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GRANTS, N.M. (AP) — A leader of a New Mexico military-style Christian sect is facing dozens of child sexual abuse charges in a case that authorities say is connected to widespread abuse by the religious commune. Peter Green of the Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps in the remote community of Fence Lake, New Mexico, faces 100 counts of criminal sexual penetration of a child, according to a criminal complaint filed August 15.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court is defending new pretrial detention policies from legal challenge in federal court by the bail bonding industry. In court filings released on Monday, state judicial officials called the lawsuit a desperate attempt by the bail bonding industry to regain control. New Mexico has begun releasing nonviolent suspects before trial who might otherwise languish in jail only because they cannot afford bail. The policy changes respond to a constitutional amendment approved by voters in November.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new analysis could lead to the merger of public transportation services in Santa Fe. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/2vSFPuW ) the $150,000 study examined potential efficiencies and service improvements that could be created through coordination between the city's Santa Fe Trails bus system and the more rural North Central Regional Transit District. Santa Fe city councilors and the regional transit board will review the analysis.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico authorized over $83 million in capital outlay funding for dozens of water infrastructure projects across the state in 2014, and more than one third has yet to be spent. A review by analysts with the Legislative Finance Committee shows 119 projects are classified as closed. That includes some that have been completed and other inactive projects that were de-authorized as part of a move by lawmakers and the governor to balance the state budget. Nearly three-quarters of the projects are for local entities and are overseen by the state Environment Department.

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man is facing charges after authorities say he rammed into a police car and was arrested for his sixth drunken driving offense. The Hobbs News-Sun reports (https://goo.gl/YuPNNH ) Leonardo Marquez Jr., was taken into custody Thursday night following allegations that he tried to run over a woman with his silver Cadillac sedan. A criminal complaint says Marquez led police on a high-speed chase. Hobbs police say Marquez eventually struck a patrol car as an officer was exiting to deploy tire-deflation devices.

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Eclipses are among the most predictable events on the planet. This one was known about for many decades before it crossed America earlier Monday.

Accordingly, people had been planning eclipse road trips for weeks in advance. They piled into planes and cars and made their way to the 70-mile-wide swath of land where the total eclipse would be visible. They checked online calculators, which told them the time of totality down to the second.

A Chilean court dealt abortion rights activists a landmark victory Monday, approving a controversial bill that rolled back parts of one of the world's strictest abortion bans.

The bill passed by lawmakers earlier this month — after a years-long campaign by President Michelle Bachelet — added three exceptions to a law that for nearly three decades outlawed abortion in all cases. By a narrow margin, lawmakers rendered abortion legal when the pregnancy results from rape, when the pregnancy endangers the mother's life and when the fetus is unviable.

Update at 5:50 p.m. ET: At a news conference, Copenhagen police said a woman's torso — which was missing its head, arms and legs — was discovered later Monday in shallow water near Copenhagen. But they cautioned it was "too soon" to determine officially whether it was Kim Wall's body.


When the UC3 Nautilus sailed from the Port of Copenhagen on the evening of Aug. 10, the homemade submarine bore just two people: its famed Danish inventor and the Swedish journalist reporting on his invention.

Police in Finland say the man suspected of going on a stabbing rampage in the city of Turku, killing two people and injuring six others, is an 18-year old Moroccan citizen who was previously known to authorities.

Finland recently rejected his application for asylum, according to the public broadcaster YLE.

GRANTS, N.M. (AP) — A leader of a New Mexico military-style Christian sect is facing dozens of child sexual abuse charges in a case that authorities say is connected to widespread abuse by the religious commune. Peter Green of the Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps in the remote community of Fence Lake, New Mexico, faces 100 counts of criminal sexual penetration of a child, according to a criminal complaint filed August 15.

The Environmental Defense Fund opened an office near Walmart's headquarters in Bentonville, Ark., 10 years ago. It was part of a carefully plotted strategy to persuade the giant retailer that going green could be good for business. If it worked, it certainly could be good for the planet — Walmart's revenues are bigger than the entire economy of most countries.

"We really saw that working with companies could be transformative at a scale that was pretty unmatched," says Suzy Friedman, a senior director at EDF.

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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court is defending new pretrial detention policies from legal challenge in federal court by the bail bonding industry. In court filings released on Monday, state judicial officials called the lawsuit a desperate attempt by the bail bonding industry to regain control. New Mexico has begun releasing nonviolent suspects before trial who might otherwise languish in jail only because they cannot afford bail. The policy changes respond to a constitutional amendment approved by voters in November.

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