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Archive for May 10th, 2012

  • Spain nationalizes No. 4 bank as crisis deepens

    May 10, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    People are seen reflected in the glass building of the Bankia bank headquarters in Madrid, Wednesday May 9, 2012. New bank president Jose Ignacio Goirigolzarri took over the troubled bank Wednesday after former conservative economy minister for Spain and...

  • Pilot who helped fly crippled jet in 1989 dies

    May 10, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    This June 2009 photo provided by the Fitch family shows Dennis Fitch on the island of Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. Fitch, of St. Charles, Ill., is the pilot who who helped save 184 people following the July 19, 1989 crash-landing of a United...

  • Postal Service: Will keep rural post offices open

    May 10, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this April 12, 2012 file photo, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe speaks at the Helena Regional Airport in Helena, Mont., to answer questions about the direction of the U.S. Postal Service. Bowing to strong public opposition, the U.S. Postal...

  • Cancer patient joins NM ‘right-to-die’ law fight

    May 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe woman with advanced uterine cancer said Wednesday that she is joining two doctors in their challenge against a decades-old New Mexico law that prohibits physicians from helping terminally ill patients die. Aja Riggs, 48,...

  • NM coach accused in a sexual exploitation case

    May 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say they’ve arrested a public school basketball coach in Las Cruces on suspicion of sexual exploitation of a child. Las Cruces police announced Wednesday that 32-year-old Erik B. Khan is accused of 15 felony counts....

  • Las Cruces toddler killed by family dog is ID’d

    May 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a baby girl who was fatally mauled by her family’s dog in Las Cruces. Las Cruces police say the child’s grandmother appears to have been accidentally shot by a neighbor who was trying...

  • Astorga denies killing in NM death penalty trial

    May 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A man convicted of murdering a Bernalillo County deputy and faces the death penalty has denied killing the deputy. Michael Astorga took the witness stand Wednesday in his own death penalty sentencing trial and said he did not kill...

  • Bernalillo Co. commissioner censured after photo

    May 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An embattled Bernalillo county commissioner, under fire for a controversy over photos of him in Philippines red-light district, has been publicly censured. Michael Wiener was censured Wednesday by a 3-0 vote following harsh...

  • ‘Breaking Bad’ star to lead NM softball team

    May 10, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — At least he hopes to hit a breaking ball. Emmy-Award winning actor Bryan Cranston, who plays Walter White in the Albuquerque-based TV show “Breaking Bad,” announced Tuesday that he will participate in a celebrity...

  • Jury deliberates in Hudson family killings

    May 10, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    Supporters of Jennifer Hudson arrive at Cook County Criminal Court, Wednesday, May 9, 2012, in Chicago as closing arguments begin in the murder trial of William Balfour. Balfour, is charged in the 2008 murder of Oscar and Grammy winning performer Jennifer...