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TAOS, N.M. — A couple appears in court on charges of child abuse in the death of a disabled 3-year-old who allegedly was denied medicine in favor of ritual treatments at a remote, armed compound in northern New Mexico. Prosecutors plan to submit new evidence of anti-government plotting, in an effort to keep all five defendants behind bars pending trial. By Morgan Lee. SENT: 560 rods. UPCOMING: Updates.


FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Voters on the country's largest American Indian reservation have advanced two seasoned politicians vying for the presidency to the general election. Current tribal Vice President Jonathan Nez maintained a hefty lead throughout Tuesday's primary among a record field of 18 presidential hopefuls. By Felicia Fonseca. SENT: 630 words, photos.


RENO, Nev. — A federal judge who ruled earlier the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acted illegally in 2015 when it denied Endangered Species Act protection for a distinct population of bi-state sage grouse in California and Nevada has reinstated it's threatened status until another review can be conducted to determine how close the bird is to becoming extinct. By Scott Sonner.


— TRASH CAN BANDITS: Two New Mexico men face charges after police say the pair went on a spree of stealing trash cans around Santa Fe.

— BOOMING OIL REGION-AIRPORT: Officials in southeastern New Mexico's booming oil and gas region want to expand their regional airport.

— OBIT-ROBERT BECK: Robert Beck, the longtime Roswell Daily Record owner and former publisher of the New Mexico newspaper, has died.


GALLUP, N.M. — When Julian Diaz Williams appeared in district court for a status conference Aug. 13, he carried a folded piece of poster board, a black and white composition book and some other pieces of paper. He placed the items on the lectern and stood quietly while his attorney Julita Leavell, who appeared telephonically, and prosecutor R. David Pederson talked about his cases. By Richard Reyes, Gallup Independent. SENT: 850 words, photos.



After a rough preseason filled with bad news, college football begins with its usual marathon Labor Day weekend slate of games, highlighted by No. 6 Washington against No. 9 Auburn and No. 12 Notre Dame hosting No. 14 Michigan. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 750 words.


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