• Governor names New Mexico Finance Department’s secretary

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The acting secretary of the New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration has been named the new head of the department.

  • Whistleblowers take concerns to New Mexico Supreme Court

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court is being asked to intervene in competing efforts to reclaim money from investment firms that paid their way into managing state funds during the administration of former Gov. Bill Richardson.

  • FILE- In this April 9, 2002, file photo, a handler prepares to release a lesser prairie chicken near Laverne, Okla. The U.S. government announced Tuesday, July 19, 2016, that it is removing the lesser prairie chicken from a federal protection list under the Endangered Species Act. (Chad Love /The Oklahoman via AP)

    Feds remove the lesser prairie chicken from protection list

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Facing an uphill court fight, the U.S. government announced Tuesday it was formally removing the lesser prairie chicken from a federal protection list under the Endangered Species Act.

  • Brothers drown during outing at New Mexico state park

    DEMING, N.M. (AP) — Authorities in New Mexico say two brothers died while on a family outing at a Percha Dam State Park.

  • In this Dec. 9, 2014, file photo, Christine Anderson, executive director of the New Mexico Spaceport Authority, poses for a photo at the end of the taxiway at Spaceport America in Upham, N.M. Anderson is resigning, saying she still believes in the commercial space industry and that Spaceport America has a role to play. Anderson announced her resignation in a memo sent Tuesday, July 19, 2016, to the authority's board of directors and New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)

    APNewsBreak: New Mexico spaceport authority director resigns

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The head of the New Mexico Spaceport Authority said Tuesday she will resign, saying she still believes in the commercial space industry and that Spaceport America has a role to play despite criticism that flights filled with paying passengers have not yet lifted off from the remote desert site.

  • 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.

  • New Mexico State Police chief condemns false Facebook page

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico State Police chief is distancing the department from what he says is a false Facebook page created in the agency’s name that bears a swastika as its profile photo.

  • 2 Silver City officers in DA traffic stop won’t be fired

    SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — Two Silver City Police Department officers accused for not conducting field sobriety tests on a district attorney suspected of driving while intoxicated won’t be fired.

  • Body found in Albuquerque alley

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a man was found dead in an Albuquerque alley.