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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A melee broke out among fans at the state high school wrestling tournaments in Rio Rancho. The Albuquerque Journal reports two women at the center of a heated dispute disagreed on who instigated the melee Saturday night. One is the mother a Belen High School wrestler. The other was the mother of a St. Pius High School wrestler. The exchange escalated quickly and nearly blew up into a full-fledged fight in the stands. There was a good deal of yelling and shouting and pushing, and not confined to just the two women.

LOVING, N.M. (AP) — Two men in a pickup truck were killed when their vehicle was involved in a head-on collision with a semi-truck near Loving. New Mexico State Police say 39-year-old Michael Ponce of Roswell and 60-year-old Fernando Garcia Martinez of Carlsbad were killed in Sunday's crash. The semi-truck had crossed the center line on U.S. 285 and side-swiped another semi-truck before the head-on collision with the pickup truck. Neither driver of the semi-trucks was injured. The crash is under investigation. Alcohol isn't believed to be a factor in the crash.

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A northwest New Mexico community is considering using online fundraising to pay the $700,000 it owes from a lawsuit that stemmed from a dispute over a Ten Commandments monument that was formerly located outside of Bloomfield City Hall. The Farmington Daily Times reports the U.S. Supreme Court in 2017 sided with a lower court that ordered the monument's removal, saying it violated the U.S. Constitution and represented a government endorsement of religion.

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico agency that regulates oil and natural gas development says it has a plan to start plugging more of the hundreds of abandoned wells located across the state. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reports the state Oil Conservation Division is seeking to plug 41 wells on state land and 19 on private land during the current fiscal year. State Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn says the remediation of an abandoned well and the reclamation of the land costs about $100,000.

ALBQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a sixth person has been arrested in connection with the robbery killing of an attendant at an Edgewood gas station along Interstate 40. The New Mexico State Police says 29-year-old Misty Nevarez was arrested Saturday in Albuquerque. She's booked into the Bernalillo County Detention Center on suspicion of first-degree murder, robbery with a deadly weapon and tampering with evidence. Five others were arrested previously in the Feb.

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In 1984, two men were thinking a lot about the Internet. One of them invented it. The other is an artist who would see its impact on society with uncanny prescience.

First is the man often called "the father of the Internet," Vint Cerf. Between the early 1970s and early '80s, he led a team of scientists supported by research from the Defense Department.

Initially, Cerf was trying to create an Internet through which scientists and academics from all over the world could share data and research.

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It was Saturday afternoon, and Abigail Spanberger was in a busy hallway at the Chesterfield County Public Library in Midlothian, Va., minutes away from training a room of about 40 campaign volunteers. She seemed ready for a quick interview, but then abruptly called out to her campaign manager.

"Hey Dana, Eileen Davis is about to come through. Can you head her off at the pass so she doesn't interrupt the — "

She cut herself off and turned to me.

"That's my mother," Spanberger said, laughing.

Her mom is volunteering for her campaign?

"Evidently."

It's shaping up to be one of the worst flu seasons in years.

If you are one of the thousands of unlucky Americans who are sick with the flu, this one's for you.

The strained — and often strange — relationship between President Trump and Mitt Romney just added another layer of complexity: In a tweet on Monday, the president endorsed Romney to fill the U.S. Senate seat left open by the retirement of Utah's Orrin Hatch.

Trump said Romney "will make a great Senator and worthy successor to [Orrin Hatch], and has my full support and endorsement!"

Romney's response (also on Twitter): "Thank you Mr. President for the support. I hope that over the course of the campaign I also earn the support and endorsement of the people of Utah."

MLB Sets New Rules To Speed Up The Game

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The average nine-inning baseball game took 3 hours and 8 minutes to play last season. That's up from 2 hours and 46 minutes in 2005.

Major League Baseball has long had the goal of moving things along, and on Monday, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced new rules aimed at shortening how long it takes to get a game played.

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