saturday was a 25-year-old woman who was shot while holding her 2-month-old son, her sister ...

Report: Childhood poverty persists in fast-growing Southwest

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The number of children living in poverty has swelled over the past three decades in fast-growing, ethnically diverse states such as Texas, Arizona and Nevada as the nation's popu...

Border state challenges quick-release asylum practices

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico and its largest city sued the Trump administration Monday in a first-of-its-kind lawsuit from a state seeking to stem the quick release of asylum seeking migrants into...

Planes, buses move migrants from crowded border shelters

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — U.S. authorities are using aircraft to move migrants to less-crowded areas for processing, while others have been bused as far north as Colorado to alleviate the strain on overwh...

Space-tourism dream edges toward reality in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — British billionaire Richard Branson and his space-tourism company Virgin Galactic announced new steps Friday toward offering thrill rides into the low reaches of space for paying...

Santa Fe Opera announces plans to stage world premieres

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — World-premiere operas derived from the gender-bending Broadway hit "M. Butterfly" and from meditations on Victorian-era repression in Bram Stroker's "Dracula" are coming to the S...

Congress measures conflict over drilling near sacred sites

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Lawmakers ventured thousands of miles from Washington to collect testimony Monday as advocates urge members of Congress to establish greater restrictions on oil and natural gas d...

US jury finds ex-priest guilty of sex abuse in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A U.S. jury found a former Roman Catholic priest who was captured in Morocco guilty Wednesday of sexually abusing a boy at a veterans' cemetery and Air Force base in New Mexico. ...

New Mexico mulls state-run pot shops, subsidized medical use

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico would become the first U.S. state to set up its own government-operated marijuana stores and subsidize medical cannabis for the poor under a bill brokered between Repu...

Trapping-ban bill signals shift in attitudes toward animals

TIERRA AMARILLA, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico may become the latest state in the American West to place major restrictions on wildlife trapping as frontier ethics and suburban attitudes toward animal suffer...

Chicano author, illustrator collaborate on animal adventure

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The 81-year-old author is often called a dean of Chicano literature. The illustrator is a younger muralist steeped in the visual traditions of Mexican-American pop culture and...

Libertarian says Trump, Democrats need a swing-vote senator

TUCUMCARI, N.M. (AP) — Gary Johnson's decades-old quest to shrink government and let free enterprise and pot-smoking liberty reign comes with a new twist in November elections. The f...