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Archive for May 16th, 2012

  • Haiti’s new PM: Mining laws being drafted

    May 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Haiti’s new Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe speaks during an interview in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday, May 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery) PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The Haitian government is drafting legislation for the newly emerging...

  • Kansas lawmakers talk tax cuts with no movement

    May 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Kansas state Sen. Les Donovan, a Wichita Republican, answers questions from reporters during a break in negotiations with House members over tax cuts, Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. (AP Photo/John Hanna) TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas...

  • Penney has 1Q loss as new pricing repels shoppers

    May 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – This July 31, 2009 file photo shows the main entrance of a J.C. Penney store in the Manhattan Mall in New York. J.C. Penney Co. is expected to report its earnings late Tuesday, May 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File) NEW YORK (AP) — Turns...

  • Lightning sparks Hollande’s French presidency

    May 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    People shake hands with President-elect Francois Hollande as he arrives at the City Hall of Paris, France, Tuesday, May 15, 2012. (AP Photo / Laurent Cipriani) PARIS (AP) — Socialist Francois Hollande assumed France’s presidency Tuesday, inheriting a...

  • Kansas legislators strike deal on pensions measure

    May 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    Kansas state Sen. Laura Kelly, a Topeka Democrat, makes a point during negotiations on pensions issues with House members, Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Opposite her is Rep. John Grange, an El Dorado Republican. (AP Photo/John...

  • NM governor makes statewide drought declaration

    May 16, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — There’s no question it’s dry in New Mexico. Many argue that’s an understatement, including Gov. Susana Martinez. The governor on Tuesday issued a drought declaration covering all of New Mexico, confirming what...

  • Lawsuit: NM inmate raped by prison captain

    May 16, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP) — A civil rights lawsuit says a former inmate of a New Mexico prison was repeatedly raped by a captain and prison authorities thwarted a federal investigation into the rapes. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Valencia County district court...

  • Jury gives guilty decision in deputy killed case

    May 16, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe jury decided Tuesday that a man convicted of killing a Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputy is guilty of aggravated circumstances in the murder, setting up a hearing for a possible death penalty. The guilty decision...

  • Gov. Martinez’s PAC reports raising $77K

    May 16, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez’s political organization raked in more than $77,000 during a five-week period as she aims to make GOP gains in the New Mexico Legislature. Susana PAC reported Monday raising the money during the reporting...

  • Body found on NMSU campus IDed as restaurant owner

    May 16, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A body found at New Mexico State University has been identified as a Las Cruces businessman who operated restaurants not far from campus. The Las Cruces Sun-News (http://bit.ly/JG4kMt ) reports NMSU Police say 32-year-old La Var...