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LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Jurors deliberated the murder case of former Santa Fe County sheriff's deputy Tai Chan for less than four hours and were unable to reach a unanimous decision, leading to a second mistrial. Defense attorneys for Chan said Tuesday that no juror agreed to a first-degree murder conviction in shooting death of deputy Jeremy Martin during an alcohol-fueled dispute. But some jurors told the Las Cruces Sun-News said that statement was misleading. Two jurors said three panelists believed Chan had killed Martin with deliberate intent, but the others weren't convinced.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The work of one of Zuni Pueblo's most famous fetish carvers will going on display this summer at the Albuquerque Museum. Officials say it will be the first retrospective exhibit of Leekya Deyuse's work. His carvings began gaining notoriety in the early 1900s thanks to the marketing of regional traders in the American Southwest. By the 1950s, his work was sought out by museums and was part of private collections worldwide. The exhibition — titled The Leekya Family: Master Carvers of Zuni Pueblo — will be on display from June 24 through Sept. 24.

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man accused of raping three women with mental disorders will serve time in jail. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2r7W57w ) 76-year-old Benjamin Baca was sentenced to seven years in prison Friday. He pleaded guilty to three counts of criminal sexual penetration in February. Prosecutors say Baca would drive past boardinghouse where patients released from a mental health institute lived. They say he got women to get into his car by offering them soda and cigarettes. Some women say Baca forced them to have oral sex and intercourse.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley has been auctioned after sitting on a runway in New Mexico for 30 years. GWS Auctions Inc. says the plane sold for $430,000 on Saturday at a California event featuring celebrity memorabilia. The auction house says Elvis designed the interior that has gold-tone woodwork, red velvet seats and red shag carpet. But the red 1962 Lockheed Jetstar has no engine and needs a restoration of its cockpit. Liveauctioneers.com says the 1962 red Lockheed JetStar was owned by Elvis and his father, Vernon Presley.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A recent fire has put a national laboratory's ability to operate safely into question. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/2qmP0CY ) the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board announced Friday that it will hold a hearing next month to discuss the future of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. A fire broke mid-April at the lab in section where the plutonium cores of nuclear weapons are produce. Lab officials said that the fire was put out quickly and caused minor injuries.

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This week's physical assault by Montana's new GOP Congressman, Greg Gianforte against The Guardian reporter, Ben Jacobs — who was asking a question about the budget — is the latest example of hostility toward journalists.

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Jim Bunning, an imposing Hall of Fame pitcher and a cantankerous, resolutely conservative U.S. Senator from Kentucky, died Friday at age 85.

The Trump administration agreed late Friday to disclose records regarding former lobbyists it has hired, and the ethics rules it has waived for them. The move defuses a brewing conflict between the White House and one of Washington's smallest agencies, the tiny, 71-worker Office of Government Ethics.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A recent fire has put a national laboratory's ability to operate safely into question. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/2qmP0CY ) the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board announced Friday that it will hold a hearing next month to discuss the future of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. A fire broke mid-April at the lab in section where the plutonium cores of nuclear weapons are produce. Lab officials said that the fire was put out quickly and caused minor injuries.

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