Officials say man now linked to 5 deaths

Authorities are still investigating claims made by a man charged in a New Jersey slaying who has said he killed a total of 16 people in multiple states, though a law enforcement official confirmed Sunday that he is the primary suspect in the killing of his ex-wife and three others found in a car in New Mexico.

AG in New Mexico seeks to stop 'defiant' city from reopening

The New Mexico Attorney General’s Office is seeking to force the mayor of the small city of Grants to comply with a statewide health order and prevent allowing nonessential businesses from reopening, according to documents filed late Wednesday in the state Supreme Court.

Groups want cows corralled to protect mouse habitat

Environmentalists have accused U.S. land managers of failing to keep livestock and wild horses out of streams and other wetlands in Arizona's White Mountains, resulting in damage to habitat required by a rare mouse species found only in the Southwest.