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State Police ID Man Shot, Killed at Grant County Home HANOVER, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a man shot by a state police officer in a small New Mexico town has died. New Mexico State Police said early Friday that 29-year-old Josh Herrera was killed in the shooting Thursday afternoon in Hanover, a town east of Silver City in Grant County. Herrera was from nearby Vanadium. Authorities say no officers were injured in the confrontation with Herrera.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Attorney General's Office is reviewing whether a clinic's transfer of aborted fetuses to the University of New Mexico violated state law. The request for the investigation comes from Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican who chairs the U.S. House Select Panel on Infant Lives. She sent a letter to Attorney General Hector Balderas on Thursday. Southwestern Women's Options, which is a provider of early and late-term abortions, has been providing fetal tissue to UNM for medical research.

NEW YORK (AP) — Immigrants living in the U.S. without legal authorization and their advocates are deeply disappointed over a Supreme Court deadlock on an immigration plan that would have kept many from being deported. But they're also resolved that this isn't the end of the fight. The deadlock means a lower court ruling blocking President Barack Obama's executive actions remains in effect. The outcome puts even more pressure on the result of the presidential election.

LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (AP) — Utah firefighters are trying to keep a wildfire burning in a forest on the edge of a small mountain town from descending on homes. Officials encouraged residents of about 400 homes in the southwestern Utah town of Pine Valley to leave the area and warned that mandatory evacuations could be ordered if the fire flares up. The lightning-caused blaze was about a mile away from some homes Friday after charring about 1 ½ square miles while burning on a steep canyon slope above the town.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators are preparing to take more testimony on a request by the state's largest electric provider to raise customer rates. The Public Regulation Commission called for another hearing after questions were raised about costs incurred by Public Service Co. of New Mexico when the utility purchased rights to more electricity produced by a nuclear power plant in Arizona.

Iraqi security forces say they have taken control of the city of Fallujah from Islamic State militants after nearly five weeks of intense fighting.

The militant group has controlled the city for the past 2 ½ years, as NPR's Alice Fordham tells our Newscast unit. Iraqi officials pronounced the fight over after pushing ISIS fighters out of Fallujah's Jolan district.

President Obama has declared a major disaster in West Virginia after flash flooding left at least 24 people dead and devastated communities.

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