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Archive for September 15th, 2011

  • Trinity College removes Barbarian invader from Web

    September 15, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

    FILE – This undated file publicity photo from Universal Pictures shows Arnold Schwarzenegger as Conan in the 1984 film “Conan the Destroyer,” sequel to “Conan the Barbarian.” Trinity College in Dublin was spoofed Thursday, Sept....

  • State looking for cheating teachers

    September 15, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state is checking for possible cheating by teachers who may be changing student test scores. Public Education Department Secretary-designate Hanna Skandera confirmed to the Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/qgwUCw ) the...

  • NM farmers sue over water settlement

    September 15, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by a group of northwestern New Mexico farmers claims the state engineer’s office withheld information about a water rights settlement between the state and the Navajo Nation. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports...

  • New Mexico faces record drought despite late rains

    September 15, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is seeing some late summer rainfall, but weather forecasters say it hasn’t been enough to make up for a year of drought. August proved helpful for the Santa Fe area’s moisture deficit, but it also was one of the...

  • Obama picks El Paso judge for US district court

    September 15, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — President Barack Obama has nominated a federal magistrate in West Texas to become a U.S. district judge. The White House on Wednesday night announced Obama has selected Judge David Campos Guaderrama of El Paso. He’s expected to...

  • Memorials set as Marine gets Medal of Honor

    September 15, 2011 • State NewsComments Off

    In this undated photo released by the U.S. Marines, Sgt. Dakota Meyer poses for a photo while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Ganjgal Village, Kunar province, Afghanistan. The White House announced the 23-year-old Marine scout sniper from...

  • Illinois high court hears police torture arguments

    September 15, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

    FILE – This undated file photo provided by the Illinois Department of Corrections shows inmate Stanley Wrice. On Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, the Illinois Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case of Wrice, a Chicago man who’s spent nearly 30...

  • NC stepmom pleads guilty in disabled girl's murder

    September 15, 2011 • National NewsComments Off

    Elisa Baker looks on in Catawba County court in Newton, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011. Baker pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of her disabled 10-year-old stepdaughter, Zahra Baker, nearly a year after freckle-faced girl’s...

  • Palestinians to seek full UN membership Sept. 23

    September 15, 2011 • World NewsComments Off

    Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Maliki speaks during a press conference in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011. The Palestinians will ask the Security Council next week to accept them as a full member of the United Nations, Malki...

  • Official slams corn syrup rebranding

    September 15, 2011 • National News • • Comments Off

    Displayed is a nutrition label on a can of soda with the ingredient high fructose corn syrup Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, in Philadelphia. A recent attempt by the corn industry to change the name of a widely used but increasingly controversial sweetener was...