Family of Marine Killed in Afghanistan Fails to Win Lawsuit Against Alec Baldwin

[ad_1] CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Alec Baldwin didn’t have to pay anything to resolve a $25 million lawsuit filed by family members of a Marine killed in Afghanistan after the actor chastised them on social media over the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Baldwin’s attorney said. U.S. Southern District of New York … Read more

Texas Judge Rips Into Biden Administration’s Handling of Border in Dispute Over Razor Wire Barrier

[ad_1] McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Border Patrol agents for now can cut razor wire that Texas installed on the U.S.-Mexico border under a judge’s ruling that also took President Joe Biden’s administration to task for its handling of immigration enforcement. The ruling is at least a temporary defeat for Texas officials who say Border Patrol … Read more

Officer and Suspect Killed in a Shootout After a Traffic Stop in Southwest Colorado

[ad_1] CORTEZ, Colo. (AP) — A police officer and a suspect were killed in a shootout following a traffic stop in southwest Colorado on Wednesday, authorities said. Police say the officer, whose name has not been released, was shot after pulling over a vehicle shortly before noon in the rural town of Cortez in the … Read more

Writer John Nichols, Author of ‘The Milagro Beanfield War’ With a Social Justice Streak, Dies at 83

[ad_1] SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Writer John Nichols, best known for his populist novel, “The Milagro Beanfield War,” has died. He was 83. Nichols died Monday at home in Taos, New Mexico, amid declining health linked to a long-term heart condition, said daughter Tania Harris of Albuquerque. Nichols won early recognition with the 1965 … Read more

New Mexico Supreme Court Upholds Democratic-Drawn Congressional Map

[ad_1] SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court upheld a Democratic-drawn congressional map that divvied up a conservative, oil-producing region and reshaped a swing district along the U.S. border with Mexico, in an order published Monday. All five justices signed a shortly worded order to affirm a lower court decision that the … Read more

Indiana Couple, 2 Dogs, Die When Single-Engine Plane Crashes in Western Michigan After Takeoff

[ad_1] LUDINGTON, Mich. (AP) — An Indiana couple died Sunday when their single-engine plane crashed in western Michigan after taking off from an airport near Ludington, authorities said. The plane crashed and caught fire about 10 a.m. near the Mason County Airport, killing a 43-year-old woman and a 60-year-old man, both from Indiana, and their … Read more

Too Many Schools Are Underperforming, Top New Mexico Education Official Says

[ad_1] ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Far too many schools in New Mexico are underperforming, and the state’s top education official says the focus of his agency’s next budget proposal will be on holding districts and schools responsible for student achievement. The budget blueprint is due next Thursday, but Public Education Secretary Arsenio Romero and other … Read more

New Mexico Supreme Court Reprimands Judge Who Advised Prosecutors in Case Involving His Daughter

[ad_1] SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has publicly censured a state judge in Las Cruces with for providing advice to prosecutors during a 2021 trial of a man accused of pointing an assault rifle at the judge’s daughter. Third District Judge James Martin also was censured for allowing his daughter … Read more

The ‘Oppenheimer’ Creative Team Take You Behind the Scenes of the Film’s Key Moments

[ad_1] During one especially stressful stretch, filmmakers lost their White House set five days before they had one day to shoot with Gary Oldman, who was flying in to play President Harry S. Truman. The wild scramble to find and construct a new Oval Office is detailed in a making-of documentary included in the newly … Read more

New Mexico Makes Interim Head of State’s Struggling Child Welfare Agency Its Permanent Leader

[ad_1] SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The temporary head of the New Mexico‘s embattled foster care and child welfare agency has officially been given the job, the governor said Monday. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Teresa Casados has been appointed permanently as secretary of the Children, Youth and Families Department. Casados has been interim secretary … Read more