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Planned Parenthood Shooting Suspect Robert Lewis Dear To Appear In Court Monday

The man arrested after a deadly attack and standoff at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs Friday is Robert Lewis Dear, 57, officials confirm. Police gave an honor guard to an officer who died in the attack.Update at 3 p.m. ET: Few Details Revealed At News EventPraising the police response and saying they're relieved that more than three people were not killed, local and state officials offered few details about the case, citing the ongoing investigation during a news conference...
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Aggies Fall To Arkansas State At Home, 52-28

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Fredi Knighten threw two touchdown passes, ran for another, and Arkansas State beat New Mexico State 52-28 on Saturday.

Knighten finished 23 of 42 for 367 as the Red Wolves ran up 605 yards of offense.

New Mexico State (3-8, 3-4 Sun Belt) started the scoring, taking the opening possession 75 yards on seven plays, the final 46 of which came on Andrew Allen's touchdown pass to Jordan Bergstrom. It was all Arkansas State (8-3, 7-0) from there.

UPDATE: El Paso Man Free On Bond After Fight At Walmart Over TV

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A 23-year-old El Paso man is free on bond after he was arrested during a melee at a department store over television sets.

Veterans Memorial Park, Las Cruces

Las Cruces officials say a new memorial planned for the southern New Mexico city will be the first in the state to honor female military veterans.

The city is awaiting a blueprint of the monument. Once it's reviewed by officials, preparation of the site at the Veterans Memorial Park would follow.

Construction could take several months to complete. Supporters are hopeful a dedication ceremony could happen in March 2017.

A state appropriation of more than $406,000 will pay for the design and construction of the memorial.

Police: Body Of Dead Man Is Found In Alley In Albuquerque

Nov 27, 2015

Police in Albuquerque say they are investigating a suspicious death of a man whose body has been found in an alley.

They say the body was found about 7:30 a.m. Friday north of Hazeldine between 3rd and 4th Streets SW.

Police say a full violent crimes callout was initiated and the death is being investigated as suspicious.

The name of the dead man isn't being released because police say his relatives have yet to be notified.

Albuquerque's Popular Luminaria Tour Sells Out In Hours

Nov 27, 2015

Tickets for Albuquerque's annual luminaria tour have sold out in record time.

The city's transit system, ABQ RIDE, says the 3,600 tickets that were available for the Christmas Eve event were gone in about four hours. It took 12 hours to sell out last year.

ABQ Ride has been helping with the tour for more than 50 years.

Six separate tours will leave from the Albuquerque Convention Center on Christmas Eve, the first at 5:30 p.m. and the last at 7:25 p.m. Each will last about 45 minutes.

"Around the World, Around Other Cultures" Opens Friday In Las Cruces

Nov 27, 2015

  The Branigan Cultural Center presents Around the World, Around Other Cultures, by Alejandra Gamez.  The exhibit opens Friday, December 4, and will be on display through Saturday, December 26.  A reception with the artist will be held from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Friday, December 4. 

"Remembering The Mays" Opens Friday In Las Cruces

Nov 27, 2015

  The Branigan Cultural Center presents Remembering the Mays, an exhibit celebrating local history and one of Las Cruces’ pioneering families.  The exhibit opens Friday, December 4, and will be on display through Saturday, January 23, 2016.  An opening reception will to be held from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm on Friday, December 4, with decedents of the May family present. 

Recreation Will Soon Be Off Limits At Jemez Dam Overlook

Nov 27, 2015

Recreation will soon be off limits at the Jemez Canyon Dam overlook.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it's temporarily closing the day-use area so the agency can assess the long-term viability for recreation while maintaining the area's cultural resources and infrastructure.

The closure begins Nov. 30. It could be next fall before the situation is re-evaluated.

The overlook includes a picnic area with views of the Jemez Mountains. The access road also is popular among cyclists and motorcyclists.

Army Identifies Four Crew Members Killed In Fort Hood Helicopter Crash

Nov 27, 2015

The Army has released the identities of four crew members who were killed when their helicopter crashed during a routine training exercise at Fort Hood in Texas.

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It's been seven months since protests over the death of an unarmed black man after his arrest erupted into looting and arson, leading Baltimore's mayor to declare a curfew and call in the National Guard. Now, that unrest remains a potent backdrop as the trial begins for the first of six police officers charged in Freddie Gray's death.

Barcelona's Women Make 'The Whispering City' Shine

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What do you get when two academics from Frankfurt collaborate on a mystery novel set in mid-20th century Spain?

You might think the answer is "one snoozer of a read," but you'd be dead wrong (apologies; it is a mystery, though). The Whispering City: Barcelona 1952, written under the pen name Sara Moliner, depicts a time and place so perfectly that the central mystery of who killed socialite Mariona Sobrerroca almost seems beside the point.

A couple of months ago, I asked my physician father Raju Rao to visit the the area in India where I was working as a journalist covering health and gender.

I wanted him to see Jan Swasthya Sahyog (JSS), a health organization started by five doctors in Chhattisgarh, one of the poorest states in India, to provide services to rural and tribal communities far from mainstream health care. I had visited their rural hospital twice before for various assignments and found their approach to health immensely fascinating and effective.

Native American Tribe Bets On Olive Oil

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The bucolic Capay Valley is about an hour outside Sacramento, Calif., and its ranches, alfalfa fields and small, organic produce farms have earned it a reputation as an agricultural gem. It's pretty serene, except for the cacophony inside the valley's most lucrative business, the Cache Creek Casino.

In a stunning upset, Tyson Fury defeated the world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko Saturday night.

Fury, an undefeated British boxer, was taking on the man who had been heavyweight champion of the world since 2006 — and who hadn't lost since 2004.

As The Associated Press reports, emotions ran high during the match, which Fury won by unanimous decision:

After a bruising encounter that ended with cuts near both of Klitschko's eyes, referee Tony Weeks went to the judges' scorecards.

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