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TAOS, N.M. — A New Mexico judge squarely placed blame on prosecutors for missing a key deadline for pursuing initial charges against the five people arrested at a remote compound in where 11 children were found living in filth and the body of a 3-year-old boy was discovered. The case appeared to be in shambles after some of the charges were dropped and three of the defendants were allowed to go free despite prosecutors' plans to present new evidence of an anti-government plot and talk of jihad and martyrdom among some members of the extended Muslim family. By Morgan Lee. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — "Mayans M.C.," a spinoff of motorcycle gang saga "Sons of Anarchy," tackles conflict along the U.S.-Mexico border amid poverty and a drug war with an almost all Latino cast. By Russell Contreras. UPCOMING: 130 words, longer version, photos.


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 J. Ridler. UPCOMING: 700 words.


PECOS, Texas — Ted and Murlene Godfrey nearly tripled the size of their RV park, and people are still clamoring to live there. The Midland Reporter-Telegram reports as oil field-related jobs draw people to Reeves County, the Godfreys receive up to 30 inquiries per day. The Godfreys started Duval Road RV Park in 2013, a time when they said few spaces for the vehicles existed in the area. What started as a way for the pair to earn income became a venture that continued to expand. By Simone Jasper, Midland Reporter-Telegram. SENT: 1,540 words, pursuing photos.


— PANCHO VILLA-GAZEBO: Residents of a New Mexico village famous for being attacked by Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa is seeking to restore its gazebo.

— STOLEN CLOVIS BELL: The Clovis High School football bell, stolen from a locomotive in 1959, is returning home.



MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota sends true freshman Zack Annexstad onto the field to start at quarterback in the season opener, when the Gophers host New Mexico State. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m. EDT.


GLENDALE, Ariz. — Arizona rookie Josh Rosen is expected to watch from the sidelines by Denver backups Chad Kelly and Paxton Lynch will be under some intense scrutiny when the Cardinals and Broncos meet in their preseason finale. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m. MST.


— FBN--AFC WEST PREVIEW: It's like old times in the AFC West. Jon Gruden glowering on the sideline. Philip Rivers surrounded by co-stars. An air-it-out quarterback in Kansas City. Von Miller sauntering around Denver again thanks to the arrival of a new pass rush partner in Bradley Chubb. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. UPCOMING: 800 words.


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


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