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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A blown tire on a semitrailer may be to blame for a deadly head-on crash with a commercial passenger bus along Interstate 40 in New Mexico near the Arizona border, according to authorities. By Susan Montoya Bryan and Alina Hartounian. SENT: 450 words.


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico's three senatorial candidates are promising to help descendants of families who lived the Trinity Test. By Russell Contreras. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350.


BOISE, Idaho — Researchers have expanded a health-monitoring study of wildland firefighters after a previous study found season-long health declines and deteriorating reaction times. Eighteen firefighters who parachute from airplanes to battle flames are wearing advanced motion monitors this summer to track how they hold up. By Keith K. Ridler. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos.


— STATE WORKER-EXTORTION-SENTENCING: A former New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department worker faces nearly four years in prison on federal extortion convictions.

— GHOST RANCH-RETIREMENT: Debra Hepler, the longtime executive director of the Ghost Ranch Education and Retreat Center, is retiring. Ghost Ranch was once the home of the late modernist painter Georgia O'Keeffe.

— NUKE REPOSITORY-ROUTE: Officials at the U.S. government's only underground nuclear waste repository are hoping to designate a secondary route for waste trucks in southeastern New Mexico.



SAN DIEGO — The Padres host the Rockies. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.


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