Albuquerque Journal News

July 25, 2022
Council passes bus bill without killing zero-fare program

Council passes bus bill without killing zero-fare program

Albuquerque's public transit system will get an additional $1 million for security, and the guards who patrol it are poised to get more authority.

How to watch New Mexico-Nevada tonight

How to watch New Mexico-Nevada tonight

Former New Mexico coach Steve Alford, now coach of Nevada, is returning to the Pit on Tuesday but the stakes will be higher than his last visit. This time, there are Mountain West championship and NCAA Tournament implications at play. The Lobos (19-4, 6-4 Mountain West) are fifth in the conference...

Arkansas Gov. Sanders to offer State of the Union rebuttal

Arkansas Gov. Sanders to offer State of the Union rebuttal

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, once a White House press secretary for President Donald Trump, is set to return to the national stage when she delivers the GOP response to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address. Sanders, 40, is giving the speech Tuesday...

Google hopes 'Bard' will outsmart ChatGPT, Microsoft in AI

Google hopes 'Bard' will outsmart ChatGPT, Microsoft in AI

Google is girding for a battle of wits in the field of artificial intelligence with “Bard,” a conversational service aimed at countering the popularity of the ChatGPT tool backed by Microsoft. Bard initially will be available exclusively to a group of “trusted testers” before being widely released...

Gallup: Just 2 in 10 U.S. employees have work `best friend'

Gallup: Just 2 in 10 U.S. employees have work `best friend'

NEW YORK (AP) — Crystal Powers began a new job remotely in February 2022 as a medical records supervisor. She has yet to meet two of the five people who report to her in person and has found it challenging to bond with her fellow managers online. “I was used to that face-to-face of going […]

Wall Street points to mixed day of trading

Wall Street points to mixed day of trading

Wall Street teetered between gains and losses in premarket trading Tuesday ahead of a discussion with Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell that might give clues about the central bank’s interest rate plans for 2023. Futures for the benchmark S&P 500 index inched up 0.1%. The Dow Jones Industrial...

Biden aims to deliver reassurance in State of Union address

Biden aims to deliver reassurance in State of Union address

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is ready to offer a reassuring assessment of the nation’s condition rather than roll out flashy policy proposals as he delivers his second State of the Union address on Tuesday night seeking to overcome pessimism in the country and concerns about his own...

Balloon bursts hopes for end to spiraling US-China tensions

Balloon bursts hopes for end to spiraling US-China tensions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Monday was supposed to be a day of modest hope in the U.S.-China relationship. Secretary of State Antony Blinken was going to be in Beijing, meeting with President Xi Jinping in a high-stakes bid to ease ever-rising tensions between the world’s two largest economies. Instead,...

Lucky player in Washington wins $754.6M Powerball prize

Lucky player in Washington wins $754.6M Powerball prize

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Someone in Washington state overcame steep odds to win a $754.6 million Powerball jackpot. The winning numbers Monday night were 05, 11, 22, 23, 69 and the Powerball 07. Lottery officials said in a statement early Tuesday that a single ticket matched all six numbers and that...

China says will 'safeguard interests' over balloon shootdown

China says will 'safeguard interests' over balloon shootdown

BEIJING (AP) — China said Tuesday it will “resolutely safeguard its legitimate rights and interests” over the shooting down of a suspected Chinese spy balloon by the United States, as relations between the two countries deteriorate further. The balloon prompted U.S. Secretary of State Antony...

Race to find survivors as quake aid pours into Turkey, Syria

Race to find survivors as quake aid pours into Turkey, Syria

NURDAG, Turkey (AP) — Search teams and emergency aid from around the world poured into Turkey and Syria on Tuesday as rescuers working in freezing temperatures dug — sometimes with their bare hands — through the remains of buildings flattened by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake. The death toll soared...

Weather prompts Tuesday morning closures at some APS schools

Weather prompts Tuesday morning closures at some APS schools

School has been canceled for East Mountain students in Albuquerque Public Schools Tuesday morning.

Russian shells spark hospital fire ahead of expected assault

Russian shells spark hospital fire ahead of expected assault

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russian shelling hit more civilian targets in Ukraine, starting a fire at a town’s hospital, local officials said Tuesday, before what Kyiv authorities suspected was an impending new offensive by Russia around the anniversary of its invasion. A hospital in the northeastern town...

Editorial: APD’s better than tweets

Editorial: APD’s better than tweets

From the Editorial Board: If Police Chief Medina doesn't insist his staff keep communication professional, Mayor Tim Keller should.

Talk of the Town

Talk of the Town

OPINION: Judges should err on side of public safety.

Editorial: Desk-job civilians may help strengthen APD

Editorial: Desk-job civilians may help strengthen APD

From the Editorial Board: Mayor Keller and APD have taken prudent steps to address the chronic officer shortage.

Talking Grammer, Ep. 60: Nevada coach Steve Alford

Talking Grammer, Ep. 60: Nevada coach Steve Alford

In Episode 60 we catch up with former UNM and current Nevada coach Steve Alford ahead of Tuesday's showdown in the Pit.

Dudley called New Mexico's 'grandmother of childhood development'

Dudley called New Mexico's 'grandmother of childhood development'

An author, poet and photographer, Mary Neary Dudley died unexpectedly at a local hospital on Jan. 27. She was 79.

New Mexico Legislature could expand Angel investment tax credit

New Mexico Legislature could expand Angel investment tax credit

Program is a lifeline for startups when early investment sources run out.

It's not just about Steve; Lobos vs Wolf Pack has NCAA implications

It's not just about Steve; Lobos vs Wolf Pack has NCAA implications

But this time, it actually means something. Sure, Steve Alford, who some would argue is the most suc ...

Satanic Temple to offer abortion services in New Mexico

Satanic Temple to offer abortion services in New Mexico

Services offered online at Samuel Alito's Mom's Satanic Abortion Clinic include health screenings.

Missing persons: Ella Mae Begay case still unsolved

Missing persons: Ella Mae Begay case still unsolved

Ella Mae Begay disappeared from her home on the Navajo Nation near the Arizona-New Mexico border on June 15, 2021.

Ban on sale of certain guns, ammunition moves forward in Senate

Ban on sale of certain guns, ammunition moves forward in Senate

Semiautomatic handguns, bullets that fragment on impact targeted in New Mexico proposal

NM House endorses affirmative consent for health education

NM House endorses affirmative consent for health education

In an often-personal debate touching on sexual assault, the state House passed a bill to require the teaching of affirmative consent

Police identify suspect, victim in Rio Rancho homicide

Police identify suspect, victim in Rio Rancho homicide

A pretrial services assessment recommended Chavez be released on his own recognizance, in part because he doesn't have any violent convictions, according to court filings.

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