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LAREDO, Texas | Women slain in Border Patrol case endured trying lives

LAREDO, Texas — Janelle Ortiz dreamed of becoming famous. Melissa Ramirez imagined a day when the street wasn’t home and drugs not her preoccupation. Claudine Luera just ached to see her children do better than she had. All of these women, bound by difficulties in life, met an eerily similar death: They were shot in … Continue reading LAREDO, Texas | Women slain in Border Patrol case endured trying lives

LAREDO, Texas | Relatives have vigil for 4 allegedly killed by border agent

LAREDO, Texas — Dozens of family members and friends of four slain women who investigators say were the victims of a U.S. Border Patrol supervisor gathered Tuesday evening in South Texas to remember them at a vigil. In a park near San Agustin Cathedral in downtown Laredo, they held small candles and photos of their … Continue reading LAREDO, Texas | Relatives have vigil for 4 allegedly killed by border agent

LAREDO, Texas | Police: Border agent targeted victims for vulnerability

LAREDO, Texas— A U.S. Border Patrol supervisor charged in the killings of four women knew the victims and targeted them for their vulnerability, authorities said Monday, as some feared more deaths at the hands of the agent remained undiscovered. Though investigators didn’t detail Juan David Ortiz’s history with the women, who were believed to have … Continue reading LAREDO, Texas | Police: Border agent targeted victims for vulnerability

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. | Officials shed little light on closure of solar observatory

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— An observatory in the mountains of southern New Mexico that is dedicated to unlocking the mysteries of the sun has found itself at the center of a mystery that is creating a buzz here on earth. The Sunspot Solar Observatory has been closed for more than a week. Authorities remain tightlipped Friday, saying … Continue reading ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. | Officials shed little light on closure of solar observatory

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. | New Mexico sues mobile app makers over privacy concerns

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico is suing Google, Twitter and other companies that develop and market mobile gaming apps for children, saying the apps violate state and federal laws by collecting personal information that could compromise privacy. The lawsuit filed in federal court late Tuesday comes as data-sharing concerns persist among users. Social media giant … Continue reading ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. | New Mexico sues mobile app makers over privacy concerns