• New Mexico’s June unemployment rate unchanged at 6.2 percent

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained a 6.2 percent in June, unchanged from May and down from 6.6 percent a year earlier.

  • New Mexico governor disputes claim Trump reached out on VP

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is disputing a claim that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump tried to contact her to be vetted for vice president.

  • Albuquerque wins federal approval for Route 66 transit route

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque’s plans for building a rapid transit route along a stretch of Historic Route 66 has won federal approval, amid strong opposition from local shop owners who say the project could cost them customers and even their livelihoods.

  • Suspect in fatal beatings in Albuquerque pleads no contest

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of three suspects in the fatal beatings of two homeless men in Albuquerque has pleaded no contest to first- and second-degree murder and no contest to aggravated battery with a dangerous weapon.

  • Albuquerque police detain man carrying rifle

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say a man who mounted a BB gun resembling a rifle on a bi-pod near an Albuquerque boulevard will not face charges.

  • Cheap gasoline syphons riders from New Mexico commuter train

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s distinctive commuter rail line cuts a breathtaking path through Native American tribal lands, past silhouetted mountain ranges and swaths of cottonwood trees along the Rio Grande, ferrying workers between the state’s major metropolis of Albuquerque to the seat of state government in Santa Fe.

  • Albuquerque mayor to announce revamps for Route 66 motels

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A $20 million restoration project is poised to revive two shuttered motels along separate sections of Historic Route 66 in Albuquerque, where the neon signs of motor inns once lit the highway’s miles-long run through the city.

  • Man wanted in Texas for sex offenses arrested in New Mexico

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man wanted in Texas for alleged sex offenses involving children has been arrested in New Mexico after being on the run for more than three years.

  • Man sentenced to prison term for running over young cousin

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 19-year-old Acoma Pueblo man has been sentenced to 20 months in prison for running over and killing a 13-month-old cousin while driving under the influence of alcohol.

  • Albuquerque-area man is New Mexico’s 2nd plague case in 2016

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State health officials say New Mexico has a second confirmed human case of plague this year.