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Archive for June 18th, 2012

  • Accounting for natural wealth gains world traction

    June 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    In this photo taken on Wednesday, May 13, 2012, Kashmiri Muslims fish on the shore of Nageen Lake on the outskirts of Srinagar, India. Traditional measures of economic progress like GDP are being criticized as inadequate for ignoring such downsides as...

  • Summit lets Obama, Putin size up the competition

    June 18, 2012 • BusinessComments Off

    FILE – In this July 7, 2009 file photo, President Barack Obama shakes hands with then-Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin in Moscow. With global anxiety rising, President Barack Obama is searching for bolder, swifter signals from Europe that it will...

  • NM prison worker caught bringing drugs to inmate

    June 18, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico authorities say a female prison employee was caught bringing large amounts of heroin and cocaine to an inmate that she identified as her fiance. Corrections spokeswoman Rosie Sais declined to release the employee’s...

  • Crews on NM wildfire work on containment

    June 18, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    RUIDOSO, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters battling a wildfire in southern New Mexico that has destroyed 242 homes and businesses are working Sunday to increase containment and keep an eye out for possible lightning. The 59-square-mile Little Bear Fire in Ruidoso is...

  • Progress stalls in NM Father's Day killings case

    June 18, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANA FE, N.M. (AP) — One year ago in a rural community north of Santa Fe, a husband and wife and their grown son were found brutally murdered in their home on Father’s Day. Since then, investigators have conducted more than 120 interviews across four...

  • New Mexico ends straight-ticket voting option

    June 18, 2012 • State NewsComments Off

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A fixture on ballots for decades, the option to vote a straight party ticket is disappearing in New Mexico and won’t be available when people head to the polls in November. Voters historically could easily choose to support a...

  • Protesters shout throughout Romney campaign speech

    June 18, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney waves to the crowd in Cornwall, Pa. on Saturday, June 16, 2012 during his campaign bus tour. (AP Photo/Lebanon Daily News, Earl Brightbill) TROY, Ohio (AP) — Protesters shouted throughout Mitt Romney’s...

  • Rodney King, whose beating led to LA riots, dies

    June 18, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    An investigator leaves Rodney King’s home in Rialto, Calif., Sunday, June 17, 2012. King, the black motorist whose 1991 videotaped beating by Los Angeles police officers was the touchstone for one of the most destructive race riots in U.S. history, died...

  • Marchers protest NYPD's stop-and-frisk tactics

    June 18, 2012 • National NewsComments Off

    Demonstrators hold signs during a silent march to end the “stop-and-frisk” program in New York, Sunday, June 17, 2012. Thousands of protesters from civil rights groups walked down New York City’s Fifth Avenue in total silence on Sunday as they...

  • Greek conservatives win, head into coalition talks

    June 18, 2012 • World NewsComments Off

    Leader of the New Democracy conservative party Antonis Samaras leaves an elections kiosk after speaking to his supporters at Syntagma square in Athens, Sunday, June 17, 2012. The pro-bailout New Democracy party came in first Sunday in Greece’s national...