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Archive for June 16th, 2012

  • How shock waves will hit US if Greece drops euro

    June 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this March 17 2012, file photo, immigrants holding placards that read “Nazis Out – Workers United Never Defied” march during a protest against racist attacks in Athens. Bankers, governments and investors are starting to...

  • Phones gain ability to learn by touching

    June 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    This undated image provided by Samsung on Friday, June 15, 2012 shows TecTiles stickers for use with certain near field communications-enabled mobile phones. The big push behind the technology comes from companies that see the phone as the wallet of the...

  • MGM strikes agreement for casino near Washington

    June 16, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    A group of people cross the street in the National Harbor Friday, June 15, 2012 in Oxon Hill, Md. Officials with Las Vegas casino operator MGM are scheduled to meet with Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley about plans for a potential casino near the...

  • Ruidoso Downs denies races were fixed for cartel

    June 16, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    RUIDOSO, N.M. (AP) — Officials at Ruidoso Downs say there is no evidence behind allegations that drug cartel members paid gatekeepers to hold back horses competing against their 2010 All American Futurity winner, Mr Piloto. The allegations were raised in an...

  • PERA notifies members of possible security breach

    June 16, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Public Employees Retirement Association of New Mexico is notifying about 100,000 active and retired members about a possible security breach. PERA officials say personal information in the possession of a third-party vendor may...

  • Albuquerque police remove 'noose' elite unit icon

    June 16, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A hangman’s noose in Albuquerque is now the center of a new controversy with a police department already rocked by two dozen police shootings since 2010, attempts to install new reforms, and calls for a U.S. Justice Department...

  • Agencies issue fire restrictions around New Mexico

    June 16, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal and state agencies around New Mexico are banning campfires and limiting smoking due to hot, dry weather conditions and extreme fire danger. Stage II restrictions will take effect Monday on the Santa Fe National Forest, the...

  • NM Supreme Court Justice Patricio Serna retiring

    June 16, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Supreme Court Justice Patricio Serna announced Friday that he’s retiring this summer, which will give Republican Gov. Susana Martinez her first chance to make an appointment to the state’s highest court. However,...

  • Blind puppy is star in Isotope's clubhouse

    June 16, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The most popular figure in the Albuquerque Isotopes locker room in recent weeks never wore baseball gear. He just might have chewed on some of it, though. Stevie Wonder, a 5-month-old shepherd mix puppy, has earned celebrity status...

  • Governor used personal emails for state business

    June 16, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez and members of her administration used personal email accounts to discuss state business, a practice critics call unacceptable. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/K7TXir ) Friday that the governor and...