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  • Shock, condemnation after Trump questions NATO commitments

    By Matthew Lee
    AP Diplomatic Writer

    WASHINGTON — Alarm and condemnation erupted Thursday from European capitals, the White House and leaders of Donald Trump’s own party after the Republican presidential nominee suggested the United States might abandon its NATO military commitments if he were elected president.

    Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, who backed Trump at the party’s national convention only two days earlier, said he totally disagreed with the statement but was willing to “chalk it up to a rookie mistake.”

  • Jail Log July 22, 2016

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between July 13 and July 18:
    Anthony Pacheco I, 45, two-day commitment
    John Dougherty, 54, larceny, bench warrant, SM Magistrate
    William Turner, 58, battery on a household member, bench warrant, SM Magistrate
    Josette Roybal, 47, DWI (fourth offense), driving on a suspended/revoked license
    Christina Urioste, age unavailable, trafficking, tampering with evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia
    Richard Marquez, 22, probation violation

  • Punching tickets to Atlanta
  • Ramirez goes yard three times for Boston

    The Associated Press

    BOSTON — Hanley Ramirez told his Red Sox teammates in the dugout that he wasn’t going to swing for the fences in his final at-bat.

    It doesn’t work for him that way.

    “I don’t hit homers when I try to hit homers,” he explained to reporters after Boston’s 11-7 victory over the San Francisco Giants. “They said, ‘It doesn’t matter. You’ve got three already.’”

  • Looking Ahead - Sports - July 22, 2016

    FRIDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 8:05 p.m., Fresno, Calif.

    SATURDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 8:05 p.m., Fresno, Calif.
    •State Little League tournaments TBA

    SUNDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 6:05 p.m., Isotopes Park, Albuquerque

    MONDAY
    Baseball
    •Albuquerque Isotopes at Fresno Grizzlies, 8:05 p.m., Fresno, Calif.
    Softball

  • Activist messages draw fines

    The Associated Press

    NEW YORK  — Social activism is coming at a cost for WNBA players.

    The WNBA has fined the New York Liberty, Phoenix Mercury and Indiana Fever and their players for wearing black warm up shirts in the wake of recent shootings by and against police officers.

    All three teams were fined $5,000 and each player was fined $500.

  • City gives chamber the boot

    Roughly six months after the city urged the Las Vegas-San Miguel County Chamber of Commerce to move into its Railroad Depot, the city’s new administration has evicted the organization.

    The chamber moved out of the city-owned facility on Railroad Avenue on Monday. Chamber officials are now scrambling to find new office space after rejecting the city’s offer to move into what chamber officials are referring to as “a storage unit” at the Rodriguez baseball field.  

  • Judge wants contempt finding

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — A federal judge recommended a contempt finding Monday against a New Mexico agency overseeing the distribution of federal food aid and Medicaid health care benefits.

    U.S. Magistrate Judge Carmen Garza also called for the appointment of a court-supervised “special master” to help ensure that the New Mexico Human Services Department complies with unfulfilled court orders and federal law in the administration of federally funded benefits.

  • Nun comedy sequel opens Friday

    Submitted to the Optic

    The offbeat collection of nuns created by playwright Dan Goggin will return to Las Vegas this Friday as Nat Gold Players performs the musical comedy “Nunsense II: The Second Coming,” the sequel to “Nunsense.”

    The show will be at Charlie’s Event Center on Douglas Avenue with shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday; skip a week; and two more shows on Aug. 6 and 7. Friday and Saturday shows will have doors open at 6:30 p.m. and show at 7 p.m. For Sunday matinees doors will open at 1:30 p.m. and show at 2 p.m.

  • Griego gets new arraignment date

    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — Former New Mexico state Sen. Phil Griego is being called back to court on newly confirmed charges of fraud, bribery and perjury as the criminal corruption case moves toward trial.

    New Mexico District Court Judge Brett Loveless has scheduled the arraignment for Friday at a courthouse in Albuquerque.