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NEW MEXICO COMPOUND
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Five former residents of a ramshackle compound near the Colorado border in northern New Mexico where a 3-year-old boy’s body was found last month have made their first appearance in federal court on firearms-related charges. Tuesday’s court hearing in Albuquerque focused on allegations against Jany Leveille of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition linked to her unlawful immigration status and conspiracy accusations against the four other defendants. SENT: 130 words, national lines. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 p.m. AP Photo.
SALT LAKE CITY — An Idaho prisoner sent to help fight a wildfire in Utah raped a woman who also was working to support firefighters, prosecutors said Tuesday. The woman had rejected several advances from Ruben Hernandez, 27, in the days before the Aug. 29 assault at the base camp, Sanpete County attorney Kevin Daniels said. Hernandez has been charged with felony rape. By Lindsay Whitehurst. SENT: 440 words, national lines.
— ROBBERY-DROPPED GUN — A fumbled gun ended an attempted robbery in suburban Denver. Surveillance video shows the man pulling the weapon — which turned out to be an airsoft gun— out of his waistband and then quickly dropping it behind the counter at an E-Cig of Denver store in Aurora on Sunday.
USA GYMNASTICS-PERRY QUITS
Kerry Perry resigned under pressure as USA Gymnastics president Tuesday, the move coming days after the U.S. Olympic Committee questioned her ability to lead a path forward for an organization rocked by scandal. By Wil Graves. SENT: 628 words, photos.
DENVER — Giants rookie RHP Dereck Rodriguez (6-2) has a 2.47 ERA heading in his start Tuesday against Colorado. He’s also holding hitters to a .207 average. Rockies RHP German Marquez (11-9, 4.11) is coming off a start in which he had 13 strikeouts for the Rockies. By Dennis Georgatos. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos from 6:40 p.m. game.
NASCAR-FURNITURE ROW CLOSING
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Furniture Row Racing will cease operations at the end of the season, one year after Martin Truex Jr. won the NASCAR Cup Series championship driving for the maverick team. Furniture Row is an anomaly in NASCAR in that it is a single-car team based in Denver, far removed from the stock car series’ North Carolina hub. Team owner Barney Visser was a racing enthusiast with a vision when he launched the team in 2005, determined to do it his own way. By Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. AP Photo.
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