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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former high school cheerleader is suing the Albuquerque school district in federal court over nude images of her posted by teammates on social media. The lawsuit was moved to U.S. District Court in Albuquerque last week. It alleges teammates at West Mesa High School used a coach's smartphone to capture photos and video of the 15-year-old taking a shower during a 2015 cheer camp in Phoenix. Court documents say the teammates then made fun of the girl's body and posted a video on Snapchat.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A new television pilot starring "Without a Trace" actress Poppy Montgomery is set to begin production in Albuquerque. New Mexico Film Office Director Nick Maniatis announced Monday that CBS pilot "Mission Control" will begin principal photography. The production will be filmed at Albuquerque Studios. "Mission Control" focuses on the next generation of NASA astronauts and scientists as they juggle their personal and professional lives during a critical mission. The pilot also stars David Giuntoli and Peyton List.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The man accused of gunning down a Navajo Nation police officer who was responding to a domestic violence call in rural New Mexico is scheduled for his first court appearance. McKinley County authorities identified the suspect as Kirby Cleveland. He has been in custody since the deadly March 12 shooting of Officer Houston James Largo. Prosecutors have confirmed that the suspect will make an initial appearance before a federal judge in Albuquerque on Tuesday. The FBI has not provided any details about the suspect or the circumstances that led to the shooting.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque zoo has welcomed a new tiger after going nine months without one. The ABQ BioPark zoo's last tiger, an 18-year-old Bengal tiger named Scout, was euthanized in June because it was suffering from liver cancer. The zoo welcomed a new tiger, a Malayan tiger named Penari, on Feb. 24. The nearly 4-year-old cat was previously kept at the Jacksonville Zoo. Zoo officials say Penari has been in quarantine and is adjusting to his new environment. The animal's public-viewing hours will increase as he becomes more comfortable with his surroundings.

HACHITA, N.M. (AP) — Investigators say a man has been arrested in the death of a Florida woman whose body was found in a minivan on a highway in southern New Mexico with a leather belt tied around her neck. New Mexico State Police say 61-year-old Isaias Lovato Rodriguez was booked on an open count of murder in the death of 57-year-old Connie Lopez of Lake Placid, Florida. Her body was found in the van late Friday afternoon by U.S. Border Patrol agents who were patrolling Highway 9 near Hachita. Rodriguez and Lopez had been traveling together from Florida.

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Last night, the House of Representatives postponed a vote on its debt ceiling bill.

In the Texas trial of polygamist leader Warren Jeffs, the suspect fired his lawyer and told the judge in the case that he wants to defend himself. The proceedings went forward Thursday, with plenty of dramatic moments.

We all know congressional negotiators are trying to balance party and ideology, principle and pragmatism. But negotiators are people, too, and psychology has some useful things to say about the ongoing debt-ceiling standoff. Here are some key ideas to keep in mind.

Tundra Fires And Climate Change: More Bad News

Jul 28, 2011

It may be cold up there in the Arctic, but that doesn't mean it doesn't burn. And as the planet gets warmer, tundra fires are not only becoming more common, they may also shift a huge amount of carbon from the soil into the atmosphere, a new study reports.

Back in 2007, lightning struck the remote North Slope of Alaska, igniting the largest fire to hit the region since modern recording began in the 1950s. The fire burned for nearly three months until snowfall finally put it out in October. It left behind a charred scar of 400 square miles — big enough to see from space.

Just as the Washington narrative had started to shift a bit from "House Speaker John Boehner doesn't have the juice to get his conference to support him" to "Boehner is getting his fellow Republicans to rally around him" it shifts back to the former.

That's because he was unable to get enough members of the Republican conference to commit to voting for his debt-ceiling increase.

An image of gout is easy to conjure up: The portly, elder royal resting his foot on a pillow, with a swollen, red and extremely painful big toe. It could be Henry VII, who was afflicted with the "disease of kings."

But today gout seems to be the disease of the average middle-aged American who's pudgy, consuming too much meat, and drinking too much alcohol — not unlike what the royals used to do.

OK, this shouldn't come as much of a surprise. But the abortion-rights group NARAL Pro-Choice America says that none of the declared Republican candidates for president — nor any of those thought to be waiting in the wings — would pass muster with voters who support a woman's right to choose.

Former Yankees Pitcher Hideki Irabu Found Dead

Jul 28, 2011

Hideki Irabu, a Japanese pitcher who debuted for the New York Yankees in 1997, was found dead after an apparent suicide in Los Angeles.

The AP reports:

"The body of Irabu, 42, was found at 4:25 p.m. PDT Wednesday, county sheriff's Sgt. Michael Arriaga said."

"'He was found dead by an apparent suicide,' he said."

"Irabu lived in Rancho Palos Verdes but it was not immediately clear whether it was his home, the sergeant said."

Too much acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol, can damage your liver or worse.

Now to reduce the risk of accidental overdoses, Johnson & Johnson's McNeil division, marketer of the painkilling mainstay, is lowering the maximum dose for Extra Strenth Tylenol to six tablets a day from eight.

Bob Bradley has been relieved of his duties as the head coach of United States National Team for men's soccer.

U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati thanked Bradley for his five years at the helm of the team but said now is the right time to make change. "It is always hard to make these decisions, especially when it involves someone we respect as much as Bob," Gulati said.

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