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Archive for May 11th, 2012

  • FDA panel backs first pill to block HIV infection

    May 11, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    This photo provided by Gilead Sciences shows Truvada. A panel of federal health advisers votes today, Thursday, May 10, 2012, on whether to endorse the first drug shown to prevent HIV infection, potentially clearing the way for a landmark approval in the...

  • NM task force eyes anti-gang plan as problems grow

    May 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ISLETA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — Hundreds of community activists, social workers, tribal officials and police officers came together Thursday on the Isleta Pueblo to develop a plan aimed at attacking New Mexico’s growing gang problem — a serious...

  • Ex-NM police union president charged in assault

    May 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The former president of the Albuquerque police union faces felony charges after authorities said Thursday that he beat his wife. Joey Sigala was charged with aggravated burglary and false imprisonment, according to a criminal...

  • June trial ordered for troubled NM DWI case

    May 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Rio Arriba County man accused of crossing into oncoming traffic and hitting and killing a motorcyclist head-on in Chimayo will go to trial this summer. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/LoZ7sv) that a state district...

  • 400 fake credit cards seized at NM-Mexico border

    May 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA TERESA, N.M. (AP) — Two Mexican nationals have been arrested at the Santa Teresa port of entry after U.S. border officials said they tried to smuggle more than 400 counterfeit credit cards and gift cards into the U.S. U.S. Customs and Border...

  • NM man recovering after being shot by father

    May 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Farmington man is recovering in the hospital after allegedly being shot by his father over a swamp cooler. The Daily Times (http://bit.ly/LXiQ5n) reports Thursday that 31-year-old Joshua Branch is listed in fair condition at San...

  • Heinrich introduces password protection bill

    May 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Congressman Martin Heinrich is pushing legislation that would prohibit employers from forcing current or prospective employees to share passwords to their private accounts on sites like Facebook. The Password Protection...

  • Grid project to locate headquarters in NM

    May 11, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Developers of a $1.5 billion effort to link the United States’ three major electricity grids have decided to locate their headquarters and an associated electricity trading floor in New Mexico. The Tres Amigas Superstation hub...

  • Loretta Lynn wants Zooey Deschanel in musical

    May 11, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    Country music star Loretta Lynn, right, and actress Zooey Deschanel sing Lynn’s hit “Coal Miner’s Daughter” during a performance of the Grand Ole Opry on Thursday, May 10, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. During her appearance on the show,...

  • Police: Kidnap-slaying suspect slain; 2 girls OK

    May 11, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    An armored vehicle sits in the parking lot of a command center set up to coordinate the search for two Tennessee girls and the man accused of abducting them and killing their mother and sister on Thursday May 10, 2012, in Guntown, Miss. The hunt for Adam...