VIENNA (AP) — The U.N.'s nuclear agency says it is following up on a Russian warning that a U.S. strike on Syria's atomic facilities might result in a nuclear catastrophe.
The International Atomic Energy Agency announcement Friday follows a warning from Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich. He said that a strike on a miniature reactor near Damascus or other unspecified nuclear installations could contaminate the region with radioactivity, adding: "The consequences could be catastrophic."
IAEA spokeswoman Gill Tudor says the agency is "considering the questions raised" on Russia's request.
The reactor has only a limited amount of fissile nuclear material and experts believe radioactivity would not spread beyond a relatively small area even if it were directly targeted.
Moscow says it will bring up the issue at next week's 35-nation IAEA board meeting.
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An Albuquerque Police officer involved shooting over the weekend marks the fifth since late October and city officials are taking notice.
A woman was stolen from her daughter's car, a woman who died more than five years ago.
Albuquerque police shot and killed a man Sunday night after responding to an assault call near UNM.
Deputies were led on a chase around 4 p.m. Monday after a person called 911 to report their vehicle had been stolen and was being driven recklessly around Albuquerque.
New Mexico could have hundreds of millions of dollars more to spend as legislators get ready to put together next year's budget in the upcoming legislative session.
Organizers of the Gildan New Mexico Bowl are hoping to shed the disappointing attendance numbers that weighed down the event last year when the Colorado State Rams and the Washington State Cougars face off Dec. 21.