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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police in Albuquerque say an armed robbery resulted in a police pursuit and an officer-involved shooting in which one suspect died and another was arrested.The names of the two suspects in Saturday afternoon's incident haven't been released yet.Police say the two allegedly were involved in the robbery of a cellphone store.A foot pursuit ended in the parking lot of a supermarket.Police say one suspect died at a hospital.Witnesses say one of the suspects fired at officers during the pursuit. 

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A jury has convicted an Albuquerque man of stabbing to death his wife's ex-husband in 2016.The Albuquerque Journal reports the jury returned the verdict Friday in the murder case against Terry Lee White.Prosecutor Natalie Strub in her opening statement Tuesday said White's DNA was found under the fingernails of former Bernalillo County firefighter Don Fluitt.Fluitt was found dead on December 2016 in his garage.

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On the last day of school in the rural town of Cairo, on the southernmost tip of Illinois, the fire truck ran its hoses so kids could cool off in the sweltering heat. The staff barbecued burgers and hot dogs.

It was a light-hearted anecdote to what had been another tough year.

After a precipitous decline since 2012, enrollment dropped by another 100 or so students. This year there were only 26 seniors in the graduating class.

Soccer is not only "the beautiful game" — it's also a highly fashionable one.

Before the World Cup even started, the breakout winner of football fashion was Nigeria. With the Super Eagles' classic green turned into jazzy zigzags by Nike, its jersey became a highly anticipated item not just for soccer fans, but for streetwear hypebeasts.

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On the same day that that President Trump's former campaign chairman was sent to jail, Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani floated the idea that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation could be "cleaned up" with presidential pardons.

"When the whole thing is over, things might get cleaned up with some presidential pardons," Giuliani told the New York Daily News on Friday.

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Authorities are searching for three men who escaped from an eastern New Mexico county lockup.The Curry County Sheriff's Office says the inmates were last seen walking north from the detention center in Clovis around 11 a.m. Friday.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A high-risk insurance pool in New Mexico refusing to turn over its annual financial audits to the state Auditor's Office for approval says it does not meet the definition of a state agency.A contract attorney representing the insurance pool says in a June 4 letter that the pool is a "nonprofit entity made up of private business members."The Albuquerque Journal reports the attorney later added the pool will post the audits on its website.About 2,400 New Mexico residents are enrolled in the high-risk insurance pool.

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Many Muslims around the country are celebrating Eid al-Fitr today, marking the end of Ramadan. The day started with prayers, then lots of eating and socializing after a month of fasting.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Republican New Mexico lawmakers challenged an agreement awarding water rights from the San Juan River to the Navajo Nation, asking the state Supreme Court on Friday to suspend the compact because the Legislature never approved it.The protest was filed against New Mexico's Interstate Stream Commission and state engineer by 10 legislators from districts stretching from the northwest of the state to Albuquerque. The lawmakers assert that former Gov.

The neighbor who attacked Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, breaking six of his ribs, was sentenced to 30 days in prison by a federal court on Friday.

It was a November day in the city of Bowling Green when Rene Boucher, a physician, says he lost his temper over debris that had piled up near the property line between his home and Paul's. When he saw the Republican senator outside, he tackled him — resulting in broken ribs and bouts of pneumonia.

Kellogg's issued a voluntary recall of the brand's Honey Smacks cereal Wednesday. The cereal has been linked to a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Mbandaka, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

So far the outbreak has spanned 31 states with 73 cases of infection. There have been 24 reported hospitalizations and zero deaths.


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