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News Minute: Here is the latest New Mexico news from The Associated Press

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FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - A man is facing charges after police say he pointed a rifle at a female neighbor while he was nude. Farmington police say 53-year-old Rick Kennedy was arrested yesterday after a SWAT team surrounded his home and told him to come outside. According to police, a nude Kennedy came out of his house and began to calling a neighbor by her name. She told investigators Kennedy began to look through the scope of a rifle at her.

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) - Tyson Foods says it's closing three U.S. plants, employing a total 950 workers, which have struggled financially as the company's product needs have changed. Tyson announced yesterday the planned closures of the plants in Santa Teresa, New Mexico; Cherokee, Iowa; and Buffalo, New York. The Santa Teresa plant is expected to shut down in the first half of 2015.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A state health insurance exchange official says a federal court ruling shouldn't prevent New Mexicans from qualifying for premium subsidies. New Mexico Health Connections CEO Martin Hickey says New Mexico is considered a state-based exchange by federal health officials. Board members were told it could be a year or more before further appeals resolve the subsidy dispute.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Federal officials want to expand Mexican wolves' potential habitat beyond its current small range along the New Mexico-Arizona border. The proposal by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service would extend the territory for releasing and relocating wolves deeper into the two states and as far south as the U.S.-Mexico border.

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