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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a 6-year-old boy who was in a car that collided with an Albuquerque police officer responding to a call has died. A woman and her two children were taken to the hospital after the Monday crash. Police say the officer suffered a broken leg and broken ankle. Police say the boy was taken off life support on Thursday and died shortly after. The girl remains in critical condition, while their mother is recovering. Albuquerque police say the officer's lights and sirens were on as he headed to a call involving a man armed with a machete at a grocery store.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the state budget crisis in New Mexico (all times local): 4:50 p.m. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez says lawmakers are suing her because they want to raise taxes and that she won't back down. Martinez spokesman Michael Lonergan said Friday the Legislature is attempting to bully the Republican governor and avoid compromise in a standoff over the state's financial crisis.

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Curbing suicide among military veterans and boosting access to mental health care are among the top priorities of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Deputy Secretary Scott Blackburn said Friday. Blackburn, an Army veteran, said staffing shortages when it comes to mental health and other specialties were among the concerns he heard about while meeting with patients, doctors and others at New Mexico's largest VA medical center.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Santa Fe Police Chief has announced the department will step up efforts to curb drunken driving. The Santa Fe Mexican reported (http://bit.ly/2pmCN0h ) Thursday that the number of alcohol-related crashes in Santa Fe continues to climb, while the number of arrests for drunken driving continues to decrease. In response, officers will be keeping a closer eye on the number of arrests. Police say the department had 99 alcohol-related crashes in the city in 2016, which was more than double the number of crashes in 2013.

CONCHAS, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle accident that left a 76-year-old Australian man dead. Police say John Scully was on State Road 104 in a remote area in the northeast part of the state on Wednesday when he lost control and crashed. Scully was pronounced dead on scene. Police say he is from Toorak, a suburb of Melbourne, Australia. Police have not released any additional details. An investigation is ongoing.

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Boehner's Bill In Limbo As GOP Tries To Regroup

Jul 29, 2011

The House Republican leadership was in overdrive Friday trying to wrangle tea party conservatives into passing a debt-ceiling bill, picking up where they left off after failing to garner enough support to bring it to a vote the night before.

The Man Behind The Lilliputian Stripper

Jul 29, 2011

Jack Segal made his living booking novelty acts from the 1940s to the 1960s in the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York. There were more than 500 hotels and resorts in the region.

"He employed performers that the other agents would never use or couldn't even find, like the lilliputian stripper, blind xylophone player," Jack's son, Mort, tells his sister Joan Feldman while visiting StoryCorps in New York City.

Jack also had dog acts and the hotels would complain sometimes.

How A Park Helped One Town Weather The Recession

Jul 29, 2011

During the worst of the recession, new development ground to a halt and small businesses closed their doors on many Main Streets throughout the country.

That wasn't the case in Greenville, S.C. And while it seems improbable that a city would thrive during the recession, Greenville's mayor credits a mix of good luck and good fundamentals.

'Our Own Little Rockefeller Center'

The "nickel tour" of Greenville, population 58,000, starts at a window on the 10th floor of City Hall.

The brutal twin attacks in Norway last week by self-proclaimed Christian crusader Anders Behring Breivik have reignited an immigration debate in what had appeared to be the most serene multicultural society in Europe.‪ Norway's long-standing reputation as a welcoming haven for immigrants is being tested as its Muslim population grows.

Many immigrants live in the Oslo neighborhood of Greenland. There are a few indigenous Norwegians, but they rush by.‪ Many women shopping at grocery stores wear the hijab.‪

The government of Bahrain has invited a renowned international legal scholar to investigate what went on during mass protests in February and March, and the brutal crackdown on the largely Shiite opposition that ensued. More than 30 people died, hundreds were detained and beaten, and thousands were fired from their jobs.

The commission is headed by Cherif Bassiouni, an Egyptian-born legal expert who has investigated war crimes and human rights violations in the Balkans, Rwanda, Afghanistan and, most recently, Libya.

When the clock ticked closer to a scheduled House vote on Speaker John Boehner's plan to raise the debt ceiling last night, Boehner realized he did not have enough support from the Republican Party's right wing. He stalled, went into closed-door meetings, then called it a night. The votes that were supposed to happen are expected Friday instead — one day closer to default.

The Arctic tundra has been relatively thunderstorm-free for 10,000 years. But conditions are changing in the far north, and in 2007 a lightning strike caused the biggest wildfire ever recorded on the North Slope of Alaska. The tundra is normally a carbon sink, but scientists report in the journal Nature that that single fire released more carbon into the atmosphere than the entire Arctic tundra absorbs every year.

The military commander of Libya's rebel forces, Gen. Abdel Fattah Younis, was killed Thursday just before arriving for questioning by rebel authorities.

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.


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