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  • In Brief - News - May 14, 2017

    Staff and wire reports

    Security query in photo shoot
    NEW YORK — The White House is facing criticism for a possible security breach after it allowed a Russian news service photographer into the Oval Office to snap photos of President Donald Trump and a pair of top Russian officials.

  • Feds to probe fatal shooting of youth

    By Claudia Lauer
    The Associated Press

    DALLAS — The U.S. Justice Department has launched an investigation into the fatal shooting of a black 15-year-old by a white police officer, a spokeswoman for the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office confirmed Thursday.

  • Making a splash
  • Congressman visits Robertson
  • Weather - May 14, 2017

    Sunday

    HIGH 81° / LOW 46°
    Sunny, with a high near 81. Breezy, with a southwest wind 5 to 15 mph increasing to 15 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 35 mph.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:56 a.m. to 7:58 p.m.

    Monday

    HIGH 81° / LOW 45°
    Sunny, with a high near 81. Monday night —mostly clear, with a low around 45.
    SUNRISE…SUNSET
    5:56 a.m. to 7:59 p.m.

    Tuesday

  • Mayor facing recall effort

    Las Vegas Mayor Tonita Gurule-Giron is facing a second recall effort, just months after a failed effort in the fall.

    The latest recall effort, filed by local resident Alex Aragon was registered with the city on April 28. Aragon is also getting help from former city IT employe Diego Trujillo and other past city employees.

  • Comey firing in question

    By Julie Pace
    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON — Days before he was fired by Donald Trump, FBI Director James Comey requested more resources to pursue his investigation into Russia’s election meddling and the possible involvement of Trump associates, U.S. officials said Wednesday, fueling concerns that Trump was trying to undermine a probe that could threaten his presidency.

  • Conflict stalls case

    San Miguel County Magistrate Judge Melanie Rivera recused herself in a strange turn of events during a scheduled preliminary hearing for former Mora Superintendent Charles Trujillo on Wednesday morning.

    Trujillo is facing a slew of fraud and forgery charges for using fake credentials to obtain state educator licenses and high-paying administrative positions with the Mora and Pecos school districts. Due to Rivera’s recusing herself, a new magistrate judge would need to be assigned to the case.

  • Your move
  • Court won’t restore funds

    By Morgan Lee
    The Associated Press

    SANTA FE — The New Mexico Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a request to override budget vetoes, leaving negotiations about how to solve the state’s budget crisis — and restore funding to the Legislature — in the hands of the governor and lawmakers.

    In a two-page order, the court said it was too soon to consider any possible constitutional violations related to Gov. Susana Martinez’s vetoes of all funding for the Legislature and state universities in the coming fiscal year.