• New Mexico cases at 13,063 at start of holiday weekend

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials have reported an additional 291 COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total of confirmed infections to 13,063.

  • Wildfire in southern New Mexico grows, 39% contained

    MAGDELENA, N.M. (AP) — A wildfire in southern New Mexico continues to grow.

  • English pubs reopen but little normal elsewhere in the world

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Pubs, hair salons and movie theaters across England reopened Saturday as part of Britain’s biggest step toward post-outbreak normal, while South Africa and other parts of the world signaled anything but — reporting another day of record confirmed coronavirus cases.

  • Hot dog champs repeat as July 4 gluttony fest moves indoors

    NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak moved the Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest from the Coney Island boardwalk to an undisclosed indoor location but the results were familiar: Joey Chestnut and Miki Sudo repeated as men’s and women’s champions of the annual gluttony fest on Saturday.

  • Stimulus money could pose dilemmas in nursing homes

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nursing home residents are among the Americans getting $1,200 checks as part of the U.S. government’s plan to revive the economy. But with many long-term care facilities under lockdown to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks, what are the rules around how the money is handled?

  • Mississippi could drop Jim Crow-era statewide voting process

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi just ditched its Confederate-themed state flag. Later this year, the state’s voters will decide whether to dump a statewide election process that dates to the Jim Crow era.

  • Virus gains in Spain reveal plight of seasonal farm workers

    LLEIDA, Spain (AP) — In the 20 years since he left his native Senegal, Biram Fall has never slept in the streets. This week, when he ran out of savings after failing to find work in northern Spain’s peach orchards, he still refused to do so.

  • New Mexico establishes finally alternative fuel corridors

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials have announced that the Federal Highway Administration has designated the state’s first alternative fuel corridors.

  • Undersheriff in New Mexico sheriff’s office faces probe

    ESPAÑOLA, N.M. (AP) — The undersheriff of a New Mexico sheriff’s office is the subject of an investigation following the arrest of the county’s sheriff in an obstruction case.

  • Trump’s `strong wall’ to block COVID-19 from China had holes

    President Donald Trump has repeatedly credited his February ban on travelers from mainland China as his signature move against the advance of the coronavirus pandemic — a “strong wall” that allowed only U.S. citizens inside, he boasted in May.