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ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Police in Roswell say a suspect has been arrested in Arizona in connection with a 2004 murder case in New Mexico. They say 33-year-old Juan Olivares Jr. was arrested Tuesday in the Phoenix suburb of Avondale, where he's been living for the past three years. Police say Olivares is being held in an Arizona jail on suspicion of first-degree murder and awaits extradition. Olivares is accused in the February 2004 killing of 22-year-old Jonathan Ledesma in southeast Roswell.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers are sending a budget solvency bill to the governor even as new disagreements have emerged over how to fix a state budget deficit and rebuild reserves. The Senate gave final approval Tuesday to a bill that would tap tax payments by insurance companies immediately instead of waiting for the next fiscal year. That would free up $88 million to shore up the state general fund. The Legislature is attempting to plug an $80 million current-year deficit and create a modest financial cushion.

A new financial analysis says six of the country's major energy-producing states have slipped into recession. The report by S&P Global Ratings says a sharp decline in energy production and exploration over the last 18 months has caused revenue to plummet and job growth to stagnate. The states are Alaska, Louisiana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Wyoming. The budget troubles are not limited to just energy-producing states, although they are among the hardest hit.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bipartisan efforts are making headway in the New Mexico House and Senate to reinstate a tax credit that spurred nearly a quarter billion dollars of investment in roof-top solar and related jobs before expiring last year. A Senate panel on Tuesday endorsed one of three identical bills that call for renewing the credit for an additional eight years. A House committee took similar action Monday. The credit expired in 2016 despite attempts during the previous legislative session to extend the program.

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A Carlsbad City Council member is under fire for posting on social media that women have the "right to get slapped." KOB-TV reported Tuesday (http://bit.ly/2jtd4N3 ) that J.R. Doporto says he was only joking on his personal Facebook page when he commented that women have many rights, including the right to cook, clean and get slapped, just one day after millions of women gathered in communities around the world to march for women's rights. Doporto says people who know him, know he was joking. He says he is sorry if he offended anyone.

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Police in Roswell say a suspect has been arrested in Arizona in connection with a 2004 murder case in New Mexico. They say 33-year-old Juan Olivares Jr. was arrested Tuesday in the Phoenix suburb of Avondale, where he's been living for the past three years. Police say Olivares is being held in an Arizona jail on suspicion of first-degree murder and awaits extradition. Olivares is accused in the February 2004 killing of 22-year-old Jonathan Ledesma in southeast Roswell.

Mansoor Shams is comfortable with a variety of labels.

He's a veteran, who served in the U.S. Marines from 2000 to 2004. He's a small-business owner. He's a Muslim youth leader. And now he's an ambassador — self-appointed.

Shams is traveling around the country with a sign that says, "I'm A Muslim U.S. Marine Ask Anything."

Over the years, music fans have slowly filled in details about a hard-working, mostly anonymous collective of Detroit studio musicians known as The Funk Brothers, who were the backing band for many of Motown's hit songs. Less documented is what these musicians did when they were not in the studio.

Rarely has a U.S. president been so willing to use his platform as both bullhorn and cudgel to exert public pressure on individual companies.

But one of the hallmarks of President Trump's approach to economic policy since his election has been his willingness to publicly endorse — and shame — companies in order to advance his message.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico lawmakers are sending a budget solvency bill to the governor even as new disagreements have emerged over how to fix a state budget deficit and rebuild reserves. The Senate gave final approval Tuesday to a bill that would tap tax payments by insurance companies immediately instead of waiting for the next fiscal year. That would free up $88 million to shore up the state general fund. The Legislature is attempting to plug an $80 million current-year deficit and create a modest financial cushion.

A new financial analysis says six of the country's major energy-producing states have slipped into recession. The report by S&P Global Ratings says a sharp decline in energy production and exploration over the last 18 months has caused revenue to plummet and job growth to stagnate. The states are Alaska, Louisiana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Wyoming. The budget troubles are not limited to just energy-producing states, although they are among the hardest hit.

Hundreds of people around the country are still suffering from complications linked to injections of tainted medicine produced at a Massachusetts pharmacy in 2012.

A nationwide outbreak of fungal infections was tied to the shipment of nearly 18,000 contaminated vials of preservative-free methylprednisolone, a steroid, made by the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Mass.

David Betras realized Hillary Clinton's odds of winning the presidency were in peril — back in March of last year.

Betras, the chairman of the Mahoning County Democratic Party, lives in an area of Ohio that traditionally votes for Democrats. But, during the Ohio primary, Betras saw 18 people on his own precinct committee defect and cross party lines to vote Republican.

It might have been the first place they looked.

When federal authorities raided an apartment in Westborough, Mass., earlier this month, they found money hidden under the mattress — approximately $20 million.

Photos show a box spring stuffed with bricks of cash that were seized during a Homeland Security investigation linked to a pyramid scheme involving a company called TelexFree.

Like any college student, Vanessa Ramirez never expected chemotherapy would be part of her busy school schedule.

"I don't have any history of cancer in my family, so it wasn't something I was on the lookout for," Ramirez says, sitting outside the library of her alma mater, Arizona State University, in Tempe.

Ramirez was diagnosed with ovarian cancer when she was 23. Now, more than a decade later, she's healthy and so are her children.

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