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TAOS, N.M. — A plea for help and the search for a missing boy drew sheriff's deputies to a desolate New Mexico compound, where they say they found the boy's father among five adults and 11 hungry children living in filth. Four days after the raid, however, the boy, whose father is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday, still has not been found. By Morgan Lee and Mary Hudetz. SENT: 500 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updates developing from afternoon court hearing, afternoon news conference, other developments. Photos planned.


FARMINGTON, N.M. — The Navajo Nation is offering $50 for each surrendered horse to encourage the removal of unbranded, free-roaming horses from tribal land. SENT: 300 words.


SALT LAKE CITY — A team of Navajo high school students from a remote town in southern Utah are building a robot to represent North America in an international robotics competition. By Lindsay Whitehurst. UPCOMING: 300 words.


YUMA, Ariz. — A stretch of border in Arizona has become a popular crossing spot for immigrant families from Central America in recent months. The Border Patrol's Yuma Sector has seen a more than 120 percent spike in the number of families and unaccompanied children caught at the border, surprising many in an area that had been largely quiet and calm for the past decade. By Astrid Galvan. UPCOMING: 1,000 words, photos.


— IMMIGRATION-ASYLUM: The U.S. government is expected to release updated figures for asylum screenings and children's asylum cases. The statistics could shed light on the impact of a ruling by Attorney General Jeff Sessions making it harder for immigrants arriving on the border to claim they're fleeing persecution.

— BORDER WALL-LAWSUIT: A federal appeals court will hear arguments Tuesday by the state of California and advocacy groups who contend the Trump administration overreached by waiving environmental reviews to speed construction of the president's prized border wall with Mexico. SENT: 460 words. UPCOMING: Update after morning court hearing.


SAN FRANCISCO — Some 14,000 firefighters, including inmate volunteers, are battling 18 major blazes burning thousands of square miles throughout California with aircraft, assorted vehicles and picks and shovels. They take aim at the biggest wildfires in two ways and in much of the same way the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has for decades. They'll go at it directly with water and retardant where they can. By Paul Elias. SENT: 610 words, photos, video.


— AUTO DEALER-NAVAJO NATION: Federal authorities say an Arizona-based auto dealer that operates in towns near the Navajo Nation falsified consumer information and deceived consumers through advertisements.

— LANDOWNER ACCESS-FORCED PAYMENTS: Some landowners in a small, northern New Mexico town are being forced to pay a $10,000 permit from the state to access their property.

— CARLSBAD SINKHOLE: A massive sinkhole on the southern edge of Carlsbad and along a busy intersection will take officials two years to fill.



DENVER — The Rockies will bring right-hander Chad Bettis off the disabled list to start Tuesday against the Pirates. Bettis hasn't pitched for Colorado since July 1 due to a blister on his middle finger. Pittsburgh will throw righty Jameson Taillon. Both pitchers dealt with testicular cancer a season ago. "Both healthy. Both in the big leagues," Taillon said. "Life's good." By Michael Kelly. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game time is 8:40 p.m. EDT.


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