LOS ANGELES — Bill Daily, the comic sidekick to leading men on the sitcoms “I Dream of Jeannie” and “The Bob Newhart Show,” has died at age 91. Family spokesman Steve Moyer said Saturday that Daily died of natural causes in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Tuesday. Daily was not a household name but he was a household face, familiar to many millions of baby-boomer viewers in the 1960s and ‘70s from two of the era’s biggest shows. He played astronaut Major
MADISON — Jonathan Taylor needed extra time to rest and regroup after a win over New Mexico. Rushing for 253 yards on 33 carries, both career highs, can take a toll on a running back, and the sophomore took some time to himself before speaking to reporters about his milestone day. Taylor also matched a career-high with three rushing touchdowns, and No. 5 Wisconsin asserted its dominance after allowing a score on the game-opening drive to pull away for a 45-14 win on Saturday.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Authorities say human remains found at a New Mexico desert compound have been identified as those of a missing Georgia boy with severe disabilities. The New Mexico office of the medical investigator said Thursday that the remains were those of Abdul-ghani Wahhaj. He was found Aug. 6 after he went missing in December in Jonesboro, Georgia. Authorities say the boy’s father, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, had told his wife he wanted to perform a ritual on the child, later said
TAOS, N.M. — A judge’s decision to allow the release of an extended family accused of child abuse at a ramshackle desert compound in New Mexico prompted a political uproar Tuesday among prominent Republican lawmakers outraged by the ruling. The controversy was stoked even further when court officials condemned threats of violence made against the judge who issued the ruling and evacuated several administrative court offices as a precaution. State District Court Judge Sarah Backus
AMALIA, N.M. — Dirty diapers, shotgun shells, small broken bicycles, the white sandal of a baby, anguished journals about faith and a DVD about killing techniques in close combat. Ordinary and extraordinary household objects littered a squalid compound on a high-desert plain of northern New Mexico, bearing silent witness to the lives of 11 children and five adults — and perhaps one missing boy. The settlement sprung up last winter on the outskirts of tiny Amalia, N.M. — as a
TAOS, N.M. — A severely disabled Georgia boy who authorities say was kidnapped by his father and marked for an exorcism was found buried at the ramshackle compound in the New Mexico desert that has been the focus of investigators for the past week, the toddler’s grandfather said Thursday. New Mexico authorities, however, said they had yet to identify the remains, discovered Monday. And prosecutors said they were awaiting word on the cause of death before deciding on any charges.
TAOS, N.M. — Three women believed to be the mothers of 11 children found hungry and living in a filthy makeshift compound in rural northern New Mexico have been arrested following the weekend arrests of two men, authorities said Monday. A message that people were starving, believed sent by someone inside the compound, led to the discovery of the children. A young boy last seen in Alabama in December traveling with one of the men who was arrested has not been found. Taos County Sheriff