• Hot-potato corruption case assigned to Albuquerque judge

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Republican district court judge from Albuquerque has been appointed to oversee criminal proceedings against former Sen. Phil Griego after nine Santa Fe-based judges stepped aside or were excused.

  • In this April 28, 2011, file photo, author Rudolfo Anaya poses for a photo at home in Albuquerque, N.M. Anaya's famed novel "Bless Me, Ultima," one of the most recognizable works of Mexican-American literature, is being made into an opera. The National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque announced this week it is collaborating with Opera Southwest to commission the work based on a New Mexico boy and a traditional healer. It will be written by California-based composer Hector Armienta and is slated to be produced in 2018. (Morgan Petroski/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, File) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Rudolfo Anaya’s “Bless Me, Ultima” to be made into an opera

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Rudolfo Anaya’s famed novel “Bless Me, Ultima,” one of the most recognizable works of Mexican-American Literature and a book some scholars believed sparked the Chicano literary movement in the late 1960s, is being made into an opera.

  • In this March 10, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich, right, speaks as Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, listens, during a Republican presidential debate sponsored by CNN, Salem Media Group and the Washington Times at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. Declaring the Republican presidential contest at "a fork in the road," Cruz and Kasich defended their extraordinary new alliance on April 25 as the party's last, best chance to stop Donald Trump, even as the New York billionaire surged toward another big delegate haul. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

    What’s the deal? Voters cheer, jeer, shrug off GOP pact

    FRANKLIN, Indiana (AP) — Kathy Hiel said she hadn’t made up her mind to vote for Donald Trump — until the billionaire businessman’s two Republican White House rivals formed an extraordinary political non-aggression pact to stop him.

  • Police: Driver shot heroin while driving with child in car

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a Santa Fe man is accused of injecting himself with heroin while driving with a young child in the back seat of his car.

  • The Latest: Whistleblower would seek chunk of settlement

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on New Mexico’s settlement offer in a pay-to-play scandal under former Gov. Bill Richardson (all times local):

  • Albuquerque schools won’t cut current teaching positions

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque Public School officials say teachers will not be laid off despite a proposal to save money by hiring fewer teachers.

  • A sign outside of Intel's Rio Rancho plant is shown in this Monday, April 25, 2016, photo, a week after Intel announced plans for massive job cuts across the company creating uncertainty in one of New Mexico's largest cities. The giant chipmaker is expected to unveil details this week that could determine the future of the company's plant north of Albuquerque. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras)

    New Mexico awaits fate of troubled Intel Rio Rancho plant

    RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A massive Intel plant has been a cornerstone in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, for nearly a generation.